House Plants safe for cats - which indoor plants are toxic to cats? We will help you to select cat friendly house plants that won't harm your pet. You can have cats and house plants!
If you have cats or other pets like rabbits, guinea pigs or birds you have to make sure not to have poisonous house plants in your home.
Are all house plants safe for cats?
As a cat and dog owner I was always aware of the fact that some indoor plants are very dangerous for our pets. Some plants contain toxic substances that can lead to poisoning or allergies if they are touched or eaten by animals.
Particularly cats that are kept indoors like to chew on greenery and they don't know which house plants are safe for cats! Supplying some cat grass might be a good idea to keep your house cat from chewing on your plants.
Other plants like for example Agaves have very sharp thorns that can lead to wounds or even worse: eye injuries. This is particularly dangerous for cats if you keep thorny house plants near windows. Some of my cats are always around the windows trying to catch flies. They could easily hurt themselves on thorny plants while hunting for flies.
Another problem with cats might be that they think plant pots make great toilets! You will have that problem particularly if you have large house plants with big containers. They just love to scratch in the potting compost, spread it all over the place and use it as a toilet. That of course is not very good for your plants...and of course it is very messy!
The best way to combat that is with a layer of pebbles or flat stones on top of the soil. I use stones that are at least 2 inches or bigger. The cats are well able to scratch the smaller stones out of their way.
Cat friendly house plants are neither toxic or have thorns that can harm your pet. Choose house plants safe for cats from the list below.
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