Eight Pet-Friendly Houseplants to Plant This Spring

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Spring is a wonderful time to get gardening. Even if it’s cold outside, you can start planting plants indoors by your windows. Many houseplants, while beautiful, are not safe for your pets to be around. Some plants have an appealing smell or taste that will keep your pet coming back for more of something that will seriously hurt them. If you think your pet has ingested a toxic material, plant or otherwise, reach out to us at Eastshore Vet, the best vet in Madison. Here are some pet-safe plants to plant in the meantime!Spider plants are an easy-to-care-for pet-friendly houseplant. They grow in low light and don’t require excessive pruning.Air plants are a safe plant with a modern look. They’re easy to keep out of your pet’s reach as well![caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="497"]

Source[/caption]Bamboo grows quickly and comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Thank goodness it’s nontoxic!African violets are a beautiful pet-safe flower. Keep this plant in a warm location with plenty of light.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480"]

Source[/caption]Not all herbs are safe for pets, but some are. Try planting some basil or thyme!Boston ferns are very common houseplants. They are lush, beautiful, and 100% pet-friendly.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="369"]

Source[/caption]Peperomia plants come in a ton of varieties - different colors and sizes that are all pet safe.Polka dot plants add a burst of color anywhere you might want it! They’re pet-friendly, so if Spot takes a bite out of this polka dot plant you’ll be a-okay![caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="290"]

Source[/caption]No matter how safe your houseplants are, take the extra precaution of keeping them in a safe, sturdy place out of your pet’s reach. Even if they aren’t toxic, they could still cause an injury if they get knocked over onto your pet. Keep all these tips in mind, and you’ll have a beautiful, pet-friendly home for you and your furry friends to enjoy.

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