You all know that we at Plant Daddy are BIG fans of animals (hello miss officer manager Lulu!!!) and we know you do too; which means that it is important for everyone to know which plants won't harm your pets in case they ingest them.
Our favourite families of pet friendly plants are peperomias, calatheas and ferns! There are so many varieties within each of these families, different shapes, sizes, colours and textures, which means and endless amount of possibilities when it comes to getting the perfect plant for your home.
Calatheas and prayer plants
These beauties are dramatic AF, with beautiful and delicate foliage. They thrive in indirect light, filtered water because they are boujee as, and lots of humidity! Their foliage is usually down during the day, and rises up at night which is pretty damn cool. If you're lucky, they might even flower once in a while (congrats if they do, this means they are very happy!!!).
Here are some of our faves from the calathea family:
From top left to bottom right: beauty star, bicajoux, rosy, zebra, sandriana and orbifolia.
Now these are the number one plants I tell people to get if they are a brand new, fresh plant parent; for gifts; or for those who are slightly more likely to kill their plants. These little cuties are pretty easy to care for, and are more likely to survive whatever torture you will be putting them through (most of the time, we are not responsible if you somehow kill one!!). They can pretty much tolerate anything and they are super duper cute!
Here's some of our fave peperomias:
From top left to bottom right: red watermelon, marble obtusifolia, jelly (clusiifloia tricolour), albo-marginata, watermelon peperomia and dolabriformis (prayer peperomia)
Those ancient, dramatic beauties are higher maintenance than the previous two plant families, but in all honesty fair enough, they are stunning and have been around since the dinosaurs roamed the earth (time to rewatch Jurassic Park and try and spot some!). Much like calatheas, these queens love humidity, lower light/indirect filtered light and some nice, filtered water (or even some Evian if you want, I'm sure they would love it!). They enjoy a bit more water than calatheas (and by more water we still mean in moderation, I like to keep the top soil slightly moist but not drenched!) and they LOVE rainwater! (which is great with La Niña tbh).
Here are some of our favourite fabulous queens:
From top left to bottom right: maiden hair, Kimberly queen, crocodile, cotton candy, crispy wave, rabbit's foot
I hope this was informational and educational! If you have any questions you can always shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; and if you need a hand finding pet-friendly plants on our website, there's actually a filter for you to use when searching for plants (makes it so much easier!).
Until next time,