A list of cat-friendly non-toxic indoor houseplants

Here’s a list of indoor house plants that a certified safe for cats. As in, they are not toxic and won’t cause any reaction to your little Pushkin.

This list is taken from the toxicity guide to plants posted by the UK feline charity Cats Protection.

The original PDF contains toxic plants and plants to be cautious of. The extracted list below is just the plants marked as safe.

Safe indoor plants for cats 🐱

  • Aeschynanthus japhrolepsis (lipstick plant)
  • Alocasia portodora (Chinese money plant, pilea, pancake plant)
  • Aspidistra (cast iron plant, bar room plant, aspidistra elatior)
  • Boston fern (sword fern, nephrolepis exaltata)
  • Bromeliad (neoregelia pink sensation, aregelia)
  • Calathea orbifolia (calathea zebrina, zebra plant, maranta, insignis, peacock plant, rattle snake plant, red veined prayer plant)
  • Calathea (prayer plant, calathea medallion, calathea sanderiana, pin stripe calathea)
  • Ceropegia woodii (string of hearts, hearts entangled, sweetheart vine)
  • Christmas cactus (schlumbergera, Easter cactus, November cactus)
  • Cissus dicolor (grape ivy, climbing begonia, vitaceae)
  • Cocus nucifera (coconut palm)
  • Crocodile fern
  • Curly spider plant (hlorophytum comosum, variegated spider plant, airplane plant, ribbon plant)
  • Delosperma echinatum
  • Fishbone cactus
  • Hoya (wax flower, hoya carnosa tricolor, honey plant)
  • Kentia palm (howea forseriana, thatch palm, paradise palm)
  • Maidenhair fern (adiantum, Venus’ hair fern)
  • Money tree (pachira aquatica)
  • Musa dwarf cavendish (banana dwarf cavendish)
  • Orchids
  • Parlour palm (chamaedorea elegans, neanthe bella palm, fishtail dwarf palm, good luck palm, bamboo palm)
  • Phlebodium aureum (polypody, blue star fern)
  • Sedum – many varieties, safe
  • Watermelon peperomia (peperomia argyreia, watermelon begonia)
  • Zebra plant (haworthia fascinata) – looks similar to aloe vera but this is safe