Indoor plants canbe a great way to bring life and nature into your home. However, some varieties can be harmful to your pets and make them sick.

When purchasing indoor plants, there is often limited information available about the effects they may have on animals – so, which plants should be avoided?

Dogs and catsare curious creatures – they will climb onor chew anything and everything, including your house plants.Here are some common house plants to avoid if you have cats or dogs: Aloe Vera, Amaryllis, Chinese Jade, Cyclamen, Hosta, Hyacinth, Ivy, Poinsettia, Primrose, Succulent(s) and Tomato plant.

There are safe varieties too, so your pet and your plant can live in happily side-by-side, including: African Violets, Air plants, Bamboo, Palms, Prayer plants, Spider plants and herbs likeBasil, Sage and Thyme.

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