10 Common plants toxic for cats!

european tabby cat lying in the grass
20 March 2021 Pets4Company

Know some plants that you should keep out of your cat's reach!

An environment full of flowers and green plants is very pleasant and helps to reduce the stress levels that we are subjected to every day. However, many of the most common ornamental plants are toxic to our 4-legged friends.

As a rule, cats are very demanding about their food, so poisonings caused by ornamental plants are rare. However, cats that are more curious and limited to inside the house may be tempted to nibble, ending up ingesting toxic substances contained in leaves and flowers.

It is important to recognize the signs of intoxication and stay alert. These include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Apathy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin irritation
  • Convulsions
  • Loss of motor coordination

But it is also important to know which plants we should avoid having at home, since for cats nothing is out of reach! Here are some of the plants that we most commonly have at home and that can be fatal to our feline friend:


purple and yellow pansies


red anthuriums


white and purple cyclamen

Lady of the night

white lady of the night

Saint George’s sword/Snake Plant

saint george’s sword/snake plant


red poisettia


purple and white hydrangeas

Calla Lily/ Arum Lily

white lily


white lily


pink, purple, scarlet and white tulips in a field

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