These Air Purifying Plants Are Safe For Cats And Dogs

Do you have a dog or a cat, or even both? Do you want to purify the indoor air with plants without harming your pets? Well, the best and most beautiful way to do so is by keeping air-purifying plants at home. Keep in mind that not all such plants are pet-friendly, meaning that they can be toxic to your little pets. But, to help you decide, we’ll go through a list of some of the best air purifying plants safe for cats and dogs. So, without further ado, let’s get right into it!

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1. Barberton Daisy

The first pet-friendly plant on our list is the Barberton daisy. This South African plant goes by the scientific name Gerbera Jamesonii comes in a range of beautiful and multi-colored flowers. Remember to place it near a window so it receives as much sunlight as possible, and make sure to keep the soil moist.

Barberton Daisy removes toxins like trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde from the air, without posing a threat to cats or dogs. So, you’ll have clean and pure air, and you don’t have to worry about harming your pets!

2. Bamboo Palm

Next up, we have the bamboo palm, which most of you might already know. It’s the panda’s favorite plant! Even better, it’s an indoor plant that purifies the air, but it’s also pet-friendly! This plant helps remove toxins like trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene and adds aesthetics to the room.

Bamboo Palms grow from 4 to 12 feet high (about 1,22 to 3,7 meters), which means that there is a high possibility that your pets play with/around it, especially cats. But, as it’s not toxic to cats or dogs, there is nothing to worry about. The only thing you need to worry about is that the plant gets enough sunlight and room to grow.

3. Boston Fern

Isn’t bamboo plant your type? Do you have less room available or not enough light? Well, Boston Fern shares similar qualities but has the exact opposite requirements. This air-purifying plant grows around 3 feet (about 91 cm) and spreads about 6 feet (1,8 meters) after several years of growth. It doesn’t need direct sunlight to grow well, and like the other plants mentioned, it’s safe for your pets!

Boston fern purifies the air by removing xylene and formaldehyde but also requires a bit of attention. You need to keep it away from direct sunlight and make sure that the soil is moist. Plus, don’t forget to mist it!

4. Dwarf Date Palm

Next up, we have another big plant on our list. The Dwarf Date palm grows up to 6 to 10 feet high (about 1,8 to 3 meters). This elegant plant makes a beautiful addition to your air-purifying houseplant collection and an excellent place for your pet to play around!

Make sure that it stays away from direct sunlight, and don’t overwater it so that it removes toxins like xylene and formaldehyde from the air and keeps it pure at all times!

5. Spider Plant

Spider Plant (Houseplants Safe For Cats And Dogs)
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As the name itself suggests, this plant has spider legs like leaves. The spider plant is one of the most good-looking air-purifying plants out there. This lively plant helps remove carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and xylene from the air while being harmless for your pets at the same time.

Moreover, this is one of the few indoor plants that need little attention and maintenance. So, if you are a forgetful person, you don’t have to worry about your plant withering out!

6. Kimberly Queen Fern

This air-purifying plant is one of the best, if not the best, plants to keep in small apartments/rooms. Unlike Boston Fern, this plant grows upwards rather than sideways. As it is not toxic to cats or dogs, it will make a beautiful addition to your house and keep the air you breathe clean. It will remove benzene and formaldehyde from the air without requiring a lot of maintenance. Make sure that you keep the soil moist, and you are good to go!

7. Areca Palm

Lastly, we have the Areca Palm on the list. This air-purifying plant grows to about 6 to 8 feet high (about 1,8 to 2,4 meters). It helps remove trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide, and xylene from the air. As it does not have any toxic features for pets, you don’t have to worry about your cats or dogs getting sick or even dying by chewing this plant! So, if you want the best of everything, this is the one for you.

Final Words

If you are looking for the best air-purifying plants safe for cats and dogs, these are the top ones you can get. So, make sure to choose one that suits you the best, and you and your pets can enjoy a healthier life!

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