So, you got your fur babies at home, but you also want to green up your gaff!
Its really important to take some time to do your homework before introducing new plants into your home and ask yourself the question 'What plants are safe for my pets?'
Some varieties of plant are in fact toxic to animals when consumed, even the most well behaved pets are bound to take a bite.
Firstly, what plants are harmful to my pets?
We’d recommend you steer clear of Lilies, Aloe Vera, Asparagus Ferns, Hydrangea and Bulbs, as all of these are sadly likely to make pets poorly.
There are certain ways to deter your pet from getting too close to your plants, such as putting some spices (like cayenne pepper) around them. You could also put orange and lemon peel into the plant pots. Animals don’t like the smell of citrus, so this will deter them.
So here's our top 5 picks that will add some greenery into your home but will also be safe around your curious cats and dogs
1 - Areca Palm
A great value bushy palm to fill a corner in your home. It is one of the top air purifying plants and a natural humidifier that will improve the air quality of your home
This must-have houseplant’s more commonly known as the Chinese Money Plant. It’s thought to bring good luck, prosperity and money to its owner. Good vibes don’t just come in threes, as this low maintenance houseplant’s safe for dogs and cats.
One of our favourite plants, also know as the Pinstripe Plant, it’s delicate pink lines almost look like they have been hand painted.
Boston ferns (Nephrolepis exaltata) are possibly one of the easiest of the indoor ferns to grow. This is an elegant non-toxic plant and looks great in a steamy bathroom.
Platycerium are commonly called Staghorn or Elkhorn Fern due to their weirdly wonderful, unique, antler shaped leaves.
We have a dedicated 'Pet Friendly Plants' section on our website where you can browse our full collection, our friendly and knowledgeable staff in store are always on hand to help out and answer any of your questions!
There are lots of resources online that will give you dedicated lists of toxic and non toxic plants for your pets, we find this one really useful - https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants
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