What do you do when you’re a plant lady but decided to get a kitten?
Even though Olivia didn’t pay much attention to my indoor plants during her first weeks at home, nowadays she’s a curious little bastard and I’ll soon have to buy her own little plants too, so she can leave mine in peace.
I knew that a lot of common indoor plants are poisonous for cats before I got Olivia, so I did a lot of research to make sure the ones I have at home and the ones I will buy in the future aren’t toxic.
So here’s a list of common pet-friendly house plants that you can grow:
1. Spider plant – These are easy to care for, grow well in low-light conditions and can help to clean the air in our homes.
2. Palms – Areca, bamboo palm, parlour and ponytail are some of the most common indoor palm plants, and they are all pretty easy to grow too.
3. Boston fern – Both beautiful and safe for cats and dogs!h for each specific variety of succulent plant you grow.
4. Cast iron plant – It’s one of toughest house plants out there.
5. Bromeliads – Colorful, pet safe indoor plants that grow well without much light.
6. Christmas cactus – Easy to grow indoor plants that will flower right around Christmas time.
7. Phalaenopsis orchids – Not only are Phalaenopsis orchids cat and dog safe indoor plants, but they are also popular edible flowers too.
8. Swedish ivy – Swedish ivy plants are great for growing indoors, and are also safe for pets!
9. Bromeliad – Bromeliads are safe, easy to grow, unique, and they make great indoor plants.
Ready to add a few more plants to your collection?
You can find out which plants are safe by doing quick research on the ASPCA database. And feel free to leave any suggestions or cat vs plants stories in the comments section below.
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