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Indoor Plants That Are Safe for Cats and Dogs

What is a pet-safe plant?

A pet-safe plant refers to a type of plant that does not pose any toxic or harmful effects on pets such as dogs and cats if ingested.

Why is it important to have pet-safe plants in a household with pets?

It is important to have pet-safe plants in a household with pets to prevent accidental poisoning. Pets, especially dogs and cats, have a tendency to nibble on plants, and if the plant is toxic, it can lead to serious health problems or even death.

If you have a cat or a dog, it can be quite difficult most of the time to find a plant that is pet-friendly. The truth is that most plants are not pet-friendly, so it can take quite a while to find the right plant that your pets will like. It’s definitely not going to be simple, but for the most part you will be quite impressed with those plants that are indeed suitable for people that have pets.

Check out some of our top pet-safe plant options below or see the complete list of our pet-friendly plants here.

Zebra Plant

Zebra Plant

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The great thing about this plant is that it’s low-maintenance, it just needs watering once a week, and it doesn’t even need a lot of light. With that in mind, it’s a medium sized plant, it’s not overly huge, but it does look great and that’s why a lot of people love it. This is a plant which is impressive from a visual standpoint, and the fact that it’s pet-friendly makes it even more enjoyable and rewarding to say the least.

Parlor Palm

Parlor Palm

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When it comes to plants that are safe for pets, the parlor palm is at the top of the list. When you see it, that might not seem to be the case, but it is an amazing plant and one that many people enjoy very often. You can also add to that the fact that despite being a slow grower, it doesn’t really need a lot of care. In fact, you just have to water it once a week, so it’s one of those plants that everyone can enjoy.

Money Tree

Money Tree

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We like the money tree a lot because it’s said to be one of those plants that brings in luck and happiness. You can also add to that the fact that this is a pet-friendly plant, and it has a stunning look. The fact that you can untie the plant so it can grow in a unique manner is even better, and that’s why lots and lots of people like it.

Maranta Red Prayer

Maranta Red Prayer

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Normally when a plant is pet-friendly, it’s not really the most visually impressive plant. But the truth is that this plant looks amazing and a lot of people love it. And aside from that, it’s great for pets, it needs just light care, and it’s pretty small too. At the same time, it’s one of those great plants everyone will want to own, just because it looks super nice and it conveys an extraordinary value for the money. Is it a cool plant for a pet owner? Absolutely, and you are bound to like its quality and look.

Chinese Money

Chinese Money

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Aside from the fact it’s a pet-friendly plant, this one is really cool, visually imposing, and it doesn’t really need a lot of light. Like most plants, it just needs watering once a week, and if you offer the right growing conditions, it can get pretty big. We like this one because it’s not overly imposing, it looks amazing and you will be impressed with its unique style and features. That’s why it’s well worth giving this a shot at the very least. At the end of the day, everyone will enjoy it, and your pets won’t be affected by the Chinese money plant in any way.

Calathea Rattlesnake

Calathea Rattlesnake

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As soon as you see this pet-friendly plant, you will fall in love with it. Why is that? The plant looks amazing, and it certainly brings in a vast range of great benefits. The nicest thing about this plant is that it’s combining multiple leaf colors. On top of that, it’s great regardless of what pet you may have. The fact that it’s also in need of only some light care here and there makes it really good for busy people. This is definitely a great plant for any cat or dog lover.

Spider Plant 'Bonnie'

Spider Plant 'Bonnie'

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While not everyone is familiar with this plant, its look is what really makes the plant stand out. It’s downright amazing and the quality delivered here is very impressive. What a lot of people like about this plant is that it’s great for indoor growth, and it just needs watering once a week. Additionally, it only requires some light care, nothing too amazing. The fact that it’s pet-friendly is spectacular, and it clearly shows how distinctive and unique many of these plants can actually be.

Palm Ponytail

Palm Ponytail

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Pets love this plant, and you will love it too. The great thing about it is the fact that not only does it look amazing, but it also conveys an extraordinary atmosphere too. It’s ok if it has direct sunlight, this is not one of those demanding plants that many of us dislike. It’s actually a cool little plant with some nice features and incredible style. It’s definitely going to take a bit to get used to its style, but you will definitely love it and enjoy it in the end, which is what matters the most.

Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair Fern

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There are many different reasons why you would want this plant. For starters, it looks great and has an interesting style. It’s also one of the easy care plants that you will enjoy. Add to that the fact that pets like it too and it doesn’t really need a lot of attention from you, and you will see why a lot of people go for it whenever they want a simple, fun plant to grow in their home.

Peacock Plant

Peacock Plant

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Why would you get the peacock plant? This is one of the best pet-friendly plants that you can find out there. It looks amazing, and that on its own will impress you more than you might expect. On top of that, you have different varieties out there, some of which have purple undersides to the leaves. This is not a very large plant, far from that. It just looks really nice, and you will be quite happy with the fact that your pet likes it too.

Are these plants ideal for any pet owner?

Absolutely, if you want to buy a new plant and you’re not sure which ones can grow indoors and also be ok for pets, go with this list right here. It has pretty much all the important plants that pets love and you will be very happy with the results and benefits here. It definitely takes a bit of time to identify what plants are great for pets, but this list will make things better and easier for you. Plus, most of these plants don’t really need special care and attention either.

That’s why it can be a great idea to have indoor plants, since your pets might enjoy having them around too. Needless to say, you do need to water them here and there, but not being forced to deal with massive tasks and maintenance is what really sets these plants apart. They are definitely worth your time, so we recommend you give them a try if possible, and the benefits will be very impressive!

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