Lilies, marijuana, sago palm, tulip and narcissus bulbs, azalea and rhododendron, oleander, castor bean, cyclamen, kalanchoe, yew, amaryllis, autumn crocus, chrysanthemum, English ivy, peace lily, pothos, and schefflera are all common indoor plants that could cause problems like minor irritations in your cat’s mouth and throat, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney issues, heart issues, seizures, and even death.
#1 Catnip, Silver Vine or Cat Thyme
Let's just put these front and center. Not only are catnip, silver vine, and cat thyme pet safe plants, but they're also healthy for your kitty. Each of these cat friendly plants acts as a stimulant for your cat, which can dramatically lower stress levels and boost mood.
#2 Good Grass
Maybe it's the long, thin blades that appeal to cats or the satisfying crunch they get when they snap one off and munch on it like a celery stick, but all cats seem to love grass. Both lemongrass* and cat grass are some of the best plants for cats.
Therosemaryplantis one of the world's most favored herbs for its versatility in cooking as well as its relaxing scent. So do cats like rosemary? Yes!Your cat loves it because rosemary acts as a natural flea repellant, too!
However, it's important to also note that the strong scent of rosemary can be too powerful for some cats. That's why it is often used as a cat repellent as well. If you do not want your cat to go to a specific place or you want to deter them from scratching, try making a cat repellent spray with rosemary oil and water.
#5 Spider Plants
If you're looking for something that looks more like a house plant and less like something that should be stocked in the produce aisle at your grocery store, a spider plant may just be the solution you're looking for. It's safe for cats and is known for its ability to remove toxins from the environment. Aspider plant can thrive in alow light orindirect light environment, making it perfect as anindoor plant.
The BestHerbs for Cats
Here are some of the best cat friendly plants when they're in tinctureessential oilform:
Calendula – used for skin issues and excessive itching.
Cat's Claw – contains a natural cortisone, which is used for feline allergies and excessive itching.
Chamomile – used for skin issues and excessive itching.
Dandelion– used for feline allergies and excessive itching.
Echinacea – used for skin issues and excessive itching.
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- Animal Emergency Service.Non-Toxic Plants for Pets.https://animalemergencyservice.com.au/blog/non-toxic-plants-for-pets/
- PetKeen. 7 Herbs That are Safe for Cats (& Ones to Avoid).https://petkeen.com/herbs-that-are-safe-for-cats/