best pet friendly houseplants

pet friendly houseplants

best pet friendly houseplants comes with a long list of benefits both for your indoor garden and your health

With their bright, airy spaces and sleek, modern decor, pet-friendly homes are seeing a surge in popularity as more people choose the modern pet-friendly lifestyle. 

Not only are these spaces more welcoming to people and pets, but they’re also more friendly for plants—especially houseplants. 

The hyper-clean environments and continual supply of water and nutrients have made indoor plants a staple in modern pet-friendly homes. These five pet friendly houseplants comes with a long list of benefits both for your indoor garden and your health. 

pet friendly houseplants

1. Philodendron- pet friendly houseplants

With its variety of leaf shapes and colors, the philodendron (philodendronae) is one of the most versatile houseplants around. With the right care, this plant can grow into a hanging plant, a table fixture or even a floor plant. Better yet  it can thrive in a range of light and temperature conditions. The leaves are also a favorite nesting spot for butterflies and birds.

philodendron plants are pet friendly and benefits humans and animals alike

2. Ficus elastica (rubber plant)-pet friendly houseplants

With its bushy, hanging foliage, the rubber plant (ficus elastica) is a no-fail houseplant, even for the novice gardener. Its sturdy limbs can weather heavier plants and fall gracefully to the floor when its time for the cutting. The glossy garlic cloves that make up its leaves are also a favorite nesting place for butterflies.

The benefits of houseplant rubber plant also benefits humans,it removes formaldeyde,carbon monoxide and benzine from the atmosphere

3. Sanseveria (ivy plant)-pet friendly houseplants

With its versatility, sanseveria (dieffenbachia) is a great houseplant for beginners. This plant can thrive in low light conditions (but  with brighter light it will produce more beautiful flowers). Its leaves are spiked and distinctive, with variety in shade and texture. Like the philodendron, its leaves are a favorite nesting spot for butterflies and birds.

Houseplant ivy also benefits humans, it removes formaldehydes and benzine from the air and improves air quality

4. Dracaena (dragon tree)-pet friendly houseplants

With variety in leaf size, shape and color, dracaena (the dragon tree) is a distinguished houseplant. This plant can range in size from small table plants to floor-sized plants. In better lit conditions, its leaves turn a bright green and the flowers are an added bonus. These flowers are also a favorite nesting spot for birds, butterflies and even spiders.

dracaena dragon tree are pet friendly and improves air quality by removing formaldehydes and carbon monoxides

5. Chlorophytum (mistletoe)

With its unique  varied leaf patterns, chlorophytum (mistletoe) is a pleasant surprise for houseplant lovers. Its compact size and variety in leaf color (green with pink spots, green with white spots or variegated green and white) makes it a favorite for smaller spaces. Its trailing branches make it ideal for hanging baskets or bowls. Like the rubber plant, its leaves are a favorite nesting place for butterflies and birds.

pet friendly houseplant that removes formaldehydes and carbon monoxides from the air

6. Pothos

With thin vines and trailing growth, pothos (philodendron) is a lush plant for hanging baskets and bowls. It can also be placed on shelfs where it will trail down to the floor. With variety in leaf shape (heart-shaped, wavy, arched or cut) and color (ivory, green, yellow or gold), there is a pothos for every space and light condition  – even those poison-proof pets. Remember, pets aren’t the only ones who need to avoid the plant poisons; pothos contains sap that is toxic to humans too.

pet friendly houseplant that removes formaldehydes and benzine from the air

7. Snake plant

Most houseplant lovers know about the accomplishment of the ever-standing mother-in-law plant (eucalyptus), but did you know there was a no-care, no-feed houseplant? The snake plant, also known as daughter-in-law plant is a no-fail houseplant because it doesn’t need water, fertilizer or sun – even on the windowless, darkest rooms. For better lit conditions, its leaves will become more green; in sunniest rooms( Especially south facing ones) it will lose its leaves completely until it burns up and dies. This may sound terrible for pet owners but in fact, the snake plant is very pet friendly and removes  formaldehydes and benzine from the air.

8. Lily plant (pet friendly houseplant that removes formaldehydes and benzine from the air)

The deer balm or Xerxes lily is a pet-friendly, no-toxic houseplant that will provide some color to your houseplant collection. Its yellow-colored flowers appear in spring followed by seed pods that ripen into brown in autumn. This plant is more adaptable than the previously mentioned no-care, no-feed houseplants and does need water and some fertilization. It does not do well in dark rooms but its yellow flowers are a great toxin remover: formaldehydes and benzine.

9. Devil’s ivy (pet friendly houseplant that removes carbon monoxides from the air)

Eudemons ivy is a woody-living vine that can be placed on a bookshelf or hanging basket and will grow up to  15 feet. Its adjustable vines allow the attachment of other houseplants and increase the greenery in your home. Its bright green leaves change to yellow, orange and red in fall. This pet-friendly houseplant removes carbon monoxides from the air.

10. Pothos (pet friendly houseplant that removes formaldehydes and benzine from the air)

Epipremnum aureum known as pothos is a vine, growing as far up to the ceiling as it can reach and dropping leaves along its length. The vine can be trimmed to keep it in check on the ground. Its leaves are jagged, bright green and in fall, change to yellowish-green. This pet-friendly houseplant removes formaldehydes and benzine from the air.

11. Peace lily (pet friendly houseplant that removes  benzene and formaldehydes from the air)

The spathiphyllum, better known as the peace lily, is well known for its white-colored flowers that appear in spring and summer and soon after turn into foliage leaves that fade to pale green or white. This pet-friendly houseplant removes benzine and formaldehydes from the air. It does need fertilization and water once a week.

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