Many of us love the company of plants in our home. They add a bit of color and life to our windows and help to keep the air we breathe clean. Many of us, however, also enjoy the company of cats. A lot. Unfortunately, many houseplants that you find can be toxic to cats, some more so than others. So, are we cat lovers never meant to become plant moms or dads?


Of course not!


Here are 10 houseplants that are in fact considered safe around cats.


1. Pilea peperomioides (AKA UFO Plant)

UFO plant


2. Hoya Kerrii (AKA Sweetheart Hoya)

Hoya Heart


3. Moth Orchid

Moth Orchid


4. Peperomia obtusifolia (AKA Baby Rubber Plant)

Baby Rubber Plant


5. Phyllostachys aurea (AKA Bamboo Plant)

Bamboo Plant


6. African Violet

African Violet


7. Parlor Palm

Parlor Palm


8. Bird's Nest Fern

Bird's Nest Fern


9. Soleirolia soleirolii (AKA Baby's Tears)

Baby Tears


10. Chlorophytum comosum (AKA Spider Plant)

 Spider Plant

It’s important to remember that any plant (even grass) has a chance to cause vomiting or gastrointestinal upset if ingested. The ASPCA advises that plants and cats should be monitored, even if they won’t need a vet visit, around your plants for excessive nibbling. It will keep your cat (and your plants!) healthier and happier.


Want more? Click here for more fun and helpful kitty content!

Also in Your Cats Happiness and Health

How To Cat Proof Your Christmas Tree
How To Cat Proof Your Christmas Tree

Cats are naturally curious, especially about new things in their environment. So when you bring in the Christmas tree and add all of those flashy ornaments, your cat is thinking this is a new, giant toy to explore. However, many Christmas trees can be harmful to them. Here are a few cat proofing safety tips to be aware of to keep your cat - and your tree - safe this holiday.
Debunking Black Cat Superstitions
Debunking Black Cat Superstitions

October 27 is National Black Cat Day! But why do all of our mysterious, midnight-coated felines get such a bad rep? We're taking a look at some of the most commonly known black cat superstitions and discussing why they're just a tiny bit outdated.
Obesity in Cats - How to Keep Your Feline Healthy
Obesity in Cats - How to Keep Your Feline Healthy

Yes - we all love chonky cats. They're smooshy, cute, and wobbly. Unfortunately, the reality is that cats who are overweight are at greater risk for serious health issues. This is especially true for cats who spend all or most of their time indoors. In order to be sure our cats remain healthy, it's up to us as pet parents to educate ourselves in how to do this.