Poisonous and harmful plants for cats 

Which plants are harmful to cats? Find out which plants you should avoid in the home if your cat likes to taste flowers and leaves. Here we present some plants and flowers that are toxic for your cat.

Which plants are harmful to cats?

Several of our potted plants and cut flowers are poisonous or have irritating sap. The amount that the cat consumes is frequently what decides whether the cat becomes poisoned. Many plants and flowers are only poisonous if the cat ingests a lot. But some plants are dangerous regardless of quantity, such as lily plants, which can damage the cat’s kidneys. Place poisonous plants where the cat cannot reach them or choose non-poisonous plants.

Think twice about what kind of plants you have at home if you have a cat that likes to chew on potted plants or cut flowers. Place poisonous plants in a place where the cat cannot reach them or choose plants that are not poisonous.

Poisonous houseplants for cats

  • Amaryllis
  • Anemone
  • Azalea
  • Leaves of citrus tree
  • Cyclamen
  • Dracaena species Christmas rose
  • Call of peace
  • Wardrobe flower
  • Spark
  • Gold vine
  • Hydrangea
  • Hyacinth
  • Autumn glow
  • Iris
  • Coral berry
  • Cone palm
  • Lily (mainly of the genus Lilium and Hemerocallis)
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Leaf of life
  • Mistletoe
  • Monstera
  • Oleander
  • Umbrella Aralia
  • Dot leaf
  • Daffodil (especially the onion)
  • Rosenkalla
  • Tazett
  • Timeless
  • Tulips
  • The angel’s trumpet

Poisonous evergreen plants

  • Boxwood
  • Yew
  • Holly
  • Ivy

Signs of plant poisoning

Common signs that a cat has been poisoned by plants are that the general condition is affected, the cat drools, vomits or has diarrhoea. However, if you feel that your cat has eaten a poisonous plant and is not showing symptoms yet, it may be advisable to visit a veterinarian as certain poisonings only show signs after a while and then it may be too late. If you suspect that the cat has chewed on a lily plant, it is especially important to contact your veterinarian quickly, as lily plants can cause permanent kidney damage to the cat.