I think you would agree with me if I said being a dog parent is no joke!
In fact, the challenges and struggles that come with having a paw-baby are sometimes overlooked.
That said, there is nothing in the world that we won’t do for them!
Recently, a friend of mine was in a great dilemma!
She wanted to revamp her living space with some green, but she is a worried dog mom.
We already know that there are several toxic foods for dogs, so the worry is understandable!
That is when I started my research for dog safe plants that can be incorporated in most living spaces.
I found a plethora of options for dog safe houseplants that one can choose from, according to their choices and aesthetic.
It definitely eased my friend’s worries, so here you go!
I thought I must share this knowledge in the hope that it would help so many dog parents out there. Don’t worry, I got you!
Spend some time and go through the list I made along with the things you need to keep in mind while having plants and dogs in the house.
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Why Is Choosing Dog Safe Plants Important?
Being a dog parent and giving in to your passion for gardening can be a little tricky if you have not done your homework.
Sometimes dog training commands do not always work when there are plants in the house.
That does not mean you should opt out of getting houseplants for your humble abode.
You are on the right page because I have curated a list of 25 best options of dog safe plants.
As a dog parent have you ever wondered why is it so important to choose plants that are dog safe?
The answer is easy, some plants may be toxic to your dogs.
Having plants that are toxic to dogs can result in many health issues in them.
This means that certain plants may carry certain toxins in them that can be harmful for your pup.
Some can even opt for dog proofing as a preventive method.
But I also understand that this cannot be an option for everyone.
Here, I am talking about the causes of your dogs just being in the same vicinity as these plants.
Ingesting any plant may cause digestion problems in your dog even if the plant may not be necessarily toxic.
Our doggies just can’t take in all those grass!
Now, coming back to our topic of focus, I mentioned that there are several non-poisonous plants for dogs.
I have chosen 25 dogs safe plants considering what would be best for interior use and also that have other benefits than just being a houseplant.
So, let us dive straight into it, shall we?
Let’s Look at Our Options:
If you are looking for options for plants that are not toxic to dogs, the dill plant can be your go to options.
Anethum graveolens is the scientific name of this plant.
Not only is it a small pretty plant, you can also let your dogs ingest it.
As long as it’s taken in a very small quantity, Dill is a very safe plant for dogs.
This plant does not take too much space, making it a convenient option as a houseplant safe for dogs.
Looking for something that will add some color to your dull living space? Fuchsias is your answer!
They are versatile as they can be both outdoor and indoor safe houseplants for dogs.
The scientific name of this plant is Fuchsia magellanica.
Apart from being a pet friendly plant, they grow best in climates that are mild.
These plants also have one of the prettiest looking flowers known to mankind!
What else best screams sunshine and happiness than the beautiful sunflowers?
Known as Helianthus through its scientific name, Sunflowers are a natural attraction.
And yes! They are a completely dog safe perennial.
Known for their height, Sunflowers make the perfect outdoor plant safe for dogs.
You do not have to think twice when it comes to this bliss spreading plant!
With a pup at home, a dog parent’s hands are already pretty full.
What you need is a dog safe plant that does not require too much hassle to take care of.
At the same time, they are a pretty addition to your interiors.
Orchids are your best bet. Apart from giving flowers safe for dogs, Orchids are one of the most loved flowers among people.
They only require watering twice a week during summers and once a week during winters.
Orchidaceae is known for its ability to grow in any ecosystem on the face of earth, well, except the South and North Poles.
5. African Violet
Want to add some color and life to your kitchen or dining area? African Violets are your answer.
With a vibrant hue of violet, these adorable plants bloom safe flowers for dogs. They are in no way toxic in any sense.
The scientific name of this cute plant is Saintpaulia ionantha.
Make sure to give them some indirect sunlight and this pet safe indoor plant will grow in all glory.
6. Spider Plant
Chlorophytum comosum, or Spider Plants are one of the most commonly used houseplants that are dog safe plants.
They got the name because of their spider-like appearance, but don’t you worry, they are not poisonous like spiders.
They make great pet safe indoor plants that can even be put in hanging pots.
So, if you have an enthusiastic pup ready to mess with the plants, you can always choose hanging pots.
With a very subtle hue of green, they even look great in a minimalist setting. You cannot go wrong with the spider plant!
7. Venus Flytrap
I know what you’re thinking! How can a Venus Flytrap be a houseplant?
If you didn’t already know, this carnivorous plant has been invited to many homes to be a houseplant across the globe.
They are predators, but definitely not a threat to your dog.
Dionaea muscipula is definitely a dog friendly houseplants.
In fact, it feeds on insects in the environment, which makes it less hassle for you.
You do not have to worry about their nutritional needs as they already take care of most of it themselves.
This makes them grow in soils that are less nutritional too.
Embrace them, they are a great addition to your garden.
8. Watermelon Peperomia
If you are thinking of pet safe houseplants, it is impossible to not consider this adorable plant.
They have mesmerizing leaves that look like a watermelon with its light and dark green stripe patterns.
Also known as Peperomia argyreia, these plants make the best indoor and outdoor plants for your safe abode.
To have the best results of growth, make sure to grow them in a place that gets indirect sunlight, and is meow.
Direct sunlight will be too much for these plants and can even burn their leaves.
9. Button Fern
Button Fern or Pellaea rotundifolia can be the best dog safe houseplant if you are a fan of ferns.
They are again extremely low maintenance which is a blessing in your busy life as a dog parent.
It is one of the most convenient pet friendly plants and it will not disappoint you as it grows easily.
I would suggest you grow the button fern outside your place as it does best in outdoor environments.
They grow best in environments that are shady and receive little to indirect sunlight.
There you go, another one from the list of easy to maintain dog safe plants!
10. Parlor Palm
Parlor Palm is a widely used houseplant that is safe for dogs.
You can be relieved knowing it is one of the non toxic plants for dogs and is commonly used everywhere.
Also known as Chamaedorea elegans, Parlor Palms make a great addition to your outdoor or indoor green corner.
This plant again does not need a lot of high maintenance, all you need to make sure is that the plant does not get direct sunlight.
You don’t want to risk burning those beautiful leaves by exposing it to direct sunlight.
Bromeliads also known as Bromeliaceae are a colorful bunch of plants that also gives vibrant flowers safe for dogs.
Revamp your garden or living room space with these gorgeous plants.
They make excellent indoor plants that include in dog safe plants.
Available in some brilliant colors, you can choose any of them to go with your home aesthetics without worrying about your dog child.
You need to be aware of their flowering patterns too, they do not flower a lot because of the way the plant’s growing structure.
Nevertheless, I definitely recommend this dog safe houseplant!
12. Purple Waffle Flower
I love anything purple! If you are like me who believes in the magic of this color, you can definitely consider getting your home space some Purple Waffle Flowers.
These plants with their gorgeous purple leaves are also commonly known as Red Ivy, although its scientific name is Hemigraphis alternata.
They are also one of the most widely used indoor plants that are safe for dogs and other pets.
13. Baby Tears
This one is a personal favorite! I mean, have you seen the Baby Tear plants?
I believe that they can possibly fit in any space in your home, from the bedroom, kitchen, dining room, to even your bathroom.
These adorable looking plants remind me of a chandelier when they are put in hanging pots.
And yet again, they are one among the dog safe plants.
Also known as Soleirolia soleirolii, this evergreen dog safe perennial does not like to dry out.
They need lots of water, otherwise well, they get cranky for more water, so make sure you give them that!
If you are looking for dog safe plants with flowers with colorful hues, then Gloxinia is again a great choice!
These species are plants safe for dogs indoors as they can be in the same vicinity without being a threat to your pup.
This pet safe houseplant is bound to blend into your home aesthetics and spread pleasant spirit all around.
Also known as Sinningia speciosa, it comes from the same family as African Violets.
You don’t have to worry about plant toxicity when it comes to this perennial plant!
15. Aloe Vera
I can not even stress enough on how Aloe Vera is one of the best plants to keep in your home.
While they have several benefits, one of them is also that it is an air purifying plant safe for dogs!
Aloe Vera is infamous for its healing properties, and having a plant right where you can easily access it is a great option.
You can extract Aloe Vera pulp and directly use it on the dog’s coat for flea treatment.
It is also known as “lily of the desert” and “elephant’s gall” and holds several medicinal properties.
As a worried dog parent, why would you miss out on adding this superpower houseplant to your indoor garden?
16. Zebra Plants
Like the name suggests, this dog friendly plant has its veins designed in a way that reminds us of zebra stripes.
This versatile houseplant can work great both indoors and outdoors.
The Zebra plant not only adds to the aesthetic of your house, but is also known for purifying the air.
Scientifically known as Aphelandra squarrosa, this dog safe houseplant is an excellent addition to beautify your home.
And you can now do that without worrying about your dog child!
17. Purple Basil Plant
Ocimum basilicum, or Purple Basil, is my next recommendation.
This easy to grow herb is also exceptionally aromatic as well as dog friendly.
This is also a herb plant that you can add in your kitchen garden as it has many medicinal properties.
While it is a non toxic plant for dogs, you can also benefit from it as it is a great source of Vitamin K.
Its medicinal and antibacterial properties help with blood clotting, and improves bone strength.
Now why would you not want this very helpful herb in your house?
This one is a charmer among our list of dog safe plants.
Another herb from the Ocimum basilicum family is the original Basil herb that is widely used in cooking and for its medicinal properties.
This aromatic herb is also without a doubt non poisonous plants for dogs.
Coming from the mint family, just like the Purple Basil, this herb can also benefit you a lot while not doing any harm to your little pup.
That said, Basil can even be ingested by your dog as long as it is in small quantities.
Fun fact, Basil helps miraculously with dogs that are a little anxious.
Would you believe if I said they even have properties in them to help in preventing many diseases in dogs, including cancer.
So while there are other human foods dogs can eat, basil can also be included in them, but in small amounts!
19. Baby Rubber Plant
This charming little plant makes an excellent addition to your dog safe indoor garden if you choose to keep something small and minimalistic.
Scientifically known as Peperomia obtusifolia, this non-poisonous one among dog safe plants is very aesthetically pleasing.
This is yet another widely used house plant that prefers indirect sunlight, preferably through drapes.
Apart from that, Baby rubber plants are a low maintenance and dog friendly house plant too.
Now instead of one, you will have another baby, but this one won’t whine!
Talking about medicinal plants, did you know that Rosemary can be grown under your own roof?
While Rosemary works miraculously for human hair, did you know that it is also a natural flea repellent for your dogs?
Yes, not only is Rosemary one of the dog safe plants, it is also extremely beneficial for the dog’s hygiene too.
The antioxidant present in this plant also benefits dogs from heart diseases and digestive issues.
So, if your pupper eats Rosemary in very small amounts, it will not be toxic for them, in fact only beneficial!
I do not have to give you more reasons to prove that Rosemary makes a great non-poisonous plant for dogs that you can grow at home, do I now?
21. Echeveria Succulent
Succulents are one of my favorite houseplants!
And if you asked me if I have a favorite among succulents, that would be Echeveria Succulents without a doubt!
Also known as Echeveria elegans, this little pant has the ability to shift the whole mood of the room it is kept in.
This is yet another pet safe houseplant from our list of dog safe plants that you can consider keeping anywhere inside your humble abode!
While they look absolutely charming, they are also extremely easy to maintain.
If you’re someone who is too busy that they are likely to forget watering their plants, this succulent is for you.
22. Boston Fern
Peeping into the fern family again, we have the Boston Fern that is again widely used by plant lovers.
It makes a great addition to a dog parent’s home because above all, they are completely dog safe plants.
These dog safe plants are also great at getting rid of harmful toxins and balancing the humidity in the air by restoring moisture.
Among the fern family, the Boston fern is considered to be one of the easiest ones to grow steadily, especially in moist environments.
Although it does not require a lot of maintenance, it does require wood moisture in its soil.
Also known as Shoe flowers, the scientific name of this flower plant is Hibiscus rosa sinensis.
These dog safe plants also blooms one of the most beautiful and beneficial flower.
It’s one of the best plants that are safe for dogs and can be kept in your house, both indoors and outdoors depending on the weather.
While most types of Hibiscuses are pet safe houseplants, it is vital that you keep a look out for a particular type called the Rose of Sharon which is known to be toxic for your doggos!
Otherwise, Hibiscus is great for healing your dog’s wounds, and treating other skin issues.
Aren’t you surprise how these dog safe plants can also be beneficial to us?
24. Friendship Plant
Friendship Plant or Pilea involucrata are known for its ease in maintenance and widely chosen as a friendship gift.
This non-toxic plant for dogs is a treat to the eyes and incredible to touch.
They thrive in environments that are humid, but not necessarily wet, and require indirect sunlight for a steady growth.
This is also why they make an exemplary option for indoor dog safe plants.
These dog safe plants are also known for being extremely easy to propagate new plants.
It produces no toxins that can affect your little pupper and is one among the plants that are safe for dogs!
25. Polka Dot Plant
The Polka Dot Plant is yet again one of the most commonly seen dog safe plants that are beneficial and make great houseplants.
Scientifically known as Hypoestes phyllostachya, these dog friendly plants are great at enhancing the whole aesthetic appeal of your place.
The Polka Dot has properties that help in removing toxins from the air.
This way, it will also help the air your puppy breathes in.
The Polka Dot is also known to have natural air filtration , which helps with fatigue, lowering stress, and a lot of other issues.
This dog friendly plant with colorful leaves will grow best in spaces that get indirect sunlight.
So, now you have 25 dog safe plants options that can be the cream among other dog safe plants, when are you going to plan your gardening?
Get on it, already!
What To Keep In Mind?
Now that you have a whole list of options for dog safe plants to choose from to add a bit of green to your home space, let us look at a few precautions too.
These precautions are for our beloved dog babies.
Even though the above mentioned plants are all plants not toxic to dogs, you need to make sure your dog child does not ingest it, especially if you are not around them.
To be on the safe side, it is always best to keep an eye on your paw-friend who can at many times get adventurous and ingest plants.
Being aware of your dog’s behavior and closely assessing them can also help in understanding if any of the non poisonous plants for dogs are acting differently for them.
Here are some of the signs that may indicate if your dog may be affected by plant toxicity. Look out for these unusual behavior in your pup;
- Decreased appetite and change in eating habits
- Pawing at nose and mouth indicating irritation
- Increased coughing and sneezing
- Your pup is vomiting and gagging
If you are noticing these symptoms in your dog child, keep your composure and reach out to the nearest vet immediately.
As a preventive measure, if you have a puppy at home, you can include not going near any of the plants in their early dog obedience training!
This ought to help to an extent.
Now that you have all the information you need, what are you waiting for?
Let go of your worrying and get excited to add the right kind of green into your beloved home space!
I would totally recommend to fill your house with these amazing dog safe plants!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to keep houseplants around dogs?
Of course, it is very possible! All you need to do is make sure that they are dog safe plants. And yes, there are plenty under the category.
Is it dangerous if dogs ingest these dog safe plants?
Ingesting any plant can have an effect on your dog’s gut. That said, there are several dog safe plants that can be ingested by your dogs, given that they take in small amounts and under your supervision.
How do I know if my dog is affected by plant toxicity?
If your dog has been poisoned by any plant, you can see some drastic behavioral changes in them. There will be a decrease in their appetite, noise irritation, vomiting, coughing and sneezing.
Hello Paw-pa’s and Mama’s,
Great seeing you here, I really appreciate it!
I understand that when it comes to our pupper’s safety, the worries can be infinite. I hope my article helped in easing a bit of that worry.
If you have any queries or concerns, please share your valuable thoughts in the comment section. I would love to hear from you.
Sending my love to your sweet doggo.