10 Cat Friendly Indoor Plants
Searching for pet-friendly houseplants safe for cats and dogs?
Houseplants have the ability to add lushness and color to a room. Pets are part of the family, and now more than ever, they're living in the lap of luxury, and our homes should be a sanctuary for them in every way. Some plants might harm our pets when ingested since there are so many poisonous ones out there. It can be difficult to keep a houseplant away from a pet, so it's up to us to ensure that any plants we cultivate in the home are safe and non-toxic to pets.
We Daffodils strongly endorse adding greenery to your home to clean your air and improve your mood, while also making sure your pet is safe and sound, check out our 10 favorite houseplants that are safe for cats and dogs. Let’s keep our four-legged friends happy, healthy, and out of harms…
There are tons of different types of palms, and they make excellent indoor plants that are safe for cats and dogs. Areca palm also known as the butterfly palm, Dypsis lutescens makes any interior feel like a piece of the tropics. Sometimes palm fronds can trigger a cat's playful swatting and biting instincts. Grow in a bright room, and allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
Boston ferns (Nephrolepis) are an enduring houseplant, but their shaggy fronds may tempt cats and dogs to chew. The foliage is non-toxic to cats and dogs, so brighten up your guest room or bathroom with these lush plants. The Boston fern likes humidity, so make sure the soil stays damp. You can also set it in a tray of pebbles filled with water or mist it lightly once or twice a week.
Calatheas are popular houseplants thanks to their impressive foliage. This fun foliage gives calatheas the common names peacock, zebra, or rattlesnake plant. A calathea is an excellent choice for a shady spot in the house, as too much light can cause the plants to bleach out. Place this indoor beauty in a well-lit spot but out of direct sunlight
Echeverias are one of the most attractive succulents you'll find. They reveal colorful flowers in spring and summer, but it’s their fascinating rosettes that are their real drawcard. As a succulent, echeverias enjoy plenty of sunshine and can tolerate lengthy dry spells
This Aussie native from Lord Howe Island will add a rich burst of green to your space thanks to beautiful, lush fronds. Slow-growing and hardy, a kentia palm will tolerate dark and dry corners of your home and a degree of neglect, but grows best with bright indirect light.
Brighten up your home with vivid red blooms that look like a tube of lipstick. Growing this plant is easy and with the right care, you can enjoy continuous flowering. Start with airy soil, feed occasionally with a liquid fertilizer, keep the soil moist but don’t overwater and give it bright light for part of the day.
PARLOUR PALM (Chamaedorea elegans)
One of the best plants for cleaning the air in your home, the parlour palm is also adaptable and great for the houseplant beginner. The perfect home for a parlour palm is a bright spot that enjoys early morning or late afternoon sun.
For style and grace, you can’t beat a Phalaenopsis orchid. Flowers appear in shades of purple, white (or both) and with the right care, can last for months. Thus are popular edible flowers too. If you’ve ever been to Hawaii, you might remember seeing orchid flowers garnishing food plates and tropical drinks all the time.
Phalaenopsis orchids love humidity, which you can recreate by misting on hot days or standing the pot on a tray of pebbles and water.
When it comes to growing plants indoors, it doesn’t get much easier than spider plants. This spiky number with green and white striped foliage is easy to grow and particularly good at removing toxins from the air in our homes. Plus they’re really pretty, and even come in a few different varieties and also known as ribbon plant or airplane plant, the spider plant is non-toxic to pets
The diversity of colors and textures across the Peperomia species keeps them on the shortlist of popular houseplants. They are non-toxic to cats and dogs, look great in hanging baskets