10 Pet Friendly Plants And 10 That Are Toxic

If you have a pet at home, you surely know that they tend to nibble on the leaves of plants, especially when they are puppies. We tell you which plants coexist perfectly with your pet and which ones can be harmful to their health.


Create a safe environment for your pet by decorating a corner of the living room with Areca. This tropical plant needs to be in a place with lots of light and that its soil is always humid. It will thank you for beautifying the corner.


Perfect for hanging prefers indirect light. You have to water it frequently but with little water. Its ideal temperature is 18ºC. The fern is a very decorative plant that we love and will not cause any harm to your pet.


This round-leaved plant is not toxic to dogs or cats. The file is a must in Nordic decoration and is known as the Swedish ivy. It’s not bad here either, but they don’t grow as much as an ivy. Don’t water it too much and place it in a place where there is a lot of light (but not direct sun).


The elephant foot can reach 10 meters high. However, when we have it in a pot inside the house it does not reach one and a half meters. Very ornamental, this tropical plant coexists with pets without creating any type of discomfort. Do not overwater it and place it in a place where the light will shine.


Cacti and succulents are other perfect choices when looking for non-toxic pet plants. Decorate your house with cacti, so easy to care for that you can enjoy nature at home without worrying about your pet’s health.


Having a canopy will help you keep the environment clean and will add a decorative plus to the place where you place it. Also known as the plant of prayer, you can breathe easy because it does not pose any risk to the health of your pet. 


Its scientific name is ceropegia wooddi. This vine with heart-shaped leaves coexists perfectly with cats and dogs. Perfect for caring for even the most forgetful (it is almost immortal), this plant is very versatile since it does not require many waterings and it loves semi-shaded environments enjoying indirect light.


Delicate and elegant, the orchid is 100% safe for pets. Find a place that receives lots of light and flourishes up to several times a year! Of course, be careful and ensure that the sun does not hit directly on its leaves. And is that decorating a corner with an orchid is always a good option 


Also known as a prayer plant, the maraschino leuconeura (that’s its scientific name) has leaves with unique patterns. If you like this easy-care indoor plant and you have a pet, you can decorate any corner of the house without having to worry about the health of your pet.


Decoration trends have made ficus lyrata a must in any corner of the house. However, its intake produces nausea and/or diarrhea (either in dogs or cats).


Also known as the peace lily, Espatifilo is a plant that can cause many problems for your pet. Attention especially if you have a dog since this plant produces digestive problems and irritations in the mucosa (mouth and throat)


If you like hanging plants and you have a pet, choose another than photos. Just chewing it can seriously irritate your pet.


On a decorative level, this plant with sculptural leaves and also known as Adam’s rib is perfect. But watch out! It can be really dangerous for your pet (cats and dogs). Only by chewing any part of this plant can they have a burning mouth, sharp pain, excessive salivation, and edema or swelling of the tongue and pharynx with difficulty in breathing. If ingestion occurs, the symptoms can be aggravated causing, in extreme cases, the death of your pet.


The ivy is one of the vines that usually embellish the facades of the houses with its green cloak although it can also decorate the interior of our houses. However, it is very toxic to dogs and cats, especially its fruits. Direct contact with ivy can cause dermatitis with irritations and rashes due to the hairs that cover the plant and the juice inside. If ingested it is even worse since it produces gastrointestinal disorders, fever, decreased heart rate, muscle spasms, or even coma. What’s more, your pet can die from suffocation with respiratory arrest.


If you want to color a bland corner with a plant, the croton is a very good option. Of course, if you have a pet, it is better to choose another type of plant since if ingested it can cause problems in the digestive system and even in the nervous system in addition to dehydration.


Although it has many benefits for humans since it is one of the plants that help us purify the air, sansevieria or mother-in-law’s tongue is not suitable for our pets. Whether in cats or dogs, if ingested it can cause nausea, vomiting, excessive salivation, and diarrhea, which may require veterinary attention.


It is one of the quintessential Christmas symbols. However, if you have a dog make sure it does not nibble on any of its leaves as they could cause digestive problems.


With the curative and medicinal properties that this plant has for humans and instead seriously damages our pets. And is that aloe vera is very toxic to both cats and dogs.


This tropical plant with leaves full of silver dots that capture the attention of all audiences is toxic to your pets. Also known as an angel wing, begonia maculate is a perfect plant for beginners. Of course, for all beginners who have neither cats nor dogs.


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