Choosing Pet Friendly Houseplants

Houseplants add beauty and help improve air quality inside the home. However, if you have pets, you know they sometimes like to chew on plants. Some plants are not safe for your furry friends to ingest. Instead, choose houseplants that are non-toxic so you can breathe easier knowing Fluffy and Fido are safe.

10 Houseplants that are safe for pets (non-toxic)

● African Violets

● Dracaena

● Bird's Nest Fern

● Boston Fern

● Maidenhair Fern

● Orchids

● Peperomia

● Prayer Plant (Calathea)

● Spider Plant

● Zebra Plant

10 Houseplants to avoid for pets

● Anthurium

● Calla Lily

● Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

● Spotted Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

● Elephant Ear

● English Ivy

● Oleander

● Philodendron

● Umbrella Plant (Schefflera)

● Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)



These lists refer to plants that are toxic or non-toxic when ingested. Just like humans, dogs and cats can also have allergic reactions to plants. Consult your veterinarian if your pet has allergies.

You'll want to avoid certain houseplants and choose ones that are non-toxic and safe for your furry friends. Want to know about a specific plant? Check the ASPCA's list of toxic and non-toxic plants.