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Top 5 Pet Friendly Plants

Thursday October 7, 2021
Spider Plant with Housecat
Looking for houseplants that are compatible with your furry friends? Look for the “pet friendly” paw print when searching our Collections + Care page, and read more for a list of our top 5 favourite pet-friendly* plants, curated by our experts!

1) Dragon Fruit Cactus (Hylocereus undatus)

Cactus lovers rejoice! Not just suitable for Dragons, our Dragon Fruit cactus also makes a great companion for your furry friends. Unlike most other cacti, it also has spines that are soft and flexible to the touch. Perfect for pets who have a habit of pawing at plants.

2) Peperomia Obtipan (Peperomia obtusifolia)

Unrelated to the rubber tree, this resilient and pet-friendly plant gets its name from its round, glossy, succulent leaves that bounce back when touched. Originating from Mexico, this new hybrid peperomia can be distinguished by its compact size and unique crimson-laced leaves. 

3) Pilea (Pilea Peperomioides)

An Instagram favourite, pilea goes by many names including Chinese money plant, pancake plant, the UFO plant and the friendship plant. Originating from the Yunnan province of China, it is believed that it will grant its owner wealth and good fortune. 

4) Spider Plant (Chlorophytum)

Well-known for their air-purifying abilities, spider plants are also great for your pet pals as they are non-toxic to cats, dogs and horses. Notoriously resilient, they can tolerate lower light conditions than other foliage plants. 

5) Echeveria Succulents

Oh so easy to care for and available in a wide variety of colours and shapes, echeverias are perfect for both new and experienced plant parents alike. Better yet, these compact plants are also pet-approved!
*The plants in this list have been indicated as being non-toxic to cats and dogs by the ASPCA. Please note that even non-toxic plants can cause stomach upset if ingested. Keep plants out of reach from your pets when possible, and consult a veterinarian if you believe your pets may have ingested any unknown plants, or if they show any unusual symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, or difficulty swallowing or drooling.