The 5 non-toxic indoor plants for your cats and dogs

A few days ago we presented to you the 8 plants that your pets should not approach. It is true that the leaves, sap or seeds of certain indoor plants can be toxic to your dogs and cats.

But don't panic, fortunately not all plants are dangerous for your 4-legged friends. The cohabitation between your animals and your indoor plants is beautiful and possible! So if you also want to decorate your home safely, opt for a non-toxic plant!

Here is a selection of plants that are safe for your pets:

Areca palm

The Areca Palm is a fairly common indoor plant. It is mainly recognized by its long green palms growing halfway up the stem. It was very symbolic in Roman times: its stems were associated with the goddess Nike, goddess of victory. Today, it is given the names of Dypsis, golden fruit palm, or butterfly palm.

Defined by NASA as THE best depolluting plant, the Areca palm absorbs toxins and fights against odors present in our interiors. Do not hesitate to place it in your kitchen or your living room to make the most of its exceptional virtues.

The Calathea

Native to the tropical forests of South America, the Calathea appreciates warm, humid and shady environments. It will therefore fit perfectly in a kitchen or bathroom.

The beauty of Calathea is in their leaves, which are colored in different shades of green and decorated with patterns. They also have the particularity of changing position and opening during the day, depending on changes in light, temperature and humidity.

The Bamboo Orchid

The Bamboo Orchid is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is attributed with stimulating properties of the immune system and rehydrating to alleviate the inconveniences associated with dry and hot weather, such as intense thirst, sunstroke or sunburn.

Beyond its virtues, the Dendrobium is also cultivated for its fascinating beauty and its particularly elegant and refined flowering. Indeed, the flowers of the Orchid develop in bouquets on its stem called a cane because of its resemblance to a bamboo.

The Banana tree

Contrary to beliefs, the Banana tree is not a tree, but an arborescent herbaceous plant. Much appreciated for its large green leaves, it brings a tropical atmosphere to your interiors.

The musa banana tree is easy to maintain, it needs a lot of light, a warm temperature and regular watering to flourish. However, it is sensitive to direct sunlight from which it must be protected. In addition to being very decorative, the Banana tree is excellent for eliminating small toxins from our interiors, so it will be very practical in a living room or other living room.

The coffee plant

Originally from Southern Africa and Asia, the coffee tree does very well in our European interiors. It has shiny and decorative foliage, especially when it is covered with fragrant white flowers and then small red berries in which the coffee seeds are found.

The coffee tree likes very bright places such as a living room or a dining room for example. It also tolerates direct sunlight very well if it gets used to it gradually. It can then be placed on a terrace or balcony during the summer period.
Marie-Alix Dobetzky