Last week we discussed the 5 Reasons Fiddle Leaf Figs are taking over the Interior Design world, but we didn’t discuss one important factor, which is that this popular house plant is harmful to your furry family members! This news can be a bummer in multiple ways, but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of house plants that aren’t toxic to your pets that will add some life to your home just like the famous fiddle leaf fig! Here are 7 Modern Houseplants that are just as awesome as the Fiddle Fig, but are safer for your pets!

What houseplants aren’t harmful to my pet(s)?

The Palm Tree:

This iconic plant of the 50s is making a come back and I promise you, you will not want to miss it! Add some texture to your decor by adding a palm tree to the room. Some of these exotic trees are nontoxic to dogs and cats. And just like the fiddle leaf fig, palm trees can be calm and restful to funky and modern!

These two palm trees are nontoxic to your pets! Areca Palm is the perfect option if you’re looking to add some greenery but don’t want it to take up a lot of space. Ponytail Palm: the ponytail palm tree will add a fun touch to your decor with it’s funky foliage and trunk.

 

Olive Trees

If you’re looking to add some elegance to your home, adding an olive tree would be the best decision. Native to Spain, the Arbequina Olive tree can grow up to  7 to 8 feet tall (depending the size of the pot) 

As this elegant tree ages you will notice a unique muscular look will begin to form and the worth of it will increase as it matures. Olive trees symbolize health and peace, so let it’s it’s  buoyantly sophisticated leaves add just the right amount of greenery and positivity to your home!

 

 

The Spider Plant

If you’ve never taken care of a plant before, but you’re dying to add some life to your home. I have the perfect plant for you! The Spider Plant will thrive off of neglect and is a easy to maintain plant that can grow up to 5 feet tall or more! 

 

Boston Fern

Like the fiddle leaf fig, this plant thrives in indirect sun and loves humidity. A native of Florida (Why is it called the Boston fern? Because it’s short for its cultivar name “Bostoniensis”) You can hang this plant or you can place it in a pot. Great for mid century modern decor or place two on either side of your front door for a grand entrance.

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The Money Tree

if you’re looking for a tree that has a similar look to the fiddle fig, the money tree is the perfect option. This south america native is prized for the amount of luck it will bring to you.  its natural beauty will grow up to 6 to 7 feet tall and is considered the beginners bonsai because of how low maintenance it is. With it’s lush and glossy canopy it can be placed in a corner or place it in a small container and keep it as a desk plant.

 

 

 

Black Bamboo

This  state of the art Native of Asia will add a great modern statement to your home. With it’s black stem and dark green leaves, this houseplant is sure to make a modest statement with or without a decorative pot (decorative pot will add a lot more style to your home)

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Rubber Plant:

This state of the art house plant has the lively green leaves (The most impressive aspect is the deep burgundy/chocolate hues and vibrant red midrib.) you’re looking for with a burgundy rib to add a touch of color to your decor. The Rubber plant grows up to 7 to 8 feet tall and is considered the ultimate starter plant because it’s low maintenance and simplistic nature.

 

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12 years ago I was sitting around, talking with two of my favorite, fellow Plant Geeks. We were trying to figure out why so many, superior plant varieties were not available to the public and were seldom offered in Garden Centers. Instead, the stores sold less attractive, older varieties, proven to be disease and insect prone. They also sold the sprays and chemicals that their customers would eventually need. The Ah Ha moment hit us and a company was formed. We decided that we would only offer the highest quality plants that must be Easy to Grow.