Safe Aviary Plants

When building a planted aviary for your bird it’s best to know which plants will be safe and which will not. Below is a list of the safe variety of plants. Please note: While these plants won’t harm your birds, your birds could harm these plants with continuous chewing.

Safe Plants
Acacia
African Violets
Aloe
Areca / Butterfly Cane
Asparagus Fern
Australian Umbrella Tree
Baby’s Tears
Bamboo
Bird Nest Fern
Begonia
Bottle Palm
Boston Fern
Bougainvillea
Bromeliads
Chickweed
Christmas Cactus
Cissus / Kangaroo Vines
Coffee Tree
Coleus
Corn Plant
Crabapple
Creeping Charlie
Dandelion
Dogwood
Donkey Tail / Burro’s Tail
Dracaena Varieties
Dragon Tree
Easter Cactus
Gold Dust Dracaena
Elephant Foot Tree

FERNS:
Asparagus (Not A True Fern)
Bird Nest Fern
Boston Fern
Brake
Ribbon
Dish
Button
Motherfern
Maidenhair
Sword
Squirrel’s Foot
Deer’s Foot
Fiji
Polypody
Ball
Staghorn
Elk’s Horn

FIGS:
Carica Ficus
Creeping Fig
Edible Fig
Fiddleleaf Fig
Laurel Leaf
Rubber Plant
Weeping Ficus
Gardenia
Gold Dust
Grape Ivy
Hen and Chickens
Hibiscus
Impatiens
Jade Plant
Kalanchoe
Lyrata
Magnolia
Mango (fruit)
Marigold
Monkey Plant
Mother-In-Laws Tongue
Nasturtium
Natal Plum
Nerve Plant
Norfolk Island Pine
Orchids
Pumila Ficus

PALMS:
Areca Bamboo
Bottle
Fern Date
European Fan
Fan
Fishtail
Howeia
Kentia
Lady
Parlour
Phoenix / Date Palm
Pony Tail Palm (Not A True Palm)
Pygmy Date
Rhapis
Roebelin
Sago (Not a true palm)
Sentry Palm
Passion Flower Vine
Peperomia
Petunia
Pittosporum
Pony Tail Palm (Not A Palm)
Prayer Plant
Purple Passion / Purple Nettle
Pyracantha (Ripe Berries Only)
Red-Margined Dracaena
Rose
Rubber Plant
Sago Palm (Not a True Palm)
Schefflera (Umbrella)
Sensitive Plant
Snake Plant
Spider Plant / Airplane Plant
Sweedish Ivy
Thanksgiving Cactus
Thistle
Toyon Tree / California
Wandering Jew
Wax Plant
Weeping Fig
White Clover
Umbrella Tree
Velvet Plant / Purple Passion
Yucca
Zebra Plant
Zinnia

(Common Name – Botanical Name – Family Name)
AcaciaAcacia (many species)
Acaceae (Acacia)
African Violets Saintpaulia Species Gesneriaceae (Gesneriad)
Aloe Aloespecies – Watch for spines Liliaceae (Lily)
Areca, Butterfly Cane Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens Palmae (Palm)
Asparagus Fern (See Ferns)
Liliaceae (Lily) Australian Umbrella Tree
Schefflera Actinophylla Araliaceae (Aralia)
Baby’s Tears Helxine Soleirolii Urticaceae
Bamboo Arundinaria Species Gramineae (Grass)
Bird Nest Fern (See Ferns) Aaspleniunz Nidus Filices (Fern)
Begonia Begonia Species Begoniaceae (Begonia)
Bougainvillea Watch For Spines: Nyctaginaceae

BROMELIADS:
Watch For Spines:
Aechmea Spp.
Bilbergia Spp.,
Bronwelia Spp.
Cryptantyhus Spp.,
Guzmania Spp.,
Neoregelia Spp.,
Tillandsia Spp.,
Vriesia Spp.
Bromeliaceae (Bromellads)
Chickweed Cerastium Vulgatum
Christmas Cactus Zygocactus or Schlumbergera Species Cactaceae (Cactus)
Cissus Kangaroo Vines Cissus Antartica Vitaceae (Grape) Coffee Tree Coffea Arabica (Coffee is Toxic)
Rubiaceae Coleus Coleus Spp. Labiatae (Mint)
Corn Plant Dracaena Massangeana Lilaceae (Lily)
Crabapple Malus Spp. Rosaceae (Rose)
Creeping Charlie Pilea Nummariifolia Urticaceae
Dandelion Taraxacum Officinale Compositae (Sunflower)
Dogwood Cornus Species Cornaceae
Donkey Tail (Burro’s Tail) Sedum Morganianum Crassulaceae (Crassula)
Dracaena Dracaena Species Liliaceae (Lily) Dragon Tree Dracaena Draco Liliaceae (Lily)
Easter Cactus Rhipsalidopsis Species Cactaceae (Cactus)
Gold Dust Dracaena Dracaena Godseffiana Liliaceae (Lily)
Elephant Foot Tree Beaucarnea Recurvata Llliaceae (Lily)
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Species-Do Not Use Any Parts Used in Flower Arrangements Myrtaceae (Eucalyptus)

FERNS:
Asparagus, (Not A True Fern)
Bird Nest Fern
Boston Fern
Brake,
Ribbon,
Dish
Button
Motherfern
Maidenhair
Sword
Squirrel’s Foot,
Deer’s Foot,
Fiji Polypody,
Ball,
Staghorn,
Elk’s Horn
Asparagus Densiflorus
Asplenium
Nidus
Nephrolepsis
Bostoniensis
Pteris
Cretica
Pellaea
Rotundifolia
Asplenium
Bulbferum
Adiantum Species
Nephrolepis
Exaltata
Davallia Species
Polvpodium Aureum Platycerium Diversifolium Liliaceae (Lily)
Filices

Ficus Elastica Ficus Benjamina  Moraceae (Fig) Gardenia Jasminoides (Not Jasmine) Rubiaceae Gold Dust Dracaena Godseffiana Liliaceae (Lily) Grape Ivy Rhoicissus Rhomboidea Vitaceae (Grape) Hen and Chickens Echeveria And Sempervivum Species Crassulaceae (Crassula) Hibiscus Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Malvaceae (Malva) Jade Plant Crassula Portulacea or Argentea Crassulaceae (Crassula) Kalanchoe Kalanchoe Species Crassulaceae (Crassula) Magnolia Species Magnoliaceae (Magnolia) Mango Mangifera Indica Anacardiaceae Marigold Tagetes Species Compositae (Sunflower) Monkey Plant Ruellia Species Acanthaceae Mother-In-Laws Tongue Sansevieria Species Watch For Spines Liliaceae (Lily) Nasturtium Tropaeolum Majus Tropaeolaceae Natal Plum Carissa Grandiflora Only Fruits! Apocynaceae (Oleander)**| Nerve Plant Fittonia Verschaffeltii Acanthaceae Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria Excelsa Araucariaceae PALMS: Areca Bamboo, Fern Date European Fan Fan

Fishtail

Howeia Kentia Lady Parlour

Phoenix (Date Palm) Pony Tail Palm (Not A True Palm) Pygmy Date Rhapis Roebelin, Lady Palm Sago (Not a true palm) Sentry Palm Wine Palm Chrysalidocarpus Species Rhapis Excelsa Phoenix Dactylifera Chamaerops Humilis Trachycarpus Jortunei Livistona Species, Chamaerops Humilis Caryota Species Fruits Are Toxic Howeia Species Howeia Forsteriana Rhapis Excelsa Chamaedorea Elegans, Neanthe Bella Phoenix canariensis Beaucarnea Recurvata

Rhapis Excelsas Phoenix Roebelinsi Cycas Revoluta Howiea Species Jubaea- Fruits Are Toxic )

 Cycadaceae (Cycad) Passion Flower Vine Passiflora Species Passifloraceae Peperomia Species Piperaceae (Peperomia) Petunia Petunia Species Solanaceae (Tomato/Potato) ** Pittosporum Pittosporum Species Pittosporaceae Pony Tail Palm (Not A Palm) Beaucarnea Recurvata Liliaceae (Lily) Pothos Scindapsus Species Araceae (Philodendron Prayer Plant Maranta Leuconeura Marantaceae (Maranta) Purple Passion (Purple Nettle) Gynura Aurantiaca Compositae (Sunflower) Pyracantha (Ripe Berries Only) Pyracantha Crenato-Serrata Rosaceae ( Rose) Red-Margined Dracaena Marginata Liliaceae (Lily) Sago Palm (Not a True Palm) Cycas Revoluta Cycadaceae (Cycad) Schefflera (Umbrella) Schefflera Actinophylla Araliaceae (Aralia) Sensitive Plant Mimosa Species Leguminosae (Pea) ** Snake Plant Sansevieria Species Liliaceae (Lily) Spider or Airplane PlantChlorophytum Comosum Liliaceae (Lily) Swedish Ivy Plectranthus Species, Coleus SpeciesLabiatae (Mint) Rubber Plant Ficus Elastica Moraceae (Fig) Thanksgiving Cactus Zygocactus or Schlumbergera Species Cactaceae (Cactus) Thistle Cirsium Species Compositae (Sunflower) Toyon Tree or California Heteromeles (Phitonia) Arbutifolia Holly (Ripe Berries) Wandering Jew Tradescantia Fluminensis Commelinaceae White Clover Trifolium Repens Leguminosae (Pea) ** Umbrella Plant Schefflera Actinophylla Araliaceae (Aralia) Velvet Plant (Purple Passion) Gynura Aurantiaca Compositae (Sunflower) Yucca Yucca Species-Watch for Spines Liliaceae (Lily) Zebra Plant Aphelandra Squarrosa Calathea zebrina Acanthaceae, Marantaceae Bromeliaceae

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