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Aug 21

Pet Safe Plants for Fall: Our Top 5 Picks

The transition to fall and cooler weather – is there anything better? And it’s the perfect time to focus on both your autumnal outdoor plants and indoor botanicals. Last week, we discussed one of our favorite indoor and outdoor fruit plants, the Avocado Tree, but there are a ton of others we love. Plus, we have plants safe for cats and dogs you’ll love for placing around your home and backyard where your furry friends may lounge or explore.

It can be difficult to find greenery, florals and more that are trendy and dog and cat friendly, but we’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks for pet safe houseplants!

1. Boston Fern

There’s nothing like a classic fern: full, lush and super easy to maintain. And the Boston Fern is no exception. Not only does it boast all the timeless touches you love about ferns, but it’s also perfect for heightening your indoor living areas. Best of all, ferns aren’t just limited to outdoor hanging – especially since this shrub is safe for pets, non-toxic for both dogs and cats.

You can place these bold beauties just about anywhere indoors – as long as they receive proper care, they’ll spruce up an array of spaces.

2. Amur Maple

The warmer months are coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited to pet safe indoor plants. In fact, fall planting is preferable since harsh temperatures are gone, making it easier to roll up your sleeves and remake your garden. And the Flame Amur, hardy down to -30 degrees, is ideal for planting during the autumnal months, especially since it’s a recognizable, dazzling symbol of the season itself. The biggest perk? This tree is non-toxic to house pets who roam around your yard.

3. Christmas Palm

Aptly named for the upcoming season’s festivities, this variety is perfect for welcoming fall. Thanks to its diminutive size, it’s the top palm for container growing, so you can bring it inside or leave it on the porch to frame your entryways. And there’s no need to worry about roaming pets when it comes to the Christmas Palm since it’s non-toxic for cats, dogs, and horses, making it one of the top pet friendly house plants.

4. Cast Iron Plant

A go-to choice for indoor decor, the Cast Iron Plant, is an old favorite that endures. But its amazing adaptability is what makes it second to none. Shade tolerant and hassle-free, the Cast Iron is perfect for those without a green thumb. And because it’s an evergreen variety, it lasts for years, so it’s an even bigger asset to those with house pets. This non-toxic pick will keep going, season after season.

5. Ponytail Palm

Last but not least, one of our favorite house plant cultivars and pet safe staples. The Ponytail Palm is truly one-of-a-kind with voluminous, lush green fronds in a totally unique silhouette. And it elevates any area in your home with its vibrant shape juxtaposed again neutral gray bark. Even better? It’s safe for your furry friends since it’s non-toxic, so your Ponytail won’t be limited to hidden-away areas.

Bonus: Camellias

We admit that Camellias aren’t typically synonymous with fall and colder weather. But, like we said, fall planting is a must, and Camellias are actually hardy down to 10 degrees. These outdoor shrubs are perfect for your home and safe to all dogs and cats.

Plant them in the right growing zones, and they’ll survive the winter to bloom beautifully next spring. Plus, like our other staples on this list, they’re non-toxic.

Pet Friendly Indoor Plants

From palms to camellias, pet safe plants can be pretty simple to find. Although they’re well-suited to homes with furry family members, they don’t skimp on style. With low-maintenance, hassle-free luxe in tow, these top picks are perfect for your garden, living areas and beyond. Check out a few of your own and buy pet safe plants and trees online at

Blair Brown

Blair is the Content Marketing Manager at, and though she's not your traditional gardener, the planting world is definitely growing on her (pun intended!). She's enjoyed digging into plant care and maintenance and growing her plant collection, especially with exotic indoor varieties.