Category: Houseplants

  • Snake Plants and Dogs: A Toxicity Inquiry

    Snake Plants and Dogs: A Toxicity Inquiry

    Snake plants are popular indoor houseplants. They have a tough, succulent, long foliage that looks like grass. They also require little maintenance. Snake plants are often covered with unique stripes or tones that resemble snake markings. The plants are also known for their tolerance to neglect. This makes them a great choice for new houseplant…

  • 14 Cat-Safe Low-Light Plants for Your Home

    14 Cat-Safe Low-Light Plants for Your Home

    If you share your home with cats and plants, then it’s important to only choose cat-safe houseplants for your indoor green space. Cats are notorious for getting into houseplants, whether that means swatting at hanging foliage or nibbling on the leaves. By only picking plants that are non-toxic to cats, you won’t have to worry…

  • Orchids and Cats: A Toxicity Inquiry

    Orchids and Cats: A Toxicity Inquiry

    Kitties are known to nibble at your houseplants. This habit can cause more than frustration. According to the American Animal Hospital Association, plants are one of the top pet toxins. It’s good to know that many orchids are not toxic to dogs or cats. Cats are not toxic to most orchidsOrchidaceae is a family of…

  • Pothos and Cats: A Toxicity Investigation

    Pothos and Cats: A Toxicity Investigation

    Pothos is one of the most popular and widely-used houseplants. Pothos are easy to grow, are fast-growing and come in many varieties. They are popular for their trailing growth and lush foliage. They are tolerant of a variety of lighting conditions, and they also tolerate drought. Pothos plants are a popular choice for many novices…

  • Cultivating and Caring for Calathea Zebrina (Zebra Plant): A Complete Guide

    Cultivating and Caring for Calathea Zebrina (Zebra Plant): A Complete Guide

    Calathea Zebrina is known for its distinctively striped leaves, which gives it the name zebra plant. The zebra plant’s leaves are similar to those of its cousin, the prayer plant. They are bright green and have dark green stripes. Both plants fold or raise their leaves at nights, not just because they are similar in…

  • Discover 20 Cat-Toxic Houseplants: Stay Informed and Keep Your Feline Friends Safe

    Discover 20 Cat-Toxic Houseplants: Stay Informed and Keep Your Feline Friends Safe

    Most homes have houseplants, but some are toxic to cats. Lilies are a good example. Colorful flowers and vibrant foliage can brighten up your home, purify the air and reduce anxiety and depression.Lee, Min-Sun et al. A randomized crossover experiment found that young adults who interacted with indoor plants experienced less psychological and physiological stress.…

  • Quiz: Identify 9 Common Houseplants Harmful to Dogs

    Quiz: Identify 9 Common Houseplants Harmful to Dogs

    It is important to know which plants to avoid to prevent such outcomes. To avoid such a situation, it’s crucial to know what plant varieties you should avoid. Take extra care with these trendy houseplants if you own a dog. Houseplants that are safe for cats and dogs01 Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)Closeup of a…

  • Discover Your Ideal Houseplant with This Fun Quiz

    Discover Your Ideal Houseplant with This Fun Quiz

    The options are endless when it comes to purchasing houseplants. If you have never grown a houseplant before, or even if you have killed several dozen plants in the past, then a plant that is easy to read will be perfect for you. For the experienced plant parent, who has already cultivated tens or even…

  • Make a Statement with These 13 Striking Big Leaf Houseplants

    Make a Statement with These 13 Striking Big Leaf Houseplants

    Are you looking for a large-leafed plant that will complement your decor and make a statement? These 13 large leaf plants would make a great addition to any collection. These stately houseplants can transform your home into a jungle-like oasis. 01 Elephant Ear Plant (Calocasia)Elephant earsThe Spruce by Adrienne LegaultElephant ear plants are commonly grown…

  • Enhance Your Living Room with the 18 Finest Indoor Plants

    Enhance Your Living Room with the 18 Finest Indoor Plants

    The plants in your living room will add some nature, color and sculpture to the room. Plants come in all shapes, sizes and colors. These are the best indoor living room plants. They range from those that look good to those that fit in a corner, on a table, or even trailing plants that would…