Plants for cat lovers

Cats love to explore and climb which makes it is difficult to keep plants out of their reach. Cats chew on plants so if you want to keep plants in your house, or if you let your cat out into your terrace or yard, you need to know which plants and flowers are poisonous to them and when in doubt, it is safest to remove plant from reach.

Toxic plants can irritate and cause redness, localized inflammation of the mouth, intestines, stomach, skin, diarrhoea and vomiting. The toxic in other plants may effect and/ or damage the function of a cat’s organs, like the kidneys or heart.

Here under is a list of some common plants that are toxic to cats: 

Common Plants and Flowers That Are Poisonous to Cats

  • Amaryllis (Amaryllis spp.)
  • Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron spp.)
  • Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
  • Chrysanthemum, Daisy, Mum (Chrysanthemum spp.)
  • Cyclamen (Cyclamen spp.)
  • Daffodils, Narcissus (Narcissus spp.)
  • Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia spp.)
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Hyacinth (Hyacintus orientalis)
  • Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe spp.)
  • Lily (Lilium sp.)
  • Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
  • Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
  • Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
  • Pothos, Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
  • Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
  • Spanish Thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
  • Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
  • Yew (Taxus spp.)

Some poisonous plants or flowers ingestions can damage or even worse, be fatal for cats if treatment is delayed. Be sure to take steps and keep watch to protect your cat from exposure to poisonous plants. This includes also, watching closely and supervising any outdoor activities. It is always important to follow your veterinarian’s instructions.


Beautiful Houseplants safe for cats

Whilst you might be a bit upset if your houseplants lose some leaves or blooms to a hungry or curious kitty, it’s even more important to pick houseplants safe for cats.

Here is a collection of favourite and most beautiful houseplants that bring beauty to your home and live in harmony and are entirely safe for your cat.

Houseplants safe for cats

  • Peperomia
  • Echeveria
  • Aspidistra (Cast Iron Plant)
  • Phalaenopsis Orchid
  • Nerve Plant (Fittonia)
  • Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)
  • Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)
  • Haworthia Fasciata (Zebra Plant)
  • Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
  • Areca Palm (Dypsis lutescens)
  • African Violet (Saintpaulia)
  • Staghorn Fern (Platycerium)
  • Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Xerographica Air Plant
  • Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
  • Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii)
  • Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea Recurvata)