Plants Non Toxic To Cats

Plants non toxic to cats

Browse our extensive list of non-toxic plants that are safe to keep in homes with cats. We have included both the common and scientific name to make it easier to search.

Common name

Scientific name

Achira Canna edulis
Acorn squash Cucurbita pepo
Aeonium Aeonium spp.
African violet Saintpaulia spp.
Airplane plant Chlorophytum comosum
Algaroba Ceratonia siliqua
Aluminium plant Pilea cadierei
American plane tree Platanus occidentalis
American rubber plant Peperomia obtusifolia
Angel’s tears Soleirolia soleirolii
Anthericum comosum Chlorophytum comosum
Antirrhinum multiflorum Sairocarpus multiflorus
Arabian gentian Exacum affine
Aregelia Neoregelia marmorata
Artillery plant Pilea microphylla
Aspidium falcatum Cyrtomium falcatum
Aubepine Crataegus douglasii
Australian laurel Pittosporum tobira
Autumn olive Elaeagnus umbellata
Baby rubber plant Peperomia obtusifolia
Baby’s tears Soleirolia soleirolii
Baby’s tears Hypoestes phyllostachya
Bachelors buttons Centaurea cyanus
Ball fern Davallia bullata
Balsam fir Abies balsamea
Bamboo palm Dypsis lutescens
Bamboo palm Chamaedorea elegans
Bamboo vine Smilax laurifolia
Bamboo Phyllostachys spp.
Banana Musa acuminata
Banana squash Cucurbita maxima var. banana
Barley Hordeum vulgare
Bar room plant Aspidistra elatior
Barrel cactus Echinocactus grusonii
Basil Ocimum basilicum
Bavarian belle Streptocarpus spp.
Beefsteak plant Iresine spp.
Belmore sentry palm Howea belmoreana
Big-leaf paper plant Fatsia japonica
Bignonia Jacaranda procer
Big shellbark hickory Carya laciniosa
Bird’s nest fern Asplenium nidus
Bitter pecan Carya aquatica
Bitternut hickory Carya cordiformis
Black haw Viburnum prunifolium
Black hawthorn Crataegus douglasii
Black rose Aeonium arboreum ‘zwartkop’
Blackthorn Crataegus douglasii
Blaspheme vine Smilax laurifolia
Bloodleaf Iresine spp.
Blooming Sally Epilobium angustifolium
Blue daisy Felicia amelloides
Blue-dicks Dichelostemma pulchellum
Blue Marguerite Felicia amelloides
Blue spruce Picea pungens
Bluebottle Centaurea cyanus
Blushing bromeliad Neoregelia carolinae
Blushing beauty Aeonium ‘Blushing Beauty’
Bold sword fern Nephrolepis biserrata
Boston fern Nephrolepis exaltata
Bottlebrush Callistemon spp.
Bottle palm Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
Bottle palm Beaucarnea recurvata
Brazilian orchid Sophronitis spp.
Bride’s bonnet Clintonia uniflora
Bright eyes Sinningia speciosa
Brilhantina Pilea microphylla
Bristly greenbrier Smilax tamnoides
Brodiaea pulchella Dichelostemma pulchellum
Bromeliad
Neoregelia spp.
Broom hickory Carya laciniosa
Bullbrier Smilax rotundifolia
Bur gourd Cucumis anguria
Burro’s tail Sedum morganianum
Butterfly ginger Hedychium coronarium
Butternut squash Cucurbita maxima cv butternut
Button fern Pellaea rotundifolia
Buzzy Lizzy Impatiens spp.
Caaroba Jacaranda procer
Caeroba Calathea insignis
California pitcher plant Darlingtonia californica
Callistemon citrinus Callistemon citrinus
Calochortus nuttalli Calochortus spp.
Camellia Camellia japonica; Thea japonica
Canaan fir Abies balsamea
Canada hemlock Tsuga canadensis
Canary date palm Phoenix canariensis
Candle plant Plectranthus coleoides
Candy corn plant Hypocyrta nummularia
Canna lily Canna generalis
Canterbury bell Gloxinia perennis
Cape jasmine Gardenia jasminoides
Cape primrose Streptocarpus spp.
Carob Ceratonia siliqua
Carob tree Ceratonia siliqua
Caroba Jacaranda procera
Carobinha Jacaranda procer
Carolina hemlock Tsuga caroliniana
Carrion flower Smilax herbacea
Carrot fern Onychium japonica
Carrot flower Daucus carota var. sativa
Casaba melon Cucumis melo
Cast iron plant Aspidistra elatior
Catbrier Smilax rotundifolia
Cat ear Calochortus spp.
Cat grass Dactylitis glomerata, Avena sativa, Hordeum vulgare, Thinopyrum ponticum
Catnip Nepeta cataria
Cat oat Avena sativa
Cathedral windows Calathea makoyana
Cattleya labiata Cattleya labiata
Chickens and hens Echeveria elegans
Chicken gizzard Iresine spp.
Chicks, chickens and hens Echeveria elegans
China root Smilax glabra
Chinese plumbago Ceratostigma willmottianum
Chocolate soldier Episcia dianthiflora
Christmas dagger fern Polystichum acrostichoides
Christmas palm Veitchia merrillii
Christmas orchid Cattleya trianaei
Chrysamphora Darlingtonia californica
Cilantro Coriandrum sativum
Cinnamon jasmine Hedychium coronarium
Cinquefoil Potentilla spp.
Cirrhopetalum Bulbophyllum appendiculatum
Clearweed Pilea pumila
Cliff brake Pellaea rotundifolia
Club moss Selaginella kraussiana
Cobra orchid Darlingtonia californica
Corbra plant Darlingtonia californica
Cockscomb Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Cock’s foot Dactylitis glomerata
Common greenbrier Smilax rotundifolia
Common oat Avena sativa
Common staghorn fern Platycerium bifurcatum
Confederate jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides
Coolwort Pilea pumila
Copperleaf Acalypha godseffiana
Copper rose Echeveria gilva
Coral bells Heuchera sanguinea
Coriander Coriandrum sativum
Cornflower Centaurea cyanus
Corsican carpet Soleirolia soleirolii
Creeping Charlie Pilea nummulariifolia
Creeping gloxinia Asarina erubescens
Creeping mahonia Mahonia aquifolium
Creeping pilea Pilea nummulariifolia
Creeping rubus Rubus pedatus
Creeping zinnia Sanvitalia spp.
Crepe myrtle Lagerstroemia indica
Crimson bottlebush Callistemon citrinus
Crimson cup Neoregalia spp.
Crimson cattleya Cattleya labiata
Crossandra Crossandra spp.
Cucumber Cucumis sativus
Curly palm Howea belmoreana
Cushion moss Selaginella kraussiana
Cushon aloe Aloe retusa
Cyrtudeira Episcia reptans
Dancing doll orchid Oncidium flexuosum
Deersfoot fern Davallia spp.
Dill Anethum graveolena
Donkey’s tail Sedum morganianum
Douglas fir Pseudotsuga menziesii
Dwarf royal palm Veitchia merrillii
Earth star Cryptanthus bivattus minor
Easter daisy Townsendia sericea
Easter lily cactus Echinopsis ancistrophora
Easter orchid Cattleya mossiae
Elephant-foot tree Beaucarnea recurvata
Elephant’s foot Beaucarnea recurvata
Emerald forest Sinningia bullata
English hawthorn Crataegus laevigata
Fairy elephants feet Frithia pulchra
Felicia Felicia amelloides
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Fern holly Cyrtomium falcatum
Fig-leaf gourd Cucurbita ficifolia
Fingernail plant Neoregelia spectabilis
Fire weed Epilobium angustifolium
Fish tail fern Cyrtomium falcatum
Flame African violet Episcia reptans
Flame of the woods Ixora coccinea
Flame violet Episcia reptans
Florida butterfly orchid Epidendrum tampense
Forget-me-not Myosotis sylvestris
Formosa rice tree Fatsia japonica
Forster sentry palm Howea forsteriana
Fortunes palm Trachycarpus fortunei
Fraser fir Abies fraseri
Freckle face Hypoestes phyllostachya
Friendship plant Pilea involucrata
Garden marigold Calendula officinalis
Garland flower Hedychium coronarium
Gerbera Gerbera jamesoni
Gherkins Cucumis anguria
Ghost plant Sedum weinbergii
Ghost orchid Dendrophylax lindenii
Giant rain lily Zephyranthes drummondii
Giant touch-me-not Impatiens spp.
Giant white inch plant Albiflora spp.
Giant holly fern Polystichum munitum
Giant aster Callistephus spp.
Gibasis geniculata Tradescantia multiflora
Ginger lily Hedychium coronarium
Globe thistle Echinops sphaerocephalus
Glossy-leaved paper plant Fatsia japonica
Gloxinia Sinningia speciosa
Gold bloom Calendula officinalis
Golden barrel cactus Echinocactus grusonii
Goldfish-plant Hypocyrta nummularia
Good luck palm Chamaedorea elegans
Gooseberry gourd Cucumis anguria
Grand fir Abies grandis
Grape hyacinth Muscari armeniacum
Grape ivy Cissus rhombifolia
Great willowherb Epilobium angustifolium
Greek valerian Polemonium caeruleum
Green earth star Cryptanthus bivattus minor
Green click brack Pellaea rotundifolia
Green ripple peperomia Peperomia caperata
Greenbrier Smilax glabra
Gunpowder plant Pilea microphylla
Hagbrier Smilax hispida
Hare’s foot fern Davallia spp.
Haw Crataegus spp.
Haw apple Crataegus douglasii
Haworthia Haworthia spp.
Hawthorn Crataegus spp.
Hellfetter Smilax hispida
Hemlock tree Tsuga spp.
Hen & chickens fern Asplenium bulbiferum
Hens and chickens Echeveria elegans
Hill country rain lily Zephyranthes drummondii
Hindu rope plant Hoya carnosa
Holly fern Cyrtomium falcatum
Hollyhock Alcea rosea
Holly leaved berry Mahonia aquifolium
Honeydew melon Cucumis melo
Honey locust Gleditsia triacanthos
Honey plant Hoya carnosa
Honeysuckle fuchsia Fuchsia triphylla
Honolulu queen Hylocereus undatus
Horsebriar Smilax rotundifolia
Horse’s tail Sedum morganianum
Houseleek Sempervivum spp.
Housetree leek Aeonium arboreum
Hoya Hoya spp.
Hypocyrta Hypocyrta nummularia
Ice plant Aizoaceae spp., Delosperma spp., Mesembryanthemum spp.
Impatiens Impatiens spp.
Irish moss Selaginella kraussiana
Iron cross begonia Begonia masoniana
Iron plant Aspidistra elatior
Iron tree Ixora coccinea
Ivy peperomia Peperomia griseoargentea
Jackson brier Smilax lanceolata
Jacob’s ladder Smilax herbace
Jacob’s ladder Polemonium caeruleum
Japanese aralia Fatsia japonica
Japanese holly Cyrtomium falcatum
Japanese pittosporum Pittosporum tobira
Japanese moss Soleirolia soleirolii
Japanese silverberry Elaeagnus umbellata
Jasmine Jasminium spp.
Jellybean plant Sedum rubrotinctum
Jewel orchid Haemaria discolor
Jewel plant Fittonia verschaffeltii
Joseph’s coat Iresine spp.
Jungle geranium Ixora javanica
Kaempferia Kaempferia spp.
Kahali ginger Hedychium gardnerianum
Kharoub Ceratonia siliqua
Kenilworth ivy Cymbalaria muralis
Kentia palm Howea forsteriana
Kenya violet Santpaulia confusa
Kharoub Ceratonia siliqua
King and queen fern Asplenium bulbiferum
Krauss’ Spikemoss Selaginella kraussiana
Kuang-yen-pa-hsieh Smilax glabra
Lace flower vine Episcia dianthiflora
Lace orchid Odontoglossum crispum
Ladies ear drops Fuschsia spp.
Lady bleeding Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Lady Lou Episcia reptans
Lady palm Rhapis flabelliformis
Lagerstroemia indica Lagerstroemia indica
Lance copperleaf Acalypha godseffiana
Lance pleomele Draceana spp.
Large lady palm Rhapis flabelliformis
Laurelleaf grienbrier Smilax laurifolia
Lemon balm Melissa officinalis
Leopard orchid Diuris pardina
Leopard lily Lachenalia lilacina
Lesser snapdragon Antirrhinum orontium
Lilac Syringa vulgaris
Linden Tilia americana
Lipstick plant Aeschynanthus humilis
Little zebra plant Haworthia subfasciata
Living rock cactus Pleiospilos bolusii
Living stones Lithops naureeniae
Locust pods Ceratonia siliqua
Madagascar jasmine Stephanotis floribunda
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora
Mahonia Mahonia aquifolium
Mahonia aquifolium Mahonia aquifolium
Malabar gourd Cucurbita ficifolia
Malaysian dracaema Dracaena reflexa
Manila palm Veitchia merrillii
Maranta Calathea insignis
Marbled fingernail Neoregelia spectabilis
Marigold Calendula officinalis
Mariposa lily Calochortus spp.
Maroon chenille plant Echeveria gilva
Mary bud Calendula officinalis
Maui sunset Ixora coccinea
May bush Crataegus douglasii
Measles plant Hypoestes phyllostachya
Metallic peperomia Peperomia caperata
Mexican firecracker Echeveria pulinata
Mexican snowballs Echeveria elegans
Mexican rosettes Echeveria elegans
Mimicry plant Pleiospilos bolusii
Miniature maranta Calathea micans
Miniature marble plant Neoregelia spectabilis
Miniature fishtail dwarf palm Chamaedorea elegans
Miniature date palm Phoenix robellinii
Mind-your-own-business Soleirolia soleirolii
Mistletoe cactus Rhipsalis cassutha
Mock orange Pittosporum tobira
Mockernut hickory Carya tomentosa
Mosaic plant Fittonia verschaffeltii
Mosiac vase Guzmania musaica
Moss phlox Phlox subulata
Moss agate Episcia reptans
Moss campion Silene acaulis
Moss fern Selaginella kraussiana
Mother fern Asplenium bulbiferum
Mother hens Echeveria elegans
Mother-in-laws cushion Echinocactus grusonii
Mother of pearl Sedum weinbergii
Mother spleenwort Asplenium bulbiferum
Mountain camellia Stewartia ovata
Mountain grape Mahonia aquifolium
Mulberry bush Morus spp.
Musa paradisiaca Musa acuminata
Muscari Armeniacum Muscari armeniacum
Muskmelon Cucumis melo
Natal plum Carissa grandiflora
Neanthe bella palm Chamaedorea elegans
Neanthe bella Chamaedorea elegans
Nerve plant Fittonia verschaffeltii
Night-blooming cereus Hylocereus undatus
Noble fir Abies procera
Nordmann fir Abies nordmanniana
Norfolk island pine Araucaria heterophylla
Norway spruce Picea abies
Old world orchid Bulbophyllum appendiculatum
Old man cactus Cephalocereus senilis
Orange star Guzmania lingulata minor
Orchardgrass Dactylitis glomerata
Orchid Phalaenopsis spp.
Oregon grape Mahonia aquifolium
Oriental plane Plantanus occidentalis
Ossifragi vase Neoregalia spp.
Oxyacantha Crataegus douglasii
Paddys wig Soleirolia soleirolii
Painted lady Echeveria gilva
Palmiste gargoulette Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
Pampas grass Cortaderia selloana
Panamiga Pilea involucrata
Pansy orchid Miltonia roezlii alba
Paradise palm Howea forsteriana
Parlor palm Chamaedorea elegans
Parsley fern Cryptogramma crispa
Patient Lucy Impatiens spp.
Patient plant Impatiens spp.
Peace-in-the-home Soleirolia soleirolii
Peacock ginger Kaempferia pulchra
Peacock plant Calathea makoyana
Pearl plant Haworthia margaritifera
Pearly dots Haworthia margaritifera
Pepper face Peperomia obtusifolia
Persian violet Exacum affine
Petunia Petunia spp.
Pick-a-back-plant Tolmiea menziesii
Piggyback plant Tolmiea menziesii
Pignut hickory Carya glabra
Pile wort Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Pink polka dot plant Hypoestes phyllostachya
Pink pearl Begonia semperflorens cultivar
Pink starlite Cryptanthus bivattus minor
Pink brocade Episcia cultivar
Pirliteiro Crataegus spp.
Pitaya Hylocereus undatus
Poison ivy Toxicodendron spp.
Ponytail palm Beaucarnea recurvata
Pot marigold Calendula officinalis
Platycerium alicicorne Platycerium alcicorne
Plumbago larpentiae Ceratostigma larpentiae
Plush plant Echeveria pul-oliver
Polka dot plant Hypoestes phyllostachya
Polyanna vine Soleirolia soleirolii
Ponytail palm Beaucarnea recurvata
Porcelain flower Hoya carnosa
Prairie snowball Abronia fragrans
Prairie lily Zephyranthes drummondii
Prayer plant Calathea insignis
Prickly bottlebrush Callistemon spp.
Prostrate coleus Plectranthus oetendahlii
Purple waffle plant Hemigraphis exotica
Purple baby tears Frithia pulchra
Purple passion vine Gynura aurantica
Purple velvet plant Gynura aurantica
Purple waffle plant Hemigraphis
exotica
Purpleosier willow Salix purpurea
Pygmy date palm Phoenix roebelenii
Queen of the night Hylocereus undatus
Queencup Clintonia uniflora
Queens spiderwort Dichorisandra reginae
Queensland arrowroot Canna edulis
Rabbit’s foot fern Davallia fejeensis
Rainbow orchid Epidendrum prismatocarpum
Rattlesnake plant Calathea insignis
Red berried greenbrier Smilax walteria
Red cockscomb Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Red palm lily Cordyline rubra
Red edge peperomia Peperomia clusiifolia
Red-veined prayer Calathea insignis
Reed palm Chamaedorea elegans
Resurrection lily Kaempferia
Rex begonia Begonia rex
Rhynchophorum Peperomia obtusifolia
Roosevelt fern Nephrolepis biserrata
Rose Rosa spp.
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
Rose-stripe star Cryptanthus bivattus minor
Royal velvet plant Gynura aurantica
Ruby-lipped cattleya Cattleya labiata
Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia
Saffron spike zebra Aphelandra squarrosa
Sage Salvia officinalis
Saint Bernards lily Anthericum liliago
Sand lily Leucocrinum montanum
Sand verbena Abronia fragrans
Satin pellionia Pellonia pulchra
Scabious Leucospermum incisum
Scarborough lily Vallota spp.
Scarlet orchid Epidendrum tampense
Scarlet sage Salvia coccinea
Sedum Sedum spp.
Sego lily Calochortus spp.
White Serbian spruce Picea omorika
Shagbark hickory Carya laciniosa
Shan ku’ei-lai Smilax glabra
Shellbark hickory Carya laciniosa
Shrimp cactus Schlumbergera russelliana
Silver berry Elaeagnus spp.
Silver heart Peperomia caperata
Silver nerve Fittonia verschaffeltii
Silver pink vine Hoya publcalyx
Silver star Cryptanthus lacerdae
Silver table fern Pteris spp.
Silver threads Fittonia verschaffeltii
Silvervine Actinidia polygama
Slender deutzia Deutzia gracilis
Small fruited hickory Carya glabra
Smilax tamnoides Smilax hispida
Speckled wood lily Clintonia umbelluata
Spice orchid Epidendrum ibaguense
Spider ivy Chlorophytum comosum
Spider plant Chlorophytum comosum
Spreading club moss Selaginella kraussiana
Starfish plant Cryptanthus bivattus minor
Star jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides
Star tulip Calochortus spp.
Strawberry Fragaria spp.
Strawflower Xerochrysum bracteatum
Striped blushing Neoregalia spp.
Sugar pod Ceratonia siliqua
Sulfur flower Eriogonium umbellatum)
Summer hyacinth Galtonia spp.
Sunflower Helianthus
Swedish ivy Plectranthus australis
Sweet William Dianthus caryophyllus
Sweetheart hoya Hoya kerrii
Sword fern Nephrolepis biserrata
Tahitian bridal veil Tradescantia multiflora
Tall feather fern Nephrolepis biserrata
Tall mahonia Mahonia aquifolium
Tatarian honeysuckle Lonicera tatarica
Teasel gourd Momordica dioica
Texas sage Leucophyllum frutescens
Thea japonica Camellia japonica
Thimble cactus Mammillaria fragilis
Thorn apple Crataegus douglasii
Thorn plum Crataegus douglasii
Thyme Thymus vulgaris
Ti Hu-Ling Smilax glabra
Tiger orchid Haemaria discolor
Toad spotted cactus Stapelia variegata
Torch lily Kniphofia
Trailing Irish moss Selaginella kraussiana
Tree cactus Opuntia spp.
Tree gloxinia Kohleria lindeniana
Tropical moss Selaginella kraussiana
True cantaloupe Cucumis melo
Tu Fu-Ling Smilax glabra
Tulip poplar Liriodendron tulipifera
Tulip tree Liriodendron tulipifera
Turban squash Cucurbita maxima cv turbaniformis
Turf lily Liriope muscari
Turkish turban Cucurbita maxima cv turbaniformis
Twisted fruit Streptocarpus spp.
Umbrella plant Eriogonium umbellatum
Usambara Santpaulia confusa
Vary-leaf star Cryptanthus bivattus minor
Velvet plant Gynura aurantica
Venezuela treebine Cissus rhombifolia
Venus fly trap Dionaea muscipula
Verona fern Nephrolepis biserrata
Verona lace fern Nephrolepis biserrata
Violet slipper gloxinia Sinningia speciosa
Waffle plant Hemigraphis exotica
Walking anthericum Chlorophytum comosum
Washington hawthorn Crataegus species
Water hickory Carya aquatica
Watermelon peperomia Peperomia argyreia
Watermelon begonia Peperomia argyreia
Watermelon pilea Pilea cadieri
Watermelon plant Pilea cadieri
Wax plant Echeveria spp.
Wax plant Hoya spp.
Wax rosette Echeveria gilva
Weeping sergeant hemlock Tsuga spp.
Weeping bottlebrush Callistemon viminalis
Weisdornbluten Crataegus douglasii
West Indian gherkin Cucumis anguria
Western sword Ploystichum munitum
Wheatgrass Thinopyrum ponticum
White edged Swedish ivy Plectranthus australis
Whiteheart hickory Carya tomentosa
White ginger Hedychium coronarium
White spruce Picea glauca
Whitman fern Nephrolepis biserrata
Wild buckwheat Eriogonium umbellatum
Wild sarsaparilla Smilax glauca
Wild lantana Abronia fragrans
Wild strawberry Fragaria vesca
Wild hyacinth Dichelostemma pulchellum
Willow herb Epilobium angustifolium
Windmill palm Trachycarpus fortunei
Winter cattleya Cattleya trianaei
Withered snapdragon Anthirrhinum multiflorum
Woolflower Celosia cristata
Yellow-Flowered gourd Cucurbita spp.
Yellow bloodleaf Iresine spp.
Yorba Linda Peperomia rotundifolia
Zebra haworthia Haworthia fasciata
Zebra plant Calathea zebrina
Zinnia Zinnia spp.

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