Non-Poisonous 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 houseplant 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:

Coleus plants are safe for pets
  • Mint: any plants in the mint family
  • Cacti
  • Catnip
  • Coleus
  • Cyclamen
  • Ferns: Asparagus fern, Maidenhair fern, Adaiantum, Boston fern, Nephrolepis, Victorian Table Fern, Pteris
  • Geranium
  • Gesneriads: African violets, Streptocarpus, Lipstick Plant, Episcia, Gloxinia, Sinningia, Goldfish Plant, Aeschynanthus, Nemantanthus, Streptocarpella