Houseplants forum: Pet friendly Pothos?

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Cora23
Oct 19, 2019 10:49 AM CST
Hello,
I'd really like to buy a pothos plant but I own two cats and they're toxic as far as I know. Are there maybe any similarly looking plants that are pet friendly? I couldn't find any so far, I'd be really thankful if someone has some ideas for good alternatives Thank You!
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Oct 19, 2019 11:44 AM CST
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is highly toxic to cats and dogs if ingested. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care... and off the top of my head, I can't think of anything similar to the vining Pothos that would work but here are our database listings and the ASPCA pages of a few non-toxic plants:

African Violets (Saintpaulia)
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...

Earth Star (Cryptanthus bivittatus)
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...
Spider Plants aren't toxic but kitties like to play with the dangling baby plantlets and without supervision, your plant might end up looking a bit ratty. Green Grin!

Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) are non-toxic
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...

Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia obtusifolia)
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...

Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...



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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Oct 19, 2019 11:48 AM CST
Here's the ASPCA page with lists of both Toxic and Non-Toxic plants. The toxic plants are listed at the top of the page and the list for non-toxic follows. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Oct 19, 2019 12:36 PM CST
My cats have only ever eaten or bothered grassy textured plants.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)

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Cora23
Oct 19, 2019 3:24 PM CST
Thank you for the links Smiling
Texas (Zone 8b)
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Galathiel
Oct 23, 2019 7:24 AM CST
I have a lot of pothos/philodendrons/scindapsus and also have a cat. It really depends on your cat. I keep my trailers in rooms that are not for the cat to hang out in, and she doesn't bother any of my other plants either. I just don't want to tempt her with danglers! LOL

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