Indoor flowering pet safe plants

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    Hi
    My name is Andrea from Nevada and I'm disabled. But I love water gardens and would love a small indoor bowl garden. I would like to know if there are any water flowering plants that can be used around animals. Also basic beginners instructions would be helpful too! Thanks
     
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    what kind of animals .Most fish nibble on the plants in a pond so they must be animal safe
     
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    hi welcome :) , have u asked plant nurseries around u if they have any ?
     
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    Hi Guys

    Dogs and cats. So many are poisonous
     
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    But most plants that go into water have to be safe for other animals since they are fish safe .I know my cousin has a small deck pond in a big planter and she grows catnip in it for her cats .Lemon grass is also safe .Parsley and other herbs grow good in ponds also
     
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    Yes all of those are safe but water lilies lotus and water hyacinth are all poisonous
     
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    herbs can grow in those water features
     
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    Not sure where you are getting your information but neither water lilies, lotus (nelumbo) or water hyacinths are poisonous.
     
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    All of those plants are toxic
     
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    If you go to aspca.com you can do searches also I do lots of googling the pond nursery owner told me two flowering safe plants are cannas and hibiscus
     
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    cannas are poisonous to fish Iv know that .At least the flower is but people still grow them in ponds
     
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    I haven't read that yet but fish have different systems than cats and dogs. It differs between cats and dogs too. I know it sounds weird but if you think about it cats are just small tigers and lions and dogs are from wolves,\ Cats that chew on lillies are going to get poisonous to
     
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    Hi and Welcome!!! Many garden plants can be grown hydroponically. I'm not an expert but you may want to consider common garden plants like petunias and impatients. Petunias need strong sunlight and impatients prefer shade. I have seen impatients growing in clumps in a pond so I know that can definitely be done.
    Since many people have these plants in their gardens I would assume they would be okay with pets.
     
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    Sorry cats get badly poisoned and dogs can be severely effected. When I read about the water hyacinth I asked the nursery and he told me not to buy them because regular hyacinth is also toxic I left
     
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    she might b rite , i have read too that most of the plants are poisonous for cats and dogs but ok for humans , they are not called toxic generally but harmful for pets
    actualy very few plants flower properly in shade or if u mean indoor , how much light u have? even hibuscus and canna will not flower properly if too dark , may b canna will bloom
     
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    A email message to aspca.com to change their info.
     
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    1. Tulips & Hyacinths | Pet Poison Helpline http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/tulip/
    2. Hyacinth | Plants toxic to animals | Veterinary Medicine library at U of Illinois http://www.library.illinois.edu/vex/toxic/hyacin/hyacin.htm
    3. Plants That Your Cat Shouldn’t Eat http://www.petplace.com/article/cat...ins-poisons/plants-that-your-cat-shouldnt-eat
    4. Hyacinth Poisoning in Dogs - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Recovery, Management, Cost https://www.vetary.com/dog/condition/hyacinth-poisoning

    Both hyacinths and tulips belong to the Liliaceae family, and contain allergenic lactones or similar alkaloids. The toxic principle of these plants is very concentrated in the bulbs (versus the leaf or flower), and when ingested in large amounts, can result in severe clinical signs. Severe poisoning from hyacinth or tulip poisoning is often seen when dogs dig up freshly planted bulbs or having access to a large bag of them. When the plant parts or bulbs are chewed or ingested, it can result in tissue irritation to the mouth and esophagus. Typical signs include profuse drooling, vomiting, or even diarrhea, depending on the amount consumed. With large ingestions, more severe symptoms such as an increase in heart rate, changes in respiration, and difficulty breathing may be seen.

    If you suspect your dog has ingested hyacinths or tulips (particularly the bulbs), contact your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline for treatment recommendations.
     
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    Thx comet Keith! The last couple of days I've been studying plants. ASPCA has a great list but after checking there were some errors. I get frustrated because not every list is correct or current. Wish they would check important things like that!
     
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    Thank you so much I hate it when people accuse me of having the wrong info!
     
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