Plants for Pet Lovers
Top 10 Best Pet Friendly Plants for Your Home
It’s true, you can own plants and pets together! Nowadays, you would be hard-pressed to find a home that doesn't have some kind of pet, whether that be a dog or a cat, or whatever other animals people are interested in owning! You would also be hard-pressed to find a home that doesn't have a houseplant in it, after the boom in indoor tropicals over the past few years. The key is to find a plant that fits in with your home and those who live inside it, so we have come up with a list of the top 10 pet-friendly houseplants for you to incorporate into your life!
Calathea Lancifolia Rattlesnake
Calathea Lancifolia, aka the Rattlesnake Plant, is a great, pet-friendly houseplant option for homes that have both pets and young ones. This is due to its care routine being much more low maintenance than other varieties of Calathea within the Marantaceae family. Its foliage is tougher, being able to handle a little less light and less consistent care routines than its sister plants, not to mention the stunning patterns on its long, linear leaves.
Bamboo Palm, aka Chamaedorea Seifrizii, is a stunning tropical plant that you can add to your pet-friendly home. Getting its name from its likeness to bamboo, with clumping stems marked by older leaves that have shed, this palm is very slow-growing and will add a beautiful touch to your home with deep green leaves that arch from the stem. They can even handle slightly dimmer locations in your home, allowing you to keep a little bit of green everywhere!
Platycerium Bifurcatum, aka Staghorn Fern, is named for the unique shape of its fronds, looking like a botanical hunting trophy when mounted on driftwood hanging on your wall. In its natural environment of tropical forests, it grows on tree trunks or rocks, absorbing moisture from the humid air and collecting nutrients from the falling leaves of overhead trees. You can certainly feel comfortable adding this velvety, pet-friendly plant to your home.
Fittonia, aka Nerve Plant, a compact, trailing plant with striking patterned foliage coming in greens, reds, pinks and whites, is a delightful option for a furry friend-filled home. Each variety has vivid veining throughout the leaves, staying relatively compact when kept in bright, indirect light. That being said, they can tolerate a range of light conditions, but they will need a little bit of pruning once in a while! Keep your pet-friendly plant in a humid environment and it will love you even more.
Hoya Carnosa, aka Wax Plant, is a staple of most people's childhood homes, or maybe even your grandparent's homes! Known for their long, vining tendrils, waxy leaves and sweet-smelling flowers, the classic Carnosa is an excellent choice for your home. Their large, dark green, almond-shaped leaves that emerge along the vines can handle lower light spaces and give any home that jungle feeling. The fact that this is a pet-friendly plant is just the icing on top.
Peperomia Caperata, aka Ripple Peperomia, is a species of flowering plant in the family Piperaceae, native to Brazil. It is a mound-forming evergreen perennial, never growing too tall, and wide, with deeply ridged, heart-shaped leaves, and narrow spikes of white flowers. It also comes in an assortment of colours! Peperomias are famous for being tolerant, pet-friendly plants and you can feel at ease keeping them around your furry friends.
Polka Dot Plant
Polka Dot Plant, aka Hypoestes Phyllostachya, yet another stunning, pet-friendly plant, is a lively and beautiful little one with brightly spotted leaves that stand out especially well against other plants. This is another plant that comes in a variety of colours, in vibrant pinks and reds, there is even a more subtle white option. The colourful splotches often merge into dark green sections, providing unique patterns on each of the leaves.
Variegated Spider Plant
Spider Plant, aka Chlorophytum Comosum, is considered one of the most adaptable of houseplants as it can grow in a wide range of conditions. It gets its name from the spider-like offsets, or spiderettes, which dangle from the mother plant like spiders on a web. According to a NASA clean air study, spider plants can filter formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air so why not get one of these little pet-friendly plants to keep in your home with all its occupants!
Pilea Cadierei, aka Aluminum Plant or Aluminum Pilea, named for its unique mounds of quilted leaves, covered in sharp silver markings, is a delightful, easy-to-grow plant to add to your collection. Since they are such swift growers with a spreading habit, they often need to have any leggy growth pruned back, which will only encourage fuller growth for the future! These are another great pet-friendly plant option for any home.
Last, but certainly not least, the Money Tree, aka Pachira Aquatica, is a pet-friendly plant safe for any home. These beautiful specimens are also considered a symbol of luck and prosperity, where there are thought to be fortunes trapped within their braided stems. They were actually first cultivated by a truck driver in Taiwan, and quickly became popular in Japan and East Asia, also becoming associated with the Chinese practice of Feng Shui.
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