7 Indoor Plants Safe for Pets & Kids

Blossom Lady
Apr 07, 2021 02:35 AM
7 Indoor Plants Safe for Pets & Kids

One of the easiest ways to breathe some life into a room is with the addition of a plant or two. Plants not only add color, but many houseplants also have air-purifying properties. If you have children, or cats and dogs at home, you’re probably wondering which plants are non-toxic to and safe to keep at home with your pets.

Why do cats and dogs eat houseplants? Some people believe they do it to calm an upset stomach or help process hairballs, while others think pets are attempting to remedy a nutritional deficiency. Keep your kids and furry friends safe by choosing houseplants for your home that are nontoxic to them. If you want to spruce up your home without the worry, consider these plants instead. These plants will add color and texture to your decor while keeping your cats and dogs safe and happy. They are non-toxic so your pets and kids will be safe, even if they tend to nibble on the decor.

Boston Fern

7 Indoor Plants Safe for Pets & Kids
Although some ferns are toxic, the Boston Fern is a safe indoor plant to keep around your pets and children. Originally from the tropics, this plant prefers filtered light and high humidity levels.

Blue Echeveria (Echeveria Glauca)

7 Indoor Plants Safe for Pets & Kids
The Blue Echeveria, Echeveria glauca, or Blue Mexican Hen and Chicks, is an easy-to-grow and showy succulent that is safe for children and pets. Unlike some succulents, which are almost as sharp as cacti spines, and others with toxins, the Blue Mexican Hen and Chicks are a soft succulent with a beautiful blue color.

Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia Obtusifolia)

7 Indoor Plants Safe for Pets & Kids
This is a quite easy to care for non-toxic houseplant with interestingly shaped, shiny and deep green leaves. I keep mine in a relatively shaded shelf in a South facing room, this way it still gets plenty of light without being exposed to bright, direct sunlight. It seems like Rubber Plants thrive in bright but indirect sunlight, however, they do tolerate medium light. I water mine once a week and I don’t give it too much water as this plant is an epiphytes.

Baby's Tears (Soleirolia Soleirolii)

7 Indoor Plants Safe for Pets & Kids
Whether you call it baby’s tears, Paddy’s wig, mind-your-own-business or any of the many other names it goes by, Soleirolia is a child- and pet-safe plant that produces lots of tiny white flowers. It’s native to the northern Mediterranean.

Prayer Plant (Maranta Leuconeura)

7 Indoor Plants Safe for Pets & Kids
The prayer plant gets its name from the way the leaves fold in the evening, as if they’re hands folded in prayer. Native to the rainforests of Brazil, the prayer plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight and high humidity.

Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea Elegans)

7 Indoor Plants Safe for Pets & Kids
The parlour palm is native to Mexico and Guatemala and indoors it can grow to about two meters. It prefers humidity and bright, indirect light but will tolerate drier, low-light conditions. One of the great features of the parlour palm is that it’s low maintenance.

Phalaenopsis Orchids

7 Indoor Plants Safe for Pets & Kids
The Phalaenopsis orchid is non-toxic to cats and dogs, so feel free to keep them in any room of the house. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to care for. Just water with three ice cubes per week. There are many different species and they come in a variety of colors.
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