7 plants that are toxic to cats (Pt. 1)

If you are the lucky owner of a cat (or even cats), then this article will be very useful to you.
Every cat is unique, and the same goes for plants. Just as there are playful and quieter cats, there are edible and poisonous plants.
Cats, however, have a tendency to be unpredictable. Even the calmest one can taste houseplants due to a good mood or boredom.
To prevent any harm to your pet, it's crucial to be aware of which plants in your home garden are toxic. By avoiding these plants, you can ensure a safe and healthy environment for your furry friend.


The Pothos plant (Scindapsus and Epipremnum) is a very popular houseplant. However, not everyone knows that this plant is quite poisonous. And if Pothos has been chewed, and especially ingested, it can cause serious symptoms related to the digestive tract: from irritation of the mouth to vomiting and difficulty swallowing.

Easter lilies

Easter lily, unlike many other plants, is poisonous only to cats, while it is harmless to dogs and horses (according to ASPCA). Even a small amount of Easter lily ingested can have serious consequences including kidney damage or even death. Therefore, if you live with a cat, avoid this plant or at least keep it out of your cat's reach.

Snake plants

Snake plants are wonderful and very popular houseplants because they can tolerate shady places and are generally considered low-maintenance plants. However, this plant is poisonous to animals and can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Chinese evergreens

Chinese evergreen is a great plant and loved by many because it is very easy to care for and very ornamental. But, like many other tropical plants, it is poisonous to cats. The plant contains insoluble calcium oxalates, which cause serious effects on the digestive tract.


Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia), unfortunately, also contains insoluble calcium oxalates as well as proteolytic enzymes, which can harm your furry friends if ingested. So if you are attracted to the beautiful Dumbcane plant but are afraid that your cat might chew it, you should refuse to buy it.


Dracena (Dracaena spp.) plants are just as dangerous to cats as the previous plants on the list. However, unlike the others, Dracaena spp. contain organic compounds called saponins. And if eaten, it can cause serious poisoning to your cat. Symptoms of poisoning may include vomiting (in some cases, with blood), anorexia, hypersalivation, and dilated pupils.
Therefore, if you are just thinking about buying this plan, we recommend you to give up this idea. 


Cyclamen (Cyclamen spp) may seem harmless, but it is actually a toxic plant. With its winter blooming period, it is a popular addition to many homes during the holiday season. Despite its aesthetic appeal, it can be deadly to cats if ingested. To protect your furry friend, it is crucial to be cautious when growing Cyclamen in close proximity to your pet and ensure that they do not have access to any part of the plant.

This is just a short list of plants that can harm your pets. That is why we always recommend keeping all your plants out of the reach of cats. And we recommend this regardless of the degree of toxicity, as we also shouldn't forget about individual intolerances that can happen to your pets. And if you notice unusual behavior in your pet, get professional help immediately.
This is just the first part of this list. If you're interested in learning more, welcome to part 2!