Pet-friendly Houseplant List

Pet-friendly Houseplant List

We have over 100 plants in our common houseplant inventory to choose from! 

It includes many ferns, hanging and vining plants, flowering and foliage plants, palms, and succulents!

Carnivorous Plants

Sundews (Drosera)

Venus fly traps (Dionaea)

Pitcher plants (Sarracenia)

Hanging / Vining Plants

Chenille Plant (Acalypha pendula)

Goldfish plants (Nematanthus)

Grape leaf ivys (Cissus rhombifolia, rotundifolia, striata)

Lipstick plants (Aeschynanthus)

Spider plants (Chlorophytum)

String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)*

Peruvian Apple Cactus (Cereus Peruvianus)


Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)

Boston ferns (Nephrolepis exaltata)

Button ferns (Pellaea rotundifolia)

Crocodile Fern (Microsorium musifolium)

Lemon Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia)

Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum)*

Mother Fern (Asplenium bulbiferum)

Rabbit Foot’s Fern (Davallia fejeensis)

Rosy Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum hispidulum)

Silver Lace Fern (Pteris ensiformis)

Silver Ribbon Fern (Pteris cretica)

Staghorn Fern (Platycerium bifurcatum)

Virginia Blue Fern (Phlebodium areolatum)

Flowering plants

African violets (Saintpaulia)

Arabian Jasmine (Jasminum sambac)

Bromeliads (including urn shapes and air plants (Tillandsia))

Firecracker Flower (Crossandra infundibuliformis)

Holiday cacti (Schlumbergera truncata)

Hoyas (Hoya)

Orchids (Phalaenopsis and other species in Ochidaceae)

Foliage plants (many of these will flower, but are mainly grown for leaves)

Bloodleaf (Iresine herbstii)

Calatheas (Calathea - recently renamed Goeppertia)

Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

Ctenanthes (Ctenanthe)*

False Aralia (Schefflera elagantissima, note: many other Scheffleras are toxic)

Hawaiian Snowbush (Breynia nivosa) *not on official ASPCA list

Nerve plants (Fittonia albivenis)

Peperomias (Peperomia)

Piggyback Plant (Tolmiea menziesii)

Pileas (Pilea)

Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus)

Polka-dot plants (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Prayer plants (Maranta)

Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)

Stromanthe Triostar (Stromanthe sanguinea)*

Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa)


Golden Cane Palm (Dypsis lutescens areca)

Majesty Palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum

Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea elegans neantha)

Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)

Rhapis Palm (Rhapis excelsa)

Sentry Palm (Howea forsteriana kentia)


Aeoniums (Aeonium) *

Burro's Tail (Sedum morganianum)

Echeverias (Echeveria)

Haworthia (Haworthia fasciata)

Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum)

Living Rocks (Lithops)

Little Warty (Gasterica batesiania little warty)

Split Rock (Pleiospilos)

*not on official ASPCA list

Please note that although the following plants are non-toxic, it may still not be safe to let your pet have access to them unattended. They could present choking or other hazards. For more information, visit the official ASPCA list at:

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