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These top 10 plants are safe for your much-loved pets, so you can fill your home with beautiful houseplants and drink in the fantastic colours, textures and smells they bring to your indoor spaces.

Cat-friendly

1. Spider

plant

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ are easy to grow and fine for your furry felines. With beautiful variegated foliage, they’re best suited to spots with indirect sunlight.

2. Boston

fern

These are safe for pets and love a humid environment—perfect for your kitchen or bathroom. Place the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water to increase humidity.

3. Wax

plant

With fleshy green leaves and climbing foliage, this plant will produce fragrant flowers if given enough light. Perfect for animal-loving households, it looks fab in hanging baskets.

4. African

violet

A safe bet for small furries, this plant loves full sun and works nicely in tight spaces. Needs to be kept out of cold draughts to keep the colourful blooms blossoming.

5. Moth

orchids

Phalaenopsis are cat-friendly and produce long-lasting floral shows all year through. Clear pots are best and will give the roots access to photosynthesise.

Dog-friendly

1. Gerber

daisy

These cheery flowers and safe for Fido. They can be spectacular as summer bedding, cut flowers, or grown as houseplants, and their bright colours bloom from summer to autumn.

2. Kentia

palm

These give great texture to inside spaces and will tolerate low-light well. Plus, hounds will remain happy while you enjoy the thick throngs as decoration.

3. Jasmine

plant

Grown for its glossy leaves, Madagascar jasmine will thrive in a warm, light space. Non-toxic to dogs, the perfumed blossom looks and smells great in social spaces.

4. Tillandsia

cyanea

Pooch friendly to boot, the green leaves are marked with red at the base and display violet flowers from pink bracts in spring and again in autumn.

5. Parlour

palm

Tiny yellow flowers that can be found on mature plants from spring through to autumn, and your canine companions will remain care-free with this houseplant.

So, no matter which four-legged companions you share your homes with, you can still have houseplants in abundance for all to enjoy.

Spring is on its way, see my post on spring pollinators:

Or check out my Pinterest board for more ideas:

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