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Cats and Dogs have been a part of families for thousands of years and our attachment to these animals is as strong as ever. Americans alone own over 78 million dogs and 85 million cats across the 50 states. For as long as people have been living with pets we have also been living with plants. 

The number of species of plants grown as houseplants has increased many times over since then, although not all plants are as friendly to pets as we humans are. When your pets are your family, keeping them safe is your top priority. The following are plants that have been deemed "pet-friendly plants by the ASPCA.

Because there are plants that are toxic to dogs but not cats and vice versa, we suggest referring to the ASPCA's list of toxic and non-toxic plant lists for DOGS and the list of toxic and non-toxic plant lists for CATS

Pet-Friendly Plant List

The following list is only a shortlist of Pet-Safe Plants based on recommendations from the ASPCA. There are many options but these have been tested and deemed safe over time.

Cat Safe House Plants:

Dog-Friendly House Plants:

 

Pet Safe Plants that are clean air plants:

People with pets can also enjoy the benefits of clean air plants. A few of the "Pet-Safe" plants listed above are also air cleaning machines.

Areca Palm, Bamboo Palm, Boston Fern, Majesty Palm, Ponytail Palm, and Spider Plants.

Here are some tips to keep your plants safe when you have pets.

  • If you are worried about your pets eating your houseplants, place the pots on tall sturdy plant stands. Decorative plants stand or tables are an attractive way to display houseplants while keeping them out of your pet’s reach.
  • Place as many of your plants as possible on high, inaccessible window ledges or on top of tall cabinets. Mounting hanging baskets from the ceiling is also a good option.
  • One of the easiest ways to make sure that your pets are protected from your plants is to keep them separated from each other. If you have a room that your pets are not allowed in, think about putting most of your plants in that room.
  • The main reason pets are attracted to houseplants is their love of digging in the soil. Consider covering the soil in your pots with decorative gravel. Gravel comes in many shapes and colors which makes it easy to match with any home décor.

Plant Care for Homes with Pets

Taking care of plants when curious pets abound presents a bit of a challenge. We recommend staying with organic products such as Espoma organic potting soil or Bonide Insecticidal Soap for insect control. This gives you an added sense of comfort knowing that even if your pet comes in contact with the plant no harmful chemicals could be introduced.

As far as fertilizing your house plants goes it's best to use a water-soluble fertilizer such as Jack's classic houseplant special. Granular and other organic top-dress fertilizers tend to add a level of curiosity to houseplants as far as pets are concerned.

just because plants are listed as "Pet-safe" it's recommended to not let pets eat your houseplants. These plants are considered safe if ingested. If you're concerned about any of the plants listed please reach out to one of our plant experts at www.gardengoodsdirect.com and we'll do our best to help you with your decision.

More information on pet-safe plants can be found in our Blog.