So you've decided to bite the bullet and start growing your own urban jungle! It's an exciting feeling looking through all the fun and unique indoor plants you can get and all the different ways you can style them. However if you own a fury friend you might have to do a little bit of research before committing to that new indoor plant frond of yours - you will need to ensure that you choose safe plants for your pets. It is also important to note plants that are safe for dogs can in some cases differ to plants that are safe for cats. If you need any further clarification on which pet safe house plants might be needed for your home then please reach out to us - we are always happy to help!
Did you know that some indoor plants can be toxic for pets and cause a range of different issues from an upset stomach to even a trip to the vet emergency room! In this blog we will be discussing pet friendly indoor plants and all the different types of plants that won't cause your little fury friend an upset stomach!
Although some of the indoor plants we've listed below are highly toxic to pets if ingested, some plants will only cause a minor upset stomach if ingested by your pet. We always recommend doing your research before buying one of our green fronds to make sure that your indoor plants are pet safe plants for you. That being said if you are planning of having the plant in a spot where your pet won't have the opportunity to have a nibble on it, than you can choose one of our indoor plants that are considered "Mostly Safe".
With so many different choices and so many different styles of indoor plants, we've created a list of pet friendly plants that are great alternatives to other popular plants that aren't so pet friendly.
So you want to get a Fiddle Leaf Fig? We get it, being one of the most popular indoor plants why would you not want one! However, these do pose a potential risk to your pets as they could cause digestive upset if ingested. A great alternative is the Bamboo Parlor Palm! These can grow just as big if not bigger than a Fiddle Leaf Fig and look great in any room, and most importantly they're totally pet friendly. So even if your fury little friend decides to take a nibble on it, they'll be totally safe.
Devil's Ivy is a great starter indoor plant and super easy to take care of, its actually one of our favourite plants! However this little ivy could potentially turn your pet's stomach into the devil, as they can cause digestive upset. A great alternative is the Chinese Money Plant, as its also a super low maintenance indoor plant that doesn't need much attention. It's unique leaf shape and its ability to grow in all shapes makes it a great alternative.
Although the Happy Plant's name makes it sound like it'll be a friendly companion to your pets, but in reality it'll make them far from happy. The Happy Plant is one of the more toxic indoor plants and if digested by any pet could cause some serious problems! However, the Baby Rubber Plant is a great alternative for the Happy Plant, and it's actually easier to take care of! The Variegated Baby Rubber Plant is a great little indoor plant that will look good in any room.
If you're looking for a smaller pet friendly alternative than we absolutely recommend the Raindrop Peperomia instead of the Bird's Nest Fern! Although the Birds Nest Fern could potentially upset your pet's stomach if ingested, it's always better to take the safe option, and if your pet decided to munch on one of these raindrops, you'll know that they'll be totally fine!
If a little bit of colour is what your looking for, than you better do your research before diving into one of these snazzy and sophisticated indoor plants! If you're thinking of indulging in the Burgundy Rubber Tree, this could cause problems for your pets as these are highly toxic to most animals! However, not to worry! The Imperial Bromeliad is a great alternative for these and they still have that rich dark colour that we all know and love!
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