How To Choose Safe Houseplants For Your Pet-Friendly Apartment

Happy Cat Lounging Under A Cat-Safe Boston Fern Houseplant

Houseplants bring an unmatched aesthetic to your home. However, when you share your living space with pets, choosing the right plant can be a bit more challenging. You need to ensure the plants you choose are not only beautiful but also non-toxic to your furry friends. This blog post will guide you on how to select the best non-toxic houseplants for your pet-friendly apartment.

Why Choose Non-Toxic Houseplants?

Pets, especially cats and dogs, are curious by nature. They might chew on leaves or play with plants which can lead to accidental ingestion. Some plants contain compounds that can be toxic to pets and cause a variety of health issues, ranging from mild irritation to severe health complications. For more in-depth information, you can check the ASPCA's list of toxic and non-toxic plants.

Choosing the Right Non-Toxic Houseplants

Selecting a houseplant with maintenance to meet your lifestyle and safe for your furry friends can be a challenge. Here are some example of popular pet-friendly houseplants or look into a monthly pet-friendly houseplant subscription like Plant In The Box's Fur Friendly subscription:

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Spider plants are non-toxic to both cats and dogs. They are easy to care for and can tolerate a variety of indoor conditions.

Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens)

Areca Palm, also known as Butterfly Palm, is a safe option for pets. They help in purifying the air and also add to the aesthetic appeal of your space.

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Boston Ferns are non-toxic to pets and can thrive in a humid environment. They need good indirect light and regular watering.

Final Thoughts

Bringing plants into your home shouldn’t compromise the health and safety of your pets. By choosing non-toxic houseplants, you can enjoy the benefits of a green space and ensure your pets are safe.

For more options and detailed information on pet-friendly plants, visit a trusted online source like the ASPCA's website. Always remember to consult your local nursery or a veterinarian if you are unsure about a plant's safety for your pets.

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