Child and pet safe plants

Designed by
Freddie, Founder of Patch

We’re big fans of pets here at Patch - we even have some regular pet visitors to the office. And while you might know that it’s better not to snack on your plant friends (with a few exceptions!) the four-legged members of your family aren’t always so wise. You guys often ask us for advice on choosing pet-safe plants, so we thought we would gather together a few of our favourite options here. These guys won’t do any harm to your pets if they happen to have a sneaky nibble, and they look good to boot!

If you think that your plant might be dangerous to keep around pets or children take a look at its product page - we always give details of its toxicity in the description. Remember, you don’t have to get rid of toxic plants if you find out too late. We just choose to keep them out of the way, such as on tall shelves or in hanging planters!

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Child and pet safe plants

Big Ken the Kentia palm is non-toxic so you’ve got nothing to worry about if keeping him around pets. His arching fronds work wonders to transform a room, casting beautiful shadows across plain walls.

Native to the South American tropics, Bertie the Boston fern loves a humid room so try keeping her in the bathroom or kitchen. She’s no threat to your pets - in fact, cats and kittens might like to play with her luscious foliage.

For a colourful touch there’s nothing better than Juliette the Calathea. Much like your pets she curls up to go to sleep at night, before unfurling her leaves again in the morning to catch the light.

If you fancy something with a delicate, elegant look then white orchid Lara’s your girl. Pop her in a humid spot and she’ll reward you with year-round blooms. She’s non-toxic, but we’d recommend keeping her out of reach of particularly boisterous pets to prevent any damage.

In the wild Venus, the maidenhair fern can be found in rock crevices, on river banks and by hot springs, but she’s also happy growing in a shady London flat. She’s non-toxic and cats even like to nibble on her small leaves.

Our Chamaedorea Sharon’s been a popular houseplant since the Victorian era due to her elegant look and easy-going nature. Direct light can scorch her leaves, but she’ll be happy if you keep her in a shadier spot.

If you're on a mission for the perfect indoor plants, look no further! Our mixed succulents come in a broad variety of colours, shapes and textures and will not cause any harm to dogs, cats and humans.

If you're looking for a pop of vibrant colour then Gary the Guzmania is your man! Originating from the Brazilian rainforest, this brightly coloured Guzmania is typically found growing on tropical forest floors but he will be just as happy growing in a brightly lit London home or office. As a plus, he's non-toxic.

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Contains one 6ft Howea Forsteriana, one Calathea, one large Boston Fern, one large white Orchid, one Maidenhair fern, one small Chamaedorea and one medium 10-15cm succulent. Pots for all plants are also included. 


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