Common Houseplants Toxic and Non-Toxic to Dogs

Houseplants have seen a surge in popularity over the past few years, but not all plants are safe to have around dogs. This article looks at which houseplants are toxic and non-toxic to dogs.

Toxic (Toxic
or Pet friendly)
Adanson’s monstera (Monstera adansonii) Toxic Monstera adansonii
African milk thistle (Euphorbia trigona) Toxic African milk thistle
African violet (Saintpaulia) Pet friendly African violet
Air plant (Tillandsia xerographica) Toxic Air plant
Aloe vera (Aloe spp.) Toxic Aloe vera
Aluminium plant (Pilea cadierei) Toxic Pilea
Anthurium (Anthurium spp.) Toxic Anthurium
Arrowhead vine (Syngonium podophyllum) Toxic Arrowhead vine
Asparagus fern (Asparagus setaceus) Toxic Asparagus fern
Baby rubber plant (Peperomia obtusifolia) Pet friendly Baby rubber plant
Bear’s paw (Cotyledon tomentosa) Mildly toxic Cotyledon tomentosa
Belladonna lily (Amaryllis spp.) Toxic Belladonna lily
Bengal fig (Ficus benghalensis ‘Audrey’) Toxic
Bird of paradise (Strelitzia spp.) Toxic Bird of paradise
Bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus) Pet friendly Birds nest fern
Black velvet alocasia (Alocasia reginula) Toxic Alocasia reginula
Blue chalk sticks (Curio talinoides var. maldraliscae) Toxic
Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) Pet friendly Nephrolepis exaltata
Bunny ears cactus (Opuntia microdasys) Pet friendly Opuntia microdasys
Cacti (Cactaceae) Pet friendly Cacti
Calathea (Calathea spp.) Pet friendly Calathea
Candelabra tree (Euphorbia ingens) Toxic Euphorbia ingens
Carrion plant (Stapelia grandiflora) Toxic Stapelia grandiflora
Cast iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) Pet friendly Aspidistra elatior
Chain of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) Pet friendly Ceropegia woodii
China doll plant (Radermachera sinica) Pet friendly China doll plant
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema spp.) Toxic Chinese evergreen
Chinese fan palm (Livistona chinesis) Pet friendly Livistona chinesis
Chinese money plant (Pilea peperomioides) Pet friendly Pilea peperomioides
Climbing onion (Bowiea volubilis) Toxic
Cobra lily (Darlingtonia californica) Pet friendly Cobra lily
Condom plant (Ceropegia ampliata) Toxic Ceropegia ampliata
Creeping philodendron (Rhaphidophora decursiva) Toxic Rhaphidophora decursiva
Cupid peperomia (Peperomia scandens) Pet friendly Peperomia scandens
Cyclamen (Cyclamen spp.) Toxic Cyclamen
Devil’s ivy (Pothos spp.) Toxic Pothos
Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia spp.) Toxic Pothos
Donkey ears (Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri) Toxic Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri
Donkey’s tail (Sedum morganianum) Pet friendly Sedum morganianum
Dragon scale (Alocasia baginda ‘Dragon Scale’) Toxic Alocasia baginda
Drooping prickly pear (Opuntia monacantha) Pet friendly Opuntia monacantha
Elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta) Toxic Colocasia esculenta
Elkhorn fern (Platycerium bifuratum) Pet friendly Elkhorn fern
Emerald ripple peperomia (Peperomia caperata) Pet friendly Peperomia caperata
English ivy (Hedera helix) Toxic English ivy
Exotic begonia (Begonia brevirimosa) Toxic Begonia brevirimosa
Eyelash begonia (Begonia bowerae) Toxic Begonia bowerae
Fern leaf cactus (Selenicereus chrysocardium) Toxic
Fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) Toxic Fiddle leaf fig
Flapjack (Kalanchoe luciae) Toxic Flapjack
Flat mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis goebeliana) Pet friendly
Fuzzy leaf begonia (Begonia peltata) Toxic Begonia peltata
Giant taro (Alocasia macrorrhizos) Toxic Alocasia macrorrhizos
Giant white bird of paradise (Strelitzia
Toxic Strelitzia nicolai
Golden cane (Dypsis lutescens) Pet friendly Dypsis lutescens
Golden rat tail (Winterocereus aureispinus) Pet friendly Winterocereus aureispinus
Grape ivy (Cissus rhombifolia) Pet friendly Cissus rhombifolia
Green ice (Gasteraloe ‘green ice’) Pet friendly
Green shield alocasia (Alocasia clypeolata) Toxic Green shield alocasia
Hairy stemmed rhipsalis (Rhipsalis
Pet friendly Hairy stemmed rhipsalis
Happy plant (Dracaena spp.) Toxic Dracaena
Heart-leaf-fern (Hemionitis arifolia) Pet friendly Hemionitis arifolia
Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) Toxic Philodendron hederaceum
Hippeastrum (Hippeastrum spp.) Toxic Hippeastrum
Horsehead philodendron (Philodendron bipennifolium) Toxic Philodendron bipennifolium
Iron cross oxalis (Oxalis tetraphylla) Toxic Iron cross oxalis
Jade plant (Crassula ovata) Toxic Jade plant
Japanese aralia plant (Fatsia spp.) Pet friendly Fatsia
Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana) Pet friendly Howea forsteriana
Kris plant (Alocasia sanderiana) Toxic Alocasia sanderiana
Lady palm (Rhapis excelsa) Pet friendly Rhapis excelsa
Laui (Echeveria laui) Pet friendly Echeveria laui
Lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus radicans) Pet friendly Aeschynanthus radicans
Macho fern (Nephrolepis biserrata ‘macho’) Pet friendly
Madagascar dragon tree (Dracaena marginata) Toxic Dracaena marginata
Maidenhair fern (Adiantum aethiopicum) Pet friendly Adiantum aethiopicum)
Mazae begonia (Begonia mazae) Toxic Begonia mazae
Mini monstera (Rhaphidophora tetrasperma) Toxic Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
Mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera) Pet friendly Rhipsalis baccifera
Money tree plant (Pachira aquatica) Pet friendly Pachira aquatica
Monroe (Echeveria x ‘Monroe) Pet friendly
Monstrose apple cactus (Cerus hildannianus ‘monstrose) Pet friendly Monstrose apple cactus
Moses-in-the-cradle (Tradescantia spathacea) Toxic Tradescantia spathacea
Nerve plant (Fittonia albivenis) Pet friendly Fittonia albivenis
Network calathea (Calathea musaica) Pet friendly Calathea musaica
Never never plant (Ctenanthe spp.) Pet friendly Ctenanthe
Oak leaf philodendron (Philodendron pedatum) Toxic Philodendron pedatum
Painted leaf begonia (Begonia rex) Toxic Begonia rex
Parlour palm (Chamaedorea elegans) Pet friendly Chamaedorea elegans
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum spp.) Toxic Spathiphyllum
Peacock plant (Calathea lietzei) Toxic Calathea lietzei
Pencil plant (Euphorbia tirucalli) Toxic Euphorbia tirucalli
Peruvian apple cactus (Cereus repandus) Pet friendly Cereus repandus
Philodendron ‘pink princess’ (Philodendron erubescens) Toxic Philodendron pink princess
Philodendron ‘prince of orange’ (Philodendron erubescens) Toxic Philodendron prince of orange
Pitcher plant (Nepentes spp.) Mildly toxic Nepentes
Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) Mildly toxic Poinsettia
Polka dot begonia (Begonia maculata) Toxic Begonia maculata
Polka dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya) Pet friendly Hypoestes phyllostachya
Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) Pet friendly Beaucarnea recurvata
Prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) Pet friendly Maranta leuconeura
Pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) Pet friendly Phoenix roebelenii
Purple oxalis (Oxalis triangularis) Toxic Purple oxalis
Queen anthurium (Anthurium warocqueanum) Toxic Queen anthirium
Queen of hearts (Homalomena spp.) Toxic Queen of hearts
Rabbit’s foot fern (Davallia fejeensis) Pet friendly Davallia fejeensis
Radiator plants (Peperomia spp.) Pet friendly Peperomia
Raindrop peperomia (Peperomia polybotrya) Pet friendly Peperomia polybotrya
Rat tail cactus (Disocactus flagelliformis) Toxic Disocactus flagelliformis
Red secret (Alocasia cuprea) Toxic Red secret alocasia
Rock fig (Ficus petiolaris) Toxic Ficus petiolaris
Rubber plant (Ficus elastica) Toxic Ficus elastica
Sabre fig (Ficus binnendijkii) Toxic Ficus-binnendijkii
Sago palm (Cycas revoluta) Toxic Sago palm
Sander’s  alocasia (Alocasia sanderiana) Toxic Alocasia sanderiana
Satin vine (Scindapsus pictus var. argyraeus) Pet friendly Scindapsus pictus
Scaly zamia (Lepidozamia peroffskyana) Toxic
Schismatoglottis (Schismatoglottis spp.) Pet friendly Schismatoglottis
Silver dragon (Alocasia baginda) Toxic Alocasia baginda
Silver leaf monstera (Monstera siltepecana) Toxic Monstera siltepecana
Skeleton key philodendron (Philodendron tortum) Toxic Philodendron tortum
Snake plant (Dracaena trifasciata syn. Sansevieria trifasciata) Toxic Snake plant
Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) Pet friendly Spanish moss
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) Pet friendly Spider plant
Spiral aloe (Aloe polyphylla) Toxic Aloe polyphylla
Staghorn fern (Platycerium superbum) Pet friendly Platycerium superbum
String of beans (Curio radicans) Yes Curio radicans
String of buttons (Crassula perforata) Pet friendly Crassula perforata
String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii) Pet friendly Ceropegia woodii
String of needles (Ceropegia linearis) Pet friendly Ceropegia linearis
String of pearls (Curio rowleyanus) Toxic Curio rowleyanus
String of tears (Curio herreianus) Toxic Curio herreianus
Sundew (Drosera spp.) Mildly toxic Drosera
Swedish ivy (Plectranthus australis) Pet friendly Plectranthus australis
Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa) Toxic Swiss cheese plant
Ti plant (Cordyline spp.) Toxic Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) Pet friendly Thanksgiving cactus
Tractor seat plant (Cremanthodium reniforme) Toxic
Tradescantia (Tradescantia spp.) Toxic Tradescantia
Tree houseleek (Aeonium spp.) Pet friendly Aeonium
Trumpet pitchers (Sarracenia spp.) Pet friendly Sarracenia
Umbrella tree (Schefflera spp.) Toxic Schefflera
Velvet plant (Gynura aurantiaca) Pet friendly Gynura aurantiaca
Venus fly trap (Dionaea muscipula) Pet friendly Venus fly trap
Watermelon dischidia (Dischidia ovata) Toxic Dischidia ovata
Watermelon peperomia (Peperomia argyreia) Pet friendly Peperomia argyreia
Wax plant (Hoya spp.) Pet friendly Hoya
Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) Toxic Ficus benjamina
White vein arrow leaf (Caladium lindenii) Toxic Caladium lindenii
Windmill palm tree (Trachycarpus fortunei) Pet friendly
Yucca (Yukka spp.) Toxic Yukka
Zebra alocasia (Alocasia zebrina) Toxic Alocasia zebrina
Zebra cactus (Haworthiopsis attenuata) Pet friendly Haworthiopsis attenuata
Zebra plant (Aphelandra squarrosa) Pet friendly Aphelandra squarrosa
ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Toxic ZZ plant