9 Popular Houseplants That Are Toxic to Dogs

Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

The fiddle leaf fig, one of the Internet's most popular houseplants, is deadly to dogs.2 Interior designers and houseplant aficionados love the medium to big fiddle leaf fig.


Philodendron, a big tropical plant genus, is popular among indoor gardeners for its beautiful leaves and simplicity of maintenance. Philipodendron 'Brasil', 'Micans,' and heartleaf are popular.

ZZ Plant

Recently, ZZ plants (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) have become popular because they can live in nearly full darkness and make great low-light plants. ZZ plants are low-maintenance houseplants since they grow from rhizomes and need little water.

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller)

Despite its numerous medical benefits, aloe vera may be poisonous to dogs. UCD Toxic Plant Garden. UC Davis Veterinary Medicine. UCD Toxic Plant Garden. UC Davis Veterinary Medicine.

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

South African bird of paradise plants (Strelitzia) are tropical houseplants. Their enormous leaves and beautiful orange and blue blooms that mimic birds in flight made them popular houseplants.

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

Dieffenbachia, often known as dumb canes, are beautiful tropical plants that can grow to four or five feet tall. Popular Dieffenbachia growers include D. picta 'Camilla' and D. amoena 'Tropic Snow.'

Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)

Bonsai sago palms from tropical Japan are popular houseplants. A hairy stem supports a canopy of lush green palm fronds. They grow slowly, particularly indoors.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

White blooms and dark, glossy foliage make these tropical plants great houseplants. Peace lily blossoms endure months and bloom twice a year if properly cared for.

Alocasia (Alocasia macrorrhizos)

Flowering perennials from tropical and subtropical Asia and Australia are called alocasia. Alocasia are finicky houseplants that need light, water, and humidity, but their beautiful leaves make them attractive.