Cats and Houseplants

posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 in Pet Help

Listed here are plants that are poisonous to cats that must be avoided if there are cats in your home. While in some cases, just parts of a plant (bark, leaves, seeds, berries, roots, tubers sprouts, green shells) might be poisonous, this list rules out the whole plant. If you have any of them, keep them safely out of reach. Should your feline friend eat part of a poisonous plant, rush the cat to your veterinarian as soon as possible. If you can, take the plant with you for ease of identification. An important phone number to keep handy is the National Animal Poison Control Center Hotline – 1-900-680-000 ($2.95/minute, 10 minute average) or 1-800-548-2423 ($30.00/case, Visa/Mastercard ONLY).

Plants Poisonous to Cats:

Alfalfa

Almond (pits of)

Aloe Vera

Alocasia

Amaryllis

Apple (seeds)

Apple Leaf Croton

Apricot (pits of)

Arrowgrass

Asparagus Fern

Avocado (fruit and pit)

Azalea

Baby's Breath

Baneberry

Bayonet

Beargrass

Beech

Belladonna

Bird of Paradise

Bittersweet

Black-Eyed Susan

Black Locust

Bleeding Heart

Bloodroot

Bluebonnet

Box

Boxwood

Branching Ivy

Buckeyes

Buddist Pine

Burning Bush

Buttercup

Cactus, Candelabra

Caladium

Calla Lilly

Castor Bean

Ceriman

Charming Dieffenbachia

Cherry (pits, seeds, & wilting leaves)

Cherry, most wild varieties

Cherry, Ground 

Cherry, Laurel 

Chinaberry

Christmas Rose

Chrysanthemum

Clematis 

Coriaria

Cornflower 

Corydalis 

Crocus, Autumn

Crown of Thorns 

Cyclamen

Daffodil Daphne 

Daphne 

Datura 

Deadly Nightshade

Death Camas 

Delphinium 

Dicentrea 

Dieffengachia 

Dumb Cane

Easter Lily 

Eggplant 

Elderberry 

Elephant Ear

English Ivy 

Euonymus

Evergreen

Ferns

Flax 

Four O’ Clock

Foxglove

Golden Chain

Golden Glow

Gopher Purge

Hellebore 

Hemlock Poison

Hemloc, Water 

Henbane 

Holly 

Honeysuckle 

Horsebeans 

Horsebush 

Horse Chestnuts

Hyacinth 

Hydrangea

Indian Tobacco

Iris 

Iris Ivy

Jack in the Pulpit 

Java Beans 

Jessamine 

Jerusalem Cherry

Jimpson Weed

Jonquil 

Jungle Trumpets

Lantana 

Larkspur 

Laurel 

Lily 

Lily Spider 

Lily of the Valley

Locoweed 

Lupine

Marigold 

Mescal Bean

Mistletoe 

Mock Orange 

Monkshood 

Moonseed 

Morning Glory 

Mountain Laurel

Mushrooms

Narcissus 

Nightshade

Oleander

Peach (pits of) 

Peony 

Periwinkle 

Philodendron 

Pimpernel 

Poinciana 

Poinsettia 

Poison Hemlock 

Poison Ivy 

Poison Oak 

Pokeweed 

Poppy 

Potato 

Precatory Bean 

Privet, Common

Rhododendron

Rhubarb 

Rosary Pea 

Rubber Plant

Scotch Broom 

Skunk Cabbage

Snowdrops 

Snow on the Mountain 

Staggerweed 

Star of Bethlehem

Sweet Pea

Tansy Mustard

Tiger Lily

Tobacco

Tomato

Tulip

Tung Tree

Virginia Creeper

Water Hemlock

Weeping Fig 

Wild Call 

Wisteria

Yews e.g. Japanese Yew, English Yew, Western Yew, American Yew