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Top Pet-Safe Houseplants

Indoor Cat Playing in a Spider PlantHouseplants can add to the natural beauty of any Naperville rental home. However, if you do own pets, it’s essential to purchase houseplants that are not poisonous. This may take you by surprise, but some of the most common kinds of houseplants can be toxic for your pets.

If you’re trusting in the fact that your pet would never try to eat a plant, that’s not the only way a toxic houseplant can cause harm. Even rubbing against some plants can bring about skin irritation, digestion problems– how much more to your furry friend? Here are the top pet-safe houseplants so that your pet would be safe while you can relish in the benefits cool houseplants have to offer for your rental home.

  • Succulents. Being both trendy and safe for pets, succulents are one of the most in-demand houseplants. Succulents come in a vast range of colors and sizes. They are also relatively easy to care for.
  • Majesty Palm. You can make an incredible natural statement in any room of the house with these large potted palms. Lush and pet-safe, these palms only need some maintenance, but the outcome is worth the effort.
  • Boston Fern. This classic houseplant isn’t toxic for pets and has made somewhat of a comeback in recent years. A Boston Fern looks fantastic in a hanging planter or on top of a cabinet or bookshelf.
  • Money Tree. Despite the name, money doesn’t really grow on a Money Tree. This houseplant is also known as the “good luck tree,” is well-loved among followers of feng shui for its bright green leaves and one-of-a-kind braided trunk.
  • UFO Plant. The Pilea Peperomioides, often called the “UFO Plant” for its saucer-shaped leaves, is another houseplant that is safe for pets. This cool plant can add to the natural beauty of your house.
  • Red Maranta Prayer Plant. The leaves of the Red Maranta Prayer plant are so nice to look at. They almost look like flowers. The Red Maranta Prayer plant has a one-of-a-kind herringbone pattern and hints of red. It will add some tropical beauty to your house without causing any harm to your pet.
  • Maidenhair Fern. The Maidenhair Fern, with its soft and feathery leaves, is a shade-loving plant that can flourish in areas without much sunlight. It is also non-toxic for pets, plus it looks fine in a pot or planter.
  • Spider Plant. The Spider Plant is always a favorite because it’s both easy to grow and safe for your pets to be around. Low-maintenance and attractive, the draping leaves of the Spider Plant can add a hint of green to any area of your house.
  • Air Plant. The Air Plant is one of the more special and stylish plants. Soil is not essential for these plants to grow. This makes them perfect for display in terrariums or hanging in creative arrangements. They will not hurt pets but do need to be watered correctly to grow.

By selecting a trendy houseplant that is safe for your pets, you can certainly love the natural grandeur of your plants month after month.

Are you in need of a pet-friendly rental? You can contact Real Property Management DuPage Preferred at 630-427-2200 or check out our listings online.

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