Plants & Your Cat

Some houseplants, flowers, and other plants can make you cat very ill or even be deadly. Here’s a list of the ones to avoid, and the ones that are ok if you have a feline in the family. 

Toxic to Cats:

AlocasiaElephant EarsMum
AloeEucalyptusNarcissus
AmaryllisFiddle Leaf FigNasturtium
Apple plant (including seeds)FoxgloveNightshade
ApricotHyacinthOctopus Tree
AzaleaGarlicOleander
BegoniaGeraniumOnion
Bergamot OrangeGladiolaOrange
Bird of ParadiseGrapefruitOregano
Black CherryHollyOrnamental Pepper
BorageHydrangeaPeony
BuckwheatHempPhilodendron
Calla LilyIrisPlum
CarnationJade plantPoinsettia
ChamomileLaurelPothos
Chinese JadeLavenderPurslane
ChivesLeekRhododendron
ChrysanthemumLemonRhubarb
ClematisLemon GrassSorrel
Coffee TreeLemon verbenaSt. John’s Wort
Corn plantLilies (all varieties)Sweet Pea
DaffodilLimeTaro
DahliaMarijuanaTobacco
DaisyMarjoramTomato plant
Day LiliesMilkweedTulip
DieffenbachiaMintWisteria
DracaenaMorning Glory
Easter LilyMother of Millions

Non-Toxic to Cats:

Acorn SquashChervilLady Slipper
African DaisyChestnutLipstick Plant
African VioletChristmas CactusMaranta
Aluminum PlantCilantroOld Man Cactus
American Rubber PlantCinnamonOregon Grape
Baby’s BreathDill Parlor Palm
Baby’s TearsFennelPonytail Palm
BambooGarden MarigoldPrayer Plant
BananaGerber DaisyRabbits Foot Fern
BasilGherkinsStevia
BeetsHaworthiaStrawberry
Begonia (Red, Trailing Watermelon)Hens & ChicksSunflower
Black WalnutHibiscusThyme
Burro’s TailHoya Hindu RopeCantaloupe
Butternut SquashHollyhockUmbrella Plant
Buzzy LizzieHoneydew MelonZinnia
CalatheaImpatiensZucchini Squash
CarobJasmine