Safe Houseplants List

Safe Houseplants
Tall Height
(5 feet or taller)

Araucaria excelsa
(Norfolk Island Pine)

Banbusa glaucescens 
(Bamboo, Oriental Bamboo)

Beaucarnea recurvata 
(Ponyrail Palm, Elephant-foot Tree, Mexican Bottle Plant, Bottle Palm)

Chamaedorea elegans 
(Parlor Palm, Neanthe Bella)

Chamaerops humilis 
(European Fan Palm)

Chrysalidocarpus lutescens 
(Areca Palm, Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm, Goden Butterfly Palm, Golden Feather Palm, Madagascar Palm)

Cibotium species 
(Tree Fern, Hawaiian Tree Fern, Mexican Tree Fern)

Dizygotheca elegantissima 
(False Aralia)

Fatsia japonica 
(Fatsia, Japanese Fatsia)

Ficus benjamina 
(Fig, Weeping Fig, Java Fig, Benjamin Tree, Small-Leaved Rubber Plant)

Ficus elastica 
(Rubber Plant, India Rubber Tree, Assam Rubber Plant)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 
(Hibiscus, Chicese Hibiscus, Hawaiian Hibiscus, Rose-of-China, China Rose, Balcking Plant)
Howea species 
(Sentry Palm, Howea Palm)

Laurus nobilis 
(Laurel, Sweet Bay)

Olea europaea 
(Olive)

Phoenix roebelenii 
(Pygmy Date Palm, Miniature Date Palm, Roebelin Palm)

Phyllostachys aurea 
(Bamboo, Yellow Bamboo)




Safe House Plants
 
Medium Height
(between 1 feet and 5 feet)

Aechmea fasciata
(Urn Plant)

Aspidistra elatior 
(Aspidistra, Barroom Plant, Cast Iron Plant)

Asplenium nidus 
(Bird's Nest Fern, Nest Fern)

Billbergia species 
(Billbergia)

Bromelia species 
(Heart-of-Flame, Volcano Plant)

Coleus species 
(Coleus)

Cordyline terminalis 
(Ti Plant, Ti Log, Good Luck Plant, Hawaiian Good Luck Plant, Tree-of-Kings)

Crassula argentea 
(Jade Plant, Jade Tree, Baby Jade, Dollar Plant, Cauliflower Ears, Chinese Rubber Plant, Dwarf Rubber Plant, Japanese Rubber Plant)

Cyrtomium falcatum 
(Holly Fern, Japanese Holly Fern, Fish Tail Fern)

Gasteria species 
(Gasteria)

Guzmania lingulata 
(Guzmania)
Hypoestes phyllostachya 
(Polka-Dot plant, Pink Polka-Dot Plant, Measles Plant, Flamingo Plant, Freckle

Mimosa pudica 
(Sensitive Plant, Touch-Me-Not, Action Plant, Humble Plant, Same Plant, Live-and-Die Plant)

Pandanus veitchii 
(Screw Pine)

Pleomele relfexa (Dracaena reflexa) 
(Pleomele)

Pteris cretica 
(Cream Brake, Brake Fern, Table Fern, Dish Fern)

Rhapis excelsa 
(Lady Palm, Slender Lady Palm, Broad-Leaved Lady Palm, Bamboo Palm, Fern Rhapis, Miniature Fan Palm)

Rumobra adiantiformis 
(Leatherleaf Fern)

Vriesea species 
(Vriesea, Bromeliad, Flaming Sword, Vase Plant)

Yucca species 
Yucca





Safe House Plants
 
Small Height
(Under one foot tall

Aphelandra squarrosa 
(Zebra Plant, Saffron Spike)

Cryptanthus species 
(Earth Stars)

Echeveria species 
(Echeveria species, Hen-and-Chicks, Hen-and-Chickens)

Fittonia verschaffeltii 
(Mosaic Plant, Silver Net Plant, Nerve Plant, Silver Fittonia, White-Leaf Fittonia, Silver Nerve, Silver Threads)

Gynura aurantiaca 
(Purple Passion, Velvet Plant, Purple Velvet Plant, Royal Velvet Plant)

Lithops species 
(Lithops, Living Stones, Stoneface, Flowering Stones, Mimicry Plant)

Neoregelia species 
(Neoregelia, Blushing Bromeliad)

Nidularium species 
(Nidularium)

Peperomia caperata 
(emerald Ripple Peperomia)

Peperomia argyreia 
(Watermelon peperomia)
Platycerium bifurcatum
(Staghorn Fern, Elk's Horn Fern, Antelope Ears)

Saintpaulia ionantha 
(African Violet)

Schlumbergera species 
(Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus)

Sempervivum tectorum 
(Hen-and-Chickens, Common Houseleek, Roof Houseleek, Old-Man-and-Woman)

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