Pet friendly plant choices

If you are like us you love your plants & your furry friends. We've compiled a list of indoor plants that are safe for your cat or dog so they can co-exist in your home happily.

Please keep in mind we are not vets, if in doubt about possible plant toxicity please consult your pet care provider. Dogs and cats are not evolved to eat large quantities of plant matter, and most plants will cause your pet to vomit if they eat them. They will sometimes eat grass as a natural emetic and even culinary herbs can cause mild gastrointestinal upset for animals.

If you have a cat or dog that likes to nibble plants, we would recommend putting them up out of reach to avoid temptation and access. This may be easy enough for dog owners, but trickier for those owners of acrobatic cats. We suggest also trying to train them out of the habit!

It is also worth keeping in mind that smaller animals are generally more adversely affected by unwanted plant consumption.

Pet friendly plants in stock now on our online store.

A more extensive list of plants that are considered non-toxic. These may still cause mild gastrointestinal upset if consumed, but they should not be fatal or cause extensive problems.

Calathea

Palour palm

Echeveria

Chlorophytum

Schlumbegera

Pellaea buttton fern

Platycerium bifurcatum

Peperomia

Maranta

Aspidistra

Hoya

Orchids

Fittona

Pilea

Holly fern

Hypoestes

Bamboo

Bamboo palm

Sedum morganium

Plectranthus

Dizzygotheca falsa aralia

Fatsia

A more extensive list of plants that are considered are toxic and will cause more severe gastrointestinal upset or worse. Animals and these plants do not go together.

Apipremnum

Ficus

Anthurium

Alocasia

Aloe

Schefflera

Caladium

Zamia furfuracea

Monstera

Aglaonema

Crassulas aborescens

Clivea

Coleus

Asparagus fern

Begonia

Dracaena

Ivy

Kalanchoe

Euphobia

Philodendron

Poinsettia

Pothos

Sago palm

Sansieveria

Dieffenbachia

Strelitzia

Syngonum

Spathiphylum

Scindanpsus

Pictus

Tradescantia

Colocasia

This list is taken from ASPCA and includes common house plants. Check out their website for a more comprehensive list of indoor and outdoor plants. 

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Here are some pet-friendly plants available now on our online store. For more plant care information visit our knowledge database here.
 

Photo by Rae Fallon

September 21, 2020