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10 plants that are non-toxic for pets – Insurance for Pets


When we live with pets, we do everything to protect them. But did you know that many houseplants are poisonous to our four-legged friends? Ingesting them can cause them to vomit, have diarrhea, heart palpitations or worse. Here is our selection of 10 non-toxic plants that you can have in your home without asking yourself questions about the health and safety of your animals.

1. The mother (Chlorophytum Comosum)

This plant is perfect if you don’t have a green thumb. Resilient, it will forgive (almost) all your missteps. If you forget to water her or, on the contrary, if you water her too much on occasion, she will recover easily. It is also great fun to breed. Simply cut off the « babies » that are growing along its arms and put them in the water so that they produce roots.

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2. The Arec palm (Chrysalidoparcus)

A little less common, this plant is no less pleasant in a house. Don’t place her too close to a window as she only needs a few hours of indirect light a day to be happy.

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3. La Calathea Orbifolia (Calathea Orbifolia)

Another easy to care plant with elegant foliage. Calathea Orbifolia also doesn’t need a lot of light to stay in shape. She much prefers corners that are poorly lit by natural light.

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4. The ponytail palm (Beaucarnea Recurvata)

This palm tree is a beautiful acquisition in a house or an apartment and can grow very large over time. It does not require much attention since it stores water in its trunk which makes it resistant to drought. Be careful though, not all palm trees are non-toxic plants. So you have to do some research depending on the specific variety you want to acquire.

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5. La Maranta (Maranta Leuconeura)

The maranta is one of the favorite plants of plant lovers because it is known to have long blooms of small purple flowers which are an indicator that the plant is happy (she says thank you if that’s not cute!). Its unique foliage also tends to move during the day, depending on the light.

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6. The flycatcher (Dionaea Muscipula)

A carnivorous plant in his house? Yes it’s possible ! Better known under the name of fly trap, the dionea is completely harmless to dogs and cats, but less to flies and other small insects (hence its name …) on which it feeds. Place it on a window sill bathed in at least four hours of direct sunlight and don’t forget to water it. She only needs to feed on one or two insects per month to survive.

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7. La sensitive (Mimosa Pudica)

Particularly interesting, the sensitive owes its name to its instantaneous reaction when touched: its leaves close as if to protect themselves. Fortunately, it is non-toxic, because children and adults will not be able to help but touch it. Easy to maintain, it prefers indirect light.

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8. The silver peperomia (Peperomia Argyreia)

Most varieties of peperomias are non-toxic plants for dogs and cats, but this one is a favorite because its leaves look like small watermelons. The silver peperomia prefers places that receive a lot of indirect light. The direct sun may burn its leaves which will lose their color.

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9. The air girl (Tillandsia spp.)

There are few non-toxic (or even poisonous for that matter) plants that don’t need soil to live, and the Air Girl is one of them. This makes the possibilities of decorating space endless with this plant that thrives in bright environments. Be careful, you still have to spray it 2 to 3 times a week (or more in periods of high heat). Once a week, it is advisable to bathe the air girl in non-hard water for a few minutes.

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10. The deer’s horn (Platycerium)

Finally, this species of fern is particularly interesting because it can be repotted in soil or mounted on a wall. This plant needs a lot of indirect light and will be miserable in a dark room. Depending on the humidity of the room you keep it in, it will need less water. For example, if it’s in a bathroom, you’ll only need to water and mist it once every three weeks.

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