Popular indoor plants that are poisonous for animals

Plants are of the things I love most in life. For the past couple of years, I’ve been bringing lots of them to our home and they definitely made our place come alive and be extra charming.

However, we got a puppy a couple of months ago and I had to puppy proof our home, which also means making sure there are none poisonous plants the puppy can reach.

I knew I had a couple of poisonous ones, but once I started googling about each plant I owned, it turned out that I had only a couple of nonpoisonous ones.

So here’s a list of indoor plants that are poisonous for animals.

Popular indoor plants that are poisonous

  • Monstera Deliciosa
  • Sansevieria
  • Ficus elastica
  • Ficus lyrata
  • Ficus ginseng
  • Strelitzia
  • Aloe Vera
  • Alocasia
  • Zz plant (Zamioculcas)
  • Dracaena
  • English Ivy
  • Peace Lily
  • Cactus

And the list goes on. These are the plants I had to say farewell to and drove them to my parents home. I hope they’ll survive the winter and changed environment and some time later, I’ll be able to bring them back. I just have to wait to make sure Freddie won’t eat because nor I want him to get poisoned, nor I want my beloved plants to have their leaves chewed.

These plants can be toxic and poisonous not only for cats as well as dogs, but also for humans (little kids can also chew many unsuitable things). But this list is made particularly about dogs and is not full so if you have some other plants, google them separately and find out whether they’re safe or not.

January 26, 2021