14 Trendy Indoor Plants That Are Pet-Safe *and* Stylish
Gardening season has officially begun, and we are all about that jungalow life. Whether you’re looking to up your indoor plant game or are down to get your hands dirty with your first veggie garden, we’re here to help you take your #plantlady status to the next level. Happy digging, all!
If you’re a complete #plantlady but share your home with four-legged friends, you know the struggle: You bring a little greenery into your space, totally love how it looks with your decor, and then your pets are nomming on your (potentially toxic) botanicals. You obvs want to make sure they’re not accidentally eating anything that could be harmful to them, but aren’t quite ready to embrace the artificial trend. According to the extensive ASPCA guideline of toxic and nontoxic plants, there are tons of pet-friendly indoor options that will keep your cats and dogs safe and your home looking trendy. Scroll through to find a whole slew of leafy options that both you and your pets will love.
1. Calathea: Grab a few to bring out the wild side in your home office or dining room and put ’em in some ceramic planters that play off the colors in your space.
2. Boston Fern: These bushy plants immediately garner the attention of curious cats, but you don’t have to worry the next time you see one of your pets nibbling at its nontoxic leaves. Plus, the added texture will instantly upgrade your bookshelf.
3. Spider Plant: If you’ve been seeing these all over your Insta feed, it’s because spider plants are *the* must-have greenery RN. Style yours with playful pastels on a countertop or hang it in a metallic planter in the corner of your breakfast nook.
4. Prayer Plant: Pair the intricate leaves of this plant with a neutral planter for your boudoir.
5. Areca Palm: Whether you opt for a natural planter that pops against white textiles or a neon version for a look that’s bolder, you’ll end up with a room that screams summer.
6. Button Fern: Ferns are perfect accents for any room of the house, so don’t hesitate to spruce up your empty corners. Keep the look fresh with lighter wood tones in a bright white kitchen.
7. Ponytail Palm: The feathery effect of this plant instantly turns it into a pet-safe toy. You might even catch your pet sitting in the planter, which makes for an adorable (and ‘grammable) moment.
8. Echeveria Succulent: Succulents are the best because you can plant them in anything, and there’s minimal care required. Get creative and use found objects like branches or old teacups as your planters.
9. Staghorn Fern: Take advantage of the unique structure of this fern if you have shallow shelving or low ceilings since you can hang it, pot it, or mount it on a wall.
10. Hoya: This durable wax plant can handle a lot — including the frisky mouths of any furry friend. Hoya plants are understated but can effortlessly fill an empty space. Put one on your desk or bookshelf with a few other knickknacks that are equally as inspiring.
11. Kitchen Herbs: The best way to add some pizzazz to your kitchen (and your recipes) is to have an indoor herb garden. Basil, sage, and rosemary are all safe for your pets, and the fresh smells of these ingredients are ideal for any kitchen.
12. American Rubber Plant: The leaves of this plant can grow large and will most likely become a target for some pouncing practice, so be sure to give it plenty of space in your reading nook.
13. Zebra Cactus: Set a few on your coffee table tray with books and your morning coffee for flat-lay snaps that are on point.
14. Bamboo: Bamboo plants are stylish, lucky, and 100 percent safe.