9 Popular Houseplants That Are Toxic to Dogs

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Unfortunately, the fiddle leaf fig—one of the Internet's most popular houseplants—is hazardous to dogs. A medium to large houseplant with a slim trunk and enormous fiddle-shaped leaves, the fiddle leaf fig is loved by interior decorators and houseplant aficionados.  

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Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

Philodendron, a big tropical plant genus, is popular among indoor gardeners for its beautiful foliage and ease of care. Philipodendron 'Brasil', 'Micans,' and heartleaf are popular.  

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Recently, ZZ plants (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) have become popular because they can survive in almost full darkness and make great low-light plants. ZZ plants are low-maintenance houseplants since they grow from rhizomes and need little water.  

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ZZ Plant 

Despite its many medical benefits, aloe vera can be poisonous to dogs.5 Western Asian succulent aloe is grown worldwide for its medicinal and agricultural applications.  

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Aloe Vera

South African bird of paradise plants (Strelitzia) are tropical houseplants. Their enormous leaves and beautiful orange and blue flowers that mimic birds in flight made them popular houseplants.   

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Bird of Paradise 

Dieffenbachia, often known as dumb canes, are beautiful tropical plants that can grow to four or five feet tall. Popular Dieffenbachia cultivators include D. picta 'Camilla' and D. amoena 'Tropic Snow.'  

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Dumb Cane

Bonsai sago palms from tropical Japan are popular houseplants. A hairy trunk supports a crown of lush green palm fronds. They grow slowly, especially indoors.  

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Sago Palm

White flowers and dark, glossy leaves make these tropical plants great houseplants. Peace lily flowers last months and bloom twice a year if properly cared for.  

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Peace Lily 

Flowering perennials from tropical and subtropical Asia and Australia are called alocasia. Alocasia are finicky houseplants that need light, water, and humidity, but their beautiful leaves make them attractive.  

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