Clean your home’s air naturally with these Beautiful and Functional Air Purifying Houseplants That Won’t Harm Your Pets!
Want to add beautiful, natural greenery to your home, but worry about keeping your pets safe? These Easy-to-Grow Air Purifying Houseplants are safe for dogs, cats, and kids, which makes them the perfect addition to any home!
According to the NASA Clean Air Study, these plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen (as all plants do) while eliminating significant amounts of formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, and more!
These dangerous chemicals are found throughout your home in common products like paper towels, facial tissues, detergents, cleaning products, building materials, and much more, which is why using all natural products is so important.
Purifying your home’s air result in health improvements like fewer respiratory problems and allergy symptoms, less eye irritation, and fewer headaches.
Please note that while these plants are non-toxic to pets and humans, you still shouldn’t allow your pets to eat them.
Pets may still experience upset stomach and vomiting if they eat too much of any plant, but you’ll still have peace of mind knowing these plants won’t cause lasting damage.
Plus, all of these Air Purifying Houseplants are pretty common, affordable, and easy to find at your local garden center and even on Amazon!
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Not many plants are easier to grow and care for than the Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum).
This plant grows well in low light, and you can easily cultivate more plants from their clippings.
However, these plants tend to hang down over the pot, which looks great, but can also be enticing to curious kitties.
You may want to put spider plants up high and out of reach to protect the plants.
Commonly known as Air Plants, Tillandsia are the ultimate low-maintenance non-toxic plant.
And since they do not require soil to grow, they can fit in just about anywhere!
Salvia rosmarinus, commonly known as Rosemary, this plant is an evergreen herb that is non-toxic to pets.
Rosemary requires full sun (6-8 hours) and is sensitive to over-watering.
Not only is rosemary a fragrant and attractive addition to your home decor with its dark green foliage and blueish purple flowers, it’s also a popular herb used in cooking.
If you like to cook, consider growing other culinary herbs indoors, too.
Other nontoxic herbs include oregano, parsley, cilantro, dill, thyme, and basil.
You may have seen this colorful, common plant at your local garden center. As long as you can provide enough light to Gerbera daisies, they are pretty easy to grow indoors.
If you’re interested in adding this pretty plant to your home, check out this article for useful tips!
True Palms are great low-maintenance plants that are non-toxic to pets. They grow well in low light, which makes them easy to care for indoors. Pet-safe varieties include Areca, bamboo, ponytail, and parlor palms.
Please note that sago palms are toxic to pets and should be avoided in pet-friendly households, but while “palm” is in the name of this plant, the sago is not a true palm.
The Money Tree, or money plant, is an especially good choice for anyone with asthma or lung issues, or people who live in smoggy, polluted cities.
The braided trunk adds a cool design element to your home, and the plant is also believed to invite luck and prosperity into your home.
African violets (Saintpaulia) are the perfect choice if you want to add a little color to your home with pretty purple flowers and dark green leaves. Just offer this plant a nice, sunny spot, and it will give you beautiful blooms year-round!
Boston ferns (Nephrolepis exaltata) not only purify indoor air, they also act as a natural living humidifier, making them the perfect choice in winter.
This unusual plant (Platycerium spp.) has two types of leaves – one heart-shaped and one that looks remarkably like the horns of a deer, which is where it gets its name.
Typically, these plants are found draping from walls or hanging baskets.
The soft, feather-like leaves of this fern variety will add a delicate and unique look to your indoor aesthetic.
Maidenhair Ferns (Adiantum sp.) are easy to care for once you learn one main trick – water, water, water!
These plants should be kept evenly moist – not over-watered, but never dried out either.
Potted bamboo is an easy plant that grows only as large as the pot it’s in to add a nice, tropical touch to any home.
Orchids may require a little more maintenance than other plants on this list, but their colorful, delicate blooms are totally worth a little extra work.
Plus, they’re especially well-known to purify paint fumes, which makes this plant an excellent housewarming gift!
As its name implies, the Cast Iron Plant is seriously tough, which makes it an ideal choice for even the blackest thumbs!
Succulents store water and, therefore, don’t need much attention from you.
However, not all succulents are animal-friendly, including Jade, so be sure to research each plant type before buying.
Pet-safe varieties include echeveria, hens and chicks, and rosettes.
These plants are also easy to re-grow. Simply cut their offshoots and grow new plants from the clippings to create a real garden oasis indoors or give as affordable gifts.
The Christmas Cactus isn’t just for the holiday season, it makes a lovely houseplant that can flower a couple times a year with proper care.
Check your local stores after Christmas – you’ll probably find some at a steep discount.
The Maranta Plant (Maranta leuconeura), also known as the Prayer Plant, has oval-shaped leaves that rise to an upright position at night as if in prayer.
This plant is easy to care for and does well in hanging baskets.
Wheat Grass, also known as cat grass, can be grown especially for pets to consume.
Cat grass is nutrient rich, containing chlorophyll, fiber, Vitamin E, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, protein, and carotenoids.
Cat grass can also aid in digestion, prevent hairballs, and help soothe upset stomachs.
Sinningia speciosa plants are popular gift plants around holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
If you receive one of these plants, you won’t have to worry about it harming your dog or cat.
Carnivorous plants like the Venus Fly Trap make a fun and unique houseplant that kids and adults alike are sure to get a kick out of!
Plus, they can help you control your indoor fly population – win, win!
Pilea involucrata is a trailing plant that thrives in high humidity.
The Friendship Plant does well in a terrarium setting, making it less likely your dog or cat will get a taste, and with such a friendly name, it makes a great gift!
I hope these Best Low-Maintenance, Non-Toxic + Air Purifying Houseplants help you choose plants that will add a splash of color and air purifying freshness to your home – while keeping your pets safe and healthy!
Do you like to keep plants in your home? If you have pets, do they bother your houseplants?
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