5 fabulous cat-safe houseplants (with photos)
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.
There are several different styles of Calathea, all quite charming. And the ASPCA says “a-ok” for cats!
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
Also called an American rubber plant, this is another sweet low-maintenance succulent that’s non-toxic to cats.
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.
Spider plants are fine for cats and they love them