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Posted on 11-29-2017
Are you a plant lover and a pet owner? Then you have probably discovered it can sometimes be tricky to find plants for your home that are also safe to have around pets. Well, don’t be discouraged! There are actually quite a few houseplants that are non-toxic to dogs and cats. For this week’s blog, we have pulled together a list that can help you decorate your home with live plants... or, perhaps even serve as a list of gift ideas for those pet owners on your shopping list this holiday season!
Be sure to keep these precautions in mind:
Now, for the list.
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Photograph Example|
|Some Bromeliads||Neoregalia spp.|
|Hens and chickens||Echeveria elegans|
|Christmas Cactus||Schlumbergera bridgesii|
|Spider Plant||Chlorophytum comosum|
|African Violet||Saintpaulia spp.|
|Phalaenopsis orchids||Phalaenopsis sp.|
|Prayer plant||Calathea insignis|
|Polka dot plant||Hypoestes phyllostachya|
|Friendship plant||Pilea involucrata|
|Boston Fern||Nephrolepis exalta bostoniensis|
|Pony Tail||Beaucarnea recurvata|
|Burro’s tail||Sedum morganianum|
|Lipstick plant||Aeschynanthus humilis|
|Japanese Aralia||Fatsia japonica|
|Aluminum plant||Pilea cadieri|
Need more choices? Visit the ASPCA's website page about toxic and non-toxic plants.
Author: Dr. C. Noureddine, DVM, MS, MS