As a fur parent, one of your top priorities is the safety of your lovely pets. With that you should consider their safety in decorating your house where they stay most of the time, it is best if the plants that you choose to decorate in your house is a dog-friendly plant, it is a nontoxic plant that can add color and lovely texture to your decor but still safe for your lovely dogs.
If you’re searching for Safe Plants for Dogs to decorate your house, this is a list of 8 Dog-Friendly Plants that can be very helpful.
1. Boston Fern
Boston ferns are a plant that is actually native to Florida, Central America, and South America. This is a nontoxic plant according to ASPCA for cats and dogs. It is a good hanging basket plant that can give your home a comfortable feeling. Boston ferns prefer a humid environment and indirect sunlight so if you put it inside the house make sure to keep the soil damp with regular watering, and spray water on the leaves 1-2 times a week to keep them from drying out.
2. African Violet
Saintpaulia or commonly known as African violet is a genus of 6–20 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae that is native to Tanzania and adjacent southeastern Kenya in eastern tropical Africa. African violet is a common household indoor plant that is safe for dogs, it is a low maintenance plant that can grow even in low lights and has a variety of colors such as violet, blue, pink or white.
Bromeliads are a plant native mainly to the tropical Americas, with a few species found in the American subtropics and one in tropical west Africa, Pitcairnia Feliciana. The foliage of this plant is exotic, colorful, and the blooms beautifully good for decorations of the house. One interesting fact is that it grows on other plants harmlessly and even on rocks as it’s an epiphyte.
4. Air Plants
Air plants have a natural propensity to cling wherever conditions permit, their light seeds and a silky parachute facilitate this spread. It is a dog-friendly plant that is good for decorations but makes sure to keep it out of reach of your cats or dogs because its stems look yummy for them.
5. Christmas Cactus
Christmas Cactus is also known as Schlumbergera is a small cactus with six to nine species found in the coastal mountains of south-eastern Brazil. These plants grow on trees or rocks in habitats that are generally shady with high humidity, it is a non-toxic plant and safe for dogs but it will still feel discomfort if your dog digests it.
6. Lace Flower Vine or Chocolate Soldier
This plant is easy to take care of, it is best to grow in a hanging basket that is out of reach of curious cats and dogs, but it is still a dog friendly plant.
7. Parlor Palm
Parlor Palm is a species of small palm tree native to the rainforests in Southern Mexico and Guatemala. This plan is sage for dogs and is a good decoration in the house especially in the living room, it can give the forest vibed that will make you relax.
8. Moth Orchids
The common Moth Orchids have leaves that are usually arranged in two rows, relatively large and leathery, oblong to elliptic, and sometimes succulent, this isn’t harmful to your furbaby’s but one thing to watch for is that Dogs and cats who love to chew may get into trouble in the potting mix, which contains a large amount of bark.
Plantito and Plantita are now everywhere, more people become interested in plants. However, fur parents that want to take care plant must do research to make sure that the plants you will bring in your house are safe for your fur babies, especially for your dogs.
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