The prayer plant was mentioned by both Team and Pisegna as a plant that’s safe for cats and dogs. It’s also very tolerant of low light — because of its origins on the floor of the Amazon rain forest — making it great for NYC apartments.
The Maranta Plant ( Maranta leuconeura), also known as the Prayer Plant, is non- toxic to both dogs and cats .
9 Popular Houseplants That Are Toxic to Cats 01 of 09. Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum) The Spruce / Cara Cormack. 02 of 09. Aloe Vera . 03 of 09. Monstera Deliciosa. 04 of 09. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) Jade Plants (Crassula) The Spruce / Leticia Almeida. 06 of 09. Snake Plants (Sansevieria trifasciata) 07 of 09. Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) 08 of 09. English Ivy (Hedera helix)
Sometimes palm fronds can trigger a cat’s playful swatting and biting instincts, so it’s comforting to know that the areca palm isn’t toxic for cats or dogs. Place it in a bright room, and allow soil to dry out between waterings.
Cat thyme, dandelion root, cat’s claw, licorice root , chamomile , goldenseal, and rosemary are all kitty-safe. You can plant several together in a large, potted container, or put individual ones in smaller pots.
Forget Buying Treats — These 7 Edible Plants Are Basically Snacks For Your Hungry Cat Catnip . You’ve probably already delighted yourself (and your cat) with catnip , but did you know you can grow it fresh at home? Cat Grass . Lemongrass. Lemon Thyme. Mint. Valerian. Spider Plant .
The money tree plant (Pachira aquatica) is a desirable houseplant, both for the tradition it represents of bringing good fortune to a home and for its ease of care. The good news is that the money tree plant is not toxic to cats if ingested, according to the ASCPA, but it may cause stomach upset.
Are succulents toxic to pets? Luckily, most succulents are considered non- toxic and are harmless to pets when ingested. Others contain skin irritants that can cause minor skin irritations, and some can cause mild symptoms when ingested.
Philodendron (and Monstera ) This genus of plants is mildly toxic to humans, and toxic to both dogs and cats . Symptoms of exposure include: Oral irritation, pain and swelling of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing.
Severely Toxic Plants to Cats Severely toxic plants can include any of the following: With exception to peace lily and calla lily, all other lily varieties are major threats to cats , causing kidney failure and death. Oleander, even in small amounts, can kill your cat .
Why Do Some Cats Eat Plants ? Although cats are primarily carnivores, in the wild they also nibble on plants , for added nutrients or fiber, or perhaps just because they like the taste. In the home, cats sometimes eat houseplants out of boredom, or because they’re attracted to the leaves fluttering in the air currents.
Sprinkle cayenne pepper around the leaves of houseplants and your cat will back away pretty quickly. Cats also hate the smell of citrus. Put orange and lemon peels in your pots along with the plants to help deter them. Another option is spraying the leaves directly with diluted lemon juice or orange oil.
Cats mainly like spider plants because they are mildly hallucinogenic . Yes, it’s true. Similar in nature to the effects of catnip, spider plants produce chemicals that induce your cat’s obsessive behavior and fascination.
A few common essential oils that are SAFE to use for your cat include lavender , copaiba, helichrysum, and frankincense. If you diffuse oils in your home, it should not cause a problem for your cat , as oil used in a diffuser is highly diluted (versus direct topical application or dietary supplementation).
Flowers That Are Safe for Cats Alstroemeria. Asters . Freesia. Gerber Daisies. Liatris. Lisianthus. Orchid . Roses .