Pet Safe Plants
One of the easiest ways to breathe some life into a room is with the addition of houseplants. Plants not only add colour but many also have air-purifying properties. The drawback though, is that some of the most popular houseplants are toxic to pets if ingested. To keep your pets safe in a plant-filled home, we’ve picked out some pet safe plants that are non-toxic to pets. While it’s still not recommended that your furbaby make a meal out of any of these varieties, choosing pet safe plants is a smart precaution to take.
Some ferns can be highly toxic but if you’re looking for one that your cat can safely attack, the Boston fern is a great choice. Originally from the tropics, this plant prefers filtered light and humidity levels.
Also referred to the hen and chicks, the blue echeveria is an attractive houseplant due to its blue colouring and flower-like shape. It prefers plenty of light and not too much watering.
They’re grown best indoors as they can be sensitive to temperature changes. African Violets aren’t considered edible, unlike sweet violets, however they’re non-toxic.
The spider plant prefers moderate light, but will grow in a wide range of conditions. Because this plant tends to dangle, we advise that you place up high or in a hanging basket to avoid any cat-astrophes!
Venus Fly Trap
Well-known for its carnivorous nature, the Venus fly trap does well in bright light and humid conditions. Lethal to gnats and small insects, this captivating plant is completely safe for pets.
Also known as moth orchids, they’re among the hardiest of orchids preferring high temperatures, higher humidity and low light conditions.
Many herbs are toxic to cats and dogs but basil is a safe option that’s low maintenance and very versatile.