Pet and plant lovers unite! We know you love your pets as much as you love your plants so we are combining the best of both worlds. Check out some of our favorite pet-themed decor as well as a list of houseplants that are non-toxic to your pets.
We have a large selection of pet-themed figurines but we love these cat figurines with their gold accents and varied shapes and sizes. Buy one or start a collection. They make a great accent piece to a bookshelf!
Mini Plant Holders
We love these little plant holders. They’re the perfect size for a small air plant (a pet-safe plant). Makes a great gift for someone’s desk or workspace. They’re certain to put a smile on your face.
We carry a wide variety of pet-themed wood art, but we love this sign because it couldn’t be more true!
We have a variety of statues, plaques and other pet-themed garden decor, but we love this little pup with a lantern in its mouth ready to light up the garden at night.
Best Pet-Friendly Plants
Below is a list of some plant species that are generally safe and not considered toxic to your pets.
Pileas are a great choice for a houseplant as they do not pose a risk for toxicity to your pets. With such a wide range of varieties, you are sure to find one that fits your light and care needs. Some of our favorites include:
- Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)
- Aluminum Plant (Pilea cadierei)
- Artillery Plant (PIlea microphylia)
- Friendship Plant (Pilea involucrata)
Calethea was recently reclassified as Goeppertia so don’t be confused if you see these names used interchangeably. These species are also known as prayer plants for the way their leaves rise and lower in a 24-hour period, and do not pose a risk to your pets. Some of our favorites include:
- Rattlesnake Plant (Calethea lancifolia or Goeppertia insignis)
- Pin-stripe Plant (Calethea ornata or Goeppertia ornata)
- Peacock Plant (Calethea makoyana or Goeppertia makoyana)
The Bromeliad family has a wide classification of plants that include Pineapples (Ananas comosus) and Air Plants (Tillandsia), which all are non-toxic to pets. Some of our favorite houseplant varieties include:
- Air Plant (Tillandsia)
- Vase Plant (Guzmania lingulata)
- Blushing Bromeliad (Neoregelia carolinae)
True palms are considered non-toxic to pets, but be aware of misnomers such as the Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta). This species is not a true palm, but rather more closely related to conifers, and is toxic to pets. Some of our favorite palms for houseplants include:
- Majesty Palm (Ravenea rivularis)
- Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
- Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
True ferns are considered non-toxic to pets. However, this is another category to be aware of misnomers, such as the Asparagus Fern (Asperagus setaceus), which is actually toxic to pets. Some of our favorite houseplant ferns include:
Peperomia is a wide ranging plant species that are non-toxic to your pets. Some of our favorites include:
- Emerald Ripple Plant (Peperomia caperata)
- Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia obtusifolia)
- Watermelon Peperomia (Peperomia argyreia)
- String of Turtles (Peperomia prostrata)
- Raindrop Peperomia (Peperomia polybotrya)
When you think if a Spider Plant you probably envision Chlorophytum comosum, which is the most popular variety of this species but there are other varieties within this species that are all non-toxic to your pets. Some of these include:
- Bonnie (Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie’)
- Fire Flash (Chlorophytum amaniense)
- Bichetii (Chlorophytum laxum)
For more information about the toxicity of plants to your pets, visit the ASPCA website where you can search through their database of toxic and non-toxic plants. Be sure to talk with your veterinarian for more detailed information regarding your pet and specific plants if you have questions or concerns.
Pets & Plants Event
Aurora // Saturday, July 29, 2023
Free // No Registration Required
Join us for a day of make and takes, talks, and even a pet parade for your four-legged family members. Indian Prairie Animal Hospital will also be sharing safety tips for your pets and plants. Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue will also be on site for you to adopt a loving pet who is looking for a forever home. Complete the online application before you arrive. Donate from Hopeful Tails’ wish list and receive $5 off your garden purchase.