Safe Plants for Cats

Have you ever wondered what are safe plants for cats? You may have a fluffy cat, the home you love, and cuddles for days, and yet you find yourself yearning for me. Yearning for greenery in the house. But what about your cat? Will they destroy the plant? What about if they eat it and get sick? There are so many different types of plants, and so thanks to Garden Goods Direct we have a solid list of plants you can buy knowing that even if Mr. Fluffykins takes a bite, he’ll be okay, and you can feel like you are at a palm springs beach hotel…although you’ll have to DIY the foot massage.

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Areca Palm

These beautiful green palms can be 4-12 feet high. Giving you the greenery you crave with just one plant. This plant goes by several names, one of which is the, “butterfly palm“, refers to the leaves which curve upwards in multiple stems to create a butterfly look.

Bamboo Palm

the bamboo palm tall plant that takes up space and is safe for pets and cats. dog friendly

According to Garden Goods Direct, “The Bamboo Palm is loved by many for its air-cleaning properties and tropical foliage. Also known as Palm Chamaedorea, this low light houseplant makes an excellent addition to any living room or office. Bamboo palms grow in an upright habit and are one of the easiest indoor palm trees to grow.” These plants can grow up to 8 feet tall! So you know the top leaves will be safe from your cat.

Boston Fern

cat blog with the boston fern, big leafy plant cat safe friendly

According to wikipedia the best way to take care of this plant is to, “mist the plant when relative humidity falls below around 80%. Although the plant prefers partial shade or full shade outdoors, it doesn’t grow in shade when indoors and responds best to bright filtered light.” I feel like this plant looks like leaves out of Jurrassic Park, and although it sits out on our shaded porch, the fullness of the plant marks it as one of my personal favorites.

calathea is a safe plant for cats


According to the Sill, the Calathea “Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light. Water every 1-2 weeks and adjust the frequency depending on light levels provided. Allow soil to half-dry out before watering. Soil should be almost dry about 2” down.” These plants can grow to about two feet in height, but are fairly durable plants to have at your house. These leaves look luscious and have a vibrant green that will look amazing in your home.

Christmas Cactus

Lowes shares the best way to take care of your Christmas Cactus throughout the year so it can thrive, in the spring fertilize after flowering. When the heat starts to rise in the summer, move outdoors to a shady area. Maintain water and fertilizer. During the fall, move indoors before frost. Maintain drier soil. Start the budding regimen in September. In winter put it in a location where it will get four to six hours of indirect sunlight. Keep soil moist. Do not let the air get too dry.” The Christmas Cactus flowers beautifully, so you’ll be able to enjoy both the succulent view and the gorgeous flowers.


The Sill tells us the Maranta, “Thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun. Water every 1–2 weeks and adjust frequency depending on the light levels provided. Allow top half of the soil to dry out between waterings.” This plant likes to grow outwards towards the sides and will generally not grow more than 8 inches tall. Safe plants for your cat can be frustrating but this plant is durable and will last a long time!

So which plant are you going to buy for your cat? Tell us in the comments below! Also, did you know our SiftEase got a facelift? Check out our new design here! SiftEase allows you to spend more time with your cat and your new plants and less time with the litter box.

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