10 Pet Friendly Indoor Plants to grow this Winter

When your pets are your family, keeping them safe is your top priority. Hence , it is important for you to think twice before you bring home any indoor plants. Choosing pet friendly indoor plants, then would be a wise decision if you are both a pet and a plant lover.

Or, if you know of one who is, this is a perfect month to give them the gift of love, and celebrate their green thumb together. What say?

10 Pet Friendly Indoor Plants to grow this Winter

Indoor house plants bring life and purify the air we breathe. In these cold days of winter, when cracking the window open is a rarity, and you are looking for decorating your home interiors ,these pet friendly plants sure are a must in your indoor plant collection.

These plants survive in bright or low light, perfect for windowsills & humid spaces indoors.They also are a perfect beginners collection

Nontoxic plants are a great way to add color and texture to your home decor while keeping your furry friends safe.

Here is a list of 10 different indoor houseplants which are pet friendly, for you to choose from.

Pet Friendly Indoor Plants

Indoor Plants

Spider Plant

  • easy plant to grow
  • grows in semi-shady to partial direct sun
  • purifies air
  • can re-pot the spiderettes/baby spider plants
Indoor Plants

Prayer Plant

  • low growing, flat leafed plant
  • leaves are decorative & beautiful
  • come in 3 colors, green, velvety yellow & red veined
  • grows in bright indirect sunlight on a windowsill
Indoor Plants

Polka Dot Plant

  • cheeriest foliage plant around
  • red, pink, or white leaves marked with splashes of dark green
  • grows fairly well on low light, though not for extended periods
  • mix up the polka dot colors for a fun look indoors
Indoor Plants

Moth Orchid Plant

  • easy to grow indoors, stay in bloom longer
  • perfect behind curtains or window blinds
  • love humidity and minimal light
  • water every 7 days for a 6 inch pot
  • Coffee grounds are an excellent organic fertilizer for orchids
Indoor Plants

Succulents

  • Succulent means juice, or sap (Latin- sucus) .Read all about their care in this wonderful blog on succulents
  • drought resistant plants
  • need minimal sunlight
  • store water in their leaves, stems & roots
  • live long when kept in sunlight
Indoor Plants

Lucky Bamboo

  • can grow both in water and soil
  • grows well in bright light, tolerates low light
  • easiest house plant to grow
  • Three stalks bring three kinds of luck: happiness, long life, and wealth.
Indoor Plants

Potted Palm

  • Depending on the species of palm some need direct or indirect sunlight
  • choose a fast-draining, yet moisture-retentive potting mix designed for container growing
  • Water several times a week
  • Application of epsom salts is shown to grow healthy green fronds
Indoor Plants

Rubber Plant

  • in-house, low maintenance, stately green tree plants
  • have large deep green leaves
  • A sunny spot shielded by a sheer curtain provides the perfect bright spot for these plans to grow indoors
  • Pruning in spring or summer is best followed by repotting them allow the plant to grow
Indoor Plants

African Violet

  • common indoor plant native to Tanzania
  • Moderate to bright, indirect, indoor light.
  • Keep soil moist to dry, and allow soil around roots to dry out before watering to encourage blooming
  • Pinch off spent blossoms and blossom stems to encourage development of new blooms
Indoor Plants

Fern Plant

  • Most ferns do well in part shade or dappled sunlight
  • Shade loving ferns appreciate an organic, evenly moist, well drained soil.
  • The leaves of ferns are often called fronds. Fronds are usually composed of a leafy blade and petiole (leaf stalk)
  • Their love of moist air makes ferns perfect houseplants for bright bathrooms or kitchens


Here is proof that all you need is a green thumb and a desire to grow plants indoors, you can do so beautifully. Watch one of my favorite shows Garden Up, here, where this garden enthusiast teaches all about how to grow indoor plants and beautify your home. With a little love and care, it brings oodles of joy to one.

The Bottom Line

Are you ready to get started with your own indoor plants this winter? The ache to see some greenery is there in all of us, this winter, what better time to start a new hobby than now? Know someone who loves plants ? Gift them an indoor plant during this month of love and watch then glow!

Hope our blogpost on Growing Indoor Plants will motivate you to do just that, this winter. Share in the comments below which one of the plant suggestion you love the best.

If you are already an indoor plant gardener, please feel free to share some helpful tips with the rest of the community here, so we may all benefit from it.

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Ayesha Ayub
9 months ago

All your suggestions are lovely and thanks for sharing much needed information that’s really helpful to newbies. All your suggestions are lovely but Polka Dot, Succulents and African violets are just so cute.

Tiffany
Tiffany
1 year ago

This is actually my goal this year, more plants around the house! And with a small dog, something we really should make sure is safe!

Cindy Moore
Cindy Moore
1 year ago

These are great suggestions! I have several of these plants. I have cats and have to be careful about what plants I grow indoors.

Faye
1 year ago

This is great! Thank you for sharing! I’ve slowly been collecting plans this year and I am always looking for the safest options for my animals

Elizabeth
1 year ago

I love all these options. I have so many houseplants, as they just brighten up a room. And, with cats, it’s so important to have pet friendly plants!

Marianne
Marianne
1 year ago

Thanks for a great list. We have a few house plants from your list already. I grew up with a grandmother who filled our home with houseplants! And although my thumb is not as green as hers was, it still feels bare without greenery!

Lori
1 year ago

I love the African violet. I used to have them and my grandma would divide them. So pretty. I should get one of those again.

Chelsea
Chelsea
1 year ago

I love my spider and prayer plants. I thought they’d both grow faster than they do though. My succulents are the surprise though. I have a TON outside. But I didn’t they’d like it indoors and they’re doing so well!!

Cindy
1 year ago

I love those plants and have grown most of them at some point.

Kristin
1 year ago

I’m going to look into a prayer plant. I have never seen one like that. So pretty! Great post!

lisa manderino
lisa manderino
1 year ago

Great info, those plant image are beautiful!

Lisa, Casey, Barrett Dog
Lisa, Casey, Barrett Dog
1 year ago

This is a great list of house plants. We don’t have plants and we would have never known.

Maria
1 year ago

Great info! Will share this with a friend!

Santana
1 year ago

I’ve been looking for more house plant variety! This post is great timing!

Danielle Ardizzone
1 year ago

Such a great list! I was thinking about polka dot plants but wasn’t sure if they were okay for dogs. Very helpful!

Tiffany Smith
Tiffany Smith
1 year ago

It is so important to check on your indoor and outdoor plants to make sure they are pet safe!

Dawn Troxell
Dawn Troxell
1 year ago

I love your ideas. Most of my indoor greenery is artificial (I know – Yuck!) but I’ve been wanting to change it out for live plants. I think that I could even grow some of these!

Barbara
1 year ago

Great list!

Sandra Whitmore
1 year ago

This is a good list especially when they are puppies and chewing on everything.

Keirsten
1 year ago

Love this info! It’s so important for people to know/realize that our furbabies might get sick from some of our houseplants. Thanks for sharing this <3