Cat friendly plants – how to keep your home pet safe?

Written by Kremena Ruseva

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Sometimes pets are as curious as small children – they tend to taste everything including indoor plants. The problem is that there are species which can be dangerous for the health of your pet so when choosing a plant for your home garden you have to know what are the right ones. We will focus your attention to cat friendly plants as cats are a favorite home pet for many people. By nature cats are very curious and cats who spend their entire lives in urban apartment are no exception. You should not be surprised to find out that your favorite plant has the signs of chewing. Unless you want to have your cat poisoned, read on, to see what types of indoor plants are suitable and safe.

 How to choose indoor cat friendly plants?

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When choosing your indoor cat friendly plants you have to be fully aware that your home pet easily will access any plant. Cats are flexible and they can reach any height just by jumping from one piece of furniture to another. Of course, you would want an aesthetically pleasing indoor garden, so here are some suggestions for suitable plants: African violet, air plants, ferns, orchids, spider plant, various succulents, etc.


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Prayer plant

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Ponytail palm

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Spider plant

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Rubber plant

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Air plants

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Air plants are safe for cats

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Cat friendly plants for an outdoor garden

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Just like us, cats love to be outdoors and they will gladly explore your garden. There are many cat friendly plants which can be grown outdoors and you will not be worried for your pet’s safety. Geranium is one of them. Catnip, cat grass, runner beans are also safe for your cat. Jasmine will not harm your pet and will add a magnificent scent to your garden. In case you want to grow vegetables, it will be good to know that pumpkins and squash, sunflower, cucumbers are suitable.


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 Cosmos plant 

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Runner beans

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   Cat grass

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 African violet

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