Indoor plants that are safe for cats

For cat and plant lovers, it is crucial to choose plants that do not endanger our feline friends. Many popular houseplants are toxic to cats, but fortunately there are many safe and attractive options. Here's a list of cat-safe houseplants and tips for incorporating them into your home.




1. Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

This plant is not only safe for cats, but it can also give them great pleasure thanks to its slightly euphoric effects.

Advice :

Keep catnip potted and within paw reach for natural stimulation.

2. The areca palm (Dypsis lutescens)

The areca palm is an elegant and safe tropical plant for cats. It is also beneficial for indoor air quality.

Advice :

Place your areca palm in a sunny area of ​​the house where your cat likes to lounge.

3. Bamboo (Bambusa spp.)

Although technically a grass, bamboo is a safe and exotic addition to any interior.

Advice :

Be sure to choose a species that does not outgrow the indoor space.

4. The pilea (Pilea peperomioides)

With its round, distinctive leaves, pilea is a non-toxic decorative plant for cats.

Advice :

Place your pilea high up to prevent your cat from playing with its tempting leaves.

Conclusion :


By choosing non-toxic houseplants, you can keep your home green and your cat safe. Remember to do your research before introducing a new plant into your living space.

See you soon, 

The team

Sources :

  • Durand, M. (2020). Cat Garden Center: Guide to Plants Safe for Cats. Botanical Editions. Marseilles.

  • Garnier, F. (2017). Houseplants and felines: healthy cohabitation. Journal of Interior Botany, 22(3), 45-52.