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Here are our 4 Favorite Dog-friendly Plants for Your Apartment

4 Dog-Friendly Plants for Your Apartment

While indoor plants can increase your happiness, reduce your stress levels, and increase productivity, not all plants are safe for your furry friend. In fact, some extremely common household plans (such as azaleas, tulips, and sago palms) can be detrimental to their health. Luckily, there are plenty of bright, vibrant apartment plants that are safe for your pup.

Here are four dog-friendly plants to consider for your Olympus apartment.


This sun-loving plant produces gorgeous, deep-purple flowers that can capture the attention of an entire room. Technically, Gloxinia’s are perennials. However, most modern Gloxinia plants are bred to quickly produce multiple beautiful blossoms. This blossoming process consumes a tremendous amount of energy. So, in reality, most Gloxinias are essentially annuals. Still, these relatively cheap flowering plants are completely dog-safe, and they’re also one of the more stunning indoor plants that are readily available.

Boston Fern

This low-maintenance plant is perfect for apartments with pets. Puppies can bat at the low-hanging leaves and even take a bite without risking their health. Better yet, Boston Ferns are notoriously hardy. You won’t need a green thumb to care for one of these plump plants.


Few flowering plants are as graceful and thoughtful as the orchid. From soft whites and bright pinks to lovely blues, orchids come in a variety of colors and styles — and they’re completely pet-safe. These plants do best in indirect light and moderate temperatures. As long as your apartment stays about 70 degrees, this plant will be happy.


While your pet shouldn’t consume large quantities of any type of plant, most household herbs are considered dog-safe. Not only are herb plants often wonderfully green additions to your home, but they’re also a cost-effective addition to your cooking regime. Plus, fresh herbs add an extra dash of flavor to your dishes. You can grow the most popular cooking herbs (think: dill, oregano, cilantro, etc.) for a few bucks. And each plant will continue to produce herbs for decades.

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