Safe Plants to Have Around Pets – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

Safe Plants to Have Around Pets

Some pets turn our plants into little snacks. There are several different reasons as to why. It could be they do so to calm an upset stomach, or it could be seen as recreational play when they chew on the plant. Even sometimes if we think we have the plant out of our pets’ reach they still find a way to chew on it! Here are some nontoxic plants for pets.

Venus Flytrap- Carnivorous plants are always a fun addition to a plant collection, and if already potted can be easy to take care of.

Calathea- Calathea plants are also referred to as zebra plants or peacock plants. Calathea plants do not need too much sunlight and can thrive in a shady spot in the room.

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Friendship Plant- Friendship plants have thin stems and does well in a terrarium, if you decide to go that route.

Orchids- Many orchids can bloom during the winter months when the days are short and thrive in partial light.

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Mosaic Plant- This beautiful plant not only is nontoxic to pets, but it also thrives in low light and moderate watering.

African Violets- African Violets bloom in low lit areas, moderate temperatures, and average humidity (much like the inside of our homes).

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Banana- Looks much like the weeping fig plant that is poisonous to pets. Rich soil, bright light, and regular watering is all the banana plant needs to thrive.

Christmas Cactus- This cactus blooms over the holiday period (hence the name). This plant only needs moderate light and not too much watering.

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Blue Echeveria- This is a succulent that is native to Central America. Succulents need lots of light but do not need to be watered that often.

Basil- A lot of herbs are toxic to pets but basil is one of the few that is not. Basil is also low maintenance.

This is just a partial list of safe plants for pets.  We hope this information is helpful in keeping your home beautiful and nontoxic for your pets.

 

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