19 Apr Ten pet-safe indoor plants
If you have been following our page, you will know that sago palm, lilies, spring bulbs and oxalate containing plants can all be problematic for our pets. But what about safe plants? As indoor plants continue to gain popularity, many pet owners are contacting us to check if their house plants are pet friendly.
Here are 10 indoor plants that are considered safe for our pets.
🌿 Baby Tears – Soleirolia soleirolii
🍂 Boston Fern – Nephrolepis exaltata
🌿 Calatheas – Calathea spp.
🍂 Christmas Cactus – Schlumbergera
🌿 Golden cane palm – Dypsis lutescens
🍂 Moon Orchid – Phalaenopsis Orchid
🌿 Mosaic Plant – Fittonia albivenis
🍂 Pilea spp.
🌿 Polka Dot Plant – Hypoestes phyllostachya
🍂 Spider plant – Anthericum comosum
Keep in mind that even pet friendly plants can potentially result in gastrointestinal upset and possibly allergic reactions when ingested by pets. The appropriate placement of indoor plants therefore remains an important factor in reducing risks to your pet. If you have a particularly mischievous pet, consider keeping indoor plants out of reach by placing them in sturdy pots in elevated spaces, hanging pots, or even suspending them from the ceiling.
To keep your pet friendly indoor plants strong and healthy, We the Wild has a range of organic Australian made pet friendly plant care products. These products have been thoroughly evaluated by the Australian Animal Poisons Centre and have been deemed safe for pets. The Plant Lovers’ Essential Kit (available at wethewild.co/products/kit) is a great gift for anyone fond of indoor plants, whilst the Plant Mama Care Kit (available at wethewild.co/products/the-plant-mama-care-kit) makes a perfect Mother’s Day pressie! For more information and to order, visit www.wethewild.co. We would like to thank We The Wild for sponsoring this post and keeping the Animal Poisons Helpline free for all pet owners in Australia and New Zealand.