Are you in need of some beautiful greenery in your home, but are worried about them being dangerous to your household pets? Worry not! There are plenty of indoor plants that you can welcome into your home that can live in perfect equilibrium with your furry friends. Here are some of the best non-toxic, pet-friendly indoor plants for your home!
The jade plant (Crassula ovata) is an easy, undemanding plant, as they require little to no regular care. Jade plants like bright sunlight and prefer to be watered about once every three weeks during the spring and summer and once a month during the winter.
The Burro’s Tail plant, otherwise known as the Sedum morganianum is a succulent that is tolerant of both heat and drought, making it an easy beginner plant for any household. This beautiful succulent grows thick, trailing stems resembling nicely-woven ropes. They look best in hanging planters, where their trailing growth can be admired. If any of its leaves fall off, you can easily propagate them to create smaller Burro’s Tail babies!
Haworthias, a popular succulent variety, are known for their striking zebra-like features. There are over 80 species of haworthias, each with distinct features! They do best with indirect light. Similar to many succulents, haworthias tolerant of droughts, and need to only be watered about once a month.
The rubber tree (Ficus elastica) is another trendy, pet-friendly houseplant! Over time, these indoor trees can grow up to 50 feet tall! This plant needs bright, indirect sunlight and a good balance of water. Be sure to wipe the leaves of your plant once in awhile, as to remove the buildup of dirt and dust.
A very pet-friendly and easy-care plant for your home is an air plant, also known as the Tillandsia. There are over 550 different species of air plants, some with colorful tips and others with fuzzy exteriors. These plants are very versatile, as they get their nutrients from the air, and do not need to grow directly in soil! For ultimate air plant care, place them in bright, indirect sunlight, mist them regularly, and allow them to soak in water for 20 minutes once a week.
Native to the tropical Central and South Americas, the beautiful prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) is best known for its prayer-like movements. During the day, the leaves extend outward, to fully bask in the sunlight, but once night comes, its foliage begins to fold inward, resembling the prayer gesture. This plant thrives in indirect sunlight, but can also tolerate low-light areas. They need plenty of humidity, so near a kitchen or bathroom would make for an ideal new home.
Chinese Money Plant
The Pilea peperomioides, most commonly known as the Chinese Money plant has been one of the most sought-after trendy house plants for a while! Luckily, these beautiful, delicate plants are safe for your pets! The Chinese Money plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight and likes to be watered about once a week. These plants should be placed in well-draining pots, as they can succumb to root rot.
Who said you can’t have a happy balance between pets and plants? Visit our shop and take one of these plants home with you today!