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Top Pet-Safe Houseplants

Indoor Cat Playing in a Spider PlantHouseplants can add to the natural beauty of any Yorktown rental home. However, if you own pets, you should think of only having houseplants that are not poisonous. It may come as a shock to you, but some of the most common kinds of houseplants can be toxic for your pets.

If you’re counting on the fact that your pet would never try to eat a plant, eating a toxic houseplant is not the only way these plants can cause harm to your pets. Even rubbing against some plants can bring about skin irritation, digestion problems, and more to your furry companion. Here are the top pet-safe houseplants to keep your pet safe while you get to enjoy the pros nice houseplants have to offer for your rental home.

  • Succulents. Succulents, while being trendy and safe for pets, are one of the most in-demand houseplants. Succulents are not that hard to take care of, and they also come in a vast range of colors and sizes.
  • Majesty Palm. You can make an extraordinary natural statement in any room of the house with these large potted palms. Lush and pet-safe, these palms require a little bit of maintenance, but the outcome is worth the effort.
  • Boston Fern. This classic houseplant has made somewhat of a comeback currently, and best of all, it isn’t toxic for pets. You can put a Boston Fern in a hanging planter, on top of a cabinet, or a bookshelf.
  • Money Tree. Despite the name, you can’t really grow money on a Money Tree. This houseplant is also known as the “good luck tree,” is well-loved among followers of feng shui for its bright green leaves and one-of-a-kind braided trunk.
  • UFO Plant. Another houseplant safe for pets that is visually pleasing is the Pilea Peperomioides. This plant is often referred to as the “UFO Plant” for its saucer-shaped leaves. This particular plant can add natural beauty to any room of your house.
  • Red Maranta Prayer Plant. The leaves of the Red Maranta Prayer plant are so attractive, they almost look like flowers. The Red Maranta Prayer plant has a one-of-a-kind herringbone pattern and streaks of red. It will for sure add tropical beauty to your house without bringing about any harm to your pet.
  • Maidenhair Fern. With its soft, feathery leaves, the Maidenhair Fern is a shade-loving plant that can grow in areas without much sunlight. It is also non-toxic for pets, plus it looks nice in a pot or planter.
  • Spider Plant. The Spider Plant is also a good choice because it’s both easy to grow and safe for your pets to be around. Low-maintenance and attractive, the hanging leaves of the Spider Plant can add a tinge of green to any area of your house.
  • Air Plant. The Air Plant is one of the more special and popular plants. Soil is not crucial for these plants to grow. This makes them great for display in terrariums or hanging in creative arrangements. They will not damage pets but do need to be watered correctly to grow.

By selecting a trendy houseplant that is safe for your pets, you can certainly bask in the natural grandeur of your plants month after month.

Are you in need of a pet-friendly rental? You can contact Real Property Management Dominion at 757-395-4274 or check out our listings online.

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