At Decorex in Cape Town, two cat owners approached me looking for information on which indoor plants are safe for their cats. There is a minefield of often conflicting information on the internet…
I have condensed the information I found into two lists – those NOT safe for cats and further on, those safe for cats.
I hope this is helpful…please use it as a guideline only and do further research for yourself. And always keep a pot of ‘cat grass’ and a pot of catnip (when in season) available for your cat! Plant material is an essential source of probiotics for cats.
Houseplants NOT safe for cats
(E.g. Penny Gum in your vase!)
Philodendron (Heartleaf Philodendron, P. scandens, P. selloum)
Houseplants safe for cats
Not safe for cats (as accessed 18/05/2019)
Safe for cats (as accessed 18/05/2019)