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Pet-Friendly Plants

In 2019, 67% of all US households owned pets. Currently, with the COVID-19 pandemic and more people working from home, this percentage keeps climbing. We are a nation of animal lovers.  

As a pet and plant owner, the health and safety of my pets is very important to me. There are many plants that are toxic to pets. Some, you probably have in your home right now. I have created a list of not only pet-safe plants, but plants which are beautiful greenery for your home. Besides being safe around all pets and children, these plants also have benefits to us humans, such as air-purifying benefits which help us reduce our daily stress. It is important to note, I always recommend to pet owners to do their own research and select plants based on your own pet's behavior. Too much nibbling of any plant, pet-safe or not will cause an upset stomach. 

 Here's my list of the best pet-friendly plants... 

  1. The Money Tree Plant. Not only is the Money Tree beautiful and easy to grow, it is said to bring you luck, positive energy and financial success. 
  2. Parlor Palm. Cultivated since the Victorian era, this easy to grow species of Palm Tree is known for its resilience to any indoor condition. 
  3. Peperomia. This popular houseplant is sometimes known as a baby rubber plant. Peperomia houseplants with their beautiful color can brighten your indoor decor. It also can be propagated from leaf cuttings. 
  4. Calathea. Often called the "Prayer Plant" because of their unique leaf movements, At night, the leaves fold up as if they are folding into a prayer. It prefers indirect lighting, which means makes it perfect for indoor usage and office buildings. 
  5. Echeveria. The Echeveria is known for its fleshy, water storing leaves which means it doesn't have to be watered as often as your other plants. They have a wide diversity of colors and shapes too. 

 

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