12 Plants Safe for Cats
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Filling your home with greenery and living flowers always seems like a good idea … until you remember that you have a very curious cat going on a rampage. Your furry-faced family member has a way of sticking their head in everyone’s business, so it’s important to buy plants that are completely safe for cats to eat (although never recommended), especially if your feline has a history of snacking, well, all. Luckily, there are tons of non-toxic, cat-friendly houseplants out there, which means you won’t have to worry if they decide to make one of its leaves their midday snack.
Shop directly from this listing to find fuss-free houseplants that are not considered safe for your cats by the ASPCA, but also beautiful air-purifying accents to liven up your bathroom, office, living room. or any other space in your home. A bonus: several of these houseplants are also non-toxic to dogs, so you can rest easy knowing you’re doing all you can to keep your whole furry family happy and healthy.
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Also referred to as a “rubber baby plant,” this office houseplant has thick green leaves, producing tiny white flowers with little TLC. In fact, you should only water it once a week (or every two weeks, if you have to) and give it indirect sunlight.
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Bird’s nest fern
Orchids may require more maintenance than the other houseplants on this list, but at least you won’t have to worry about your cat’s health if they take a bite. It will arrive at your doorstep with fresh flowers, but don’t worry when they drop about three months later; orchids must harvest their energy until flowering next year.
Place this mini tree in any room to give it a tropical feel, thanks to its braided stem and palm-shaped leaves. Besides being incredibly low maintenance, it is said to bring positive energy and good luck to the owner, according to the ancient philosophy of Feng Shui.
This green weed was literally made for cats – your feline can munch on this weed for a nutrient-dense treat. Make sure to keep it away from other houseplants, so that it knows it’s the only one you actually want them to eat.
Red prayer plant
The striking stripes on its leaves make this plant a standout piece in any room, especially if it has a fairly neutral color scheme. Just make sure it’s in a sunny location, keep the soil moist, and spray its leaves once a week.
Palm living room
This palm may not grow coconut or date like some of the other varieties, but it’s just as eye-catching – over time it will grow to over six feet tall. It’s pretty tough, so just make sure it gets plenty of sun and water once a week.
Just as the bright red center begins to wilt, you will see baby bromeliads (aka “puppies”) starting to appear around the base of the plant. This means that you won’t have to spend too much time without a flower. For ideal growing conditions, stick it in an open room with indirect sunlight and water it when the soil feels dry to the touch.
Some see pancakes, some see UFOs, but we just see adorable coin shaped leaves on this beauty. Water it once a week and place it on a windowsill, so it can absorb a lot of direct sunlight.
Kimberly Reine Fern
Even if you stick this plant in a hanging basket to keep it out of reach, you know your cat will find a way to get his hands on his fronds. But if you want to limit the chances of the hanging plant having an accident, place it in a pot in a room with little or part sun and water it once you notice pale green leaves.
The contrasting stripes really make an impact. Similar to the red-veined variety, the leaves close like hands during an evening prayer and reopen once daylight arrives. This houseplant requires more consistency, so be sure to keep the soil moist and move it to a bright spot in your home.
Air plants Ionantha Guatemala
If you are short on space, let air plants hang in planters or display them in small terrariums. Be thorough with the watering process: every two weeks, soak air plants in room temperature water, then spray them periodically.
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