8 Houseplants That Are Safe for Dogs and Cats

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis)

Non-toxic to cats and dogs; lush, shaggy fronds. Prefers humidity and bright, indirect light. Keep lightly moist with weekly watering.

African Violet (Saintpaulia)

Non-toxic, popular flowering plant for low light. Water from the bottom; avoid letting it sit in water. Use non-toxic fertilizer to avoid pet ingestion issues.

Baby s Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)

Tiny green leaves; great for terrariums and hanging baskets. Keeps soil covered, discouraging pets from digging. Requires consistently moist, rich, slightly acidic soil.

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)

Round, fleshy leaves; safe for pets. Thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate low light. Water infrequently but deeply.

Banana Tree (Musa spp.)

Dramatic, non-toxic plant growing up to six feet. Needs rich soil, bright light, and regular watering. Dwarf varieties available, topping out at two to four feet.

Echeveria (Echeveria spp.)

Striking succulent with non-toxic, plump rosettes. Requires 4-6 hours of sun daily and watering when soil is dry. Sensitive to overwatering and prolonged drought.

Gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa)

Compact, flowering plant with ruffled leaves and blooms. Keep out of bright, direct light; requires frequent watering. Non-toxic, with a bloom cycle followed by dormancy.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum)

Hardy, cascading plant suitable for elevated spaces. Tolerant of various light, moisture, and soil conditions. Prefers partial shade; water regularly and maintain moist.