9 Low-Maintenance Indoor Succulents That Are Safe For Dogs

Succulents make great houseplants, not only are interesting to look at they’re also relatively low-maintenance too, making them great for the forgetful gardener. Whilst most succulent varieties are safe for dogs, some are actually toxic if eaten, with symptoms including (but not limited to) vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea, in-coordination and depression.

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So if you’re a lover of both succulents and dogs (and have an overly-inquisitive pooch!) it might be best to err on the side of caution and opt for one of the following 9 low-maintenance succulents that are safe for dogs instead!

9 Low-Maintenance Indoor Succulents Safe for Dogs

You’ll be pleased to know that all succulents identified below appear on the ASPCA’s list of non-toxic plants for dogs – let’s begin!

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1. Copper Rose

Scientific Name:

Echeveria multicaulis

Plant Family:

Crassulaceae

Toxicity:

Non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Care:

Water when soil is dry to touch. Remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. Ensure plant has access to plenty of light. Repot as needed.

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2. Ponytail Palm

Scientific Name:

Beaucarnea recurvata

Plant Family:

Agavaceae

Toxicity:

Non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Care:

Prefers warm, sunny, dry conditions. Excellent drainage essential. Allow to dry fully between waterings.

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3. Ghost Plant

Scientific Name:

Sedum weinbergii

Plant Family:

Crassulaceae

Toxicity:

Non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Care:

Thrives in full sun. Allow soil to dry-out almost completely between waterings, good drainage essential. Leaves drop naturally as a means of self-propagation.

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4. Zebra Plant

Scientific Name:

Haworthia fasciata

Plant Family:

Liliaceae

Toxicity:

Non-toxic to dogs and cats.

Care:

Prefers plenty of sun/bright light. Water when soil becomes dry to touch (but not bone dry). Do not over-water. Prefers warmer temperatures, keep away from draughts.

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5. Blue Echeveria

Scientific Name:

Echeveria secunda

Plant Family:

Crassulaceae

Toxicity:

Non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Care:

Do not over-water. Water when soil is dry to touch. Remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. Ensure plant has access to plenty of light. Repot as needed.

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6. Burro's Tail

Scientific Name:

Sedum morganianum

Plant Family:

Crassulaceae

Toxicity:

Non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Care:

Prefers full sun and warmer temperatures. Well-draining soil essential. Water when soil is dry to touch, reduce watering frequency in the winter to monthly. Repot as needed (preferably during warmer seasons).

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7. Plush Plant (Red Echeveria)

Scientific Name:

Echeveria harmsii

Plant Family:

Crassulaceae

Toxicity:

Non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Care:

Requires bright light. Water well in Spring/Summer allowing the soil to dry between waterings. Tolerant of low temperatures if kept fairly dry. Benefits from good ventilation, but not draughts.

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8. Hens and Chicks

Scientific Name:

Echeveria ‘Ramillette’

Plant Family:

Crassulaceae

Toxicity:

Non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Care:

Do not over-water. Water when soil is dry to touch. Ensure plant has access to plenty of light. Remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows. Repot as needed.

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9. Mexican Firecracker

Scientific Name:

Echeveria setosa

Plant Family:

Crassulaceae

Toxicity:

Non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Care:

Water when soil is dry to touch, never allow to sit in water. Ensure plant has access to plenty of light. Remove dead leaves from the bottom of the plant as it grows.

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