There are possibly two things you might dearly love- pets and plants. Are you a pet parent but also want some greenery inside your home and are worried if your dog might be allergic to the plants you bring in, then don’t you worry.
Here, we have come up with an extensive list of houseplants you can have inside your home which would not cause any harm to your furry friend even if they sniff it or maybe take a bite too.
5 Plants Safe for Your Dog
Basil: Basil also called great basil, is a culinary herb of the Mint family. It is a tender plant and is used in cuisines worldwide. It can also serve as a great houseplant even when you have a pet at home. It does not require a lot of care too and you can leave it out by the window all day long, a cherry on the cake, and your furry friend can even munch on this one.
Date Palm: Want to impress your visitors while also taking care of your pets? All you need is a date palm inside your home. It is one of many species of the Arecaceae family (which also includes the Bamboo palm, Areca palm, and Chinese Fan palm) that can flourish indoors while keeping your pets safe. It is also known as a Robellini palm. Any room you decide to use it in will become a center of attention.
Don’t overwater your date palm and keep it in direct, strong sunlight. Your plant will be happy if you keep it on the somewhat drier side.
Orchids: Few plants have the same air of elegance as an orchid. Fortunately, you can add one to your house without endangering your dog. Orchids can survive up to four months with the right care. They thrive in dim lighting. In the winter, water once a week; during the warmer months, water twice a week.
This Asian native orchid breed thrives naturally in locations that are partially sunny, warm, and humid. Once a year, for up to three months, it will typically bloom; after that, the flowers will wither and disappear, but the blossoms will return the next season. If the leaves start to yellow, you may be over watering or over-sunning them.
Boston Fern: The lovely Boston fern is very low-maintenance, and requires nourishment only every two months. Your cat can bat at the ferns as much as he likes, and your puppy can even bite them—this plant is safe for both cats and dogs.
Keep these in a cool, damp environment with indirect light. To increase humidity, place the fern’s container in a tray of pebbles filled with water and spritz its green leaves twice a week. Just make sure the soil stays moist!
Spider Plant: This plant is popular among veterinarians since it is easy to cultivate indoors and highly tough. Spider plants are also excellent air purifiers, so they can assist in the removal of toxins from your home.
Spider plants dislike bright light (it scorches their leaves). Though they can withstand lower light levels, they thrive best in indirect strong light at temperatures ranging from 60 to 80 degrees F.
We hope that you found the above blog helpful and that it helps you plant out the plants you can bring in your in-home nursery or even your garden while having a pet at home. We hope that no matter how your garden, whether in a large, lovely backyard or on a sunny windowsill, it is always soothing for you and safe for your dogs.
Happy Parenting, Happy Planting!