Pets and Plants

It is wise to keep pets away from all house plants regardless of level of toxicity.

The following lists are not complete and are to be used as a guide. If your pet shows interest in consuming any indoor plant, keep them out of their reach. Please do further research and be proactive!

These plants are considered SAFE for pets:

  • African Violet
  • Air Plant (Tillandsia)
  • Areca Palm/Butterfly Palm (Dypsis lutescens)
  • Baby’s Tears
  • Baby Toes Succulent
  • Bamboo
  • Bamboo Palm
  • Banana Plant (Musa)
  • Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
  • Boston Fern
  • Bromeliad
  • Cactus (Pencil Cactus is a toxic Euphorbia)
  • Calathea (Prayer Plant)
  • Christmas Cactus/Thanksgiving (unless large amount is ingested)
  • Echeveria
  • Fittonia (Nerve Plant, Mosaic Plant)
  • Gloxinia
  • Haworthia
  • Hoya (Wax Plant)
  • Hypoestes phyllostachya (Polkadot Plant) 
  • Letizia Sedeveria Succulent
  • Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus)
  • Lithops (Living Stones)
  • Maidenhair Fern
  • Majesty Palm
  • Maranta (Prayer Plant)
  • Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
  • Parlor Palm (Neanthe Bella Palm)
  • Peperomia
  • Pilea
  • Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
  • Purple Waffle Plant (Hemigraphis alternata)
  • Purple Passion Vine, Royal Velvet (Gynura aurantica)
  • Rabbit's Foot Fern
  • Rattlesnake Plant (Goeppertia insignis)
  • Silver Lace Fern/Slender Brake Fern (Pteris ensiformis)
  • Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Staghorn Fern (Platycerium)
  • Sunrise Succulent (Anacampseros telephiastrum)
  • Venus Fly Trap

 

These plants are considered TOXIC to pets (some more severe than others):

  • Alocasia
  • Aloe
  • Amaryllis
  • Arrowhead Plant/Vine (Nephthytis/Syngonium)
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Bear's Paw Succulent (Cotyledon tomentosa)
  • Begonia
  • Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)
  • Caladium
  • Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
  • Coffee Plant (Coffea arabica)
  • Colocasia
  • Cyclamen
  • Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
  • Dracaena
  • Eucalyptus
  • Euphorbia
  • Ficus
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)
  • Ivy
  • Jade (Crassula ovata)
  • Kalanchoe
  • King Sago Palm
  • Monstera
  • Norfolk Island Pine
  • Oxalis (False Shamrock)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
  • Philodendron
  • Poinsettia
  • Pothos
  • Schefflera (Dwarf Umbrella Tree)
  • Silver Squill (Ledebouria socialis)
  • Snake Plant (Dracaena/Sansevieria)
  • String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
  • String of Bananas
  • Tradescantia
  • Yucca
  • ZZ Plant