Here at The Little Botanical, we simply love pets! There’s nothing better than having your dog greet you excitedly after a long day’s work, or giving your cat a quick scratch between the ears before it gracefully slinks away. We know the love you guys have for your pets, so we make it our mission to ensure that our houseplants and your furry friends can co-exist in perfect harmony.
What to watch out for
While many of our plants are pet-friendly, there are unfortunately some that should be avoided in order to keep your pets safe. The Cactus for example, while being a long-standing classic and favourite in the world of botany, clearly would not make a good friend for a household pet. And for all its style and beauty, the Ficus Elastica (Rubber Plant) is unsafe for pets due to the thick sap it secretes which is used in the production of – you guessed it, rubber!
Our guides and bundles
Even though some of the un-friendly plants are obvious, like the two examples above, you should always double-check just to be sure. If you’re ever in doubt, have a look at our guide to plants that are safe for pets. We’ve also taken strides to make life easier for plant and pet lovers by releasing a new Pet-friendly Houseplant Bundle, which is guaranteed to be safe for your furry friends. If you’re looking for a family of plants that you can collect which is risk-free, then Orchids are a great choice. It’s widely agreed by the ASPCA and other animal safety groups that members of the Orchidaceae family are non-toxic to pets.
Pet-friendly houseplants of all sizes
While it’s a terrible shame that some of our favourite plants aren’t safe for pets, we’re still delighted at the range of pet-friendly plants that are still available. The Musa Banana Plant, for example, is a stunning plant with gorgeous velvety-green leaves. We also have one of our most impressive big house plants that would get along well with your pets, the XL Areca Palm. If you’re looking for a beautiful little succulent, then look no further than our Peperomia Rotundifolia, which is one of our favourite trailing plants.