I’d like to think I’m the kind of person who takes risks but I could never risk my cats. I put a lot of effort into making sure my home is safe for them as it’s their home too. But that doesn’t mean that just because you have cats you can’t have plants!
I used to think that for a long time and boy was it sad. Now that I’ve introduced plants into my home and life I can never go back! I love the touch of the outdoors they bring inside plus they’re super good for your air quality too!
Here are my favourite cat safe house plants!
It’s important to note that if your kitty were to eat any of these plants in too high of a capacity it wouldn’t be great and could cause some digestive upset like diarrhea and vomiting. Try to keep plants, even the safe ones away from your cats just to be safe! But again, these are safer than some alternatives.
1. Spider Plant
The spider plant is not only safe but also great for beginners or anyone who loves plants they can semi-ignore. They’ve been known to thrive in almost any condition and grow little baby spider’s that you can clip off and pot to create a new plant!
2. Prayer Plant
The prayer plant is so cute and offers a fun pattern! Another super fun thing about the prayer plant is that its leaves are down and spread out during the day and they raise up at night! Like they’re praying! Get it?? This tropical plant likes moist conditions so be sure to give it a spritz on the leaves every now and then!
3. Lipstick Plant
The lipstick plant can grow quite big and wide with vine-like branches and striking green leaves. When mature enough they produce a burgundy flower at the end giving it its name. They like well-drained soil but otherwise are quite easy to take care of and are safe around your furry friends!
4. Cat Palm
The look of a palm plant is so inviting and warm and adds to any space! The cat palm is no different. And it’s safe for cats, look at that! Since it’s a tropical plant it likes moist soil – try not to let it dry out as the plant doesn’t do well in dry soil!
5. String of Hearts
If you like trailing plants, the string of hearts is the cat safe one for you! This plant is actually a type of succulent and so it like bright spaces (but no direct sunlight please) and not too much water!
The peperomia is another great cat safe plant for beginners! Plus there are so many different kinds to choose from! They like bright, indirect light and have leaves like a succulent meaning they don’t need a ton of watering.
7. Chinese Money Plant
The Chinese Money plant is a popular cat safe plant and I’m so happy it is because it’s so stinking cute! Its bright green pancaked-shaped leaves bring so much joy and outdoors to any space. They do best in a pot with drainage holes and they’re super easy to propagate when little plants form.
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