poisonous plants to cats
poisonous plants to cats

Cat’s love exploring different places whether it is inside a home or outside. They are naturally attracted to plants to play with or sometimes chew or even taking a bite or two. This is why if you own a cat, it is very important to learn about what kind of plants your can be poisonous to your cat.

Some plants can cause inflammation of the skin, mouth, stomach, etc. In serious occasion, organ like the kidney or heart can be affected.

We have gathered list of plants that are toxic to cats, as well as the most commonly encountered toxic plants

List Of Poisonous Plants for Cats


Aloe () | Scientific Names: Aloe vera | Family: Liliaceae


Amaryllis (Many, including: Belladonna lily, Saint Joseph lily, Cape Belladonna, Naked Lady) | Scientific Names: Amaryllis spp. | Family:Amaryllidaceae

Autumn Crocus

Autumn Crocus (Meadow Saffron) | Scientific Names: Colchicum autumnale | Family: Liliaceae


Azalea (Rosebay, Rhododendron) | Scientific Names: Rhododendron spp | Family: Ericaceae

Chrysanthemum (Daisy, Mum; many varieties) | Scientific Names: Chrysanthemum spp. | Family: Compositae


Cyclamen (Sowbread) | Scientific Names: Cyclamen spp | Family: Primulaceae

English Ivy

English Ivy(Glacier Ivy, Needlepoint Ivy, Sweetheart Ivy, California Ivy) | Scientific Names: Hedera helix | Family: Araliaceae


Lilies (many varieties) () | Scientific Names: Hemerocallis spp. | Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae


Oleander (Rose-Bay) | Scientific Names: Nerium oleander | Family: Apocynaceae

Sago Palm(Cardboard Palm, cycads and zamias) | Scientific Names: Zamia pumila | Family: Cycadaceae

spanich thyme

Spanish Thyme (Indian Borage,Coleus, East Indian Thyme, Stinging Thyme, Country Boarage) | Scientific Names: Coleus ampoinicus | Family: Labiatae


Tulip | Scientific Names: Tulipa spp. | Family: Liliaceae

You can also check ASPCA (The American Society for Pets of Cruelty for Animals) site for their extensive list of toxic and non-toxic plant list for cats.



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