Being visual-oriented, I’ve always loved swiping through Instagram and Pinterest for decorating ideas. My love of succulents, sage and miniature trees knows no bounds! But being dog parent, I have more to consider than just my whimsical taste. So, I started researching indoor houseplants that are safe for dogs.
Here, I’ve chosen plants that are easy to find. I’ve seen many at my local nursery, or in the garden center at Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH), Lowe’s and Home Depot. And as it turns out, many indoor plants that are safe for dogs are easy to care for, and good for first time plant owners.
From ASPCA: Be advised that the consumption of any plant material may cause vomiting and gastrointestinal upset for dogs and cats. Plants listed as either non-toxic, or potentially toxic with mild GI upset as their symptoms are not expected to be life-threatening to your pets.
Please note that many plants look similar, and several variations could appear within plant species. I have done my best to locate accurate pictures, and all my sources point to ASPCA.org. But this list is only meant to spark ideas and creativity. It’s always best to do your own research to ensure you’re providing the safest environment for your pet. View copy of disclaimer
19 Indoor houseplants that are safe for dogs
Haworthia is quite small. They like bright light, but not direct sunlight. I’m thinking they would be perfect for a window sill. View more info at ASPCA.org.
2. Song of India
This beauty is a decorative plant native to islands in the Indian Ocean, such as Madagascar and Mauritius. This plant can grow to 3 feet tall and likes bright, indirect sunlight. I’m thinking it’d be perfect to anchor a corner. View more info at ASPCA.org.
3. Spider Plant
Many indoor houseplants that are safe for dogs are also healthy for us. As it turns out, NASA conducted a “clean air study” in 1989 that determined which indoor plants were most effective at removing toxins and pollutants from the air.
One of my favorite herbs has soft leaves that smell amazing. We planted ours in our community garden pot one year, but it would probably do well in an indoor mini potted herb garden. View more info at ASPCA.org.
5. Burro’s Tail
I love this succulent for its cute little nubs. This is perfect for anyone who likes cute plants. View more info at ASPCA.org.
What’s not to like? Easy to care for, and safe for pandas too! View more info at ASPCA.org.
7. Prayer Plant
This plant is native to Brazil, and actually does pray. When the sun goes down, the Prayer Plant’s leaves close up. Neat! View more info at ASPCA.org.
8. Cast Iron Plant
The Cast Iron plant only needs low light and is perennial! And it doesn’t lose luster if watered irregularly. View more info at ASPCA.org.
This beautiful, tropical plant is best for humid environments. View more info at ASPCA.org.
10. Christmas Cactus
This plant blooms easily with moderate sunlight, and is drought tolerant. View more info at ASPCA.org.
11. American Rubber Plant
Probably my favorite, for its deep burgundy leaves. View more info at ASPCA.org.
12. Moth Orchids
The moth orchid is, reputably, the easiest orchid to grow. Its colorful blooms add brightness to any dull corner. View more info at ASPCA.org.
13. Bottle Palm
The bottle palm does well indoors and in bright sunlight. View more info at ASPCA.org.
14. African Daisy
These colorful flowers add life to any room, and are among my favorite indoor plants that are safe for dogs. View more info at ASPCA.org.
15. Swedish Ivy
This is a beautiful plant, and great for a hanging basket! View more info at ASPCA.org.
16. Lady Palm (Fan-Tufted)
17. Boston Fern
18. Lipstick Plant
Another plant perfect for hanging baskets. View more info at ASPCA.org.
19. Miniature (Dwarf) Date Palm
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