“Hey Shelmerdine! What plants are safe for my to be around?”

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get is “what plants are safe for my pets?”

While we don’t recommend that your dog or cats make a meal out of any of these varieties, choosing pet-safe plants is a smart precaution to take.  Many plants contain naturally-occurring toxins that can cause allergic reactions or irritation to pets. The plants listed here will not harm your cat or dog, but may still cause adverse reactions if your pet is allergic to the plant.

If you’re still unsure, visit www.petpoisonhelpline.com which contains a wealth of tips and information about pets and plants!


  • African Violet
  • Bromeliads
  • Burrow’s Tail
  • Cast Iron Plant
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Boston Fern
  • Staghorn Fern
  • Haworthia
  • Hibiscus
  • Money Tree
  • Areca Palm
  • Bamboo Palm
  • Parlour Palm
  • Pony Tail Palm
  • Spider Plant
  • Prayer Plant
  • Peperomia
  • Tillandsia


  • Begonia
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dracaena
  • English Ivy
  • Eucalyptus
  • Ficus
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lavender
  • Monstera
  • Peace Lily
  • Philodendron
  • Pothos
  • Sago Palm
  • Schefflera
  • Snake Plant