House plants are really lovely, and who doesn't like to have all that lush greenery indoors, plus plants help to clean the air, what's not to love? We love our plants at BBHQ and have several in the main living spaces.
We have a lot of spider plants and grasses; we know what plants we like and always head for the highly accessible spider plants and grasses, which are placed for us to be able to nibble at will. We do have a post dedicated to cat-friendly house plants coming soon, so stay tuned for that.
Many other plants are toxic too, so essentially mew need take the time to do your research and make informed choices for the safety of your cat.
If a plant is toxic, poisoning can be caused by any of the following;
drinking water from a plant drip tray
eating flower heads, berries or even roots
eating the leaves or green shoots
brushing against the pollen on the flower head and then accidentally ingesting while cleaning fur
Ideally, any plant unless it's on the cat-friendly list should be situated in an inaccessible place where Fluffy can't get his gnashers on it or better still just give it/them to someone who doesn't have pets.
Indoor-only cats are notoriously known for being plant nibblers, as they can be looking for a bit of greenery to assist them with yacking up furballs; this behaviour is inbuilt so don't think that Fluffy won't try to eat your plants especially he's an indoor-only cat, all cats are prone to eating some greens, so our advice to grow your own cat grass.
See our Gardening with Cats post for details on growing your own greens, but if your cat staff has a severe case of Blackthumb mew could always buy it in ready grown, we reviewed this company a while ago and have actually subscribed for the winter months.
There are many plants which are safe for cats, and we'll be sharing our top 12 list soon.
Do make sure that non of your indoor plants if they flower can come into contact with your cat, as the pollen on the flower stamen is highly toxic, especially from lilies and it can be fatal.
If mew are partial to exotic plants and flowers or just like lots of plant colour we have a great idea for mew; there are many companies that make wunderful faux versions, we have several faux lilies from Peony flowers, they have some really amazing faux plants.
So mew can have lovely plants just make sure they're faux! MOL