20 Non Toxic Houseplants For Cats


I don’t know about you but ever since Quarantine began, my house has doubled in greenery. I’ve regrown celery, chive, bought new succulents, planted mint, the list goes on. Since we have a kitty in the house, we have to make sure any addition is non toxic.

Also, I’d love to note that there are actual greens you can grow FOR your cat! There are so many benefits to cats eating grass, especially if it is an indoor cat. Cat grass has fiber which can aid in overall digestion as well as hairballs! Cat grass contains niacin and B vitamins which are great dietary supplements – and let’s not forget it’s non-toxic! My kitty absolutely LOVES this indoor grass I buy from Amazon (wicked easy to grow and this one is the only one I’ve tried that you wont see any trace of mold).

Before we go into which houseplants are non toxic for cats, here’s a list of some common plants that ARE toxic to cats: 

  • Amaryllis (Amaryllis spp.)
  • Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron spp.)
  • Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
  • Chrysanthemum, Daisy, Mum (Chrysanthemum spp.)
  • Cyclamen (Cyclamen spp.)
  • Daffodils, Narcissus (Narcissus spp.)
  • Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia spp.)
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Hyacinth (Hyacintus orientalis)
  • Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe spp.)
  • Lily (Lilium sp.)
  • Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
  • Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
  • Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
  • Pothos, Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
  • Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
  • Spanish Thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
  • Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
  • Yew (Taxus spp.)

You can also visit the Pet Poison Helpline site for their Top 10 Plants Poisonous to Pets, and the ASPCA for their extensive list of Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants.

Now for the fun part – here’s the list of 20 NON TOXIC houseplants for cats:

Spider plant

Parlor Palm

Calathea Orbifolia


Basil, chamomile, thyme, and mint are all great kitchen herbs that are wicked safe for your pet to nibble on.

(Certain) Succulents

My favorites – succulents, like Haworthia, Echeveria, or a group of air plants

Bird’s Nest Fern

Boston Fern


Areca Palm


African violet

Baby Tears


Friendship Plant

Polka Dot Plant



Ponytail Palm


Venus Flytrap