Keen to keep both your plant collection and your cat happy and thriving? It’s entirely possible.
Most of us are aware of how much our feline friends like to visit both indoor and outdoor plants for a snack, being especially curious when you introduce a new plant. We also know how difficult it can be to stop them munching on everything they're not supposed to, including poisonous plants. Toxic plants can be very dangerous if ingested by your cat, and if your cat does manage to eat or even lick part of a plant you're unsure about, contact your vet straight away for appropriate advice.
Note: Although the plants listed here are non-toxic—meaning they are unlikely to be dangerous if ingested by a cat—they can still cause a stomach upset if eaten, which can result in diarrhea and/or vomiting. Because of this, we always advise keeping any plants (except catnip, cat mint, etc.) out of reach of your cat to try and prevent them from having a curious nibble!
Roses, Sunflowers, Gerberas, Orchids, Pansies, African Violets, Gerber Daisies, Snapdragons Bottlebrushes, Impatient, Jasmine, Kangaroo Paw, Stock, Statice, Wax Flowers, Asters, Freesia, Liatris, Lisianthus, Petunias, Achira, African Daisy, Limonium, Common Camellia
Catnip, Cat Mint, Cat Thyme, Spider Plant, Air Plants, Areca Palm, Rosemary, Venus flytrap, Swedish Ivy, Autumn Olive
Sweetheart hoya, Blue Echeveria
The full list of non-toxic plants includes several other varieties, but not all of these plants are currently available in Australia. For a more comprehensive search, please check the complete list of toxic and non-toxic plants via the link below: