7 must have pet-friendly plants

We have a wide selection of pet-friendly house plants that will have you coming back. I know that bringing plants into my home means they need to be safe for my pet. We hope that by sharing these with you, you will be able to educate others around which plants are safe for pets. If you are ever in one of our three locations, please be sure and ask about our pet-friendly plant section.  We have a resource card that lists a wide variety of pet-friendly plants.


These unique vibrant beauties will stop anyone in their tracks. They come in a variety of different colors and patterns. Calathea enjoys damp soil and medium to direct bright indirect light. If they are exposed to too much direct light, the leaves will often wither and can cause fading in color. We have a variety of different Calathea in the shop at all times. This plant is a Fern favorite.


These succulents are super popular and are easy to have indoors. Echeveria needs about 6 hours of sunlight a day. They can get up to 12 inches tall. Overwatering tends to be an issue with these plants. Ensuring they are placed in an unglazed pot is key to a happy healthy life. We appreciate that Echeveria are aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical. It's fun to pair Echeveria with other succulents of the same temperament.


If you are looking for an exotic plant that is super easy to grow, Hoya would be an excellent choice. Hoyas are not super fast-growing, so avoid giving them too much love. They prefer to be pretty dry before watering again. Hoyas love to climb and would be perfect in a macrame hanger. Bright and indirect light is the perfect growing condition for Hoyas. These beautiful plants come in a wide variety of colors and leaf shape.  There are many different varieties to collect.


Peperomias are another Fern favorite. They are a interesting varietal. You can collect more than one, since coloring and structures tend to be different. I have quite a few. Like Hoya's, Peperomias do best in indirect bright light but will tolerate lower lights if placed in that environment. 1-2 weeks between watering will ensure proper growth and a decrease in yellowing leaves.  They like to have the soil dry quite a bit between waterings.


Ferns like humid moderate conditions. The ideal place for them are in the living room or kitchen where they are more likely to thrive. Ferns grow in damp, sometimes shadowed environments, but that doesn't mean they need the same inside the home. Ideal lighting settings would be near a window with indirect morning and afternoon sun. Overly harsh sun might cause yellowing leaves. Water at least once a week, and keep the soil surface somewhat damp and it will grow to be a happy, healthy fern!

Polka Dot Plant

Vivid is one word to describe the Polka Dot Plant! This is another plant that likes a little bit of humidity. Placing them near a humidifier, if you have one, would be a good idea. If you do not have a humidifier, misting them with room temperature water from time to time would be beneficial. Bright and indirect light are what keep this plant glowing. Be careful not to soak the roots, and water the top 1/2 -1 inch of the soil when dry.

Spider Plant  

This plant is the ultimate hanging macrame plant. Spider plants look awesome in any setting and can be in bright indirect light. Spider plants bloom a small white cluster of flowers that some refer to as spider babies or spiderlings. The great news is that you can propagate these and give the new starts away as gifts! The blooms often occur during spring and summer but can happen anytime. Lastly, spider plants are also amazing for air purification. 

This is a small list of 7 houseplants that we carry in our shops. Do your own research and find some that are aesthetically pleasing to you. When you come in please feel free to ask questions. We LOVE plants and are always happy to talk shop.