You might want to redesign your space and add some character or color to it, and you’ve probably already fallen in love with a Bromeliad or a Sago Palm. In order to choose between the two though you have to also consider this furry soul you share the house with and how the presence of your beloved plant may affect its health. Plants and pets don’t always go together, and there are many plants commonly found in our homes that we have no idea they can be a threat to our little friends.
Thanks to this huge variety of choices that nature is offering us there are still many beautiful and exquisite plants & flowers you can have that will brighten up your space and pose no health risk for your kitties and puppies.
Plants you and your fluffy friends will love:
If you are in a festive mood during Christmas do not hesitate to add a Christmas Cactus in your seasonal decoration as it is completely safe to have it around cats and dogs. Be careful though and still try not to let them play with it. It might be non-toxic, but if your pets accidentally eat it this may cause them some internal discomfort.
This house plant would be an especially nice fit for your bathroom as it endures in a wide range of humidity conditions. Though it would be an equally good choice for any other space of yours with indirect light. In case your cats and dogs are triggered to chew its hairy fronds know that they are entirely harmless for them.
Polka Dot Plant
Native Madagascar Polka Dot can add a touch color splash wherever you place it. Prefer spots where it can get indirect light and make sure you keep the soil moist. Non-toxic for pets in general, though if your little friend is a bit sensitive make sure it won’t consume a large amount of it to avoid any mild stomach discomfort.
If you are an orchid lover then you can definitely have one around your pets since there is no harm for them. Just one small warning: if your potting mix contains bark chips then make sure your cats and dogs will not chew or swallow it. Don’t worry, the chips are not toxic, yet they may cause some discomfort.
If you have a nice, big, bright window in the living room or the kitchen then this would be the perfect spot for a Bromeliad. It will add a tropical touch and liven up your space. And if your cats and dogs are digging lovers when it comes to pots, know that this pet-friendly plant can also grow totally soil-free attached to a log.
Plants to avoid around your pets:
When thinking of spring, Daffodil is one of the first flowers that come to mind. But despite its beauty, this plant should definitely be kept away from pets. Its flowers, and especially the bulbs, contain a compound that is severely toxic and may result in serious conditions for your little friends.
There are two types of Crocus: the Spring and the Autumn one, both not quite pet-friendly but in different threat levels. Spring Crocus is non-toxic, though it may cause some mild discomfort in case your dog eats it. Autumn Crocus, on the other hand, is highly toxic and may result in severe stomach issues to your pet.
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