Happy Tails’ List of Pet-Safe House Plants

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House plants are a great way to liven up your indoor space and improve the air quality in your home. But choosing which type of plants to keep can cause some anxiety when you’re not sure which ones are toxic to your pets and which ones are safe!

You can check out The Ultimate List of Toxic Plants for Dogs or The Ultimate List of Toxic Plants for Cats to know which ones are definitely not safe to keep around.

Here are our top ten pet-safe house plants:

1. Spider Plant — Spider plants are easy to care for, do well in low-light settings, and are known for their ability to improve air quality particularly well.Spider Plant 768x432


2. Haworthia — Similar to the Aloe plant, Haworthia has the same look without the worry of it being dangerous to your pet.Haworthia 768x512


3. Ponytail Palm — Known as one of the most common indoor palm plants, Ponytail Palm are a safe and easy to grow plant that you can keep without worry.Ponytail 768x576


4. Swedish Ivy — There’s nothing more captivating than a beautiful cascading plant off of a tall bookcase or hanging pot. Swedish Ivy is safe and easy to care for with little maintenance.Swedish 768x576


5. African Violet — When in a more vibrant and colorful mood, look to African Violets for a pop of color for your indoor space. They are easy to grow and when kept in a warm, sunlit area they will bloom year round!African Violet 768x512


6. Prayer Plant — A safer alternative to Dieffenbachia is the Prayer Plant. It has a similar structure and does well in low-light conditions and infrequent watering.Prayer 768x514


7. Burro’s Tail Succulent — If succulents are more your thing then you can rest assured that you can still have at least one of these hardy little plants. Burro’s Tail Succulents are a safe bet for your home and won’t cause any serious problems for your pet.Burros Tail 768x509


8. Areca Palm — Tropical plants can really elevate the look of a space and Areca Palm is a worry-free alternative to plants like Philodendron. They can grow to heights of 6-7 feet and live for up to 10 years if cared for correctly!Areca 768x576


9. Bromeliads — Another wonderful plant to add some more color to your home. Bromeliads are pet-safe, the most common flowering indoor plants, and come in a variety of colors.Bromeliads


10. Cast Iron Plant — If you’re looking for resiliency and a beautiful deep green color then this plant is for you. They can live in low-light settings and are one of the hardiest indoor plants around!Cast Iron

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