Hey! For all of our pet loving Fleurettes, we felt like it was very important to answer the biggest question: What plants and flowers are safe for my pets?
Almost every day we get this question, so we decided to put together a GENERAL list of both plants and flowers (based on plants and flowers we frequently have – this is not a COMPLETE list) that you can reference whenever you need to*:
*if your dog or cat ingests something and you are unsure or there are adverse reactions, please call your vet! We are not medical professionals and every animal reacts differently!
NON TOXIC PLANTS
- African Violet
- Aluminum plant
- Polkadot Plant / Hypoestes
- Spider plant / chlorophytum
- Christmas cactus
- Aloe vera (the skin may be toxic but the gel is safe)
- Echeveria (succulents)
- Zebra Haworthia
- ferns (only TRUE ferns)
- Prayer plant / maranta
- Friendship plant / pilea peperomioides
- Cast iron plant
- Lipstick plant
- Club moss
- Purple passion vine
In bold are plants that we frequently carry or have today! But we are able to special order most plants based on availability. We are happy to be on the constant look out for you and your pet’s needs.
NON TOXIC FLOWERS
- Baby’s breath
- Madagascar Jasmine / wax flower
- Pincushion flower
- Globe thistle
- Pussy willow
Our cut stem inventory is constantly changing, but we are able to get most of these flowers regularly! Please call us for specific requests and we will do our best to make you something pet-friendly and beautiful!
The following are best kept out of a pet friendly home as they are toxic to our four legged friends. If already within your home, use your best judgement in keeping them out of reach (including any fallen petals or leaves) from your pets.
- Arrowhead Plant / Nephthytis
- Asparagus fern (not a TRUE fern)
- Begonias (all types – including Rex* tubers and rhizomes are toxic but leaves and flowers are not)
- Bird of Paradise (flower)
- Peace lily
- Philodendron, cordatum
- Sage palm
- Fiddle Leaf Fig / Ficus Lyrata
- ALL Ficus plants
- Chinese evergreen / Aglaonema
- Hawaiian Ti
- Wandering Jew / Tradescantia
- Campanula bells
- Calla Lily
- All Lilies
- Lily of the Valley
- Sweet Pea
**Some plants that are listed as toxic may only show negative symptoms when ingested at extremely large quantities. Please use your best judgement when bringing these houseplants around your furry friends.
In case of an emergency call your veterinarian.
Sources: ASPCA, BlueCross.org, PetMD
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Hotline (24 HRS) (888) 426-4435
Pet+ER – Towson (24 HRS) 1209 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD 21286 (410) 252-8387
Pet+ER – Columbia (24 HRS) 10000 Old Columbia Road, Columbia, MD 21046 (410) 441-3304
Looking for tips to care for your houseplants? Check out our first blog post here!