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Keep Your Fur Baby Safe With These Pet-Friendly House Plants

In Australia, 62% of households own pets. This means there’s a very good chance that you have a fur baby or two of your own! Many of us cherish these animals as if they were our own family members, and we do everything we can to make our homes as safe as possible for them. This usually entails doing things like “baby-proofing” your rooms so your pets can’t get into harmful things. But what about plants? You want your home to look nice, after all. If you’re looking for pet-friendly house plants, then you’re in luck. Here’s a list of non-toxic indoor plants that are safe for cats and dogs!

Boston Fern

Want a cute hanging plant? Then you’ll want to get yourself a Boston fern! These are actually one of the most popular ferns sold, so you can’t go wrong with them. Not only can you hang them, but Boston ferns can also be placed on a pedestal so its leaves come cascading down beautifully. Of course, this might be an issue if you have a playful cat, so you might want to hang it up instead.

In any case, if you want air purifying plants safe for dogs and cats, then you’ve got it with the Boston fern. It does take a little more care to keep alive, so it may not be a good choice for plant beginners. However, if you put the work in, the Boston fern will reward you with a gorgeous lush plant!

Silver Rabbit’s Foot Fern

Here’s another one for those of you who love ferns! The silver rabbit’s foot fern is a bit smaller than the Boston fern, with its rhizomes being as small and furry as a rabbit’s foot (hence the name). While ferns are usually a bit tough to take care of, the silver rabbit’s foot fern is less fickle. So if you’re worried about accidentally killing your plants, but really want a fern, plus need a plant that’s safe for your fur babies, then we highly recommend buying this one! This house plant will definitely add a cute tropical look to any room in your home.

Spider Plant

If you’re looking for low-light indoor plants safe for cats and dogs, then you can’t go wrong with the spider plant. This is a pretty light green plant that has long skinny leaves lined in dark green, which gives it the spider-leg look. You don’t need to do much to keep it alive, so if you’re forgetful about watering, this is a great indoor plant to have. They also grow quickly in the right conditions; they’ll have baby plants which you can leave to thicken up the look of the plant or you can split them up to get more potted plants. Not only is the spider plant excellent for beginners, but it’s also safe for animals and will filter toxins out of the air for you too!

Zebra Plant

As the name implies, the zebra plant is a very interesting looking plant since it’s striped in dark and light green. It has large leaves that are sure to be the centre of attention in any room. Despite this, it’s still a medium-sized plant, so you don’t have to worry about it taking up too much space. It grows up to just a metre in size. This is an interesting plant because it closes up its leaves at night and opens them again in the morning. For this reason, it’s also known as the prayer plant.

The zebra plant is best placed in bright light but not direct sunlight, so it’s perfect for a sunny room.

Maranta Red Stripe

Do you like the looks of the zebra plant? Then a great one to complement it is the Maranta red stripe. This plant also has huge green leaves, but it also has reddish-pink stripes running across and a dark red underside on its leaves. Just like the zebra plant, the leaves on the Maranta red stripe also close up during the night and open back up during the daytime, which means they also have the nickname of prayer plant. This plant is very slow-growing, so if you don’t want to deal with something that’ll quickly become overgrown, then this is an ideal choice.

Cupid Peperomia

Are you searching for a plant that’s more on the vine-y side? Most vined plants are toxic to pets, so it might be tough finding one that’s suitable for your home. But never fear, as we have a solution! The cupid peperomia is a vined plant that’s safe for your four-legged friends. What’s better is this plant has small heart-shaped leaves. They’re variegated too, which means they have medium-green leaves with beautiful white edges. It’s also a light pink in some areas, which gives the cupid peperomia an adorable look.

Like many of the other plants on this list, you can either hang it up or place it on a tabletop or shelf to have its gorgeous vines trailing down. This is another plant that’s easy to take care of. Just water it sparingly when the topsoil dries out.

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If you want to spruce up your home but were afraid of accidentally putting your pets in harm’s way, we hope that this article has put your mind at ease. As you can see, there are plenty of pet-friendly house plants to get so you can liven up your home while keeping your furry friends safe. So go ahead and get a few and place them in all your dull rooms. You’ll get an instant transformation, all without having to worry about your fur babies!

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