Home owners should be aware that cats and some houseplants just cannot exist together. To get a full list of these plants you could contact your local ASPCA or SPCA but we can give you a broad outline of cat safe houseplants in this short article.
So before you bring that precious kitten home yes it’s best to check what’s safe and what isn’t for sure, some like English Ivy is poisonous to your cat which is such a shame because its such a lovely plant and is just fantastic as one of the best plants to clean air within your home.
Some people have come home completely unaware that some houseplants are unsafe for cats and found them a little ill, then taken them to the vet where they’ll get held over for a few days and then once returned to the owner they will immediately nibble on the same poisonous houseplant again just to repeat the whole expensive vet thing all over again and if they do eat enough it can prove fatal.
So once the owner has discovered that it’s the houseplants responsible for making the cat ill, then all the plants go out the door which is completely unnecessary as the majority of houseplants are perfectly safe for your cat and will then take all bad odors out of your home.
Cats just love nibbling on lush greens and so many owners will plant lush green gardens inside just for their cats. This is easy to do. Buy or recycle a container say 7 inches or so by 7 inches. Then buy and plant some wheat and barley. You can generally get this from an organic store and some pet stores also sell it as well. Just make sure its nice and stable in the container and let it grow if few inches first and then your cat will spend a long contented time grazing on its own new garden.
Other cat safe houseplants plants are African Violet, The Spider Plant and Christmas Cactus. All of these are very attractive and easy to grow and both safe for cats and children (children can be nibblers as well).
The following are also very cat safe houseplants but are also better than the above at cleaning your home of all odors and pollutants such as unnatural air fresheners and kitchen smells:
The Areca Palm – Releases a lot of moisture into the home air and is top of the list for the removal of toxins.
Lady Palm – Also an excellent remover of toxins and a nice easy to care for plant.
Dwarf Date Palm – Will remove xylene. Is slower growing but has a longer life. Generally good at removing all toxins.
Ficus Alii – Easy growing, good remover of all pollutants and very resistant to insects.
Boston Fern – Another excellent pollutant remover also the best in the bunch for raising humidity levels.
Other best plants to use for clean air are – Gerber Daisy’s, Chrysanthemum’s, Aloe, Orchids, Azalea’s and Corn plants.