Purrfect Pet Friendly Plants

Curious about pet friendly plants? Well then this list is for you.

Like so many of you, I have pets in my household. We have two chameleons (caged), one dog, and three cats. Our dog is not interested in the plants at all. One cat is mostly outdoor but the two younger ones are only indoor cats. The older one doesn’t seem to have any interest in the plants but my younger ones definitely do! Oh god! The amount of times I’ve had to get them away from certain plants was crazy.

For the most part, they have seemed to learn that certain plants may make them have upset tummies. One of my cats decided to chew on my philodendron selloum when I wasn’t looking and threw up a bit. He did learn his lesson though. They seemed to have learned through this. Kinda good, kinda bad, cause although they have learned their lesson, some of my plants were ruined in the process. Thankfully, they don’t rampage through my plants anymore!

This Hoya Carnosa ‘Krimson Princess’, produces a latex like sap that can be irritating to pets and people.

For the most part, my floor plants are trees and ferns. Thankfully they don’t climb the trees but they do nibble the ferns. I also want to note, that most non-toxic or mildly toxic plants, may still give your pets upset tummy if they decide to eat them. It just won’t be severe enough for a doctor visit. None of my pets have chewed on my plants enough to warrant a trip to the vet. I’ve been very fortunate thus far. I just figured I should put up a little list of some pet safe plants just in case.

Hope this list helps. I think at another time I’ll put up a list of TOXIC plants. So you folks can have a look at that list as well. The above photos were taken while I was trying to model my planters. It did not go well once the kittens caught on to what I was doing. No kitties and plants were harmed during this photo shoot.😸

Pet Safe Plants:

  • Ferns such as Bird’s Nest, Rabbit’s Foot, and Stag horn
  • Air Plants
  • Bamboo Palms
  • Echeveria
  • Ponytail Plant
  • Calatheas
  • Pitcher Plants
  • Cast Iron Plant
  • Snake Plant
  • African Violets
  • Aluminum Plant
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Friendship Plant
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Phalaenopsis Orchids
  • Spider Plants
  • Bromeliads


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