I have previously gone through a list of toxic houseplants that can harm your pets or children in varied ways. But what about non-toxic and pet-friendly houseplants? Well, let’s dive in…

For someone who loves living around greenery, it is absolutely necessary to know what are those worry-free houseplants out there.

Yes, you can turn your home into a jungle even when you have pets and children running around!

Sure, one day or another you might come home to knocked down plants, broken pots, or soil all over your carpet. You should also expect to find broken stems here and there… But hey, life happens! And that’s nothing you wouldn’t be able to recover from.

Now imagine you come home to find that your cat or dog has just finished eating the last leaf of an extremely toxic plant? No, we absolutely do not want that.

Of course, you can still have some of those, making sure they are completely out of reach to your pets. But better yet is knowing what are the houseplants that you can be confident having on your dining table or the floor.

That being said, enjoy nature in all its forms and let it in your life!

Here’s a list of non-toxic/pet-friendly houseplants:

  • Spider Plant
  • Pilea Peperomioides
  • Pilea Cadieri
  • Peperomia
  • Banana Plant
  • Staghorn Fern
  • Rabbits-Foot Fern
  • Bird’s Nest Fern
  • Blue Star Fern
  • Boston Fern
  • Ponytail Palm
  • Bamboo Palm
  • Christmas Palm
  • Parlor Palm
  • Kentia Palm
  • Hoya
  • Air Plant
  • Burro’s Tail
  • Fatsia Japonica
  • Calathea
  • Maranta
  • Stromanthe
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Fittonia
  • African Violet


Although normally plants in the same genus will have similar levels of toxicity, please consider further research for your specific selection as this is not always the case.

Also, be aware that non-toxic does not mean edible; and therefore if any member of your household decides to sadly eat one of your plants, he/she could still have an upset stomach for a while…

If you are fortunate enough to have pets and/or children who have learned not to care about your houseplants, congratulations! You’re a lucky plant parent!!

And please tell me your secret, whether those plants have been living there even longer than the child/pet or those are new additions that came in unnoticed.

Related: check-out all my Houseplant Care posts!

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