What Plants Are Safe for Cats? If you have a cat that likes to nibble on the leaves of your household plants, you may already know too well the dangers of toxic plants! Or maybe you’re not sure if it’s okay, and you don’t see any harm or side effects in your cat from a few chomps here and there. In this article, we’ll discuss which plants are safe to have around your cat. Are you concerned about your pet?Book a video consultation with an experienced veterinarian within minutes.Professional vet advice onlineLow-cost video vet consultationsOpen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Book Video Consultation Here are a few plants to brighten up your home or yard that are non-toxic to catsKeep in mind that eating any plant can still cause some gastrointestinal (GI) upset. In fact, many cats will chew on grass to assist them in vomiting due to nausea.If you notice your cat chewing on plants or grass out of the blue, and that isn’t something typical for them to do, consider contacting your vet in case there is an underlying GI problem. Having said that, some cats and dogs enjoy a nice healthy side of grass with their daily meals, without pre-existing nausea, and vomiting.1. African Violet, Saintpaulia spp., Family Gesneriaceaea.k.a. Cape MarigoldAbout 20 species and thousands of hybrids2. American Rubber Plant, Peperomia obtusifolia, Family Pipericeaea.k.a. Pepper Face, Baby Rubber PlantMore than 1000 species3. Boston Fern, Nephrolepis exalta bostoniensis, Family Dryopteridaceaea.k.a. Sword FernCan grow 3 feet tall4. Blue Echeveria, Echeveria glauca, Family Crassulaceaea.k.a. Maroon Chenille, Painted Lady, Copper Rose, Wax Rosette, Plush Plant, Hen, and ChicksCan grow up to 8 inches tallBlooms small bell-shaped, orange, yellow, and pink flowers in SummerBlooms can last several weeks5. Cast Iron Plant, Aspidistra elatior, Family Liliaceaea.k.a. Bar-room Plant, Iron Plant, Variegated Cast Iron PlantNative to Japan and TaiwanNote: many plants from this family ARE toxic to cats6. Christmas Cactus, Schlumbergera bridgesii, Family Cactaceaea.k.a. Easter Cactus, Holiday CactusNative to BrazilBlooms in December7. Donkey’s Tail, Sedum morganianum, Family Crassulaceaea.k.a. Horse’s Tail, Burro’s Tail, Lamb’s TailNative to southern MexicoRarely blooms indoorsSucculent8. Gerbera Daisy, Gerbera jamesonii, Family Compositaea.k.a. Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy, Veldt Daisy, Gerber Daisy, Barberton DaisyCan grow 2 feet tallBlooms any time of year when indoorsBlooms can last 4-6 weeks9. Parlor Palm, Chamaedorea elegans, Family Palmaea.k.a. Miniature Fish Tail Dwarf Palm, Good Luck Palm, Bamboo PalmSlow growth even with sunlightMay take years to reach 3-4 feet (full height)Note: many palms ARE toxic to cats10. Phalaenopsis Orchid, Phalaenopsis sp., Family Orchidaceaea.k.a. Moth Orchid, Moon Orchid, Butterfly Orchid, PhalsFlowers can last 3+ monthsMore than 50 species and hundreds of hybrids11. Spider Plant, Chlorophytum comosum, Family Liliaceaea.k.a. Ribbon Plant, Anthericum, Spider IvyGrows 60 cm tallRemoves formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the airNote: many plants from this family ARE toxic to catsRead more:What plants are toxic to dogs?What Plants Are Dangerous for Cats?Poisonous Plants for Dogs and Cats: OleanderNeed to speak with a veterinarian regarding safe plants for your cat or another condition?Click here to schedule a video consult to speak to one of our vets. You can also download the FirstVet app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Stores.