Adding a splash of fresh greenery always creates a finishing touch to home decor and while living houseplants can help cleanse and purify your air, there are several species of flora that can be highly detrimental to Fido and Fluffy. In fact, there are several, common-day houseplants that can cause very serious - even fatal! - health issues to your beloved dog or cat. And while some may just cause a little bit of irritation, some poisonous plants can cause kidney failure and even claim the life of your best friend. Because it’s always best to err on the careful side of precaution, why not just substitute those hazards and potentially toxic threats from your four-legged friend with a fake and artificial plant! Not only will you eliminate the threat of intoxication, but you’ll be able to showcase Mother Nature’s charm without fear of her perilous beauty. 

Ensuring Your Pet's Safety with Fake Plants The following plants are the most toxic to house pets and should never be available to them:

Castor bean or castor oil plant 

Cyclamen 

Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia); replace with a fake artificial version here! 

Hemlock  

English Ivy (leaves + berries!); replace with a fake artificial version here!

Yuletide plants like mistletoe, rosemary, and holly; replace with a fake artificial version here and here!

Oleander  

Thorn apple or jimsonweed  

Yew 

Any kind of mushroom

Ensuring Your Pet's Safety with Fake Plants

The following types of foliage should be avoided at all costs and shouldn’t be grown or displayed indoors. Better yet, eliminate the threat by replacing them with a faux replica that look every bit as real as its threatening, living counterpart: 

Amaryllis; replace with a fake artificial version here! 

Autumn crocus

Bleeding heart

Bloodroot

Chrysanthemum; replace with a fake artificial version here!

Daffodils

Hydrangeas; replace with a fake artificial version here!

Flower bulbs of any kind

Foxglove

Iris (Gladiola); replace with a fake artificial version here!

Jerusalem cherry

Larkspur (Delphinium); replace with a fake artificial version here!

Lily of the Valley

Marijuana

Peace Lily, Peace Lily, Stargazing, Spathiphyllum and all other lilies; replace with a fake artificial version here!

Pothos; replace with a fake artificial version here!

Rhubarb

Schefflera; replace with a fake artificial version here!

Stinging nettles

Tulip/Narcissus bulbs; replace with a fake artificial version here!

Virginia creeper or other foliage in the grape leaf family; replace with a fake artificial version here!

Ensuring Your Pet's Safety with Fake Plants

Although tougher and more wood-based, the following types of greenery are also harmful to pets and should be eliminated from the home:  

Azalea; replace with a fake artificial version here!

Boxwood; replace with a fake artificial version here!

Chinaberry Tree 

Horsechestnut

Laburnum

Oleander

Privet

Sago Palm; replace with a fake artificial version here!

Rhododendron

Wisteria; replace with a fake artificial version here!

If you're interested in switching out your harmful, living greenery, browse through our edited collection of fake plants, flowers, and trees that will undoubtedly get your pet's seal of approval. 

 

Please note all imagery featured is purely inspiration and not a product of Nearly Natural.

 

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