Pet-friendly Houseplants

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Thinking about adding plants to your home, but aren’t sure which ones are best? Many indoor plants are toxic to animals. Keep your furry friends safe with these easy-to-care-for, non-toxic houseplants.

Air plants are quite unique as they don’t require soil to grow. This plant likes lots of light and can be watered by soaking for 10 minutes, once a week.

Areca palms are also known as bamboo palms or butterfly palms. They can grow from five to eight feet indoors as a mature plant. But don’t confuse it with the sago palm, one of the most poisonous palms to animals.

Friendship plants (genus Pilea) require six to eight hours of indirect light and lots of humidity. They got their name because they’re so easy to propagate and share with friends!

Indoor herbs like basil, sage, and thyme are perfectly happy growing in your sunny kitchen window for easy access when cooking. Avoid lavender and oregano, which can be toxic to cats and dogs if ingested in large quantities.

These are just a few of the many pet-friendly plants to choose from; always do your research before bringing a new plant inside your home.