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We've had a thread about plants that are dangerous and/or toxic to cats, here is just the opposite, a list of plants that are safe for cats! It was compiled by the Moggies site in the UK. http://cats.about.com/gi/dynamic/off...Fnontoxix.html


Achira
Achyranthes verschaffelti
Acorn squash
African violet
Algaroba
Aluminum plant
Alumroot
American rubber plant
Anthericum comosum
Antirrhinum multiflorum
Apple Leaf Croton
Arabian gentian
Aregelia
Artillery plant
Aspidium falcatum
Aubepine
Autumn olive

Baby tears
Baby rubber tree plant
Bachelors buttons
Ball fern
Bamboo palm
Bamboo vine
Bamboo
Banana
Banana squash
Basil
Begonia species
Belmore sentry palm
Big shellbark hickory
Bigonia
Bitter pecan
Bitternut
Black hawthorn
Black haw
Blaspheme vine
Bloodleaf
Blooming sally
Blue bead
Blue echeveria
Blue-dicks
Blue-eyed daisy
Blue daisy
Bluebottle
Blunt leaf peperomia
Blushing bromeliad
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 squash
Butterfly iris
Butterfly tulip
Butterfly orchid
Button fern

Caeroba
Calathea insignis
California pitcher plant
Callistemon citrinus
Callistemon bradyandrus
Callistemon viminalis
Calochortus nuttalli
Calthea lancifolia
Camellia
Canada hemlock
Canary date palm
Candle plant
Candycorn plant
Canna lily
Cantebury-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
Chamaedorean 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
Cocktail orchid
Collinia elegans
Color-band Cryptanthus
Columnar cactus
Common garden canna
Common snapdragon
Common camellia
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 bottlebush
Crimson cup
Crisped feather fern
Crossandra
Cucumber
Cushion moss
Cushon aloe
Cyrtudeira reptans

Dainty
Dainty rabbits-foot fern
Dallas fern
Dancing doll orchid
Davallia bullata mariessi
Davallia trichomanoides
Desert trumpet
Dichelostemma
Dichorisandra 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 cattleya
Easter daisy
Easter orchid
Easter lily cactus
Edible banana
Elephant-Ear Begonia
Emerald ripple peperomia
English hawthorn
Epidendrum ibaguense
Epidendrum
Epidendrum atropurpeum
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
Flame of the woods
Flame african violet
Flame violet
Florida butter-fly orchid
Fluffy ruffles
Forster sentry palm
Fortunes palm
Freckle face
Friendship plant
Frosty

Garden 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 lace orchid
Golden aster
Golden bells
Good luck palm
Grape hyacinth
Grape Ivy
Great willow herb
Green ripple peperomia
Greenbrier
Hagbrier

Hardy gloxinia
Hardy baby tears
Haworthia
Haws apple
Haws
Hawthorn
Hedgehog gourd
Hellfetter
Hemlock tree
Hen and chickens fern
Hens and chickens
Hickory
Hindu rope plant
Holligold
Holly fern
Hollyhock
Honey plant
Honey locust
Honeydew melons
Honeysuckle fuchsia
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-hsieh

Lace flower vine
Lace orchid
Ladies ear drops
Lady lou
Lady palm
Lagerstroemia indica
Lance Pleumele
Large Lady Palm
Laurel-leaved greenbrier Mulberry tree
Leather peperomia
Leng-fen tu'an
Leopard orchid
Leopard lily
Lesser snapdragon
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 aquifolium
Malabar gourd
Malaysian dracaema
Manila palm
Mapleleaf begonia
Maranta
Marbled fingernail
Mariposa lily
Maroon
Mary-bud
Measles plant
Melons
Metallic peperomia
Metallic leaf begonia
Mexican firecracker
Mexican snowballs
Mexican rosettes
Minature maranta
Minature marble plant
Minature fish tail
Miniature date palm
Mistletoe cactus
Mockernut hickory
Mosaic plant
Mosiac vase
Moss phlox
Moss agate
Moss rose
Moss campion
Moss fern
Mossy campion
Mother fern
Mother of pearl plant
Mother spleenwort
Mountain camellia
Mountain grape
Mulberry bush
Musa paradisiaca
Muscari spp.
Muscari armeniacum
Muskmellon

Narrow leafed pleomele
Natal plum
Neanthe bella palm
Neanthebella
Nematanthus spp.
Neoregelia
Nephrolepsis
Nerve plant
New silver and bronze
Night blooming cereus

Odontoglossum spp.
Old world orchid
Old man cactus
Orange star
Oregon grape
Ossifragi vase

Paddys wig
Painted lady
Palm lily
Pampus grass
Panamiga
Pansy orchid
Paradise palm
Parlor plant
Parlor palm
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 microphylla
Pilea mucosa
Pink polka dot plant
Pink Pearl
Pink starlite
Pink Brocade
Pirliteiro
Pitaya
Plantanus occidentalis
Plantanus orientalis
Platinum peperomia
Platycerium alicicorne
Plumbago larpentiae
Plush plant
Polka dot plant
Polystichum falcatum
Pony tail
Porcelain flower
Pot marigold
Prairie snowball
Prairie lily
Prayer plant
Prickly bottlebrush
Prostrate coleus
Purple waffle plant
Purple baby tears
Purple passion vine
Purpleosier willow

Queen'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
resurrection lily
rex begonia
rhynchophorum
Ribbon plant
Roosevelt fern
Royal velvet plant
Rubber plant, baby
Russian olive

Saffron 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 cantalope
Tu fu-ling
Tulip poplar
Tulip tree
Turban squash
Turf lily

Umbrella plant
Urbinia agavoides
Usambara violet

Variegated philodendron leaf peperomia
Variegated wax plant
Variegated wandering jew
Variegated oval leaf peperomia
Variegated 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 sergeant hemlock
Weeping bottlebrush
Weisdornbluten
West indian gherkin
Western sword
White edged swedish ivy
White heart hickory
White ginger
Whitman fern
Wild buckwheat
Wild buckwheat
Wild sarsaparilla
Wild lantana
Wild strawberry
Wild hyacinth
Willow herb
Windmill palm
Winter cattleya
Withered snapdragon
Woolflower

Yellow-flowered gourd
Yellow bloodleaf
Yerba linda

Zebra haworthia
Zebra plant
Zinnia sp.
Zucchini squash
post #2 of 14
I see quite a few olives in there, but, what would you call a regular green olive, that you would buy at a grocery store? Billy gets into those sometimes, and I worry about how it's effecting his system. It gives him the runniest, stinkiest, and nastiest poops ever! Would that be on this list?
post #3 of 14
Good one!
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Cassie, I'm not sure about olives, but if they have that sort of effect on Billy, I would keep them away from him. I know tomatos and onions are toxic to cats.
post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom of 10 Cats
Cassie, I'm not sure about olives, but if they have that sort of effect on Billy, I would keep them away from him. I know tomatos and onions are toxic to cats.
Yeah, we try to keep them away from him... just sometimes, he sneaks them! Thanks! I'll be more careful!
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJandBilly
Yeah, we try to keep them away from him... just sometimes, he sneaks them! Thanks! I'll be more careful!
LOL I know how that goes!

We have one cat who loves coca cola, which of course is BAD for them (caffeine). Keeping Titi out of the soda is always a challenge.
post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom of 10 Cats
LOL I know how that goes!

We have one cat who loves coca cola, which of course is BAD for them (caffeine). Keeping Titi out of the soda is always a challenge.
LOL! CJ is afraid of soda! I guess the fizzing scares her!?
post #8 of 14
We had a black cat (Ebony - go figure) who absolutely LOVED spaghetti and meatballs. In fact, he had to have his own dish of food whenever I had it.

It was TOMATO sauce with onions, garlic, etc., etc. Ebony was 14 yrs. old when he left us and had never been sick or to a vet except for his yearly visits. Our Simba was equally fond of Tomato sauce and it didn't seem to hurt him either so I have to wonder if some of this isn't "old wives tales" somewhat like cats stealing babies' breaths.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Onions and garlic, along with other members of the lily family are not recommended for cats. Ingestion of these foods in any form by a cat can lead to damage in red blood cells and their production. Continued use can eventually result in anemia and death. Tomatoes are another potentially fatal addition to a cat' s diet. For humans, tomatoes present many benefits: they are credited with cancer-fighting properties and are an excellent source of antioxidants. These same advantages are not applicable to a cat, however. Tomatoes, as members of the nightshade family, contain a bitter poisonous alkaloid called solanine. Solanine is toxic to humans as well, but only in large quantities, and even then, mild sickness is usually the only result. For a cat, on the other hand, even trace amounts of the substance can be fatal. Be sure to keep your cats away from tomatoes.

More info: http://www.felinefuture.com/nutrition/tomato.php
post #10 of 14
Nice List!! I was also wondering about Herbs. I wanted to start some Herbs in a pot insdoors... like parsley and chives. I have no idea how DeeDee will react to plants. Even if the aren't poision could she get sick eating to much?
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Catnip, of course, won't hurt them.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Con...=1&SourceID=28

Also, I found this on http://www.theherbsplace.com/peteo.html
"Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, and Cats"
"There is a lot of information online about not using essential oils with cats or even diffusing essential oils as aromatherapy in the home with cats around. The concern is due to a chemical component known as phenols. Products that are not pure essential oils often contain synthetic phenols, but even some pure oils, like the Nature's Sunshine's oils sold on this site, contain naturally-occuring phenols as part of their chemical structure.

Phenols are water soluble and evaporate more quickly than oils that do not contain phenols. Because of their strength they can be irritating to the skin and possibly damaging to the liver.

It's always important to use a pure essential oil, rather than one with synthetic ingredients. An example of some essential oils with natural phenols in them would be: Bay, Oregano, Clove, Thyme, Cinnamon, Savory, and Tarragon. This is not an inclusive list. Please do your research before using an essential oil on a cat.

We have personally used essential oils with our cats and others for many years without problems, but we have had extensive herbal training. It is very easy to overdo with essential oils and we do not want any harm to come to any animal from informational content on our site.

Essential oils are extremely potent substances even when using for humans, so use in a small animal, such as a cat, can be dangerous, not only due to the size and weight, but also considering that cats do not have the same metabolism for the oils as we do.

Please be wise."
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
We had a black cat (Ebony - go figure) who absolutely LOVED spaghetti and meatballs. In fact, he had to have his own dish of food whenever I had it.

It was TOMATO sauce with onions, garlic, etc., etc. Ebony was 14 yrs. old when he left us and had never been sick or to a vet except for his yearly visits. Our Simba was equally fond of Tomato sauce and it didn't seem to hurt him either so I have to wonder if some of this isn't "old wives tales" somewhat like cats stealing babies' breaths.
You know, now that I think about it, Billy likes spaghetti. He won't eat a lot, but he'll munch on it a little. CJ doesn't like it. But CJ does like to get a lick or two of Spaghetti-O's sauce, which is a tomato sauce (I think- LOL). I don't quite know if tomato is as poisonous as said. I don't see it on the list, either. Hmmm.... I'll look in my veterinary manual and see if there's anything in it about that and get back to you.
post #13 of 14
There is nothing in my veterinary manual about tomatos, nor solanine poisoning. Hmmm... I don't know.
post #14 of 14

Thanks, very informative! catman.gif

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