Five houseplants you didn't know were pet friendly!


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What's better than houseplants? Pet-friendly houseplants! These green gems aren't just visually stunning but also offer peace of mind safe knowing your furry friends (and little ones) are away from any harm. 

The team here at House of Kojo have rounded up their five favourite houseplants that you (probably) didn't know were pet-friendly!

Let's dive right in shall we? 

Aeschynanthus Radicans Rasta

Aeschynanthus Radicans Rasta, also known as the lipstick plant, will undoubtedly steal the spotlight in any corner of your home with its glossy leaves and vibrant red-orange blooms. Not only is the Aeschynanthus Radicans Rasta visually stunning, but it's also safe for your furry companions. 

Best of all, this plant looks great hanging in a macrame, so can be easily propped up away from paws!

Hoya cv. Chouke

Known for its unique waxy leaves and delicate flowers, the Hoya cv. Chouke is a charming addition to any plant lover's collection. Its trailing vines and waxy leaves make it a favourite for hanging baskets or cascading over shelves. What's even better? All Hoya plants are completely pet-friendly, allowing you to enjoy their beauty without any worries about curious nibbles or stomps. 

If you're new to houseplants, Hoya are a fantastic easy-care plant to get started and requires very minimum effort to produce beautiful and fragrant blooms.

Selenicereus Anthonyanus (Zigzag Cactus)

With its intriguing zigzag-shaped stems and nocturnal blooms, the Selenicereus Anthonyanus is a conversation starter in any plant collection. Despite its cactus-like appearance, this unique plant is non-toxic to pets, allowing you to enjoy its eccentric beauty worry-free.

Calathea orbifolia

It's no wonder calathea's are such a popular pet-friendly houseplant, with their large variety of beautiful markings, each variety different to the last they add a gorgeous vibrancy to your home! 

The Calathea orbifolia is a beautiful houseplant highly sought after due to the exquisite beauty of its large, round shiny leaves and its air-purifying qualities. This beautiful foliage is subtly striped with pale silver-green markings, with the undersides of the leaf also being a pale silver-green.

Stromanthe Sanguinea Triostar

Featuring beautifully variegated leaves with shades of pink, green, and cream, the Stromanthe Sanguinea Triostar is a true showstopper. This tropical plant not only adds a pop of colour to your space without harming your well-loved furry companions.

Frequently asked questions on our pet friendly collection

What does pet-friendly mean when it comes to houseplants?

Pet-friendly houseplants are those that are non-toxic to cats, dogs, and other common household pets. These plants are safe to have around curious pets who may nibble on leaves or come into contact with the plant.

Are there any common houseplants that are toxic to pets?

Yes, several common houseplants can be toxic to pets if ingested, causing symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to severe illness.  Just a few examples include Monstera, Tradescantia, Philodendrons, Peace lilies, and Pothos. Whilst some cacti and succulents are not toxic to cats and dogs, they may be sharp and prickly. As a result, it's always a good idea to keep them out of reach.

It's essential to research the toxicity of plants before bringing them into a pet-friendly environment.

How can I prevent my pets from nibbling on my houseplants?

You can place your houseplants out of reach of pets or use barriers to discourage your furry friends from reaching them. Our favourite way of keeping non pet-friendly plants away from our pets is by using macrame!

Want to see more? Explore our full handpicked selection of 100% pet-friendly plants that add life and charm to your space without any tummy troubles. 

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