Choosing the right types of plants for your home can be tricky with furry friends living in the house. With pets in the house, going for low maintenance, pet-friendly plants is the way to go. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to make sure that you are choosing the perfect plants for your home.
Firstly, you want to make sure that your home is set up for your pet. Whether you need tips on how to set up a cat-friendly space, or making sure that there are doggy doors to block off certain areas, it’s important to take note of the specific needs of your pet and how they apply to your space.
Next, you’ll want to determine what other factors are important to think about when choosing the right house plants. Some of these key traits include whether or not you want plants that need sunlight if they are toxic for animals, and how much water is required for maintenance.
Below is a plant care key with a list of factors that can help:
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Best Pet-Friendly Houseplants:
- Mini Money Tree
Known for its good luck and bringing in prosperity, the money tree can grow quite large over time. With little maintenance required, the money tree doesn’t need frequent watering, except when its soil is about 75% dried out. It’s a good idea to keep this plant in spots with indirect sunlight to avoid any leaves burning over time.
- Spider Plant
Typically containing a combination of green and white stripes, the spider plant is known for its air-purifying properties. These plants do best with moderate amounts of indirect exposure to the sun and heat. They grow relatively well, so expect to re-pot them around one to two times a year. Lastly, you will want to keep the soil moist and add a dash of plant fertilizer into the soil about one to two times a month for optimal growth.
These white and green striped plants are perfect for hanging baskets. They prefer moderate indirect sunlight and temperature. They grow fairly quickly so you will need to re-pot them about once a year. For spider plants, keep the soil moist and sprinkle plant fertilizer into the soil about twice a month to support its growth.