8 exotic Indoor plants safe for pets

Indoor plants safe for pets

We all know pets, especially cats are inquisitive animals, they like adventures, and sometimes it leads to serious trouble, many of us love to grow indoor plants for many reasons and also wants to keep pet simultaneously, but unfortunately, many common indoor plants are poisonous to pet, especially to cats. As pets are always eager to explore their surroundings, they can bite, scratch, or chew dangerous plants. If you want to grow indoor plants and also want to keep cats as pets, there are still plenty of opportunities to grow indoor plants in the presence of pet cats. I recently had a chit-chat with my friend (veterinary doctor) and got handy information about what plants are safer for pets, especially for cats and dogs.
Here is the list below of indoor plants safe for pets.

1: Money Tree Indoor Plant

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Money tree plant safe for pets

Money tree A.K.A Pachira Aquatica is originating from southern and northern America, this plant is also considered a safe indoor plant for pets, Its average length in the natural environment is up to 18 feet, and its average age is 10 to 15 years. Its average growth in a year is 24 to 26 inches.

Although the Money tree indoor plant is quite happy with plenty of water, keep in mind you should grow this plant in a pot having well-drained sandy soil, or peat moss-based soil to avoid root rot. Pets are pretty happy in this indoor plant presence, and this plant is also beneficial in the air purifying process and cleaning toxic elements from the air. It is a pet a friendly indoor plant.

2: Parlor Palm Indoor plant

Parlor Palm Indoor plant, care-lifespan-origin
Parlor Palm Indoor plant, care-lifespan-origin

Parlor palm indoor plant a.k.a Chamaedorea elegans is originating from Mexico and Guatemala with rainforest regions. Parlor palms grow very slowly and can grow indoors by 2 to 4 feet and in the natural environment by 6 to 8 feet they can survive happily indoors for more than 20 years and in the natural environment, they can survive for 3 to 4 decades. It requires a few hours of sunlight to grow properly so if you plan to grow Parlor palm as an indoor plant you should make sure you can provide sunlight at this level.

Another necessary care about it is to grow it in a larger pot, it’s not happy growing in a small pot, and always provide water when the soil is dry from the surface, and repot it each 2 to 3 years after for Parlor palm better strength and growth. This plant is harmless for pets even if pets chew its leaves no problems for them. It’s a pet-friendly indoor plant.

3: Calathea Orbifolia indoor plant

Calathea Orbifolia indoor plant-care-tips-lifespan-height
Calathea Orbifolia indoor plant-care-tips-lifespan-height

Calathea Orbifolia this plant belongs to Bolivia and it can grow up to 2 feet wide and 3 feet tall at its maximum growth. Cold temperatures can reduce the life of Calathea Orbifolia and this indoor plant requires lots of care because it is a sensitive but beautiful plant, Its average age is 1 year or more if cared for properly. Calathea Orbifolia indoor plants can survive with less water than with too much water. We couldn’t help but take note of the intricate leaf patterns on this houseplant. Its partial shade requirements make it perfect for displaying on a shelf or stand that doesn’t see regular sunlight.
It also produces new oxygen and helps to clean the air; it looks beautiful and stylish and makes a new fresh look in your room. It’s very friendly for pets, and there is no harm ever reported from Calathea Orbifolia to pets.

4: bird’s nest fern indoor plant

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A majority of botanists recommend this plant as an air cleaner because it originates from East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australia. Typically, it’s grown in palm trees, and other trees, but the plants don’t grow much taller than 4 feet.
The ideal environment for your bird’s nest fern plant is a humid one. It can thrive with regular mistings, as well as a layer of mulch over the soil surface to help keep the moisture in. Feed it with a water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season, and repot every couple of years to show your plant some love.
Bird nest fern is also helpful for a clean and healthy room environment and purifying air as well as producing new oxygen, this indoor plant is pet friendly and you can grow it in your room, with no side effects if pets touch or chew its leaves.

5: Polka Dot indoor plant

Polka dot as indoor plant care tips lifespan height origin
Polka dot as indoor plant care tips lifespan height origin

Polka dot indoor plant A.K.A Hypoestes phyllostachya originating from Madagascar; it can grow up to 4 feet tall in the natural environment but can grow only 10 inches as an indoor plant. This exotic plant requires moist soil all the time and indirect light for better and healthy growth; it belongs to flowering plant species. The lifespan of a polka dot is quite reasonable as it belongs to a flowering plant, it can grow and survive up to two years. As it is very popular due to its colorful leaves, its leaves can develop better results in indirect light.
Polka dot is also regarded as an environmental weed in Queensland Australia. You should use liquid fertilizer for the Polka Dot plant for better growth once in two weeks. It’s considered pet friendly and does not harm pets. Nontoxic to cats and Nontoxic to dogs as well.
Friendship Plant as an Indoor plant
Friendship plant, A.K.A Pilea involucrata is also a very stylish and soft indoor plant; it is native to soutAmericaca and centraAmericaca and can grow well where humidity is high plant lovers love its brilliant colored flowers and its lifespan is about 3 years in the natural environment.
It can maximum grow one to two feet long and its leaves size is about one inch to 3 inches; it’s very environmentally friendly and helps to clean the air as well as reproduce new oxygen. It is considered one of the top choices as a pet-friendly indoor plant. It’s nontoxic to cats and dogs also.

6: Basil as an indoor plant

 Basil as an indoor plant care tips lifespan origin and height and pets friendly
Basil as an indoor plant care tips lifespan origin and height and pets friendly

Basil indoor plant A.K.A Ocimum basilicum belongs to the mint herbal plant family; its leaves have a very striking and romantic aroma. Basil plant is native to India, Pakistan, and some parts of Nepal. The lifespan of a basil plant can last from one year to two years in an indoor environment, but it can last about four years in the natural environment.
It does not need much water; you should provide it once a week or when the soil surface becomes dry one inch deep, liquid fertilizers should be provided each month. You can repot it for the better and longer life of Basil.
It is one of the best choices as a pet-friendly indoor plant; it’s nontoxic to cats and dogs, and basil plants have been used as herbs for several hundred years. It also helps to clean toxic elements from the air and provides a fresh feeling in the room. It is considered one of the best indoor plants that are both pet-friendly and environmentally friendly.

7: Watermelon Peperomia as an indoor plant

watermelon as an indoor plant care tips lifespan height pets friendly or not
watermelon as an indoor plant care tips lifespan height pets friendly or not

Watermelon Peperomia A.K.A Peperomia argyreia is belonged to flowering plant species, it originates from Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, and Venezuela, its leaves look like watermelon, and its flower smells very refreshing and unique, Its lifespan is five years with proper care and its maximum height recorded 12 inches so far.
It’s important to avoid watering too much or not enough. If you water moderately and thoroughly, you might get things just about perfect; if not, your plant will start showing signs of rot or wilting. The best way to find the perfect balance is by taking note when the top of the soil feels dry – then water as needed, but less in winter. As well as light requirements, it requires indirect proper light to grow properly, if you do not have proper light all day, you should at least arrange light or place it where at least sunlight reaches indirectly.
During the spring and summer months (when your plant is actively growing) use diluted liquid fertilizer once every two to four weeks until fall. Watermelon peperomia is also nontoxic to cats and nontoxic to dogs; you can grow this plant at house

8: Orchid as an indoor plant

Orchid as an indoor plant- care tips lifespan pets friendly or not
Orchid as an indoor plant- care tips lifespan pets friendly or not

The orchid indoor plant originates from China and Japan, and its history begins 3000 years before. This plant is also considered safe for pets cats and dogs. Orchid indoor plant A.K.A Phalaenopsis orchids lifespan in the natural environment is about 20 years or more and as an indoor plant, its lifespan is 10 years.

Orchid plants require water once a week, or when your plant soil dries at least one inch deep, whatever comes first. It requires regular light so better to place the Orchid plant in the east or west window to get proper light. You should use liquid fertilizer once a month.Repoting each after two years will give a boost in growth and longer life.

Orchid plants do not require a special type of soil, and they grow in trees in natural environments. This plant can happily grow in peat moss, fir bark, dried fern roots, sphagnum moss,

Orchid as an indoor plant is also an ideal plant as pet-friendly veterans recommend this plant if you have pets at home, there are no harmful signs ever discovered for pets, Its nontoxic to pets, especially cats and dogs.

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