Myth: Artificial Plants Are Extremely Poisonous For The Pets

January 20, 2022

Love houseplants? If you’ve been thinking of adding some greenery to your home, you will be glad to know plants can also help cleanse and purify the air. But did you know? Unfortunately, some living plants are poisonous for our furry friends, and could make our precious pets very sick.

Now, before you go cancelling your plans to add a splash of fresh greenery to brighten up your home, there’s an even greater alternative – artificial home décor plants. Why not substitute your favourite living plant with some ultra-realistic fake plants for the home? They look fantastic and are pet-safe.

Now, let’s debunk the myths about artificial plants being toxic to pets.

How Safe Are Artificial Plants to Pets?

Pets will be pets and can make a mess of your precious green oasis. They’ll happily ‘help’ you with unearthing plants, digging up soil and they like chewing on houseplants.

It can be difficult to keep houseplants away and out of reach. What we can do to keep our pets safe though, is carefully choosing houseplants that are non-toxic and pet-friendly. No one wants that expensive trip to the vet.

Some common house plants that can be toxic to pets include favourites such as fiddle leaf figs, birds of paradise and peace lilies.

Luckily for us who adore both our pets and plants, fake plants make a fantastic option. Faux plants are free of harmful natural chemicals and some artificial plant manufacturers take it to the next level by ensuring they are non-toxic in every way.

ROHS-compliant faux plant Australian manufacturers, such as Designer Plants produce artificial greenery which is free of lead, mercury, boric acid, cadmium, heavy metals and many other harmful chemicals.

Modern technology has resulted in the production of faux greenery that looks convincingly real, minus the hassles of constantly having to look after your plants to keep them looking good.

Not only will a faux-tastic plant provide you with everlasting beauty, UV and weather resistant ones won’t wilt or discolour and can withstand any season even in harsh weather like ours in Australia.

Artificial plants will keep looking their best and you won’t even need a green thumb! They require very little effort to maintain, just a light dusting and a bit of a wipe down now and then and you’re good to go!

With artificial plants, you can enjoy the best of both worlds; your favourite plant and the love of your four-legged pals. And it leaves you more time to spend bonding with your pets.

Keep Your Pets Safe with Faux Plants

By choosing safe, artificial plants for your home, you minimise the risk of your furry friends ingesting toxic plants. With Christmas just around the corner, holiday plants are in season. But some common Christmas plants such as poinsettias, holly and mistletoe are dangerous to dogs and cats. The iconic and much loved Poinsettia may cause vomiting, drooling and skin irritations in dogs and cats.

With artificial plants, there’s no risk of your pet falling sick and you’ll be able to eliminate the threat of intoxication while having your house, garden or balcony looking its best with great looking artificial plants.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry and opt for artificial plants for home decor when it comes to our fur babies!

Switch to artificial plants today and keep your home pet-safe with faux plants and enjoy the two things you love deeply in life – pets and plants in a beautiful, cosy home.


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