Dog Friendly Houseplants

The plants listed in the following pages have been listed by the ASPCA poison control center as being 'safe' for planting in areas frequented by dogs and other pets. Please note, reactions to various chemicals found in plants may differ across animal species, and even by breed. Whilst the following plants should not cause severe or fatal poisoning, we do not suggest you should allow your pet to play with, or ingest, any parts of these plants. The contents of these pages is meant only as a suggested guideline - please see our disclaimer for more information. If you are in any doubt as to the safety of any plants mentioned, please consult other sources, and please contact us if you have any information to add.

Scroll down or click on the links below to view plants listed alphabetically by common name.


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  • Aluminum Plant Pilea cadieri
  • Also known as the Watermelon Plant.
    Delicate houseplant with silvery markings on glossy dark green leaves

  • American Rubber Plant Peperomia obtusifolia or Rhynchophorum obtusifolium
  • Also known as Pepper Face or the Baby Rubber Plant

  • Arabian Gentian Exacum affine
  • Also known as the Persian Violet or German Violet

  • Areca Palm Dypsis lutescens / Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
  • Also known as the Golden Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm, Golden Feather Palm or Yellow Palm.
    Attractive houseplant

  • Artillery Plant Pilea microphylla
  • Delicate houseplant with fine fernlike foliage

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  • Baby Rubber Plant Peperomia obtusifolia / Rhynchophorum obtusifolium
  • Also known as Pepper Face, or the American Rubber Plant

  • Bamboo Palm Chamaedorea elegans
  • Also known as the Miniature Fish Tail Dwarf Palm, Parlor Palm, or Good Luck Palm

  • Belmore Sentry Palm Howea belmoreana
  • Also known as the Curly Palm

  • Bloodleaf Iresine herbstii
  • Also known as Chicken Gizzard, Yellow Bloodleaf, or Joseph's Coat.
    Tender perenials grown mainly as a houseplant for their colorful foliage

  • Blushing Bromeliad Neoregalia sp.
  • Also known as Crimson cup, Marbled fingernail, Blushing Bromeliad, Ossifragi Vase, Miniature Marble plant or Aregelia

  • Blunt Leaf Peperomia Peperomia obtusifolia / Rhynchophorum obtusifolium
  • Also known as the Pepper Face, Baby Rubber Plant or American Rubber Plant

  • Bold Sword Fern Nephrolepis biserrata

  • Boston Fern Nephrolepis exalta bostoniensis

  • Bottle Palm Beaucarnea recurvata / Nolina tuberculata
  • Also known as the Elephant-foot Tree or the Pony Tail Plant


  • Brazilian Orchid Sophronitis

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  • California Pitcher Plant Darlingtonia californica
  • Also called the Cobra Orchid, Cobra Plant, Cobra Lily or Chrysamphora

  • Cane Palm Dypsis lutescens / chrysalidocarpus lutescens
  • Also known as the Golden Butterfly Palm, Areca Palm, Golden Feather Palm or the Yellow Palm

  • Chocolate Soldier Episcia dianthiflora
  • Also known as the Lace-Flower Vine or Episcia

  • Christmas Cactus Schlumbergera bridgesii
  • Also known as the Easter Cactus

  • Christmas Dagger Polystichum acrostichoides
  • Also known as the Christmas Dagger Fern

  • Christmas Orchid Cattleya trianaei
  • Also known as the Winter Cattleya

  • Cirrhopetalum Bulbophyllum appendiculatum
  • Also known as the Old World Orchid

  • Cliff Brake Pellaea rotundifolia
  • Also known as the Button Fern, Green Cliff Brack or Cliff Break

  • Cocktail Orchid Cattleya forbesii

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  • Dallas Fern Nephrolepis biserrata
  • Also known as the Bold Sword Fern

  • Dancing Doll Orchid Oncidium flexuosum

  • Duffii Fern Nephrolepsis cordifolia 'duffii'
  • Also known as the Duffy Fern or Lemon Button Fern

  • Dwarf Date Palm Phoenix acaulis

  • Dwarf Feather Palm Nephrolepis exaltata

  • Dwarf Palm Chamaedorea elegans
  • Also known as the Good Luck palm or Parlor palm

  • Dwarf Whitman Fern Nephrolepsis cordifolia plumosa

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  • Earth Star Cryptanthus bivattus minor
  • Also known as the Starfish plant, Green earth star or Vary-leaf star

  • Easter Cattleya (Easter Orchid) Cattleya mossiae

  • Easter Lily Cactus Echinopsis multiplex

  • Episcia Episcia dianthiflora
  • Also known as Lace-Flower Vine or Chocolate Soldier

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  • Fan Tufted Palm Rhapis flabelliformis
  • Also known as the Lady Palm

  • Feather Palm Nephrolepis exaltata

  • Fiery Reed Orchid Epidendrum ibaguense

  • Fingernail Plant Neoregelia spectabilis

  • Fish Tail Fern Cyrtomium falcatum

  • Florida Butterfly Orchid Epidendrum tampense
  • Also known as the Scarlet Orchid

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  • Golden Shower Orchid Oncidium sphacelatum

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  • Hindu Rope Plant Hoya carnosa 'krinkle kurl'

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  • Ivy Leaf Peperomia Peperomia griseoargentea
  • Also known as Plantinum Peperomia or Silver leaf Peperomia

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  • Jasmine Jasminium species

  • Jewel Orchid Haemaria discolor
  • Also known as the Golden Lace Orchid

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  • King of the Forest Anoectuchilus setaceus
  • Also known as the Golden Jewel Orchid

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  • Lace Flower Vine Episcia dianthiflora
  • Also known as Chocolate Soldier

  • Lace Orchid Odontoglossum crispum

  • Leopard Orchid Dendrobium gracilicaule
  • Also known as the Tiger Orchid

  • Living Rock Cactus Pleiospilos bolusii
  • Also known as the African living rock or Mimicry plant

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  • Madagascar Jasmine Stephanotis floribunda
  • Also known as Wax Flower, Bride's Flower or Clustered Wax Flower

  • Malaysian Dracaema Pleomele reflexa
  • Also known as Song of India

  • Manila PalmVeitchia merrillii
  • Also known as the Dwarf Royal Palm or Christmas Palm

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  • Neanthe Bella Palm Chamaedorea elegans

  • Nerve Plant Bertolonia mosaica / Fittonia argyroneura
  • Also known as the Jewel Plant, Siver Nerve, Mosaic Plant or Silver Threads

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  • Old Man Cactus Cephalocereus senilis

  • Old World Orchid Bulbophyllum appendiculatum
  • Also known as Cirrhopetalum


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  • Pansy Orchid Miltonia roezlii alba

  • Paradise Palm Howea forsteriana
  • Also known as the Kentia palm or Forster Senty Palm

  • Peperomia Hederifolia Peperomia griseoargentea

  • Peperomia Peltfolia Peperomia Peltifolia

  • Peperomia Rotundifolia Peperomia Rotundifolia

  • Peperomia Sandersii Peperomia Sandersii

  • Pepper Face Peperomia obtusifolia / Rhynchophorum obtusifolium
  • Also known as the Baby Rubber Plant or American Rubber Plant

  • Persian Violet Exacum affine
  • Also known as the Arabian gentian or German Violet

  • Pink Brocade Episcia cultivar

  • Pink Starlite Cryptanthus bivattus minor
  • Also known as the Starfish Plant, Green Earth Star, Vary-Leaf Star or Earth Star

  • Plush Plant Echeveria pulvoliver

  • Porcelain Flower Hoya carnosa 'krinkle kurl'
  • Also known as the Hindu Rope Plant

  • Prayer Plant Calathea insignis
  • Also known as Maranta
  • Purple Baby Tears Frithia pulchra
  • Also knonw as fairy elephant's feet

  • Purple Passion Vine Gynura aurantica
  • Also known as the Velvet Plant, Royal Velvet Plant or Purple Velvet Plant

  • Purple Waffle Plant Hemigraphis exotica

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  • Queensland Arrowroot Canna edulis
  • Also known as Achira, Canna or Arrowroot

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  • Rabbits Foot Fern Davallia sp.
  • Also known as Hare Fern, Squirrel Foot Fern, Deer Foot Fern or Ball Fern

  • Rainbow Orchid Epidendrum prismatocarpum

  • Red African Violet Episcia reptans

  • Red Edge Peperomia Peperomia clusiifolia

  • Red Palm Lily Cordyline rubra

  • Red Veined Prayer Calathea insignis
  • Also known as Maranta or Prayer Plant

  • Roosevelt Fern Nephrolepis biserrata

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  • Saffron Spike Zebra Aphelandra squarrosa

  • Scarlet Orchid Epidendrum tampense
  • Also known as the Florida Butterfly Orchid

  • Silver Heart Peperomia caperata

  • Silver Pink Vine Hoya pubicalyx

  • Spice Orchid Epidendrum atropurpeum

  • Spice Orchid Epidendrum ibaguense
  • Also known as the Fiery Reed Orchid

  • Star Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides

  • Star Plant Cryptanthus bivattus minor
  • Also known as the Starfish Plant, Green Earth Star, Vary-Leaf Star or Pink Starlite

  • Sweetheart Hoya Hoya kerrii
  • Also knwn as wax hearts or valentine hoya

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  • Tahitian Bridal Veil Tradescantia multiflora

  • Tailed Orchid Masdevallia

  • Tiger Orchid Haemaria discolor
  • Also known as the Golden Lace Orchid or Jewel Orchid

  • Toad Spotted Cactus Stapelia variegata

  • Tree Cactus Opuntia species

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  • Velvet Plant Gynura aurantica

  • Venus Fly Trap Dionaea muscipula

  • Venus Fly Trap

  • Verona Fern Nephrolepis biserrata

  • Vining Peperomia Peperomia serpens variegata

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  • Watermelon Begonia Peperomia argyreia

  • Watermelon Pilea Pilea cadieri
  • Also known as the Watermelon Plant or Aluminum Plant

  • Wax Plant Hoya carnosa 'krinkle kurl'
  • Also known as the Hindu Rope Plant or Porcelain Flower

  • Whitman Fern Nephrolepis biserrata
  • Also known as the Bold Sword Fern, Nephrolepis Biserrata, Verona Fern or Verona Lace Fern

  • Windmill Palm Trachycarpus fortunei
  • Also known as the Chusan Palm

  • Winter Cattleya Cattleya trianaei
  • Also known as the Christmas Orchid

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  • Yellow Bloodleaf Iresine herbstii
  • Also known as Chicken Gizzard, Bloodleaf or Joseph's Coat

  • Yellow Palm Dypsis lutescens / Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
  • Also known as the Golden Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm or Golden Feather Palm

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As with all the contents of these page, the above is intended for educational purposes only. This information is not intended as medical advice, and should not replace veterinary consultation or treatment.