8 Non-Toxic Indoor Plants for Those with Pets

Non-Toxic Indoor Plants

Looking for Non-Toxic Indoor Plants? We can help you find the right plants for you that are safe and pet-friendly.

1. Calathea Lancifolia

Calathea lancifola

The Calathea lancifolia (otherwise known as the rattlesnake plant) is safe for cats and dogs. It has very a distinctive colour and appealing leaves. It’s an ideal addition to a room with low light, due to its easy watering schedule. The Calathea lancifolia grows best in fast-draining soil that can be fertilised during warmer temperatures. Simply place in a bright room (away from any direct light), and your plant will thrive. Water when the soil is dry to the touch, they also enjoy a misting of water too.

2. Spider Plant

Chlorophytum comosum, Spider plant in white hanging pot / baske

The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is one of the easiest plants to grow indoors, it also features on our list of Top 10 Best Indoor Plants For Dark Rooms. The spider plant is highly resistant and a great indoor air purifier. Keep your spider plant away from direct sunlight, and water regularly. As spider plants are so tolerable, they won’t mind your furry animals brushing past them or playing with them.

3. Cast Iron Plant

Cast Iron Plant

The cast iron plant is a superb indoor plant that is also pet friendly and safe. Keep the soil slightly moist and well-drained. Keep the cast iron plant in a light room, but away from direct sunlight. The cast iron plant is relatively easy to keep healthy and is also a great-looking plant to have around the home.

4. Parlour Palm

Chamaedorea elegans

The Parlour Palm is an easy-care indoor plant that is pet friendly and easy to grow. The Parlour Palm is shade-friendly and will thrive well in rooms that aren’t so light. It is a low-maintenance plant that requires water when the top few centimetres of compost have dried out during spring/summer. Reduce watering in winter and liquid feed once a month during warmer temperatures.

5. Venus Flytrap

Venus Flytrap

The Venus Flytrap is a pet-friendly plant and is also relatively low-maintenance. Place your Venus Flytrap on a bright windowsill where it receives plenty of sun, and keep it watered well with distilled or rainwater. If there are flies, it will do a good job of catching them for you. It needs a couple of insects a month in order to sustain itself. Make sure the soil around the base is always damp to the touch.

6. Boston Fern

Boston Fern

The Boston Fern is an ideal plant for those with pets, it is low-maintenance and only requires liquid food once every two months. Keep in a cool place and away from direct sunlight. Try placing in a high-humidity room with good airflow and in-direct sunlight. For extra humidity, you can try misting the plant every so often, making sure that the soil stays damp.

7. Watermelon Peperomia

Watermelon Peperomia

The Peperomia family includes a great variety of plants, however, the Watermelon Peperomia is an ideal option for those with pets. They thrive best when kept out of direct sunlight, they also don’t need too much hydration. Only water when the top inch or two of the soil is dry and keep it in warm conditions.

8. Orchid


Orchids are one of the most popular indoor house plants but can be somewhat challenging to keep alive and healthy. With proper care, orchids can last a long time by watering once a week in winter and twice a week in warmer months. Your orchid will live longer when placed in an indirectly bright, warm room. It will typically bloom once a year for up to three or so months. The flowers will die off and hopefully come back six-nine months later.

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