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post #1 of 24
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I have NOOOO plants in my house at all! I really want to add some, but I'm not sure where I would keep them and I'm scared the cats would eat them soooo do you have plants??
post #2 of 24
I only have one plant, it's an ivy and I keep it next to the sink. It's my first plant, I've had it for about a month now and so far the kitties haven't tried to eat it or knocked it over, which I am very surprised.
post #3 of 24
I don't have any for that reason, I don't want to worry about the cats eating them or trying to get to them.

I'd love to put some fresh flowers out but I figure that's just just a trade off I make for having cats. Not a big deal.
post #4 of 24
Well, I am on the other end of the spectrum here. I have a ton of house plants, flowers, and cactuses. My cats have never gone near them, and on the few occasions that they get too close to the cacti, they get a sting that scares them off.

I don't 'cat' proof my house, I've trained them to not go near the things they shouldn't. We had a tree that one of my cats kept mistaking for a litter box. But a little orange spray and that did the trick.

I love plants, they make euphoric. If my house didn't have greenery I'd be depresses.
post #5 of 24
Living in CA I have no houseplants (they're all outside) and when I first got Toes and Tailer that was the case. When I moved to Chicago I had to move the plants inside in Fall it took lots of disciplining to get Toes to stop going after them, but I managed it in a month or so. They ignore them now.
post #6 of 24
We can keep cats alive, but we can't keep plants alive! We tried bonsais for a while... but they kept nibbling on the tea-tree plant. We just nixed the plants! Thankfully we are surrounded by greenery outside. Besides... our home is so small...

Good luck though! When I lived in an apartment it was almost like a jungle. But I didn't have cats, then.
post #7 of 24
I have two african violet plants next to the sink along with a small aloe plant.

Zoey never even goes near them, she could care less. She wont even eat a catnip plant
post #8 of 24
airprincess, fresh flowers are a whole different matter. If I have cut flowers both kitties go after them so I have to make sure I buy something edible.
post #9 of 24
I have several plants of different varieties in my home. The cats rarely bother them; but they've been trained not get near them.

If you want to add houseplants, please do some research to find out which are harmful to cats.
post #10 of 24
Here's a link that lists a variety of plants that are harmful to cats.

Plants Toxic to Cats
post #11 of 24
And yet another link

Houseplants
post #12 of 24
Plants Poisonous to Cats

Alfalfa
Almond (Pits of)
Aloe Vera
Alocasia
Amaryllis
Apple (seeds)
Apple Leaf Croton
Apricot (Pits of)
Arrowgrass
Asparagus Fern
Autumn Crocus
Avacado (fuit and pit)
Azalea
Baby's Breath
Baneberry
Bayonet
Beargrass
Beech
Belladonna
Bird of Paradise
Bittersweet
Black-eyed Susan
Black Locust
Bleeding Heart
Bloodroot
Bluebonnet
Box
Boxwood
Branching Ivy
Buckeyes
Buddist Pine
Burning Bush
Buttercup

Cactus, Candelabra
Caladium
Calla Lily
Castor Bean
Ceriman
Charming Dieffenbachia
Cherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves)
Cherry, most wild varieties
Cherry, ground
Cherry, Laurel
Chinaberry
Chinese Evergreen
Christmas Rose
Chrysanthemum
Cineria
Clematis
Cordatum
Coriaria
Cornflower
Corn Plant
Cornstalk Plant
Croton
Corydalis
Crocus, Autumn
Crown of Thorns
Cuban Laurel
Cutleaf Philodendron
Cycads
Cyclamen

Daffodil
Daphne
Datura
Deadly Nightshade
Death Camas
Devil's Ivy
Delphinium
Decentrea
Dieffenbachia
Dracaena Palm
Dragon Tree
Dumb Cane

Easter Lily *
Eggplant
Elaine
Elderberry
Elephant Ear
Emerald Feather
English Ivy
Eucalyptus
Euonymus
Evergreen

Ferns
Fiddle-leaf fig
Florida Beauty
Flax
Four O'Clock
Foxglove
Fruit Salad Plant

Geranium
German Ivy
Giant Dumb Cane
Glacier IvyGolden Chain
Gold Dieffenbachia
Gold Dust Dracaena
Golden Glow
Golden Pothos
Gopher Purge

Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy
Heartland Philodendron
Hellebore
Hemlock, Poison
Hemlock, Water
Henbane
Holly
Honeysuckle
Horsebeans
Horsebrush
Horse Chestnuts
Hurricane Plant
Hyacinth
Hydrangea

Indian Rubber Plant
Indian Tobacco
Iris
Iris Ivy

Jack in the Pulpit
Janet Craig Dracaena
Japanese Show Lily *
Java Beans
Jessamine
Jerusalem Cherry
Jimson Weed
Jonquil
Jungle Trumpets

Kalanchoe

Lacy Tree Philodendron
Lantana
Larkspur
Laurel
Lily
Lily Spider
Lily of the Valley
Locoweed
Lupine

Madagascar Dragon Tree
Marble Queen
Marigold
Marijuana
Mescal Bean
Mexican Breadfruit
Miniature Croton
Mistletoe
Mock Orange
Monkshood
Moonseed
Morning Glory
Mother-in Law's Tongue
Morning Glory
Mountain Laurel
Mushrooms
Narcissus
Needlepoint Ivy
Nephytis
Nightshade

Oleander
Onion
Oriental Lily *

Peace Lily
Peach (pits and wilting leaves)
Pencil Cactus
Peony
Periwinkle
Philodendron
Pimpernel
Plumosa Fern
Poinciana
Poinsettia (low toxicity)
Poison Hemlock
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Pokeweed
Poppy
Potato
Pothos
Precatory Bean
Primrose
Privet, Common

Red Emerald
Red Princess
Red-Margined Dracaena
Rhododendron
Rhubarb
Ribbon Plant
Rosemary Pea
Rubber Plant

Saddle Leaf Philodendron
Sago Palm
Satin Pothos
Schefflera
Scotch Broom
Silver Pothos
Skunk Cabbage
Snowdrops
Snow on the Mountain
Spotted Dumb Cane
Staggerweed
Star of Bethlehem
String of Pearls
Striped Dracaena
Sweetheart Ivy
Sweetpea
Swiss Cheese plant

Tansy Mustard
Taro Vine
Tiger Lily *
Tobacco
Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)
Tree Philodendron
Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
Tulip
Tung Tree

Virginia Creeper

Water Hemlock
Weeping Fig
Wild Call
Wisteria

Yews --
e.g. Japanese Yew
English Yew
Western Yew
American Yew
post #13 of 24
now..that's a long list!!!!
post #14 of 24
Thanks for posting that Shell, I printed that off the net a few years ago and its stuck to my fridge

We have a few fake plants , we had many at our old house but simply couldn't be bothered with them our gardens are nice tho!
post #15 of 24
I have too many green plants in my house. Some of these plants that I can't remember what are the names of these plants. They are same plants since my cats arrived here.

I do not allow any FLOWERS here because they have toxics in it. I ve read that angels trumptes plants (no flowers) just leaves that gives my cat hallucation. At first i noticed Tavishs behavor was so odd. THen i looked up at the lists of platns that dangers for cats. I found that angels trumption only gave cats hallucation. I am so relieved because at first i thought it was toxic but it isnt. Also, I had to put that plants inside during the wintertime only. I had to add the plastic bag cover it and to prevent Tavish from getting high again.

your post reminds me again that i have been meaning to look up at names for plants that are safe or not for my cats. Oh boy!!!
post #16 of 24
I keep the cats from eating the plants by spraying them with bitter apple spray. I provide a pot of kitty oats for them, too, to keep them happy with greens. The best way I've found to keep them out of the pots is to put decorative rocks in the pot to cover the soil.
post #17 of 24
I don't have any plants in my house. I have a black thumb with house plants. I've been fairly sucessful with my out door garden but seem to kill even silk plants in the house!
post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by uabassoon
I only have one plant, it's an ivy and I keep it next to the sink. It's my first plant, I've had it for about a month now and so far the kitties haven't tried to eat it or knocked it over, which I am very surprised.
uabassoon,

Some kinds of ivy, like English ivy, are poisonous. Better check that plant of yours out.

We have so few plants because my indoor-only sneaks nibbles on them. Right now the only indoor plant we have is a sad little Christmas cactus (with parts nibbled off). . . sigh. All the other plants are outdoor.
post #19 of 24
No plants here. I kill plants..not on purpose. Plus the cats would destroy them.
post #20 of 24
WOW was I glad to see roses were not on the kitty no no list. Specially since Lady D has a habit of eating mine every time hubby gets them for me. Personally I think she's jealous.
post #21 of 24
Rose hips are actually highly nutricious.

I used to have an indoor greenhouse but my black thumb has killed all the plans off. I now have 2 meager plants (not on poisonous list) - one hangs from the ceiling (and they have jumped on the top of the 6 foot desk then leaped across 4 feet to swing on the hanging plant) and one is on a stand in the window. They don't like that one for some reason and leave it alone.....but hey, that hanging plant is far too much fun for some of mine (particularly Eight-ball).

What the heck....it breaks up the monotony of the day for them!
post #22 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by Frisky Feline
I do not allow any FLOWERS here because they have toxics in it. I ve read that angels trumptes plants (no flowers) just leaves that gives my cat hallucation. At first i noticed Tavishs behavor was so odd. THen i looked up at the lists of platns that dangers for cats. I found that angels trumption only gave cats hallucation. I am so relieved because at first i thought it was toxic but it isnt. Also, I had to put that plants inside during the wintertime only. I had to add the plastic bag cover it and to prevent Tavish from getting high again.
Is Angel's Trumpet known as Datura?
They have long white flowers, trumpet shaped? That is what killed my ex boyfriend - they are also known as jimsonweed
They are infact poisonous. Please keep it away from your furbabies.
post #23 of 24
Quote:
Some kinds of ivy, like English ivy, are poisonous. Better check that plant of yours out.
I don't remember what type of Ivy it is anymore, but when I first brought it home I checked in all my cat books and checked online to make sure it wouldn't harm my kitties. But thanks for the warning.
post #24 of 24
I have lots of plants and so far they haven't tried any. in or out. I don't know from the list if there are any that aren't poisonous to cats, dogs, or people. You just have to watch them and teach them to leave them alone.

I need my plants. Have always had plants and cats.
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