There are two words that elicit joy in the hearts of many: pets and plants.! There is just one problem though certain common house plants are toxic to pets. Even the most well-behaved animals can’t resist temptation, so it is important to know which ones to avoid during any home renovation or plant buying spree. But not all houseplants are harmful to our furry friends, there are many plants that are pet friendly. These pet friendly plants surround us with beauty while also help clean our air and make our environment feel healthier.
Here are a few plants that are pet friendly.
Spider plants are a favorite among veterinarians and easy to grow. They're incredibly resilient, so even a black thumb can keep them alive. Spider plants are also great air purifiers, so they can help get rid of your home’s toxins.
Calathea plants have beautiful leaf patterns and make great houseplants. They like partial shade, so you display it on a shelf or plant stand in your bedroom that doesn’t get much natural light. It needs regular watering, so make sure to water it every few days. Misting or placing the plant near a humidifier will also help keep it healthy and hydrated.
3. Boston Fern
The Boston fern is a beautiful addition to any room with its lush green leaves and graceful form. Your furry friend can play with the plant all he wants, and your puppy can even take a bite—this plant is safe for both cats and dogs. The Boston fern is also on the lower end of the maintenance spectrum, since it requires food only every two months. You just got to make sure the soil stays damp.
The Guzmania plant is well-known for being a drought-tolerant houseplant. It produces gorgeous flowers and long leaves and thrives in sunlight. The Bromeliad can grow up to 20 inches tall, but there are smaller varieties available. They love bright rooms, such as offices or kitchens. For a quick burst of color, add a tropical bromeliad houseplant to your home.