Houseplants and Pets

plants safe for pets
Houseplants are a great way to bring the garden indoors with their fabulous foliage and air cleaning qualities. Unfortunately, some green-leafed beauties may be troublesome for our four-legged friends, and it is important to be mindful when bringing something potentially toxic into the home.
Below is a list of Pet Friendly Houseplants to help you in choosing an indoor plant safe for your dog or cat. We’ve also provided a short listing of houseplants to avoid. For a comprehensive listing, please visit ASPCA.

Pet Safe Plants

air plants

Plants to Avoid

Calamondin Orange

Keeping Pets Away from Plants

Though it is important to choose non-toxic plants to protect your pets, you’ll also want to deter pets from damaging your plants. Here are a few of options:
  • Critter Ridder – This pepper/oil blend has a scent to irritate animals when they taste/touch/smell the product. Simply scatter on top of the soil.
  • Citrus – The scent of lemon and orange is a natural deterrent for cats and dogs. Place lemon or orange peels at the base of plants, or spray plants with a solution of diluted lemon juice.
  • Pebbles & Pinecones – Decorative pebbles or cones are an effective way to deter digging for both cats and dogs, and also add a pretty touch to potted plants. Do not exceed 2” of rock.