A burst of greenery in your home can make a huge difference in the look and feel of any room. That said, if you are a pet owner, you need to be more careful about the types of indoor plants you choose as some can be toxic for your pet(s). Below, we’ve rounded up a few of the best indoor plants for your home that aren’t just beautiful, but they’re also safe for your pets.
Coined “Nature’s Humidifier,” the Boston Fern ranks high on plant-lovers’ lists because of their ease of care and lovely shaggy fronds. This plant is extremely tolerant, but it thrives in bright light and high humidity. A bathroom is a great place for a Boston Fern.
The spider plant is easy to grow as it tolerates a wide range of growing conditions. If you’re looking to purify the air with a touch of greenery without having to put forth much effort, the spider plant is a great choice.
If you have pets or anyone with asthma or other respiratory problems, the Money Tree makes a great addition to your home. With its braided stems and palm-like, glossy leaves, it adds a tropical vibe that not only cleans the air but looks great doing it.
This delicate-looking plant is anything but. Thriving in bright, indirect light and humidity, this lovely houseplant does fine in a wide range of growing conditions. As far as pets go, if yours tries to eat it, you won’t have to worry because it’s non-toxic.
For those of you looking to add a floral touch to your home, the African Violet makes a great addition. All it needs is enough water to keep the soil moist and a bright spot to call home and it’ll thrive.
Cast Iron Plant
If you’re a beginner or you don’t possess a green thumb, you may want to try your hand at growing a cast iron plant. Hard to kill, this pet-friendly plant is extremely forgiving and will produce beautiful flowers despite your lack of proper maintenance.
If you love orchids and want to try growing something a little more demanding, Moth Orchids are wonderful for their beauty and air-purifying qualities.
The reality is, it’s hard to stop even the most well-behaved pet from nibbling on your houseplants, but when you grow the plants listed above, you won’t have to worry about their health if they do.