21 Indoor Non-toxic Houseplants That Are Safe For Your Kids And Pets


Looking for a way to make your home more eco-friendly? Adding some non-toxic plants is a great place to start! Not only do they help purify the air, but they are also safe for cats and dogs.

In this blog post, we will discuss 21 different plants that are non-toxic and perfect for homes with pets. So whether you are looking to add a little greenery or want to make your home more pet-friendly, be sure to read on!

The Ultimate List Of Non Toxic House Plants

Aloe Vera
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Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera is a succulent that is non-toxic to both cats and dogs. It is known for its healing properties and can be used to soothe skin irritations. Aloe Vera does well in sunny locations, but make sure to keep an eye on it as overwatering can be a problem.

boston fern

Boston Fern:

The Boston Fern is a non-toxic fern that does well in moist environments. It is perfect for homes with pets as it thrives in high humidity levels. Boston Ferns also help improve air quality by removing toxins from the air. The plant needs a cool place with high humidity and indirect light.

snake plant
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Snake Plant:

Pets don’t seem to mind the Snake Plant, making it an excellent option for homes with animals. This plant is extremely easy to care for and does well in low light conditions. The Snake Plant also helps improve indoor air quality by removing toxins from the air.

Keep them in the shade and don’t water them too much, especially during the winter. It’s actually preferable to allow these plants to dry out between waterings.

peace lily
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Peace Lily:

Peace Lilies have beautiful white flowers that bloom in the springtime! Peace Lilies also help improve air quality by removing toxins from the atmosphere, making them a great addition to any home with pets or children who suffer from asthma or allergies. Like many popular indoor plants, peace lilies enjoy medium to low light.

Spider Plant:

The spider plant has long, narrow leaves that are green in color with white stripes running down them – this gives it its name! Spider plants do well in bright light conditions but can tolerate low levels of light as well so you don’t have to worry about keeping yours happy even if there isn’t much sun where you live.

Spider plants also go by the names “airplane plant,” “ribbon plant,” and “spider ivy.”


Pothos plants are non-toxic for both cats and dogs. They have heart-shaped leaves that can be green or variegated with white, yellow, or pink stripes. Pothos plants prefer dim light and will flourish in homes with pets.

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Ficus Tree:

Ficus trees and bushes are typically sold as small trees or bushes that range from 6 to 60 feet tall, although in the wild, they may reach heights of up to 60 feet and branches that drape to the ground. Ficuses are modest growers as houseplants; nevertheless, with proper care, they can survive for decades!

Ficus Trees thrive in direct sunlight but can also endure low light conditions.

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African Violet

The African violet is one of the most popular flowering houseplants. The plant has glared dark green lanceolate green leaf veins. The tall container is adorned with orange-white flower petals on a long stem. Flower rots, as well as leaf rots, are frequently caused by overwatering.

Prayer plant:

All you indoor plant enthusiasts, the prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) is non-toxic and easy to care for. This low-maintenance houseplant thrives in soil that is moderately moist and can tolerate neglect fairly well. In fact, the prayer plant is one of the few plants that actually benefit from being a little under-watered.

Weeping Fig:

A weeping fig tree is a great option for indoor plants, as it only needs to be watered about once every two weeks.

The leaves are dark green and shiny with pointed tips. They grow up the trunk in groups of four or five at a time, so they’ll give your room some nice texture.

The plant will also produce small yellow flowers that hang down from the branches like little bells. These will eventually turn into more leaves on long vines that can reach all the way to the ground if you don’t trim them back.

If you do want to trim them back, just use clean scissors and cut off any parts that look brown or damaged; new growth should come out right away after this happens!

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Ponytail Palm:

The Ponytail Palm is nontoxic to cats and dogs. It has a trunk that looks like an elephant’s foot while its leaves are long, narrow blades with green stripes running down them – this gives it its name! Indirect light is best for Ponytail Palms, but they can also tolerate low levels of light making them perfect for homes with pets.

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Wax plant

The wax plant, also known as the Hoya carnosa, is a beautiful and easy to care for houseplant that thrives in indirect sunlight.

The wax plant has glossy green leaves that grow in clusters from the stem. They are oval-shaped with pointed tips and have smooth edges. The leaves are thick and waxy, giving the plant its name.

The wax plant produces fragrant white flowers that grow in clusters from the stem. These flowers open at night and close during the day.

The wax plant is a popular houseplant because it’s easy to care for and has beautiful, fragrant flowers. It thrives in bright sunlight but can also tolerate lower light levels. The wax plant is a good choice for people who are new to gardening or who have limited space.

Areca Palm

Dypsis lutescens, also known as the butterfly palm, adds a tropical feel to any space. Because palm fronds can stimulate a cat’s playful swatting and biting instincts, it’s good to know that areca palms aren’t harmful to cats or dogs. Place it in a sunny location and allow the soil to dry out between waterings. They are also good in bright indirect light.

Polka Dot Plant

They enjoy bright light and cool water, so keep them under 15 degrees Celsius and provide lots of light and fresh water. Place the container in a pebble holder to maintain humidity at optimum levels.

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Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia Obtusifolia)

The baby rubber plant is a popular houseplant because it is easy to care for and has a low light requirement. It is also one of the few plants that are safe for both children and pets. The baby rubber plant does best in moderate temperatures and moist soil. It can be propagated by rooting stem cuttings in water or soil.

Air plants:

Air plants are a great way to add greenery and life to your home without the need for soil, water, or sunlight. They’re super easy to care for and can be used in any room of your house. Plus they make a nice gift in a hanging basket.


Senecios are a group of flowering plants in the aster family. They can be found all over the world, and there are over 1,400 different species!

The leaves usually have a blue-green color, but can also be yellow or red. Some species have variegated leaves that look striped. The flowers on senecio plants come in many shapes and colors too – from purple to white to yellow!

Senecios make great indoor plants because they thrive in full sunlight and dry soil with good drainage. They’re not toxic at all either so you don’t have to worry about your pets getting sick if they chew on one of these houseplants while you’re out for the day.

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Christmas Cactus:

The spikes of flowers grow in clusters on the tips of the branches and bloom from November to January, giving this houseplant its festive name.

The Christmas cactus is one of the few plants that are non-toxic for children and pets; it’s easy to care for because it only needs indirect light, moderate temperatures, and occasional watering. It can also be propagated by taking stem cuttings when they appear in late summer or early fall.

For people who don’t want to bother with maintaining a garden outside their windows, the Christmas cactus makes an excellent alternative!

Mosaic plant

The Mosaic Plant is a great choice for those with pets or kids. This plant can grow in any type of lighting, as it has no specific light requirements. It also requires very little water and will thrive with even the slightest misting from time to time. The leaves are small and dark green, which makes them attractive enough that you may not need any other plants in your room!

non toxic house plants
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Chinese money plant (pilea peperomioides)

The Chinese money plant (Pilea peperomioides) is an attractive, low-maintenance live indoor houseplant that can be grown in a variety of different conditions. As it requires little to no maintenance and enjoys bright indirect light, this makes it perfect for people who are busy or have pets.

It also prefers moist soil with good drainage and doesn’t need frequent watering. In fact, you should only water when the top 2 inches of soil become dry. If your potting mix contains some sand or perlite, then let the top 1 inch of soil dry out between waterings before giving it more water again. If not, make sure to pull back on watering frequency even more so that you don’t overwater it.

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Cast Iron Plant

The Cast Iron Plant is aptly named because it can be very hardy and tolerant of bad conditions. It loves the sun but will also tolerate shady spots. The care for this plant is minimal, which makes it a great addition to any houseplant collection.

Cast Iron plants are one of the best indoor plants for kids or pets because they do not need much water or light to grow well and are more resistant to disease than most other plants. They require minor care making them an excellent choice for beginners looking to add some greenery into their home!

This plant does not like being transplanted often, so be sure that you pick out a big pot when you get your new plant home.


If you’re looking for a new houseplant, but don’t know which one to choose – we’ve got your answer. Our list of 21 indoor plants is sure to have something that will interest and delight any plant lover in the family. So whether your pet’s been chewing on all of your other houseplants or if you just want some fresh air indoors, these non-toxic options are perfect! Which of them would be best suited for kids? Pets? Or maybe low maintenance with little sunlight required? Take a look through our blog post and find what works for you before picking up one from the store. We can’t wait to hear about how much more enjoyable it makes living at home when there’s green.

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