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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

Pet Friendly Houseplants
January 10, 2013

Would you love to have houseplants but are afraid that your pet, who eats almost anything, will become sick as a result? There are honestly a number of great choices for plants that are non-toxic to both dogs and cats. Here is a sampling:

  • Blue Echeveria is interesting in color and texture. A succulent for bright light.
  • Bamboo is easy to grow in indirect or bright light. A unique accent plant or conversation piece.
  • Areca or Golden Palm has a graceful habit of growth. Can grow large over time, place in moderate light.
  • Christmas Cactus provides interest long after the flowers fade. This very long lived houseplant needs good light and proper drainage.
  • Button Fern should be placed in a low light location and should not be allowed to dry out. Very pretty dark green foliage.
  • Pony Tail Palm is interesting with bushy lush foliage atop its bulb like woody stem. Slow but easy to grow!

Of course I can't guarantee that your pets will not find these great houseplants to be exciting new toys, but when the weather outside is cold and bleak, houseplants can really brighten up a room. That's great for your well-being and if you choose well will not hurt your fuzzy friends! Visit us soon where you will find loads of color amid warm tropical temperatures and an expert to help you with pet friendly choices.

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.