10 Plants That Are Pretty And Cat-Friendly

May 14, 2020 2 min read

10 Plants That Are Pretty And Cat-Friendly

Whilst they are harmless to humans, certain plants can pose a risk to your furry friends when ingested. If you are thinking about adding some new greenery to your home, check out 10 of our top picks that are both pretty and safe for cats.

 

African Violet

It blooms in a range of purple, pink or white depending on the variety and prefers moderate to bright indirect light or filtered light.

 

Swedish Ivy

This lovely green cascading plant with softly serrated leaves and bluish-purple flowers likes bright indirect light and loamy soil.

 

Boston Fern

A classic beauty that adds charm to any home. It prefers filtered light and high humidity levels and, according to ASPCA, is non-toxic to cats.

 

Parlor Palm

This quintessential houseplant thrives in low light and lower temperatures and grows in clusters with its green leaflets forming a feathery canopy. It is not only non-toxic to cats but also an excellent air purifier.

 

Baby's Tears

This delicate looking houseplant resembles a mat or carpet of tiny green leaves as it spreads over the sides of its pot and likes bright indirect light and slightly moist soil.

 

Calathea Makoyana

Also known as the Peacock Plant, this stunning houseplant boasts thicker leaves and features an eye-catching pattern. It requires the right levels of moisture and humidity.

 

Prayer Plant

A popular houseplant with delicate pink lines that decorate the large green leaves. It prefers bright indirect light and high humidity.

 

Friendship Plant

Another popular indoor plant, Friendship Plant boasts intricately patterned leaves that are soft to the touch and is able to handle low light as long as it gets a few hours of sunlight each day.

 

Mosaic plant

Also known as the Nerve Plant, Mosaic Plant bears its name with its delicate pink or white-veined leaves and can survive in low light with moderate watering.

 

Polka Dot Plant

This lively and beautiful little plant with brightly spotted leaves thrives in average household temperatures. Provide adequate humidity and bright indirect light.

 

To get the full list of toxic and non-toxic plants, visit the ASPCA's plant database here.


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