10 Cat-Safe Indoor Plants

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

We’re happy to see that out of all fads imaginable, decorating with plants remains one of the biggest trends today. Succulents, ferns, and vines add life to a space, purify the environment, are very inexpensive, and won’t go out of style any time soon. We’ve already shared 10 easy house plants to (barely) care for, so those who lack a green thumb don’t have to miss out on the fun. But before you bring home just any greenery, research the potential dangers of your favorites to ensure you buy cat-friendly plants. Just as in the wild, there are all sorts of poisonous species that should be avoided by animals because they cause serious health problems if consumed. Chances are your curious cat will be enticed by any leafy arrangement you bring home, so choose from the list below of indoor plants that are safe for cats and feel secure if your kitty nibbles on something green.


Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)

(Source: Instagram | veroniquetrudel)

Staghorn Fern (Platycerium)

(Source: Magnolia)

Echeveria Lola

(Source: Instagram | sucsforyou)

Variegated Wax Plant (Hoya Carnosa)

(Source: Instagram | The Hoya Collective)

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)

(Source: Instagram | bokkyshome)

Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea Muscipula)

(Source: Garden Goods Direct)

Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium Nidus)

(Source: Instagram | pamstrplants)

Zebra Haworthia (Haworthiopsis Attenuata)

(Source: Instagram |

Areca Palm (Dypsis Lutescens)

(Source: Instagram |potitplantas)

Bamboo (Bambusoideae)

(Source: Etsy | NWWholesaler)

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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