house plants - Knowledgebase Question

cape coral, Fl
Question by j_scroggins
November 18, 2009
i have 2 dogs and would like to add some plants to the house i am originally from canada and the only plants we had inside were hibiscus , i have them outside now so what could i put inside without worrying about poisonous plants with my dogs?also would i have bugs inside if i put plants in the decor is manly spanish i have terra cotta tile throughout

Answer from NGA
November 18, 2009


You can grow lots of tropical or sub tropical plants indoors. Heart-leaf philodendron (philodendron scandens) Elephant ear philodendron (philodendron domesticum) Green spider plant (chlorphytum elatum) Lacy tree philodendron (philodendron selloum) Golden pothos (epipremnum aureum) Chinese evergreen (aglonema modestum) Mini-Schefflera (bassaia arboricola) Peperomia (peperomia obtusifolia) Peace lily (spathiphyllum clevelandii) Corn plant (dracaena fragrans 'massangeana') Snake plant (sansevieria trifasciata) are just a few suggestions. As a rule, unless your dogs regularly feed on houseplant leaves, having houseplants doesn't pose a threat to their health. However, indoor plants require water and if you have a huge collection of plants you'll be introducing lots of humidity into the room. Fans can help circulate the air so you don't have mold or mildew problems. Best wishes with your new houseplants!

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