Names of Pet Friendly Plants-Non- Poisonous HousePlants


Hi Ed,

You can find the names and see pictures of pet friendly plants (non poisonous plants) by going to the Plant Wizard section of the website. Scroll down to Toxicity; check Non-Poisonous; click View Results. A list of non-poisonous plants will appear, as well as their pictures, and care information.

Some of my favorite plants that are safe to have around pets are the indoor palms.: bamboo palm, areca palm, cat palm, kentia palm, majesty palm, and parlor palm. These plants are lovely tall trees. These flowering plants are lovely: African violet, bromeliad, christmas cactus, hoya, lipstick plant, and orchids.

You can find my care tips on how to grow and care for these non- poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched, immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.  More poisonous houseplant information and pictures of common plants that are dangerous to children and pets can be found in my book Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat: A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants plants in the

Popular Houseplant section of the website.