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The Top 5 Houseplants That Are Pet Friendly

Do you have pets but want to brighten up your home with houseplants? Well, you’re in luck! You can still do that even with a cat or dog – or both! Check out the list below to keep your furbabies safe and to make your home beautful. Each plant listed will have information on the best lighting, soil, and watering needs. These plants below are easy to care for so they are perfect for starter plants for pet owners.

Spider plant
chlorophytum comosum

Spider plants may be the easiest houseplants to care for. They’re very durable and can adapt pretty well to different levels of light and water. You can easily propgate spider plants as well! If your cat enjoys playing with stringy plants, it would be best to keep them in a hanging pot. These plants enjoy bright, indirect sunlight but can tolerate lower lighting. Keep the soil most, but not soggy. Let it dry out a bit in between water. Make sure the soil drains well.


These plants are pretty low maintenance and come in many different varieties. They like bright, indirect sunlight. The best soil is a quick-draining potting soil, like the African violet soil blend. Keep the soil most but not soggy. Allow the top couple of inches of soil to dry out in between waterings.

Zebra cactus

A part of the succulent family, these low-growing plants have distinctive studded white bands on its leaves. These plants do well in bright light and in moist conditions with plenty of soil drainage. It’s shape and size resembles aloe, except these plants are safe for pets. Aloe is not!

Boston fern
Nephrolepis exaltata

Popular for their frilly green leaves, Boston ferns are a classic beauty that add charm to any room. These plants do best in a cool place with high humidity and indirect light. These plants are not only safe for pets, but they are one of the easiest types of ferns to care for.

Hibiscus syriacus

Add some tropical flair to your home with a hibiscus. These plants do really well in direct light and temperatures between 55 and 70 degrees Farenheit. It is important to keep the soil moist at all times. Saturate the soil at every watering.

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