Top List Of Cat Safe House Plants

Silhouette Of A Cat On A Windowsill Looking At Feline Friendly Houseplants

Are you worried because you want to have some house plants but don’t want to harm your cat in doing so? If this is the case, we have great news for you; you can bring any of these 10 safe house plant into your home without working about your feline friend(s).

Before getting a new house plant, make sure to double-check its name in the list of cat-safe house plants in the ASPCA’s list. It's a trusted source that has encompassed a much larger list of plants that are both safe for your pets and poisonous as well. 

10 Top Cat Safe House Plants

In this article, we have compiled a list of 10 cat-safe house plants that you can bring to your home without being worried about your beloved pet.

1.    Impatiens Varieties

These are some of the best cat-safe house plants. You can place them on your balcony or walkway, and near a window. Impatiens varieties need plenty of water and they will fill your space with bright and cheerful colors.

2.    Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and Hibiscus syriacus)

There are a lot of varieties of this plant with hundreds of flower colors. Almost all varieties make good house plants. You can keep them outdoors as well. Hibiscus is safe for cats and you don’t have to worry about their toxicity for your pets. They are known to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

3.    Kimberly Queen Fern (Nephrolepis obliterata)

The name of this plant is because it looks that this plant is wearing a crown. It is a low-maintenance cat-safe house plant and can grow well in the absence of bright sunlight.

4.    Calathea Peacock (Calathea makoyana)

This plant needs moderate to low light. However, you need to keep its soil moist. For this purpose, use rainwater or distilled water that does not contain fluoride. It is a beautiful plant that is non-toxic to cats and helps in purifying indoor air as well.

5.    Bromeliad (Guzmania lingulata)

Bromeliad can survive longer without water. It produces long beautiful leaves and lovely flowers. This plant can grow up to 20 inches when receives a good amount of sunlight. You can find some smaller species as well.

6.    Echeveria (Echeveria lilacina)

If you love succulents and own a cat as well, this beauty is perfect to become a part of your family. The plant needs bright sunlight and good draining soil to thrive.

7.    Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)

You know that money doesn’t grow on trees, but this is nothing less than that. This adorable plant can grow up to several feet tall and helps you get rid of toxins present in the air. Although it requires medium to bright light indirectly, this plant can also adapt to fluorescent and low light. To thrive, this cat-safe house plant needs deep but infrequent watering.

8.    Chinese Palm Tree (Trachycarpus fortunei)

This stunning plant needs indirect bright light to be happy. To make sure that every part of the plant receives light equally, keep rotating the plant. Chinese palm can grow up to 8 feet in height. It is best to let the soil dry before watering it.

9.    Rahpis Palm (Rhapis excelsa)

This is not only a cat-safe house plant, but it also helps in removing toxic pollutants from the air. It is extremely easy to grow a plant that can thrive from shade to full bright sun. However, you can enjoy the plant at its best while in the full but indirect sunlight. The more shade it is in, the darker will be its leaves.

10.  Haworthia Zebra (Haworthiopsis attenuata)

This is another succulent plant that can fill your indoor with freshness. It has spiky leaves with horizontal white stripes. It can go well without water for long but needs bright indirect sunlight to thrive. This is a completely safe plant for cats.

The Last Words

Pets are just like kids. You don’t only need to take care of their food and other stuff but also have to make their surroundings safer for them. If you are the kind of person who can’t survive without some green babies (plants) around you, you need to make sure that you only keep cat-safe house plants. It is important so that you don’t have to worry about your pet’s safety even when you are not around.

In the above list, we have only mentioned the top 10 beautiful cat safe house plants, there could be thousands of more options. However, if you are an indoor gardener with more than one type of pet, please note that plants from the above list may not be safe for dogs or any other pet. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the plant you are brining into your home is safe for all pets.
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