Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale - Choose the Right Plants for Homes with Pets

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Real Estate Agent with Elite Realty Group
 
Choose the Right Plants for Homes with Pets
Plants can enhance the look and feel of your home, and some can even improve your indoor air quality. But if you have pets, you need to be selective about the plants you bring into your home. Choosing the right plants allows you to enjoy a lush indoor herb garden or a striking bowl of succulents without worrying about your pet's health. Choose one of the plants below to ensure you can beautify your space risk and worry-free.
Pet Friendly Indoor Plants
Spider Plants: Lush, full and capable of spawning dozens of offspring at a time, spider plants add a delightful splash of green to any location in your home. Long a favorite of veterinarians, spider plants are safe, easy to grow and can even help improve the air quality in your home, according to Architectural Digest.
Indoor herb garden: Many of the same culinary herbs humans enjoy are safe for pets. Liven up your kitchen and your meals with an indoor herb garden using some pet safe herbs, including mint, chamomile, thyme and basil. You can also add catnip, but this will attract your cats to your herbs, even in its natural, undried state.
Air plants and succulents: Add air plants of any type and choose from a wide variety of succulents, the vast majority and the most common varieties are pet safe. Avoid jade plant and aloe, but other popular succulents, like Christmas cactus, Hens and Chicks and Echeverias are all pet friendly. Place in a terrarium or enclosure to keep pets away; succulents have short roots, and a curious pet could easily dislodge them, killing the plant you've been caring for and enjoying.
Dangerous Plants if you Have Pets
There are plenty of plants that are hazardous to pets and that should be enjoyed in another setting, not your home. Check any plant you are considering bringing home for pet-friendliness -- and avoid the plants below; these are considered dangerous to animals:
Aloe
Amaryllis
Begonia
Poinsettia
Lily, most varieties
Tulips and daffodils (potted, the bulbs are the dangerous parts)
Philodendron, most varieties
Snake Plant
Choosing the right plants lets you enjoy the benefits of greenery indoors, without risk; choose from the first list above to ensure you add a colorful accent to your home without worrying about your pet's health. If you're not sure about a plant, check the ASPCA list of toxic plants to ensure the pieces you bring into your home are truly safe.
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Comments (3)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Pets will get after anything.  Lots of good information here for people with plants

May 14, 2021 05:50 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Ed Silva thanks for stopping by and I agree, my dog is into everything.  We have to watch him like a hawk. 

May 17, 2021 03:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Love the picture, Norma. Really love it! I don't keep plants in my home, but one, mostly because I kill them because I forget to water them. Fortunately, none of my dogs or cats ever showed interest in any plants I have had in my house. But this is great information for those who want both plants and pets in their homes.

May 14, 2021 05:51 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Nina Hollander, Broker my plants for the most part all stay outside and the neighbor's pets never seem to be interested either, which is a good thing.  

May 17, 2021 03:58 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Norma,

Our cats never showed an interest in plants we have had.  Now, I mostly have orchids in our home, and vases full of flowers.  A

May 14, 2021 09:56 AM
Norma J. Elkins

Oh I love orchids, they are one of my favorites for sure.  

May 17, 2021 03:59 AM