Keeping your pets safe with artificial plants

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 are not plants safe for pets. In fact, there are several, common-day indoor houseplants that are not safe for pets and 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 BFF (Best faux 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 pet friendly plant but artificial ! 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.

Purr your pet knowledge to the test! Do you know which plants are harmful towards pets? While you might have a general idea on cat safe plants and dog safe plants, it might be hard to remember all of them, hint, there’s many. As a precaution, we recommend printing the list below, before you start shopping around for new décor, not only are these plants toxic to animals, but they might cause allergies for humans. Some of our customers, developed allergies to common houseplants and transitioned to #teamfaux because of this.

We believe everyone should be able to enjoy greenery in every capacity, faux-real. Including our four-legged friends. Luckily, by transitioning to artificial greenery, you can enjoy pet-friendly plants of all sizes, styles, and prices without the constant fear of worry.

The following plants are the most toxic to house pets and should never be available to them:

As you can see, there’s a lot to keep an eye out during your next home décor shopping trip. Thankfully, many of these toxic plants for pets have a non toxic plant alternative, safe for pets.  

Once you have picked out your faux cat safe plant, consider a cat safe hanging plants planter to house your new selection. Macrame is a style of knitting that is very durable and high-quality. Not to mention, very trendy on social media among influencers and leading interior decorators. You can be both stylish and a good pet parent by incorporating pet-safe trendy pieces in your home décor.

Holiday plants safe for pets

We haven’t even started talking about toxic holiday plants. While decorating for the holidays is fun, remember to consider the safety of your family first. The good thing about all our items is that they’re all Christmas plants safe for cats.  

With the winter festivities in full swing, there’s no doubt that your home is dressed to the nines, showcasing seasonal cheer throughout; and while decorative garlands and festive wreaths are a must-have, so are the iconic winter flowers and plants that go hand-in-hand with the winter season. Nevertheless, although you might want to go all out with the seasonal favorites (think poinsettias, holly, and mistletoe!), several of these winter favorites can pose a threat to the furriest members of your family. Naturally, because Fido and Fluffy are usually curious members of the family, it's best to keep them out of harm’s way of these common winter plants.

That’s why we recommend substituting these harmful threats with an pet friendly faux plants! Not only will a faux reproduction provide you with faux-ever lasting beauty that won’t wilt or discolor after a few days, but you can easily display it through the entire winter season without any sort of maintenance. Best part, when the holidays are over, you can effortlessly pack it up and safely store it with the rest of your holiday accents until the following year! To better help you prepare for the holidays, today we’re sharing just a few of the winter holiday plants dangerous to your pets and how you can eliminate the threats they post with an artificial plant that is undoubtedly just as beautiful and twice as safe!

Poinsettias

The poinsettiais a poisonous plant to animals that can cause vomiting, drooling, or possibly even diarrhea if consumed, creating discomfort and can be life threating to older pets. Considered only mildly toxic to cats and dogs, its milky sap can pose dermal irritation to the skin like redness, swelling, and itchiness. While medical treatment isn’t necessarily required (unless a serious amount has been consumed), there is no antidote for poinsettia poisoning.  That being said, while the dangers this iconic red flower might not be seriously fatal, we still recommend substituting this fiery red hued with a more faux-giving disposition: with an artificial poinsettia arrangement! 

Easily one of our most colorful offerings, this 24" Poinsettia & Berry Wreath is a preverbal ring of festivity! Holiday colors explode from this wreath, filling the eyes with dazzling reds and greens in all manner of shapes and sizes. Ideal for those times you want to literally "fill" an area with holiday cheer. Also makes a fabulous gift.

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Capture the essence of the season with this gorgeous artificial poinsettia arrangement boasting snow-white blossoms, beautifully highlighted with natural dark leaves popping out from underneath. Contained in a white wash planter, this 16" tall structure makes for an enchanting holiday accent.

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It's no surprise that this artificial arrangement of silk poinsettias makes for a holiday favorite; composed of multiple oversized silk blossoms in snow-white hues, it's elegantly highlighted with thick, dark leaves popping out from underneath. Standing 22" high from a decorative planter, this seasonal arrangement makes for a welcoming accent near a home's entrance.

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Capture the holiday spirit with the help of this artificial arrangement boasting a robust collection of silk poinsettia blossoms intricately designed in a palette of winter whites and handsomely balanced with complimentary green foliage. Standing 21" high from a red vase, this fanciful flower arrangement would make an exceptional holiday gift.

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The 28" poinsettia wreath with pine has a classic and timeless appeal. Dark red flowers are met with equally large leaves to give this artificial wreath a fantastic color combination. It's an excellent ornament to decorate any wall or door this holiday season.

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Mistletoe and Holly

Considered only moderately toxic, mistletoe and holly plants contain a higher level of toxicity than that of the poinsettia. Leaves and berries (living and even dried) should always be kept out of a pet's reach (preferably even home!) for if congested they can showcase symptoms of intestinal problems, a rapid drop in blood pressure, lack of breathing, and even hallucinations. If an obsessive amount is consumed, seizures and even death may follow. For that reason, it’s best to eliminate these two seasonal favorites and swap them for pet-friendly faux plants alternatives such as anartificial holly reproduction that will undoubtedly outlast your holidays.

Ring out the seasonal cheer with this artificial wreath intricately designed from an overgrowth of realistic-looking holly greenery, handsomely accented throughout with faux holly berries that look incredibly realistic. Perfect for wall and door display in either a home or office environment, this 28" (in circumference) decorative wreath makes for an attractive accent. It can undoubtedly help inject front-door appeal throughout the holiday season.

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Would you like to add some festive holiday spirit in an instant? Just put up this captivating 54" Holly Berry Garland, and you and your guests immediately feel the need to fill out wish lists, wrap gifts, and cook a Turkey! This Garland will instantly turn any room into a winter wonderland with lush greens, faux pinecones, and colorful berries! It makes a great gift, too!

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Freshen up tight-fitting spaces with this artificial holly leaf tree. Rich with variegated leaves with naturally occurring details, this lush plant is so lifelike it feels real to the touch. Reaching 51" high from a white standing planter nestled with natural tone rocks, this silk tree can instantly spruce up any space it inhabits.

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Evoke the holiday spirit starting at the front door while at the same time adding severe curbside appeal with the help of this artificial Christmas wreath intricately designed from a rich overgrowth of cedar evergreens. A stunning addition for the holiday season, this 20" (in circumference) decorative faux wreath makes for an inviting holiday accent and will undoubtedly transform any entrance all season long.

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This holly berry artificial flower would make a stunning addition to any established flowering arrangements you have scattered across your living space. With its single stem that branches off at the end to reveal small green leaves and natural-looking red berries, it'll serve to be a gorgeous highlight when surrounded by other artificial greenery inside a crystal clear vase. Then, place it on the coffee table for a stunning finish. Six individual artificial holly berry flowers are included.

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Christmas Trees

Although often overlooked as a household threat to your furry friends, evergreen Christmas trees are mildly toxic; the oils and saps found within fir trees can seriously aggravate the inside of a pet’s mouth and stomach, bringing on excessive drooling and vomiting. Even the pine needles of a Christmas tree, although not easily digested, can induce serious gastrointestinal problems and irritation.  Course, as noted, it all depends on the amount consumed and while Spot might not chow down on the entire tree, it's smart to be aware of the risk. Just another benefit as to why you should opt for an artificial Christmas tree throughout the holiday season. Our artificial Christmas trees are a pet friendlier choice for the holidays.

Create an actual Christmas scene in your home or office with the help of this flocked artificial Christmas tree!

Completely maintenance-free, this winter-inspired fake Christmas tree boasts an array of soft-looking foliage (1336 tips to accent with your holiday ornaments!), all beautifully flocked in soft evergreens and handsomely accented throughout with faux pinecones. Arriving pre-strung with 500 lights to eliminate tangles and stabilized on a metal stand, this impressive 7.5' tall Christmas tree will not only make holiday decorating a breeze but ensure your home is always looking picture-perfect throughout the holiday season.

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Crave a gothic Christmas or an upscale dazzling holiday season?Transform your Christmas into a unique event with this Black Artificial Christmas Tree. Inspired by nature, 3056 needles display a lush silhouette, dress this faux Christmas tree in an array of ornaments for a sleek look. Save time and money with the 950 LED lights, more energy-efficient. Standing 10' add to any area with high ceilings. Why wait till Christmas? Display during Halloween, as well.

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Light up your home this holiday season with the help of this artificial Christmas tree. Easy to build and entirely maintenance-free, it boasts a traditional silhouette of seasonal evergreens, made up of 1402 easy-to-bend branches, perfect for showcasing all your favorite holiday ornaments. Arriving pre-strung with 650 multicolored LED lights, 60 globe lights and carefully stabilized on a metal stand, this festive 7.5' tall artificial Christmas tree will undoubtedly be a focal point throughout the holidays, year after year. In addition, the globe lights deliver a little holiday color wherever displayed.

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Create a traditional holiday scene in your home or office with the help of this artificial Christmas tree! Completely maintenance-free, this realistic looking fake Christmas tree boasts a full silhouette of seasonal evergreens made up of 1895 bendable branch tips for decorating with your personalized ornaments. Arriving pre-strung with 470 clear LED lights to eliminate tangles and settled on a metal stand, this versatile 7.5' tall artificial Christmas tree will not only make decorating a breeze but ensure your home is always ready for years to come.

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This holly berry artificial flower would make a stunning addition to any established flowering arrangements you have scattered across your living space. With its single stem that branches off at the end to reveal small green leaves and natural-looking red berries, it'll serve to be a gorgeous highlight when surrounded by other artificial greenery inside a crystal clear vase. Then, place it on the coffee table for a stunning finish. Six individual artificial holly berry flowers are included.

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Lilies and Daffodils

Plant bulb kits are a common go-to holiday gift and most contain flowers like lilies, narcissus, and daffodils – that are not houseplants safe for pets. While the bulb is the most toxic part of these pleasing plants, even a solitary bite from the flowers can cause kidney failure and even death in your beloved kitty.  Although very beautiful and very festive, we recommend switching out these threatening beauties with an indoor plants pet friendly, artificial arrangement that will never pose a threat to your four legged friends.

The Calla Lily is a centuries-old favorite that hails from African origin. The "simple yet elegant" bulbs are bright and colorful, with large leaves and a thick stem. The Calla Lily is truly a classic beauty, with an understated radiance. Whether it's for a dining room or a study, Calla Lilies will enhance the décor without dominating it. Comes complete with a beautiful vase with faux water.

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This mix of white lily blossoms and buds will grace any tabletop. The blooming lilies that encircle the bottom make an accurate statement. Buds crown the top of this luscious arrangement. Comes in a clear, curved vase to show off the faux water and twisted stems.

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Rising above the faux water and natural river rocks, six cally lilies stand together with delicate, realistic petals. This calla lily arrangement's colors are subtle yet noticeable enough to add life to your home or office decor.

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Add feminine floral to your home decor with this set of artificial lilies, showcasing gorgeous, realistic blossoms in soft, muted tones, handsomely complemented with bright greenery and lifelike buds. Set on a 31" stem, this set of three would create an enchanting focal point wherever displayed.

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This mix of white lily blossoms and buds will grace any tabletop. The blooming lilies that encircle the bottom show off this realistic statement. Buds crown the top of this luscious arrangement. Comes in a clear, curved vase to show off the faux water and tight stems.

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Amaryllis

The beauty of this seasonal favorite lies beneath its threatening petals as it is also not considered a cat safe plant or pet friendly plant. Containing lycorine and other noxious substances, amaryllis can induce salivation, gastrointestinal abnormalities, and even severe lethargy and tremors across both cats and dogs. With that note, it’s best you showcase a pet friendly artificial version of this poisonous beauty and eliminate any possible threat that could come to your beloved pet.  

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. 

Here's a holiday decoration that will grace your wall, door, or mantle for years to come. This large (24") Amaryllis wreath is bright, cheery, and full of holiday spirit. With full Amaryllis blooms, a variety of greens and berries, and a cornucopia of twisting twigs and leaves, this wreath will look different every time you gaze upon it. Plus, it'll never dry out. Makes a fine home or office decoration and an ideal gift as well.

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This amaryllis artificial wreath is made up of realistic-looking white flowers with delicate petals. The wreath is 24 inches and completely covered in blooms, making it the perfect piece to hang above your entry table for a bright spring or winter greeting. Hang picture frames on either side for a complete look.

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Intense red blossoms with a subtle orange tint hover over long green leaves with this artificial amaryllis plant. Contained in a sandstone bowl filled with faux green moss, this 35-inch piece will freshen up the atmosphere in your living area. Place it at the center of your sofa table, and it'll perfectly complement books, magazines, and any other decor pieces.

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Add deep color to your decor scheme with this artificial plant featuring bold, lifelike amaryllis blossoms, beautifully designed in bright, vivid hues and complemented with handsome greenery. An enchanting accent wherever displayed, this fake plant stands 3.5' high from a gray planter nestled with natural moss.

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Showcase holiday greetings and cheer with the seasonal beauty provided by this artificial wreath intricately designed from cedar evergreens, delicately accented with realistic-looking amaryllis blossoms in vibrant hues. Great for seasonal display, this 24" (in diameter) decorative wreath makes for an inviting holiday accent and will undoubtedly transform your home's front-door appeal all season long.

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3 comments

Ashley

Ashley

I want to make sure I buy fake plants that aren’t made with or coated with chemicals that could harm my cat companions in case they try to chew on the leaves. What can you tell me about this?

Iakov Fomin

Iakov Fomin

Hi Libby,

I’ll check with the content writer :)

Thanks

Best,
Iakov F.
Marketing Specialist @ Nearly Natural

libby

libby

Elephant Ears (Alocasia) should be added to this list of toxic to our furry friends.

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