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Written by WFWAvian   

The following is a list of some nontoxic plants. Remember that any plant can cause harm if your bird consumes a large enough amount. Please see your veterinarian if you have concerns about a certain plant before placing it in the vicinity of your bird. Because plant names vary by resource and region, consult a local nursery to confirm the names of plants in your home.

  • Abelia- Abelia spp.
  • Acacia (some species)- Acacia spp.
  • African Daisy- Arctotis stoechadifolia
  • African Violet- Saintpaulina spp.
  • Aluminum Plant- Pilea cadierei
  • Aloe- Aloe spp. (flesh only)Aralia- Aralia spp.
  • Arbutus- Arbutus spp.
  • Areca, Butterfly Cane- Areca lutescens
  • Ash- Fraxinus spp.
  • Asparagus Fern- Asparagus densiflorus
  • Aspen- Populus spp.
  • Aspidistra- Aspidistra spp.
  • Baby's Tears- Helxine soleirolli
  • Baby's Breath- Gypsophila paniculata
  • Bachelor Buttons- Centaurea cyanus
  • Barberry- Berberis spp.
  • Beech- Fagus, Nothofagus
  • Begonia- Begonia spp.
  • Birch- Betula spp.
  • Bird's Nest Fern- Asplenium nidus
  • Blood Leaf Plant- Iresine herbstii and related spp.
  • Boston Fern- Nephrolepsis bostoniesis
  • Bougainvillea- Bougainvillea spp.
  • Brake, Ribbon, Dish- Pteris cretica
  • Bromeliads- Anans comosus
  • California Holly- Heteromeles arbutifolia
  • Calamint- Calamintha spp.
  • Calendula (Pot Marigold)- Calendula officinalis
  • Camellia- Camellia spp.
  • Chamomlie- Chamaemelum nobile
  • Chickweed- Cerastium vulgatum, Stellaria media
  • Chicory- Cicorium intybus
  • Cissus Kangaroo Vines- Cissus spp.
  • Claw Cactus- Schlumbergera truncata
  • Coffee Tree- Coffea arabica (coffee is toxic)
  • Cottonwood- Populus spp.
  • Crabapple- Malus spp. (fruit only)
  • Creeping Jenny- Lysimachia spp.
  • Croton (house variety)- Codiaeum variegatum
  • Dahlia- Dahlia spp.
  • Dandelion- Taraxacum officinalus
  • Date- Phoenix dactylifera
  • Daylily- Hemerocallis spp.
  • Dill- Anethum graveolen
  • Dogwood- Cornus spp.
  • Donkey Tail- Sedum morganianum
  • Dracaena- Dracaena spp.
  • Dragon Tree- Dracaena draco
  • Easter Cactus- Rhipsalidopsis spp.
  • Echeveria- Echeveria spp.
  • Elderberry- Sambucus spp. (cooked ripe fruit only)
  • Elephant Foot Tree- Beaucarnea recurvata
  • Elm- Ulmus spp.
  • Eucalyptus- Eucalyptus sp.
  • Eugenia- Eugenia spp.
  • European Fan- Chamaerops humilis
  • Fir- Abies spp.
  • Gardenia- Gardenia jasminoides
  • Garlic- Allium sativum
  • Gloxinia- Sinnigia speciosa
  • Gold Dust Dracaena- Dracaena godseffiana
  • Grape Ivy- Cissus rhombifolia
  • Grape Vine- Vitis spp.
  • Hens and Chicks- Echeveria and Sempervivum species
  • Hibiscus- Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and related species
  • Honeysuckle- Lonicera spp.
  • Hoya- Hoya spp.
  • Impatients- Impatients spp.
  • Indian Hawthorne- Rhaphiolepsis spp.
  • Jade Plant- Crassula ovata
  • Kalanchoe- Kalanchoe blossfeldianaLarch- Larix spp.
  • Lemon Balm- Melissa officinalis
  • Lilac- Syringa vulgaris and related species
  • Lily (Easter or Tiger)- Lilium spp.
  • Magnolia- Magnolia spp.Marigold- Tagetes spp.
  • Madienhair Fern- Adiantum spp.
  • Manzanita- Arctostapylos manzanita
  • Mayapple- Podophyllum peltatum (fruit only)
  • Monkey Plant- Ruellia spp.
  • Moses-in-the-cradle- Rhoeo spathacea
  • Mother-in-Law's Tongue- Sansevieria triasciataNandina- Nandina domestica
  • Nasturtium- Tropaeolum majus
  • Natal Plant- Carissa macrocarpa
  • Nerve Plant- Fittonia verschaffeltti
  • Norfolk Island Pine- Araucaria excelsa
  • Parsley- Petroselinum spp.
  • Passionflower- Passiflora caerulea
  • Peppermint- Mentha x piperita
  • Pepperomia- Pepperomia spp.
  • Petunia- Petunia spp.
  • Pony Tail Palm- Beaucarnea recurvata
  • Popular- Populus spp.
  • Prayer Plant- Maranta leuconeura
  • Purple Passion,
  • Purple Velvet- Gynura aurantiaca
  • Pyracantha- Pyracantha spp.
  • Raphiolepsis- Raphiolepsis spp.
  • Rose- Rosa spp.
  • Rubber Plant- Ficus elastica
  • Russian Olive- Elaeagnus augustifolia
  • Schefflera- Schefflera actinophylla
  • Sensitive Plant- Mimosa pudica
  • Spearmint- Mentha spicata
  • Spider Plant- Chlorophytum comosumSpruce- Picea spp.
  • Squirrel's Foot Fern- Davallia trichomanoidesStaghorn,
  • Elk's Horn- Platycerium bifurcatum
  • Star Jasmine- Trachelospermum jasminoides
  • String of Beads- Senecio rowleyanus
  • Swedish Ivy- Plectranthus australis
  • Sword Fern- Nephrolepis exaltataThistle- Cirsium spp.
  • Ti Plant- Cordyline terminalis
  • Violet- Viola spp.
  • Wandering Jew- Tradescantia fluminensis
  • Willow- Salix spp.Yucca- Yucca spp.
  • Zebra Plant- Aphelandra squarrosa
 




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