Plants beautify your house and clean the air, but cats make a house a home. Now we can have both! I took a deep dive into the ASPCA plant database to bring you these beautiful cat-friendly ambassadors from the plant kingdom. (After an earlier post on this topic, I decided we need more cat-safe houseplant options!)
While many places on the interwebs promise pet-safe plants, very few cite a reliable authority. It also gets confusing when plants go by several names. Never fear! I double-checked the safety of each plant below with the only true authority I know––ASPCA.
Green prayer plant
The low-maintenance Prayer plant has lovely cat-friendly leaves that fold up at night as if in prayer.
This is one donkey that’ll get along just fine with your cats. Donkey’s tail has tiny tear-drop leaves on stems that can grow long and drape down. Bonus: it’s a succulent, so it thrives with very little watering.
Baby rubber plant
If you want a nice tall plant to grace a corner of your home with tropical goodness, check out the Majesty Palm. It’s cat-safe and will grow about a foot per year.
Ok, now you’ve got some solid plant options, cat lover! Enjoy peace of mind and natural green beauty in your home.