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Non-toxic indoor plants if you have pets

Non-toxic indoor plants if you have pets

We love to keep our pets safe from harm, and that includes choosing pet-friendly houseplants just in case your beloved pet decides to have much on your perfect petals. Here are ten plants that are non-toxic and safe for pets. 

1. Parlor Palm

The Parlor Plan looks exquisite and only needs a few hours of indirect sunlight per day, so it is a very easy plant to take care of. It'll need to be kept moist, and as it will grow slowly, stating it on a stool or table will make a lovely focal point until it's bigger. 

2. Calathea Orbifolia

Another plant that doesn't need too much light, so great for houses with less sunlight beaming in. It will require weekly watering and in a room that doesn't get too cold. To keep it in good shape, you could mist it with a water sprayer now and again. 

3. African Violet

For a pretty flowering houseplant that is safe for your pet, try the African Violet. It has colourful flowers in many colours, and with indirect light, they will bloom for a long time. Water into a dish beneath the pot allowing the roots to drink what they need and fertilise regularly. 

4. Gloxinia

These have an array of colours to choose from, including red, pink and purple. The flowers are stunning, and if you keep the soil moist and in a bright room with indirect sunlight, they will flower for an extended period. Sowing seeds is elementary too. 

5. Venus Flytrap

Don't worry; these won't eat your pets like they do with flies! Allow it plenty of direct sunlight and stand in a tray of water (include pebbles if you like) so the soil is constantly moist. If you can use filtered water, even better!

6. Peperomia

The Peperomia family is considered non-toxic, and with so many to choose from, you could have a houseful. They are very easy to propagate as well. We love the Watermelon Peperomia and the Raindrop variety. Indirect light (direct sunlight will burn the leaves) and low watering levels are needed.


If you love your pets and love an urban jungle at home, we recommend buying non-toxic plants. Fill your home with houseplants from our pet-friendly collection when you visit us in the store.