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20 Houseplants That Are Safe For Cats and Dogs

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Your love of pets and houseplants don’t have to get in the way of one another, because why not have both, right?

Cat and dog friendly houseplants

Some people might not know, but there are many very popular houseplants that contain poison in their leaves or stems when they’re eaten or consumed, which can be very harmful to curious animals. So in this post today, we’re going to cover 20 gorgeous houseplants that are completely cat and dog-friendly!

So, here are our picks for the 20 houseplants that are pet safe!

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1: Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)

Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)

Light: Indirect, partial direct sun
Water: When dry


2: Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Light: High indirect light
Water: Consistently moist soil


3: Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

Light: Low light
Water: When dry


4: Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea)

Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea)

Light: Indirect, partial sun
Water: Consistently moist soil


5: Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Light: Bright indirect light
Water: When first inch of soil is dry


6: Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)

Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)

Light: Indirect light
Water: Consistently moist

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7: Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)

Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)

Light: Low light
Water: When dry


8: Haworthia Zebra (Haworthia attenuata)

Haworthia Zebra (Haworthia attenuata)

Light: Bright Indirect Light
Water: When completely dry


9: Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus)

Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus)

Light: Medium light
Water: Keep soil moist


10: Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus)

Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus)

Light: Bright indirect light
Water: When dry


11: Friendship Plant (Pilea involucrata)

Friendship Plant (Pilea involucrata)

Light: Indirect light
Water: Keep soil moist


12: Calathea Rattlesnake (Calathea lancifolia)

Calathea Rattlesnake (Calathea lancifolia)

Light: Bright ambient light
Water: Slightly moist soil

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13: Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)

Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)

Light: Low light
Water: When dry


14: Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae)

Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae)

Light: Full sun to partial shade
Water: When dry


15: Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)

Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)

Light: Low light to indirect light
Water: Keep soil moist


16: Aluminum Plant (Pilea cadierei)

Aluminum Plant (Pilea cadierei)

Light: Indirect light
Water: Keep soil slightly moist


17: Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula)

Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula)

Light: Bright light
Water: Keep soil moist


18: Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Light: Indirect light
Water: When dry

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19: Air Plants (Tillandsia ionantha)

Air Plants (Tillandsia ionantha)

Light: Bright indirect light
Water: Soak the plant in water once every 1-2 weeks


20: Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)

Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)

Light: Bright indirect light
Water: Keep soil moist


Well, I hope this helps you the next time you’re venturing out to get new houseplants to pair along with your pets!

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