10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants for Your Home

10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants for Your Home

Pet-Friendly Houseplants Guide:

You love your furry friend. And you love plants! Do you have to sacrifice one for the other?

Definitely not!

While yes, there are some plants that are definitely not ok for you to have in your home if you have pets, there are plenty of options of beautiful indoor houseplants that are pet friendly!


1. Peperomia

Peperomia plants are in the pepper corn family, Piperaceae. Plants in this family make great houseplants for newbies because they’re easy to grow and clean the air.

They like humid area which make them a great addition to any bathroom. However, they’re very adaptable and can grow in just about any room in your home.

These plants like medium to bright light and don’t like to be overwatered. It’s non-toxic for cats and dogs.

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2. Spider Plant

The Spider Plants are a great beginner plant. They’re easy to grow and don’t mind being left alone in dark corners!

Aim to water these plants once a week or whenever they seem dry to the touch. Spider plants will produce babies when their roots get nice and bound so don’t transfer these to a bigger pot too soon or you won’t see babies from it!

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3. Fern

Fern is an easy to grow and maintain plant. It likes low to bright indirect light and should be kept away from too much bright sun (north or east facing windows are best).

Be sure to water this one weekly though! It doesn’t like to dry out. If the leaves look a little droopy, it likely just needs some water! Check the soil – if it’s dry, give it some water and it’ll perk up in no time.

This houseplant doesn’t grow super fast so you don’t have to worry about it getting overcrowded quickly.

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4. Pilea

The Chinese Money Plant is growing in popularity because of it’s fun round leaves and the fact that it sprouts so many babies, making it a great gift!

These plants are relatively small, most not growing larger than 18 inches. Pileas don’t like to be overwatered and can get root rot fairly easily. It’s better to underwater than overwater!

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5. Orchid

In the Orchid family, you can find thousands of different species. One of the most common is the Phalaenopsis Orchids

Your orchid will like well-drained growing media, it won’t survive if planted in the soil. It prefers bark, peat moss, cork, etc. At most Garden Centers or Florists, you may be able to find an orchid planting mix that will usually consist of bark, moss, and perlite. 

Orchids prefer to be in bright indirect light. If your orchid is in direct sun, it can result in leaf scorch, and low-lighting will affect your flowers or lack of flowers.

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6. Staghorn Fern

Another member of the fern family (like the Bird’s Nest), the Staghorn Fern loves humidity! This plant does best in bright to moderate indirect light, so keep it near a window but out of direct sun.

The trickiest part of Staghorn Ferns is ensuring they’re getting watered enough without overwatering them. Usually water them every 7-10 days, and less often in the winter.

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7. Hoya

A hardy vining plant with succulent like, oval leaves. Easy to care for, and fairly fast growing. 

Low-maintenance hoya doesn't require a lot of fertilizer, but you can fertilize your hoya if you want it to bloom better. Use any general-purpose houseplant fertilizer and follow the directions on the packaging. She will also enjoy medium to high humidity.

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8. Baby Rubber Plant

Also known as Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegated, this peperomia has succulent like leaves and requires minimal watering. 

This plant likes humidity, consider occasionally misting depending how dry your home is. Use rich, well-draining soil and a drainage pot.

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9. Peperomia Obtusifolia

Also known as a baby rubber plant, this peperomia has succulent like leaves and requires minimal watering. 

Likes humidity, consider occasionally misting depending on how dry your home is. Use rich, well-draining soil and fertilize during its growth period.

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10. Peperomia Lemon Lime

The fleshy succulent like leaves are marbled with lemon lime variegation, requires minimal care.

Likes humidity, consider occasionally misting depending on how dry your home is. Use rich, well-draining soil and fertilize during its growth period.

I hope you learned a thing or two and found a plant (or 3!) to bring home for you and your cat or dog can enjoy together.

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