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15 Pet-Friendly Plants Safe for Cats and Dogs

Dog sniffing Bloomscape pet friendly plants in terracotta pots.

If you are adding a new fur baby to the family or already have beloved pets in your life and you want to dive into the world of plants, this blog is for you. It can be easy to overlook the fact that some plants can be toxic to the pets in your home. Luckily there are many pet-friendly houseplant options, and the Grow-How® team is here to help.

If you’d like to invest in some pet-friendly houseplants that won’t pose a risk to your dog or cat, here are our top 15 plant picks that can peacefully coexist with your furry friends. 

Our Favorite Pet-Friendly Plants

Money Tree

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The Money Tree is a favorite of plant parents and pet parents alike. This lush, living good-luck charm is said to bring positive energy and abundance to the owner.

Bamboo Palm

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For a classic palm with a tropical twist, meet the Bamboo Palm. This statement non-toxic houseplant won’t pose a risk to your dog or cat and will lend a staycation feel to your home or apartment.

Bromeliad Pineapple

Good news: the adorable Bromeliad Pineapple and your fur babies can happily coexist. This plant produces one pineapple fruit per plant. Although this variety is not grown for edible consumption, it’s still safe to have around your pets.

Neon Prayer Plant

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The Neon Prayer Plant boasts striking patterned green leaves that are an eye-catching addition to any room. Most importantly, these attractive plants are non-toxic to both cats and dogs.

Ponytail Palm

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If you’re a frequent traveler, the Ponytail Palm is for you. This hardy, drought-tolerant plant requires minimal attention and won’t pose a risk to any furry family member who stays behind with the pet-sitter.

Blue Star Fern

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The beautiful and dramatic Blue Star Fern will spruce up your space while also being pet-safe. This elegant beauty is adaptable and can grow quickly in a spot with bright indirect light. 

Red Prayer Plant

For a slightly more understated prayer plant, opt for the red varietal. Like its neon counterpart, the Red Prayer Plant is beautiful, low maintenance, and safe for your fur babies.

Bromeliad Aechmea Pink

For a beautiful, flowering plant, consider the Bromeliad Aechmea Pink. This bromeliad boasts a light pink bloom and won’t pose a health risk to your pets.

Parlor Palm

The adorable and pet-friendly Parlor Palm is essentially the handheld version of your favorite palm plant. With its lush, full fronds, it’s the perfect addition to any side table, desk, or windowsill.

Prickly Pear Cactus

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You won’t have to give up your love for cacti when bringing a new pet into your space. The playful Prickly Pear Cactus is a no-fuss, non-toxic plant, but be mindful of spines and thorns.

Stromanthe Triostar

The colorful Stromanthe Triostar features striking white, pink, and green leaves and will add a vibrant splash of color to your home. Best of all, this plant is non-toxic to pets.

Bromeliad Summer

For a uniquely beautiful plant that is safe for any pet-filled home, look no further than the Bromeliad Summer. With a bright and cheery magenta flower, this is a low-maintenance plant that adds warmth to your space. 

Chinese Fan Palm

The tropical Chinese Fan Palm is full and compact, showcasing large, dramatic fronds that resemble a folded paper fan. This gorgeous plant is non-toxic for the whole family, but be aware that it has sharp barbs on the stems of its fronds.

Calathea Freddie

Bring in the beautiful Calathea Freddie to your home. With a tropical look of light green leaves and dark green striping, this charming plant won’t pose a risk to your curious puppy or kitten.

Kangaroo Fern

Lively and easy-going, the Kangaroo Fern has unique deep green fronds and grows long, fuzzy roots known as rhizomes. Not only is it adaptable, but this stunning houseplant is safe for cats and dogs. 

Bloomscape Has The Purrfect Pet-Safe Plants

Bloomscape is always looking out for you and your furry friends. Check out even more pet-friendly plants on our website. If you want to check out a list of toxic plants, visit the ASPCA for their comprehensive list of non-pet-friendly plants

When you purchase a plant from Bloomscape, you have access to free one-on-one expert advice from our Grow-How® Team throughout the life of the plant. Reach out if you have questions about our pet-friendly plants — our team is here to help!