It’s no secret that both pet and plant ownership rates are rising in the USA. And with headlines like “Millennials Aren't Buying Homes, but they Are Spending Thousands on Houseplants” and “New US Pet Ownership Study Confirms Pandemic-Led Growth”, it's likely that these two living beings may be cohabitating in the same homes. How then, do we ensure the houseplants we adopt are safe for our dog or cat companions? We’re taking a look at our favorite plant brand, Bloomscape, to round up ten of our favorite non-toxic houseplants for dogs and cats.
1. The Hoya Pachyclada
The Hoya Pachyclada is luckily non-toxic to pets. These bright-green beauties add character to any table or mantle. Just be sure not to let your cat or dog chow down on the leaves – while they’re pet-safe, eating too many can give animals an upset stomach.
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2. The Bromeliad Pineapple
These fan-worthy fruit plants are totally safe to introduce to your pet. Not only do they produce a juicy pineapple if you take good care of them, but they are the perfect centerpiece and conversation starter.
Take one home from Bloomscape.
3. The Golden Barrel Cactus
This cactus is a classic choice for all plant and pet lovers. Not only does it naturally protect itself from curious kitten paws, it’s also pretty hard to kill. While they're non-toxic, we recommend keeping this guy off the ground just in case your pup wants to stick its nose in for a sniff.
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4. The Chinese Fan Palm
If extra-large is more your vibe, the Chinese Fan Palm is a perfect pick. They’re pet-friendly and are a great focal point for any room.
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This trio of animal-safe plants are each stunning in their own way. Cats will typically leave them alone, and they’re an overall low maintenance option, which makes them ideal for any living situation!
Pick up all three on Bloomscape.
6. The Money Tree
More money = more dog treats. That’s why pets love this particular plant, right? The money tree is totally non-toxic, though just like any other plant, we don’t recommend you let your companions go to town on one as a light salad. Still, these beauties are a great investment and look wonderful indoors.
Order yours on Bloomscape.
7. The Kimberly Queen Palm
This fern is too cute and can coexist peacefully with your pup or kitten. We love that they stay fairly compact and are among some of the oldest plants in the world! Of course, Fido won’t know that, but hopefully, they’ll appreciate the aesthetic.
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8. The Calathea Rattlesnake
Pssssst - can you hear it? That's the sound of the beloved Rattlesnake plant. Though it may be named after a dangerous predator, it’s harmless to pets, and can thrive even in very little sunlight. You won’t need to fret when filling your home with these striking indoor beauties.
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9. The Red Prayer Plant
This little guy is a budget-friendly, pet favorite. Not only does it thrive in low light, but it's totally safe cohabitating with our cat or canine companions. We're crazy about those head-turning leaves!
Pick up a pot of your own at Bloomscape.
10. The Bromeliad Aechmea Pink
If you're searching for a houseplant with a splash of color look no further! The Bromeliad Aechmea Pink is rated no-fuss, which means you'll have more than enough time to play with your fur-babe. Just be careful that your kitten doesn't munch away on any leaves - like most non-toxic houseplants, we can't guarantee a stomach ache won't result, post-indulgence. And just in case of tummy upset, we always recommend a pet insurance policy like Figo.
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Lizz Caputo is a Content Strategist at Figo, animal enthusiast, and owner of a rescued senior American Bully. Her hobbies include checking out new restaurants in her area, boxing, and petting dogs of all shapes and sizes.