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
  • Aluminum Plant
  • 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
  • Bromelaid
  • Bunny Ears Cactus/Prickly Pear Cactus
  • Calathea
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Echeveria
  • Fittonia (Nerve Plant, Mosaic Plant)
  • Gloxinia
  • Haworthia
  • Hypoestes phyllostachya (Polkadot Plant)
  • Hoya 
  • Letizia Sedeveria Succulent
  • Lithops (Living Stones)
  • Lola Succulent
  • Maidenhair Fern
  • Majesty Palm
  • Maranta (Prayer Plant)
  • Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
  • Parlor Palm (Neanthe Bella Palm)
  • Peperomia
  • Pilea Peperomiodes
  • Ponytail Palm
  • Purple Waffle Plant (Hemigraphis alternata)
  • Purple Passion Vine, Royal Velvet (Gynura aurantica)
  • Rabbit's Foot Fern
  • Rattlesnake Plant (Prayer Plant)
  • Silver Lace Fern/Slender Brake Fern (Pteris ensiformis)
  • Spider Plant
  • Staghorn Fern
  • 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)
  • Asparagus Fern/Lace Fern
  • Bear's Paw Succulent
  • Begonia
  • Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)
  • Caladium
  • Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
  • Coffee Plant (Coffea arabica)
  • Colocasia
  • Cornplant
  • Cyclamen
  • Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
  • Dracaena
  • Dwarf Umbrella Tree/Schefflera
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ficus
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig
  • Foxtail Fern
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Kalanchoe
  • Monstera (Cutleaf Philodendron)
  • Mother of Thousands
  • Norfolk Island Pine
  • Oxalis (Shamrock)
  • Panda Plant
  • Peace Lily
  • Pencil Cactus
  • Philodendron
  • Poinsettia
  • Pothos
  • Ribbon Plant
  • Schefflera/Dwarf Umbrella Tree
  • Silver Squill (Ledebouria socialis)
  • Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
  • String of Pearls
  • String of Bananas
  • Tradescantia zebrina (Wandering Jew)
  • Yucca
  • ZZ Plant