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A-Z List of Houseplants Poisonous to Cats

Sam_Coppard
Published on October 4th 2019
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A cat among green house plants
Lots of cats chew plants because they're bored or missing something in their diet. Or because they're cats and anything dangling down or catching a breeze is an irresistible target.
Unfortunately, lots of houseplants are poisonous to cats.
It's hard to control cats in any way, but if you've got any of these plants, it's worth at least trying to keep your pets away from them. If that's not possible, you might have to consider swapping out the plants for cat-friendly alternatives. Here is a non-exhaustive list of houseplants poisonous to cats:

A

A close up of the green spikey leaves of an Aloe Vera plant.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera

Some pink Amaryllis flowers on a plant

True Amaryllis

Amaryllis spp.

Zebra Plant

Aphelandra spp.

A white Zantedeschia aethiopica flower with green leaves

Arum Lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Wild Asparagus

Asparagus aethiopicus

Azalea

Azalea spp.

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

O

P

S

T

U

W

Y

Z

This isn't an exhaustive list, so it's a good idea to check any new plants before you buy them.

If you think we've missed any common houseplants that are poisonous to cats, let us know in the comments and we'll add it in asap.