Co-Living Plants and Pets
Are you a pet owner looking to add some natural decor to your home?While houseplants have the ability to add lushness and color to a room, many species can be toxic to pets that may decide that this attractive green leaf is yummy.
Pets, whether a dog, cat, or another type of animal, truly become part of our families. The last thing we want is to make our pet sick, especially if we could've prevented it in the first place. Although we love both plants and pets, many indoor plants are toxic to animals. When they eat or chew poisonous plants it can cause some health concerns, and the last thing we want is to make our pet sick, especially if we could've prevented it in the first place.
If your furry housemate has a tendency to chew things, or if you just want to play it safe, it does not mean you’ll have to give up on adding plants to your home. Luckily, there are a number of plants that can add beauty to your home without being a threat to your pet.
These top 5 recommendations are a part of our pet-friendly plants collection, and are the best solution to decorate your home while making this co-living possible.
1. Dixie - Beaucarnea
Dixie has a thick brown trunk and tousled curly, dark green leaves, giving him a look of his own. Although he looks like one, he is neither a palm nor a tree but actually a succulent and a member of the Agave family..
Dixie is known to be a very easy plant - he requires minimum attention and can survive long periods without water. Combine that with the fact that he’s also safe for pets, and it’s easy to understand why this plant is one of the most popular houseplants nowadays.
2. Trio - Calathea Triostar
Trio is a stylish beauty from South America. She has extra unique foliage of pink-green and white, making her attractive to curious animals in your house. This is not a beginner’s plant. Trio’s care can be filled with joy and heartbreak, but the effort worth it. Luckily, like other Calatheas, the Calathea Triostar is safe and should not cause harm to animals in ingested.
3. Oli - Olive Tree
Growing a tree indoors could end up being one of your best interior design decisions. In the right environment, these majestic shrubs can be extremely easy to care for—just think of the dry regions they naturally call home if you want a few ideas. Give Oli a lot of sun, and he will be happy.This tree is a fun and fairly easy plant to dress up your brightest windows. Oli has a modern look and so he can fit in many different settings. The same way we as humans eat his fruits, he is safe to animals and will cause no harm to a pet who chews his leaves.
4. Kenny - Kentia Palm
The Kentia Palm is one of the world's most popular indoor palms. He is native to the islands of the South Pacific and this is exactly the feeling he will add to your home. Kenny can tolerate some neglect and live in a shadier place, making him a low maintenance and trouble-free palm to provide lush, leafy, tropical foliage and an exotic element to any home he’s placed it.
5. Dalia - Calathea Medaillon
Dalia is a truly unique tropical plant that comes from South America. She is very popular because of her large, medallion-like leaves, painted in a lush green pattern on top, and a deep purple underneath. But she’s not popular only because of her look but also for her movement: her leaves rise and fall throughout the day in response to the light they receive, so her form and look change constantly.This super attractive plant also make the pets in our homes curious, but luckily is completely safe for pets to play with.