8 Indoor Plants Safe for Cats and Dogs

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Boston ferns (Nephrolepis) are popular houseplants, but cats and dogs may chew their shaggy fronds. Its sword fern-like foliage shoots straight up from the plant's core and arches as it grows.  

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Boston Fern

One of the most famous flowering houseplants that are safe for pets is the African violet (Saintpaulia). They do best in mild temperatures and normal humidity, and they bloom when there isn't much light.   

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African Violet

Terrariums, hanging baskets, and indoor tree bases look good with Soleirolia soleirolii's creeping mat of tiny green leaves. Baby tears plants cover dirt and may deter pets from digging in houseplants.   

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Baby’s Tears

Despite being a nettle (Urticaceae), this easy-keeper with round, fleshy leaves in vivid green is safe for cats and dogs. It is best placed in bright, indirect light, but it may survive in moderate-to-low light.  

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Chinese Money Plant

The pet-friendly banana tree (Musa spp.) is a stunning accent plant that grows to six feet or more, though dwarf variants reach two to four feet. Tropical cuisine uses long, wide leaves from a central stem to steam or serve meals.   

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Banana Tree 

This beautiful plant is safe for cats and dogs because it doesn't hurt them. Rosettes on the echeveria plant are full and can be any color from greenish-silver to blue-green or even lilac.  

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Gloxinia crosses are small houseplants that flower and grow to be six to ten inches tall. It needs low light and shouldn't be in full sunlight. It needs to be watered often, and the dirt should stay damp while it grows.  

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Spider plants thrive on floating shelves and hanging baskets due to their cascading foliage. Ribbon plant, also known as airline plant, is a resilient houseplant that's safe for cats and dogs.   

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Spider Plant 

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