Pet Safe Plants, at a Glance


One of the most frequent questions we receive at Retreat is what plants we have in store that are considered pet safe. The truth is, most of the plants we carry are toxic to your furry friends. To help, we’ve come up with a guide to help you determine what plants are non-toxic to cats and dogs. We hope that this guide can be a starting point to finding out what plants might work best in your home!

Please remember that while these plants are considered safe for pets by the ASPCA, these plants should never be part of a pet’s diet. The ingestion of any of these plants may still cause your furry friend stomach discomfort, vomiting, or diarrhea. However, these plants are not considered life threatening if ingested. We always recommend keeping all plants safely out of reach of curious eaters, even non-toxic plants. Remember we are not experts, and this guide is to be used as a starting point. Please consult your vet, and do your own research on any plants you purchase.

Plants considered non-toxic to pets that we frequently carry, in alphabetical order:

• Aluminum Plant
• Baby’s Tears
• Bamboo
• Banana Plant
• Calatheas
o Calathea Lancifolia, Calathea Madallion, Calathea Ornata
• Candycorn Plant
Christmas Cactus
• (Most) Ferns
o Bird’s Nest Crispy Wave, Lemon Button Fern, Maidenhair Fern, Rabbit’s foot fern, Staghorn Fern
o AVOID Plumosa and Sprengeri Fern
• Haworthia
• Kentia Palm
• Little Fantasy Pep
Money Tree
• Neanthe Bella Palm
• Nerve Plant
• Old Man Cactus
• Peperomia
• Pepper Face
• Pink Polka Dot Plant
Prayer Plant
• Rose Bush
• Spider Plant
• Swedish Ivy
• Purple Waffle Plant
• Wax Plant

Almost all information from this blog post is provided by ASPCA, please visit their website for more information on pet-safe plants.