Pet Friendly Plants

The team at fleurdetroit may have extensive house plant collections, but most of us also have dogs or cats at home (and in the office!). Keeping our furry friends safe from toxic house plants is a responsibility we all have. But you don’t have to sacrifice great plants to have a curious pet safe home. Below are a few of our favorite house plants we offer that are also safe for your dog and cat if they happen to munch a leaf or stem.

Aluminum Plant

Pilea cadierei
Native to China and Vietnam, the aluminum plant’s striking silver and green leaves prefer bright indirect light and to be kept moderately moist.

Baby Rubber Plant

Peperomia obtusifolia
Although unrelated to the rubber tree that is the primary source of natural rubber, the baby rubber plant is an attractive, easy-care plant that enjoys bright indirect light and drying out slightly between waterings.

Baby’s Tears

Soleirolia soleirolii
A member of the nettle family and native to the Mediterranean region, baby’s tears like to be kept evenly moist and thrive in indirect light.

Rabbit’s Foot Fern

Davallia spp.
Sometimes called the ‘good luck’ plant due to its charming silvery-brown, fur-like rhizomes, the rabbit’s foot fern thrives in bright indirect light and high humidity.

Goldfish Plant

Hypocyrta nummularia
Named after its charming fish-shaped flowers, the goldfish plant will do best in bright indirect light and with the top inch or two of soil dry between waterings.

Parlor Palm

Chamaedorea elegans
Palms are symbols of victory, peace, and fertility. They thrive in very bright light and require water when the top two inches of the soil is dry.

Cerveza and Lime

Plectranthus hybrid
A fun lime-scented plant with soft foliage and pleasant smell, with excellent heat and drought tolerance.

Chinese Money Plant

Pilea peperomioides
Originally thought to bring fortune and good luck, the Chinese money plant is easy to care for in bright indirect light and by allowing the top inch of soil to dry between waterings.

Air Plants

Tillandsia are native to South and Central America and love high humidity and indirect light.

For more information, or to check plants you already have at home, visit the ASPCA website for an extensive list of toxic and non-toxic plants.

Animal Poison Control