As a pet parent, you might be caught in the crosshairs of wanting an apartment full of lush greenery, and fearing for your pet’s health, should you introduce a new plant to your household. After all, cats and dogs are notorious for licking or chewing on just about anything in their path, and the last thing you want is to unintentionally harm your four-legged friend with a potentially poisonous plant.
Luckily, you can purchase pet-safe plants for your apartment home. These 5 options are great for pet parents and should not result in any negative effects.
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)
If you want to add a pop of color to your home, a Boston Fern is a pet-safe option. These ferns look great in hanging planters, and their bright green coloring makes them ideal for livening up your space.
Rubber Plant (Peperomia Obtusifolia)
True to their name, Rubber Plants have shiny leaves that look almost artificial. Rubber Plants of the Peperomia variety are non-toxic to pets and low maintenance – making them perfect for beginners.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
Spider plants are among the most popular plants for apartment dwellers, thanks to their ease of care and air purification qualities. They’re also safe for cats and dogs and require very little care.
Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea Elegans)
Looking for an oversized plant that thrives in low light? The Parlor Palm is perfect for you! This type of palm can grow up to 9 feet tall, is hard to kill, and safe for pets.
Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)
While we can’t guarantee that owning a Money Tree will bring you any financial good luck, we can say with certainty that this large plant is both eye-catching and non-toxic to your four-legged friend!
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