How Your Cats & Plants Can Live In Harmonious Bliss

Photo: Courtesy of Anna and Shelly Lynch.
Because not all plants are cat-friendly, we decided to, for this post, focus on the ones that are totally safe for your favorite feline creatures. Below, a list of ten toxic-free houseplants that you can feel ok keeping around the house — even if your kitty is the type to sample a leaf on occasion. For info on protecting your cats and your plants, click on through the slideshow.
1. Watermelon Peperomia
2. Ripple Peperomia
3. Rex Begonia
4. Staghorn Fern
5. Spider Plant
6. Pony Tail Plant
7. Majesty Palm
8. Maidenhair Fern
9. Burro's Tail Succulent
10. Snake Plant
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1. Place them out of reach on a high shelf or in a hanging planter.
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2. Add rocks to your top soil to prevent your cat from using it as a litter box.
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3. Add some cat-grass or catnip plants to your houseplant collection to divert their attention.

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4. Surround your cat's favorite plant with prickly cacti or aluminum foil.
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5. Spray your plants' leaves with rosemary — most cats aren't fans of the scent.
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6. Pot your plants in ceramic, terra cotta, or a planter of an equally substantial material.
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7. Put citrus peels in your plant's container.
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