Indoor Gardening

Pet Safe Indoor Plants

Having indoor plants can be dangerous if your cats and dogs eat or chew houseplants. By getting plants that are safe and non-toxic to your furry friends, you’ll have peace of mind that your plants are not hurting your pets. Don’t let your pets hold you back from having your dream indoor plant haven, here are some pet-safe indoor plants to ease your mind.

10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants to Cultivate your Indoor Plant Jungle Without Harming Your Furry Friends.

1. Spider Plant

Spider plant sitting on the top of a desk.

Spider Plants are also known as ribbon or aeroplane plants and are easy to grow and extremely resilient. They are air purifiers and get rid of your home’s toxins while tolerating a wide range of conditions.

2. African Violet

African Violets on a window sill, a perfect pet friendly plant

African Violets have beautiful flowers that come in a range of pinks and purples. They are low maintenance and thrive in medium light conditions. Bottom water your African Violet to keep it moist without damaging foliage.

3. Bird’s Nest Fern

Bird's Nest Fern, a perfect pet safe indoor plant.

Bird’s Nest Ferns are great because they do well in medium-low light conditions. Water your Bird’s Nest Fern weekly and keep the humidity up by misting frequently.

4. Polka Dot Plant

Polka dot plant, pet safe indoor plants.

Polka Dot Plants sport pink, white and red foliage. They are a relatively small plant, native to Madagascar that grows to approximately 25 centimetres in height.

5. Peperomia

Peperomia, indoor house plant safe for cats and dogs.

Peperomias are a popular houseplant that comes in a range of diverse colours and textures. They need very little water and have thick, waxy leaves.

6. Parlor Palm

Parlor Palm, indoor pet friendly houseplant.

Parlor Palms love indirect light and will grow up to several metres tall to give a lush green impact in your home without harming your pets.

7. Venus Flytrap

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Flytraps are pet friendly and low maintenance. Place it in a region that receives a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight. Use moss as a substrate instead of soil.

8. Orchids


Orchids will add an elegance to your home without posing a threat to your plants. They thrive in partial light. Water them once a week and twice a week during the summer.

9. Baby Tears

Baby Tears

Place your Baby Tears in a location with filtered light and moist soil. Water frequently to ensure it does not dry out.

10. Gloxinia


Native to Brazil, these beautiful flowers will blossom shades of purple, red, pink or even blue. Place them on a sunny windowsill and keep the soil moist. Gloxinias will make a perfect addition to your home while being pet safe indoor plants.

Check out our articles on plant pests and common plant problems.

Our Recommendation:

Pet-friendly Succulent Pack available in a set of 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 best succulent plants suitable for pet homes. Each pack contains a random variety of succulents with a size of 2-inches, fully rooted in a plastic pot with soil.
Indoor Gardening

10 Pink Indoor House Plants and How To Care For Them

Here is a list of our favourite 10 pink indoor house plants! Sometimes green leaves can get a little boring in your home. Adding some pink leaved plants into your living areas is a good way to brighten up a room and add a splash of colour that lasts all year round.

1. Pink Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant - 10 Pink Indoor House Plants

Nerve plants are also known as mosaic plants because of their veiny leaves. They grow to approximately 15 centimetres and like indirect light. Keep your nerve plant moist and add water when the surface begins to dry.

2. Polka Dot Plant

Polka Dot Plant - 10 Pink Indoor House Plants

Polka dot plants have spotted leaves that come in white, pink and red. In their natural habitat, polka dot plants grow to 90 centimetres in height, but tend to be small and compact when grown indoors. Polka dot plants enjoy bright, indirect light. Keep the soil moist in summer and water less during winter.

3. Ruby Rubber Tree

Ruby Rubber Tree - 10 Pink Indoor House Plants

The Ruby Rubber Plant is one of the many varieties of rubber trees. It sports bright pink leaves that can grow up to 30 centimetres in size. Rubber trees can reach a height of 3 metres indoors and prefer medium to bright light. Water your rubber tree every few weeks as they don’t like getting too dry.

Here is a more extensive article on rubber tree care.

4. Pink Arrowhead Plant

Pink Arrowhead Plant - 10 Pink Indoor House Plants

Arrowhead plants, also known as syngoniums grow upright when small, but develop trailing stems as they reach maturity. You can prune these stems to keep your plant short and compact. Arrowhead plants grow up to 90 centimetres in size and prefer low to medium light. Water your arrowhead plant when the top 3 centimetres of soil are dry.

5. Caladium

Caladium - 10 Pink Indoor House Plants

Caladiums have large heart-shaped leaves and a delicate, veiny appearance. They can grow to 90 centimetres in height and 60 centimetres in width. Caladiums thrive in part-shade or filtered light and enjoy moist soil.

6. Cordyline Rubra

Cordyline Rubra

Cordyline thrive in outdoor conditions and are also known as a houseplant. They produce flowers and berries during different seasons. They grow to 90 centimetres in height and enjoy full sun while tolerating part shade. Cordyline need to be watered regularly that they don’t dry out.

7. Calathea


Calatheas have many interesting markings which make them known as the zebra plant, peacock plant and rattlesnake plant. They are also referred to as prayer plants because their leaves fold up at night.

8. Pink Princess Philodendron

Pink Princess Philodendron

Pink Princess Philodendrons (Philodendron Erubescens) are loved for their pink variegated leaves. They enjoy bright indirect light indoors and moist, well-drained soil. They become quite a viney plant, so ensure you have a moss pole or stake to prop it up.

9. Moonstones

Moonstone Succulent

Moonstones are one of the rarer succulents and are harder to hunt down. If you do manage to get your hands on one, they can grow up to 2o centimetres in size and like bright to direct light. Water your succulent once the soil has fully dried out.

10. Calathea Ornata

Calathea Ornata

Calathea Ornatas have lovely striped patterns on their leaves that sport a light pink colour that nicely contrasts the deep green leaf. They like bright light conditions but not direct sunlight and do best when kept moist but not wet.