Cat-Safe Plants

What exactly are cat safe plants? They are plants proven to be non-toxic and generally non irritating in any way to our friends, the cats.

Plants are wonderful to have in and around the house. But if you have a cat, you need to know if your favorite house plant could possibly hurt your feline companion, or if it’s really OK for him. This article and the follow up, Cat Toxic Plants will help you learn the difference.

Which Plants Are Toxic? Find Out Here!

It’s difficult to know while in your local garden center or florist which plants (other than cat-grass) you can take home without risking harm to your kitty. If only nurseries would include a category for cat-safe plants, things would be so much simpler!

A beautiful bouquet of lilies, for instance will kill your cat if he eats them. Any and all Lilies (even though some are not listed as toxic, I say take NO chances) MUST be kept away from cats. If however, you cat wants to munch on your African Violets, he will be just fine! There is no way to identify cat safe plants visually.

I will freely admit that I have not done all the research regarding the cat safe plants listed here. I have compiled this list by consulting various experts on the subject including the ASPCA website, local veterinarians, botanical societies and more. While cat safe plants are often safe for other pets, please research toxicity regarding other animals as the scope of my research has been limited to felines.

Of course, you can visit all the sites and collect the information on your own, but I felt the need to make sure that my readers would be able to refer to this list of cat-safe plants quickly and easily from MyCatSite.com.

As a cat lover, I have long wanted a list for my own use that would tell me not only which plants are toxic to cats, but also which ones are safe. It may be hard to believe, but in all cases, when I have inquired at local greenhouses, garden shops, and florists, no one seems to have any idea what to answer when I asked: “What kind of cat-safe plants do you have?”


Spring 2010 Update! – Great news; Lilacs are NOT toxic to cats! Of course, you should not let them chew on them alot since it may irritate their mouth, but due to their bitter taste, that is unlikely to happen. So now that you know you can go ahead and bring some of that gorgeous scent and beautiful color indoors!

And just in time for Mothers day and summer, more good news from the ASPCA; There is currently no data indicating that roses (Rosa spp.) are poisonous to cats or other pets.

Cat Lady note: However, it is important to keep in mind that even plants considered to be non-toxic can produce minor stomach upset if ingested. In addition, roses have thorns, which could cause injury to curious noses, mouths, and paws. Because of this, it is still a good idea to discourage your cat from nibbling on them.


Cat Safe Plants
Achira
Acorn Squash
African Violet
Algoroba
Aluminum Plane
Alumroot
American Rubber Plant
Anthericam Comosum
Antirrhinum Multiflorum
Arabian Gentian
Aregelia
Artillery Plant
Aspidium Falcatum
Aubepine
Autumn OliveBaby Rubber Tree Plant
Baby Tears
Batchelors Button
Ball Fern
Bamboo Palm
Bamboo Vine
Bamboo
Banana
Banana Squash
Begonia Species
Belmore Sentry Palm
Big Shellbark Hickory
Bigonia
Bitter Pecan
Bitternut
Black Haw
Black Hawthorn
Blaspheme Vine
Bloodleaf
Blooming Sally
Blue Daisy
Bluebottle
Blunt Leaf Peperomia
Blushing Bromiliad
Bold Sword Fern
Boston Fern
Bottle Palm
Bottlebrush
Brazilian Orchid
Bride’s Bonnet
Bristly Greenbrier
Brodiaea Pulchella
Broom Hickory
Bullbrier
Bur Gourd
Burro’s Tail
Buttercup Squash
Butterfly Ginger
Butterfly Iris
Butterfly Squash
Butterfly Tulip
Butterfly Orchid
Button Fern
Caeroba
Calathea Insignis
California Pitcher Plant
Callistemon Citrinis
Callistemon Bradyandrus
Callistemon Viminalis
Calochortus Nuttali
Calthea Lancifolia
Camellia
Canada Hemlock
Canary Date Palm
Candle Plant
Candycorn Plant
Canterbury-bell
Cape Jasmine
Cape Primrose
Carob Tree
Carob
Caroba
Carobinha
Carolina Hemlock
Carrion Flower
Carrot Fern
Carrot Flower
Casaba Melon
Cast Iron Plant
Cat Ear
Cat Brier
Cattleya Labiata
Celosia Plumosa
Celosia Spicata
Celosia Globosa
Chamaedorian Humilis
Chaparral Snapdragon
Chestnut
Chicken-gizzard Plant
Chickens and hens
Chin-lao-shu
China Root
China Aster
Chinese Plumbago
Chlorophytum
Chlorophytum Bichetii
Chocolate Soldier Plant
Christmas Dagger Fern
Christmas Palm
Christmas Orchid
Cinnamon Jasmine
Cinquefoil
Cirrhopetalum
Clearweed
Cliff Brake Fern
Club Moss
Cocks Comb
Cosktail Orchid
Collenia Elegans
Color-band Cryptanthus
Columnar Cactus
Common Garden Canna
Common Snapdragon
Common Camelia
Common catbrier
Common Staghorn Fern
Common Greenbrier
Confederate Jasmine
Coolwort
Copper Rose
Copperlead
Coral Berry
Coral Ardisia
Coral Bells
Cornflower
Crape Myrtle
Crataegus Phaenopyrum
Crataegus spp.
Creeping Charlie
Creeping Pilea
Creeping Rubus
Creeping Gloxinia
Creeping Zinnia
Creeping Mahonia
Crepe Myrtle
Crimson Bottlebrush
Crimson Cup
Crisped Feather Fern
Crossandra
Cucumber
Cushion Moss
Cushion Aloe
Cytrudera Reptans
Dainty
Dainty Rabbit’s Foot Fern
Dallas Fern
Dancing Doll Orchid
Davallia Bullata Mariessi
Davallia Trichomanoides
Desert Trumpet
Dichelostemma
Dishorisandra Reginae
Dinteranthus Vanzylii
Duffii Fern
Duffy Fern
Dwarf Feather Fern
Dwarf Rose-Stripe Star
Dwarf Palm
Dwarf Royal Palm
Dwarf Date Palm
Dwarf Whitman Fern
Earth Star
Easter Cattelya
Easter Daisy
Easter Orchid
Easter Lilly Cactus
Edible Banana
Elephant-Ear Begonia
Emerald Ripple Peperomia
English Hawthorn
Epinedrum Ibaguense
Epinedrum
Epinedrum Atopupeum
Episcia spp.Fairy Fountain
False Aralia
Fan Tufted Palm
Feather Fern
Feathered Amaranth
Fiery Reed Orchid
Fig Leaf Gourd
Figleaf Palm
Fingernail Plant
Fire Weed
Fish Tail Fern
Flameof the Woods
Flame African Violet
Flame Violet
Florida Butterfly Orchid
Fluffy Ruffles
Forster Sentry Palm
Fortunes Palm
Freckle Face
Friendship Plant
FrostyGarden Snapdragon
Garden Marigold
German Violet
Gherkins
Ghost Plant
Ghost Leafless Orchid
Giant White Inch Plant
Giant Holly Fern
Giant Aster
Gibasis Geniculata
Globe Thistle
Gloxinia
Gold Bloom
Gold-fish Plant
Golden Shower Orchid
Golden Aster
Golden Bells
Good Luck Palm
Grape Hyacinth
Grape Ivy
Great WIllow Herb
Green Ripple Peperomia
GreenbrierHagbrier
Hardy Gloxinia
Hardy Baby Tears
Hawthoria
Haws Apple
Haws
Hawthorn
Hedgehog gourd
Hellfetter
Hemlock Tree
Hen and Chickens Fern
Hen and Chickens
Hickory
Hindu Rope Plant
Holligold
Holly Fern
Holly Hock
Honey Plant
Honey Locust
Honeydew Melons
Honeysuckle FUscia
Hookera Pulchella
Horse Brier
Hoya’Mauna Loa’
Hoya Carnosa ‘Exotica’
Hoya Carnosa ‘Krinkle’
Hoya Carnosa ‘variegata’
Hubbard Squash
Hypocyrta spp.
Ice Plant
Imbricata Sword Fern
Irish Moss
Iron Cross Begonia
Iron Tree
Ivy-leaf Peperomia
Ivy Peperomia
Jackson Brier
Jacob’s Ladder
Japanese Aralia
Japanese Pittosporum
Japanese Moss
Japanese Holly Fern
Jasmine
Jewel Orchid
Joseph’s Coat
Jungle Geranium
Kaempferis
Kahali Ginger
Kenilworth Ivy
Kentia Palm
Kenya Palm
Kenya Violet
Kharoub
King and Queen Fern
King of the Forest
King Nut
Kuang-yen-pa-hseih Lace Flower vine
Lace Orchid
Ladies Ear Drops
Lady Lou
Lady Palm
Lagerstromia Indica
Lance Pleumele
Large Lady Palm
Laurel Leaved Greenbrier Mulberry Tree
Leather Peperomia
Leng-fen tu’an
Leopard Orchid
Leopard Lily
Lesser Snapdragon
Lilac
Lily of the Valley Orchid
Linden
Lipstick Plant
Little Fantasy Peperomia
Little Zebra Plant
Living Rock Cactus
Living Stones
Locust Pods
Lou-lang-t’ou
Luther
Madagascar Jasmine
Magnolia Bush
Mahonia Aquafolium
Malabar Gourd
Malaysian Draecema
Manila Palm
Mapleleaf Begonia
Maranta
Marbled Fingernail
Mariposa Lily
Maroon
Mary Bud
Measles Plant
Melons
Matallic Peperomia
Metallic Leaf Begonia
Mexican Firecracker
Mexican Snowballs
Mexican Rosettes
Miniature Maranta
Miniature Marble Plant
Miniature Fish Tail
Miniature Dat Palm
Mistletoe Cactus
Mockernut Hickory
Mosiac Plant
Mosiac Vase
Moss Phlox
Moss Agate
Moss Rose
Moss Campion
Moss Fern
Mossy Campion
Mother Fern
Mother of Pearl Plant
Mother Spleenwort
Mountain Camelia
Mountain Grape
Mulberry Bush
Musa Paradisiaca
Muscari spp.
Muscari Armeniacum
MuskmelonNarrow Leafed Pleomele
Natal Plum
Neanthe Bella Palm
Neanthebella
Nematanthus spp.
Neoregelia
Nephrolepsis
Nerve Plant
New Silver and Bronze
Night Blooming Cereus
Odontoglossum ssp.
Old World Orchid
Old Man Cactus
Orange Star
Oregeon Grape
Ossifragi Vase
Paddys wig
Painted Lady
Palm Lily
Pampus Grass
Panamiga
Pansy Orchid
Paradise Palm
Parlor Plant
Parsley Fern
Peace Begonia
Peacock Plant
Pearl Plant
Pearly Dots
Peperomia Peltifolia
Peperomia Rotundifolia
Peperomia Fosteri
Peperomia Sandersii
Peperomia Hederifolia
Pepper Face
Persian Violet
Pheasant Plant
Piggy Back Plant
Pigmy Date Palm
Pignut Hickory
Pignut
Pilea Mucosa
Pink Polka Dot Plant
Pink Pearl
Pink Starlite
Pink Brocade
Pirleterio
Pitaya
Plantanus Occidentalis
Plantanus Orientalis
Platinum Peperomia
Platycerium Alicicorne
Plumbago Larpentiae
Plush Plant
Polka Dot Plant
Polystichum Falcatum
Pony Tail
Porcelain Flower
Pot Marigold
Prarie SnowballPrairie Lily
Prayer Plant
Prickly Bottlebrush
Prostrate Coleus
Purple Waffle Plant
Purple Baby Tears
Purple Passion Vine
Purpelosier WillowQueen’s Spiderwort
Queencup
Queens Spiderwort
Queensland Arrowroot
Rabbits Foot Fern
Rainbow Orchid
Red African Violet
Red Veined Prayer Plant
Red Berried Greenbrier
Red Hawthorne
Red Palm Lily
Red Edge Peperomia
Reed Palm
Rex Begonia
Rhynchophorum
Ribbon Plant
Roosevelt Fern
Royal Velvet Plant
Rubber Plant,baby
Russian Olive
Saffrom Spike Zebra
Saint Bernards Lily
Sand Lily
Sand Verbena
Satin Pellionia
Sawbrier
Scabious
Scarborough Lily
Scarlet Orchid
Scarlet Sage
Sego Lily
Shagbark Hickory
Shan Ku’ei-lai
Shellbark Hickory
Shiny Leaf Smilax
Shrimp Cactus
Silver Nerve Plant
Silver Table Fern
Silver Pink Vine
Silver Bell
Silver Heart
Silver Star
Silver Berry
Silver Leaf Peperomia
Silver Tree Anamiga
Slender Deutzia
Small Fruited Hickory
Smilax Tamnoides vas Hispida
Speckled Wood Lily
Spice Orchid
Spider Ivy
Spider Plant
Spotted Laurel
Squarenut
Squirrels Foot fern
Star Jasmine
Star Plant
Star Tulip
Star Window Plant
Star Lily
Strawberry
Striped Blushing
Sugar Pods
Sulfur Flower
Summer Hyacinth
Swedish Ivy
Sweet William
Sweetheart Peperomia
Sweetheart Hoya
Sword Fern
Tahitian Bridal Veil
Tailed Orchid
Tall Feather Fern
Tall Mahonia
Teasel Gourd
Texas Sage
Thea Japonica
Thimble Cactus
Thorn Apple
Ti Hu-ling
Tiger Orchid
Toad Spotted Cactus
Torch Lily
Tous-les-mois
Trailing Peperomia
Tree Cactus
Tree Gloxinia
Tropical Moss
True Canteloupe
Tu Fu-ling
Tulip Poplar
Tulip Tree
Turban Squash
Turf Lily
Umbrella Plant
Urbinia Agavoides
Usambara Violet
Varigated Philodendron Leaf peperomia
Varigated Wax Plant
Varigated Wandering Jew
Varigated Oval Leaf Peperomia
Varigated Laurel
Velvet Plant
Venus Fly Trap
Verona Fern
Verona Lace Fern
Vining Peperomia
Violet Slipper Gloxinia
Waffle Plant
Walking Anthericum
Washington Hawthorn
Water Hickory
Watermelon Peperomia
Watermelon Begonia
Watermelon Pilea
Wax Plant
Wax Rosette
Weeping Sargeant Hemlock
Weeping Bottlebrush
Weisdornbluten
West Indian Gherkin
Western Sword
White Edged Swedish Ivy
White Heart Hickory
White Ginger
Whitman Fern
Wild Buckwheat
Wild Sasparilla
Wild Lantana
Wild Strawberry
Wild Hyacinth
Willow Herb
Windmill Palm
Winter Cattleya
Withered Snapdragon
Woolflower
Yellow-flowered Gourd
Yellow Bloodleaf
Yerba Linda
Zebra Hawthoria
Zebra Olant
Zinnia
Zucchini Squash


On this page, I have listed Cat Safe Plants. To find out which plants are poisonous to cats and what to do in the case of a poisoning incident, please visit my page on cat toxic plants.

Please note that while all the information on my pages and lists is as accurate as I can provide, I cannot legally make any claims or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of the information. When in doubt, especially with regard to cat toxic plants, always consult with your veterinarian.

Last Updated on: September 13th, 2016 at 4:50 am, by Stephen Fabal