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30 Houseplants That are Safe for Dogs — Safety First!

Indoor gardening is a great way to relieve some stress, and when you do it for your favorite pet, it feels even better knowing that your pet is safe.

However, there are a lot of plants out there that can be highly poisonous to your pet if they end up consuming them.

Dogs are one of the most curious pets out there, and they are more likely to end up chewing on your plants.

Thus, when choosing to garden indoors, you should try to get plants that are harmless to pets, and the good thing is that there are several safe indoor plants that you can choose from.

 

 

Houseplants That are Safe for Dogs

  1. Banana plant (Musa)
  2. Boston fern
  3. Haworthia
  4. Baby Rubber plant
  5. Bromeliad
  6. Spider plant
  7. Orchid
  8. Gerbera daisy
  9. Calathea
  10. African violet
  11. Thyme
  12. Lipstick plant
  13. Sage
  14. Polka dot plant
  15. Friendship plant
  16. Basil
  17. Echeveria
  18. Zinnia
  19. Wax plant
  20. Venus flytrap
  21. Marigold
  22. Hawthorn Berry
  23. Crepe Myrtle
  24. Lace Flower Vine
  25. Air Plant
  26. Aluminum Plant
  27. Christmas Cactus
  28. Parlor Palm
  29. Gloxinia
  30. Rattlesnake Plant

 

30 Houseplants that are Safe for Dogs

30 Houseplants that are Safe for Dogs

 

30 Houseplants That are Safe for Dogs

 

Banana Plant

Banana plant

Banana plant is a safe plant to have around dogs

If you wish to have a tropical look at home, then the banana plant is the best choice, and they are a great alternative to elephant ears.

Banana plants have lush green leaves that are huge and non-toxic. This stunning plant has around fifty species and is known to be native to:

  • Australia
  • Africa
  • Asia

Dwarf banana plants are great as indoor plants, but you can even grow them outdoor as there are taller varieties available.

Over time your plant will start to produce its own bananas, and you can even consume them.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Musa
  • Family: Musaceae
  • Temperature: 75 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (24-to-35-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized once a month from spring to summer
  • pH: 5.5 to 6.5
  • Soil: Needs nutrient-rich soil with a mix of peat, Perlite, and vermiculite
  • Lighting: bright light for 12 hours
  • Growth rate: Fast

 

Boston Fern

Boston Fern

Boston Ferns are non-toxic to dogs and beautiful enough to be placed in baskets

As its name suggests, Boston Fern is a plant under the fern category. This means that this plant looks stunning indoors when it is hung in baskets.

Unlike other fern plants that are toxic, the Boston fern is non-toxic and also has low maintenance.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Nephrolepis exaltata
  • Family: Nephrolepidaceae
  • Common names: Sword fern
  • Temperature: 65 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (18-to-35-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs fertilization once a month
  • pH: 5.0 to 5.5
  • Soil: loamy soil with compost mixed in
  • Lighting: Bright, indirect sunlight in fall and winter. In summer put under semi-shady location 
  • Growth rate: Slow-growing

 

Haworthia

Haworthia

Haworthia have white stripes on their leaves, but are perfectly safe for dogs

Haworthia is a stunning succulent plant. They have a similar look to aloe vera plants but are not toxic to your pets if they end up consuming them.

Haworthia is an extremely easy-to-take-care plant not needing extensive maintenance.

Haworthia has a stunning zebra design on its leaf that can add an esthetic look to your indoor garden.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Asphodelaceae
  • Family: Asphodelaceae
  • Temperature: 75 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (24-to-32-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Only needs dilute fertilizer in the growing season
  • pH: 5.0-5.5
  • Soil: sandy or gravelly soil that has good drainage
  • Lighting: bright light
  • Growth rate: slow-growing

 

Baby Rubber Plant

Baby Rubber Plant

Baby Rubber Plant isn’t toxic to dogs contrary to its looks

Baby Rubber Plants may look toxic for pets, but they are actually not toxic.

The leaves on this little plant are around 2-4 inches long, and twelve inches wide.

This is not a picky plant, so maintaining it is extremely easy.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Peperomia obtusifolia
  • Family: Piperaceae
  • Temperature: 65 to 80degrees Fahrenheit (18-to-27-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Fertilization needed once a month or bi-monthly
  • pH: between 5.5 to 7.0.
  • Soil: Needs nutrient-rich soil and well-draining soil
  • Lighting: bright to moderate, in-direct sunlight
  • Growth rate: Moderate

 

Bromeliad

Bromeliad is a humidity-loving plant that's perfectly safe to be around dogs

Bromeliad is a humidity-loving plant that’s perfectly safe to be around dogs

Bromeliads are a group of plants that thrive in high humidity. They love the sun and can even survive indoors.

These tropical plants are native to tropical Americas, but several species can be found in:

  • American subtropics
  • Tropical West Africa

Bromeliads have bright-colored leaves that look stunning in every home. This plant does not grow flowers easily, but you can make Bromeliads bloom again.

But once a Bromeliad does grow flowers, then it’s a sign that it will soon die. You cannot save your plant from this process as this is the lifecycle for Bromeliads.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Bromeliaceae
  • Family: Bromeliaceae; Juss
  • Temperature: 60- and 85-degrees Fahrenheit (16-to-29-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Requires fertilization every 3-4 months in the growing season
  • pH: 4.0-7.0
  • Soil: Needs fast-draining soil that holds moisture
  • Lighting: full-sun to partial shade
  • Growth rate: slow-growing

 

Spider Plant

Spider Plant is another plant that you want to have especially if you have dogs in your home

Spider Plant is another plant that you want to have especially if you have dogs in your home

Spider plants are safe and resilient plants for homes with pets.

They are known to survive attacks from the most notorious plant killers, and they look stunning when hung from a basket.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Chlorophytum comosum
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Temperature: 70 to 90degrees Fahrenheit (21-to-32-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs fertilization only when it’s the growing season
  • pH: 6.1 to 6.5
  • Soil: Needs moist, loamy, and well-draining soil
  • Lighting: bright indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: grows fairly quickly

 

Orchid

Orchids, though they live high from the ground, are safe for dogs

Orchids, though they live high from the ground, are safe for dogs

Orchids are delicate plants that are known to grow beautiful flowers.

It is always best to grow them indoors as they need to live in a controlled environment. However, you can easily propagate orchids from stem cuttings.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Orchidaceae
  • Family: Orchidaceae; Juss.
  • Temperature:  50° to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (10-to-27-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized every two weeks during spring and summer
  • pH: 5.5 and 6.5
  • Soil: Stones, dried fern roots, sphagnum moss, and lava rock mix
  • Lighting: bright, indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: relatively slow

 

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisies thrive both indoors and outdoors and are safe to be around dogs

Gerbera Daisies thrive both indoors and outdoors and are safe to be around dogs

Gerbera daisies are bright-colored flowing plants.

They look stunning in vases, and you can keep them outdoors or indoors.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Gerbera
  • Common names: African daisy
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Temperature: 40 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (4-to-21-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Use liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks in the growing season
  • pH: 5.5 and 6.5
  • Soil: Needs soil enriched with compost
  • Lighting: bright indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: Moderate

 

Calathea

Calathea is another low-maintenance plant that you can grow in your home that's safe for dogs

Calathea is another low-maintenance plant that you can grow in your home that’s safe for dogs

Calathea is another low-maintenance plant that is safe to be kept in homes with pets. Its leaves are the most stunning part due to the beautiful patterns on them.

So, if you want to have your own collection of Calathea plants, check out these 12 stunning Calathea varieties that you can grow indoors.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Calathea
  • Common names: peacock plants, rattlesnake plants, prayer-plants, and zebra plants
  • Family: Marantaceae
  • Temperature: 65 to 85degrees Fahrenheit (18-to-29-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needed monthly during spring and summer
  • pH: 6.5
  • Soil: moist but not wet soil
  • Lighting: medium, indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: slow-growing

 

African Violet

African Violet is a plant that's safe for dogs known for the tiny violet flowers it grows

African Violet is a plant that’s safe for dogs known for the tiny violet flowers it grows

African violet is a low maintenance plant that is known for its tiny flowers that have the following shades:

  • Red
  • Pink
  • Purple

They are one of the perfect plants to keep indoors. Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Saintpaulia
  • Family: Gesneriaceae
  • Fertilizer: Needs fertilization every 4-6 weeks in the growing season
  • Soil: porous, loose, and well-draining soil
  • Lighting: bright, but not direct sunlight
  • Flower: produces flowers that are mostly purple in color
  • Growth rate: Slow to moderate growth

 

Thyme

Thyme, another herb you can grow in your home, is a safe plant for your dogs

Thyme, another herb you can grow in your home, is a safe plant for your dogs

Thyme is one of the few houseplants within this list that you may have heard of before.

This plant is a herb often used in cooking and is just as common as rosemary or oregano. But unlike rosemary and oregano, thyme will not make your pets sick.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Thymus vulgaris
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Fertilizer: Fertilization needed throughout spring.
  • Soil: well-draining soil that is low in nutrients
  • Lighting: indirect lighting
  • pH: 6.0 to 8.0
  • Growth rate: grows fast

 

Lipstick Plant

Despite the long vines that the Lipstick Plant has, they're perfectly safe for your dogs to munch on

Despite the long vines that the Lipstick Plant has, they’re perfectly safe for your dogs to munch on (in case)

Lipstick plants are known for their long vines, and they look amazing hanging in baskets.

They have a unique look since the plant grows flowers that actually look like lipstick.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Aeschynanthus
  • Family: Gesneriaceae
  • Temperature: 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (18-to-24-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized monthly during spring and summer
  • pH: 6.0 – 8.0
  • Soil: well-draining soil
  • Lighting: bright but filtered sunlight
  • Growth rate: moderate growth

 

Sage

Another herb that you can grow in your home if you have dogs is sage

Another herb that you can grow in your home if you have dogs is sage

Sage is another herb that is commonly used in foods. It is also safe for pets to consume.

Aside from that, you can grow sage as an indoor-outdoor plant.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Salvia officinalis
  • Common names: culinary sage, garden sage, or common garden sage 
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Temperature: 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (16-to-21-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Not necessary, but occasional use of 5-10-10 fertilizer is recommended
  • pH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Soil: well-draining soil, sandy, loamy, 
  • Lighting: medium to full sun
  • Growth rate: fast-growing

 

Polka Dot Plant

Polka Dot Plant, a safe plant for dogs, is known for its pale pink dotted leaves

Polka Dot Plant, a safe plant for dogs, is known for its pale pink dotted leaves

Polka dot plant, like other houseplants with red leaves, is a unique, one-of-a-kind plant that has dark leaves with a few pale pink spots on them.

It is also a resilient plant and can handle bright sunlight that may be too strong for your other indoor plants.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Hypoestes phyllostachya
  • Common names: measles plant, flamingo plant, pink dot, freckle face 
  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • Temperature: 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit (21-24 degrees Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized every other week from spring to fall
  • pH: 6.1 to 7.3
  • Soil: organic soil that is well-draining
  • Lighting: medium to bright sunlight
  • Growth rate: fast-growing

 

Friendship Plant

Friendship Plant features crinkled and ombre-colored leaves that are safe for your dogs

Friendship Plant features crinkled and ombre-colored leaves that are safe for your dogs

Friendship plant, aka Moon Valley Pilea, is an adorable indoor plant that has crinkled leaves with an ombre color.

The colors on the leaves fade from dark red-brown to bright green. It’s also a low-maintenance plant and is quite resilient.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Pilea involucrata
  • Family: Urticaceae
  • Temperature: 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (18-to-25-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized in spring and once more in mid-summer
  • pH: 5 to 6
  • Soil: evenly moist
  • Lighting: bright, indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: fast to moderate growth

 

Basil

Basil, unlike rosemary and oregano, is safe for your dogs

Basil, unlike rosemary and oregano, is safe for your dogs

Basil is another garden herb that is often used in cooking. It is not just pet-friendly but can also make your pasta and pizzas taste amazing.

The leaves on this plant are very bright green and are glossy.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Ocimum basilicum
  • Common names: great basil
  • Family: mint or sage family or deadnettle 
  • Temperature: 50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (10-to-27-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Organic fertilizer, every four to six weeks when planted indoors
  • pH: 5.5 to 6.5
  • Soil: rich soil with organic matter and compost
  • Lighting: sic hours of sunlight by a south-facing window
  • Growth rate: extremely fast

 

Echeveria

Echeveria is a succulent safe to grow if you have dogs in your home

Echeveria is a succulent safe to grow if you have dogs in your home

Echeveria is low maintenance and symmetric plant which comes under the succulent category.

You can find Echeveria in the following colors:

  • Dust-green
  • Pink-purple
  • Blue-gray

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Echeveria
  • Common names: hen and chicks
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Temperature: 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (10-to-21-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: does not need fertilization
  • pH: 6.0
  • Soil: well-draining
  • Lighting: bright, indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: moderate growing

 

Zinnia

Zinnia, with its various colors, is safe to grow in households with pets like dogs

Zinnia, with its various colors, is safe to grow in households with pets like dogs

Zinnia is a flowering plant that is capable of growing even under bright sunlight.

This plant produces flowers from spring to winter.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Zinnia
  • Common names: youth-and-age
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Temperature: 74 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit (23-to-29-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: does not need frequent fertilization
  • pH: 5.5 to 7.5
  • Soil: high organic matter soil that is well-draining
  • Lighting: Direct sunlight
  • Growth rate: fast-growing (hence, you need to learn how to prune Zinnias)

 

Wax Plant

Wax Plant, known for its white flowers that look like wax, is safe for dogs

Wax Plant, known for its white flowers that look like wax, is safe for dogs

Wax plant, more commonly known as a Hoya plant, is a beautiful plant that has thick green leaves and tiny flowers that look like wax.

Wax plant’s considered a low-maintenance plant that you can indoors.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Hoya carnosa
  • Common names: Hoya plant
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Temperature: between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius (68 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Fertilizer: Fertilization needed once a month in the growing season
  • pH: 7.5 to 9
  • Soil: Orchid Mix, organic Cactus Mix, and Perlite
  • Lighting: bright, indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: moderate growth rate

 

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Flytrap, despite a carnivorous plant, is deemed safe for dogs

Venus Flytrap, despite a carnivorous plant, is deemed safe for dogs

Venus Fly Trap is an intimidating plant; however, other than harming small insects as they’re carnivorous in nature, it can do no harm to your pets.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Dionaea muscipula
  • Family: Droseraceae
  • Temperature: 70 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (21-to-35-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: do not fertilize the soil.
  • pH: 4.9 to 5.3
  • Soil: 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite 
  • Lighting: bright, indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: slow-growing

 

Marigold

Despite its tiny colorful flowers, Marigold is safe for your dogs

Despite its tiny colorful flowers, Marigold is safe for your dogs

Marigold has tiny flowers that grow in the following shades:

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Orange

They love the sun and you can grow them as indoor-outdoor plants.

This plant is perfect for pollination purposes since it attracts insects like ladybugs and bees.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Tagetes
  • Common names: Scotch marigold, pot marigold, marygold, poet’s marigold, Scottish marigold
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Temperature: 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (21-to-24-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Too much fertilizer not needed when grown in organic soil
  • pH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Lighting: full sun to partial shade
  • Growth rate: fast-growing

 

Hawthorn Berry

Hawthorn Berry grows white flowers that turn into red berries safe for your dogs

Hawthorn Berry grows white flowers that turn into red berries safe for your dogs

Hawthorn Berry is a stunning tree that can be grown as a dwarf tree, or if planted outdoors, then it can grow into a larger tree.

Once it starts to bloom, it’ll grow white flowers which, in turn, will become red berries. These berries are even beneficial for dogs as they are used as supplements for them.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Crataegus
  • Common names: Quickthorn, thornapple, hawberry, May-tree, or whitethorn
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Temperature: 77 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (25-to-35-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized annually for the first three years
  • pH: 6-7
  • Soil: Well-drained 
  • Lighting: Full sun
  • Growth rate: slow-growing

 

Crepe Myrtle

Despite its huge size, Crepe Myrtle is safe to grow with your dogs

Despite its huge size, Crepe Myrtle is safe to grow with your dogs

Crepe Myrtle is not a huge plant, but you can prune them to give them a similar look to shrubs and trees.

In the summer, it grows flowers in the following colors:

  • Purple
  • Pink
  • Red

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Lagerstroemia
  • Common names: crêpe myrtle, or crepe flower 
  • Family: Lythraceae
  • Temperature: 50 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (10-to-25-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized monthly during spring and summer
  • pH: 5.0 to 6.5
  • Soil: well-draining and moist
  • Lighting: full sun for six hours
  • Growth rate: moderate growth

 

Lace Flower Vine

Lace Flower Vine is a low-maintenance, brightly-colored plant that's safe for dogs

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Lace Flower Vine is a bright-looking plant that looks best when hung in baskets. This plant’s also considered low-maintenance, featuring long, dangling stems and leaves.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Alsobia dianthiflora
  • Common names: Chocolate Soldier, Episcia, Lace Flower,
  • Family: Gesneriaceae
  • Temperature: 40 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (4-to-23-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs balanced fertilizer once in 3 months
  • pH: 6.1 to 7.3
  • Soil: well-draining soil
  • Lighting: bright but indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: moderate to slow growth

 

Air Plant

Despite its tiny size, Air Plants are stunning as decoration plants that are safe for dogs

Despite its tiny size, Air Plants are stunning as decoration plants that are safe for dogs

Air Plants are slow-growing aerial plants that have low maintenance. This plant remains small in size and looks stunning when hung in baskets.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Tillandsia
  • Common names: Tillandsia brachycaulos
  • Family: Bromeliaceae
  • Temperature: 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (10-to-32-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: no fertilizer required, but a low-nitrogen fertilizer should be used occasionally
  • pH: 5.5 to 6.0
  • Soil: do not require soil for growth
  • Lighting: bright, indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: slow-growing

 

Aluminum Plant

Though its green-gray leaves make it seem like a toxic plant, Aluminum Plant's totally safe for dogs

Though its green-gray leaves make it seem like a toxic plant, Aluminum Plant’s totally safe for dogs

Aluminum Plant is a great addition to any indoor garden due to its eye-catching green-gray leaves.

It is a small plant that usually grows up to around 30 cm.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Pilea cadierei
  • Common names: Watermelon Pilea
  • Family: Urticaceae
  • Temperature: 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (21-to-24-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized once a month during the growing season
  • pH: 4.8 or above
  • Soil: Sandy soil mixture
  • Lighting: bright sunlight
  • Growth rate: fast-growing

 

Christmas Cactus

Though the Christmas Cactus is similar-looking to a Thanksgiving Cactus, it is a safer plant alternative for dogs

Though the Christmas Cactus is similar-looking to a Thanksgiving Cactus, it is a safer plant alternative for dogs

Christmas Cactus is a stunning plant that is often confused with the Thanksgiving cacti due to their similar looks.

This plant looks beautiful on shelves as it only grows around 30 cm tall and 60 cm wide.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Schlumbergera
  • Common names: crab cactus and holiday cactus
  • Family: Cactus
  • Temperature: 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit (16-to-18-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized monthly during spring and summer
  • pH: 5.5 to 6.2
  • Soil: a combination of potting mix and Perlite
  • Lighting: indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: never stops growing

 

Parlor Palm

Parlor Palm is a low-maintenance plant that you can grow indoors together with your dog

Parlor Palm is a low-maintenance plant that you can grow indoors together with your dog

This unique plant looks like a tiny tree and can even be grown indoors. It is a great choice for new plant enthusiasts as it it’s low-maintenance.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Chamaedorea elegans
  • Common names: Neanthe Bella palm, good-luck palm, dwarf mountain palm;
  • Family: Arecaceae
  • Temperature: 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (18-to-27-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized every two months
  • pH: 6.5
  • Soil: well-draining soil
  • Lighting: Bright yet indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: slow-growing

 

Gloxinia

Gloxinia, famous for its trumpet-shaped flowers, is a perfect gift to be given to a friend that loves both dogs and plants

Gloxinia, famous for its trumpet-shaped flowers, is a perfect gift to be given to a friend that loves both dogs and plants

Gloxinia plant is a popular gifting plant that is often passed around during the holidays.

These festive plants have trumpet-shaped flowers that give a sense of victory when given to others. The flowers on Gloxinia can be found in the following colors:

  • White
  • Crimson
  • Violet

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Gloxinia
  • Common names: Sinningia speciosa
  • Family: Gesneriaceae
  • Temperature: 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (18-to-24-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized moderately every time it is watered
  • pH:  5.8 to 6.2
  • Soil:  Slightly acidic potting medium, moist, and well-draining, 
  • Lighting: bright, indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: moderate growth

 

Rattlesnake Plant

Rattlesnake Plant, despite having sharp-shaped leaves, are safe for your dogs

Rattlesnake Plant, despite having sharp-shaped leaves, are safe for your dogs

Rattlesnake Plant thrives in low light. It has sharp-shaped leaves that add uniqueness to every indoor garden.

This plant is also low maintenance and has other distinct features, such as the leaves leaning towards the ground at night and going straight back up in the morning.

Its binomial nomenclature and basic plant care requirements include:

  • Scientific name: Goeppertia insignis
  • Common names: Calathea lancifolia
  • Family: Marantaceae
  • Temperature: 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (18-to-24-degree Celsius)
  • Fertilizer: Needs to be fertilized monthly during spring and summer
  • pH: 6.5
  • Soil: two parts peat and one part perlite
  • Lighting: indirect sunlight
  • Growth rate: moderate

 

Conclusion About Houseplants That are Safe for Dogs

Keeping your pets safe is everyone’s number one priority, but this does not mean you have to give up your passion for plants.

There are several varieties of non-toxic plants to keep around pets, some even have health benefits.

Read about the best houseplants that are safe for cats next.

Author Bio

Daniel Iseli

Taking care of houseplants and gardening are my greatest passions. I am transforming my apartment into an urban jungle and am growing veggies in my indoor and outdoor garden year-round.