Having live plants in your home not only adds beauty and a nature to your interior, it can make your home a healthier environment. Plants purify the air inside your house as they take in CO2 and “breathe” out pure oxygen. What many dog moms don’t realize is that many houseplants are toxic to dogs. In an effort to make your home more inviting and healthy, you could be introducing a toxin to your fur baby. We know you don’t want that, so we pulled together a list of very pretty, vibrant houseplants that can give your home a pop of color without any risk to your pupper.

1. African Violet Plant

The deep purple flowers and fuzzy dark green leaves of the African Violet contrast beautifully. They are small enough to fit on even the smallest shelf or table, making them a great choice for any space. Best of all? They are completely harmless to dogs and humans. You can feel great about this vivid little houseplant in your home.

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2. Prayer Plant

These slow growing, low light needing beauties are a great choice for a home with dogs. They are perfectly safe for your pup. On top of that, the leaves of the Prayer Plant are variegated, meaning they have a variety of colors on them. With light and dark greens as well as a bright red hue, these plants bring in a spot of color to any corner.

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3. Peperomia Plants

One of the best things about this group of non-toxic houseplant is that they are super easy to care for. Even a novice or someone without the slightest green thumb can keep these plants alive. Their leaves are so lovely with hints of yellow, cream, red and various green tones. If you have a curious pup who wants to take a munch of these leaves, it will be perfectly safe for her to satisfy that interest.

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4. Spider Plant

These plants have major impact with their spiky, variegated leaves and dangling mini-plants that resemble spiders. They grow downwards which makes them great on a high shelf or in a hanging basket. They are easy to take care of because they like to completely dry out between waterings. You can feel comfortable with these unique plants in your home. They are completely safe for dogs.

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5. Donkey Tail Plant

This very unique looking plant is a succulent. Animals tend to avoid eating succulents in general, but if your pup decides to take a taste, this one will prove completely safe. The branches spread out in long, tail-like strands that can create a dramatic effect in your home. Naturally, it is easy to care for. Succulents require very little water. Just put them in a sunny spot and they will thrive.

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Here are 11 more dog friendly houseplants that will add some color and life to your home:

  • Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
  • Ponytail Palm
  • Hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus)
  • Air Plants
  • Friendship Plant
  • Watermelon Plant
  • Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)
  • Haworthia (Haworthia)
  • Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii)
  • Staghorn Fern (Platycerium)
  • Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)

Enjoy the benefits of cleaner air and a more inviting home by incorporating these houseplants into your decor. They are non-toxic and completely safe for your fur baby, so you can feel confident having them around even the most curious of pups.

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