Indoor plants are always a good feature in your home. But you might be a bit worried if you’re a pet parent and are looking for a way to integrate plants into your home as all plants may not be a good combination. Fret not, because you can ensure that both your plants and pets are safe by knowing the best pet and plant pairings.
Read HomeTriangle guide on the plants that will add color and texture to your decor and even survive with little care while keeping your cats and dogs safe and happy.
The Pet-Plant Relationship
Pet-friendly plants are just non-toxic plants, which means that they will not cause any harm if eaten. Toxic chemicals are naturally present in many plants. In some cases, they may be harmful to you but beneficial to you. For instance, Aloe Vera plants are highly regarded for their medicinal properties, but they may be toxic (even if very Small)) Whether it is eaten by cats, dogs, and other animals.
1. Spider Plant
Spider plant is very popular among veterinarians, it is easy to grow indoors, and it is extremely cold-resistant. These plants are also an excellent air purifier to help remove toxins from the home. It is also very easy to plant and requires very little maintenance. There could be more spider plants from its mother plants in very little time.
2. Staghorn Fern
Staghorn fern gets the name because it looks very similar to antlers. It can be planted in a pot, hung on the wall, or in a basket to prevent pets from touching it. You only need to water and spray once every three weeks if you place in high humidity areas such as bathrooms.
Bromeliads can add a tropical atmosphere to your dining table and can bloom for several months. You can place them in any room. They need a lot of airflows, so look for an open area with windows and indirect sunlight. For example, living room, kitchen, or bedroom.
4. Rattlesnake Plant
Colors, iconic leaf shapes, and random watering methods make rattlesnake plants a great addition to a dimly lit living room. The water pressure flow at the node at the bottom of the leaf of the plant triggers a variety of movements to raise and lower the leaf, from day to night. When you are ready to set off, so will be your rattlesnake companion.
5. Boston Fern
The beautiful Boston Fern is still at the end of the maintenance range because it only needs food once every few months. Your kitten can hit the bracken as many times as you want, and your puppies can even bite as this plant is safe for cats and dogs. They also like moisture. Therefore, if you put her indoors, you can put it in the bathroom so that she can use a simple bird basin to absorb all the steam for the company or on the balcony.
6. Moth Orchid
Few plants look as elegant and unpretentious as orchids, and under the right conditions, they can show spectacular flowers for months. Fortunately, you can add it to your home without increasing the risk of your pet. Staghorn ferns and orchids are also epiphytes (growing on the surface of trees). Therefore, plant them in hanging baskets with holes on the side to keep the roots airborne as if they were natural.
Lemongrass is a fast-growing ornamental herb, so beautiful that it will flutter in the summer breeze, as an appetizer in soups, stews, and teas.
Basil, rosemary, and thyme are great culinary herbs and are safe for your pet. They like direct light, so hang them on the windows all day long. Put the herbs on a sunny window to ensure at least four to five hours of direct sunlight. Water them when the top layer of the soil is dry. Although lemon juice is completely safe for your plants and pets, the citrus flavor has a natural deterrent effect on your pets. Spray the plants with diluted lemon juice, and even throw some lemon or orange peel in the pots to ensure their safety.
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