Non-Toxic House Plants

The following house plants are not poisonous and safe to have indoors if you have pets such as cats or dogs, small mammals like guinea pigs or rabbits, or birds (parakeets / budgies, parrots, finches etc.). In general, they will not cause adverse effects if accidentally ingested. However, if your animal should ingest large amounts of house plant leaves or stems (or any material for that matter) and is not feeling well it is recommended that you visit the veterinarian.

List of Non-Toxic House Plants that are Safe for Pets:

  • Aeschynanthus (Lipstick Plant)
  • African violets
  • Cactus
  • Catnip
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Coleus
  • Cyclamen
  • Donkey’s Tail (Burro’s Tail)
  • Dracaena
  • Episcia
  • Ferns (Asparagus fern, Maidenhair fern, Bird’s Nest fern, Adaiantum, Boston fern, Nephrolepis, Victorian Table Fern, Pteris)
  • Fittonia (Nerve Plant, Mosaic Plant)
  • Geranium
  • Gloxinia (Florist gloxinia)
  • Hoya
  • Jade Plant
  • Miniature rose
  • Mint (any plants in the mint family)
  • Nemantanthus (Goldfish Plant)
  • Orchids
  • Prayer Plant (Rabbit’s Tracks)
  • Rubber Plant (Peperomia)
  • Sinningia
  • Spider Plant
  • Spider Plant (Airplane Plant)
  • Streptocarpella
  • Streptocarpus (Cape Primrose)
  • Succulents (Echeveria, Jade, Kalanchoe)
  • Wandering Jew
  • Zebra Plant

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