10 Houseplants That Are Toxic to Cats

Nearly every home has plants as they are common. These vibrant colorful flowers might brighten your living space as well as they may help purify indoor air. But do you really know that these plants can be toxic and can harm your pets? Here are some houseplants that you should avoid bringing home if you have cats. 


Lilies plant is also known as Lilium. This beautiful plant is dangerous for plants. As per studies, it has been found that the entire plant Lilium such as stems, leaves, flowers, pollen, and the water in the vase are toxic to cats. It may cause kidney failure within three days if consumed.


2. Jade Plants

Jade Plants

This plant is also known as the money plant. Jada species belong to the Crassula family. They have several different varieties. It has been found that jade plants are highly toxic to cats. As all parts of the plant can cause reactions in cats.


3. Peace Lily Plants

Peace Lily Plants

Peace Lilies don’t go with their name as they are not true lilies. The stunning-looking plant with dark leaves and white flowers are popular and you can find them almost everywhere. Peace Lilies are members of the aroid plant family. This plant has low maintenance. They contain calcium oxalates which can cause oral irritation and burning in the mouth if ingested. This chemical can be harmful to cats.


4. Bird of Paradise Plant

Bird of Paradise Plant

The Bird of Paradise plant is a unique plant. It is also called the crane flower. This plant has two types one Strelitzia Regniae and another Caesalpinia gilliesii. Both these types are toxic for cats. But Caesalpinia gilliesii is more poisonous and can create more problems. They contain properties like hydrocyanic acid.


5. Pothos Plants

Pothos Plants

Pothos or Epipremnum aureum is low maintenance attractive houseplant. Pothos are considered toxic to cats because of the presence of insoluble raphides. Epipremnum aureum is an attractive and budget plant. Pothoses are easy to care for.


6. Cutleaf Philodendron Plants

Cutleaf Philodendron Plants

Cutleaf Philodendron is also known as Monstera Deliciosa, Swiss cheese plants, or split-leaf. Because of the stunning tropical foliage, this plant is featured extensively on social media. Monstera deliciosa has a unique-looking leaf. Cutleaf Philodendron contains insoluble calcium oxalates making them highly toxic to cats.


7. Tulip Plants

Tulip Plants

Tulips are in the lily family. The whole plant has poison, but the bulb has the highest concentration of toxins. Tulips contain alkaloid and glycoside compounds which makes them so much dangerous.


8. Sago Palm Plants

Sago Palm Plants

Sago Palm or Cycas revoluta is not a palm at all. With its unique structure, it is common and seen in most houses. This plant has an ancient defense mechanism that makes it highly toxic for cats. All parts of the plant contain poison however, the seeds contain the highest level of the toxin cycasin.


9. Kalanchoe Plants

Kalanchoe Plants

Kalanchoe is the most beautiful plant that can brighten up your indoor spaces with brightly colored flowers. It is also called mother-of-millions. Kalanchoe contains a toxic active ingredient called bufadienolides that is similar to digitalis compounds. This plant can cause intestinal issues in cats and also affect their heart rate.


10. Daffodils Plants

Daffodils Plants

Daffodils are known for their buttery color and unique shape. Unfortunately, they can be toxic to cats. Daffodils contain toxic compounds like  Lycorine, calcium oxalate crystals, and other phenanthridine alkaloids. Both the flower petals and bulbs are poisonous.

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