Succulents Safe for Cats

Even if they take a nibble

The trend of growing succulents is not going away, neither is the ownership of cats.  How do you combine both in a way that's safe for both plant and kitty?

Succulents Safe For Cats

It's surprising (and rather shocking too) that box stores and other shops sell all kinds of rather poisonous succulent plants, just trying to keep up with the trend. 

It's a bad idea to buy any succulent plant that comes without a label, especially if you're just starting out. 

You just never know what you're getting!

However, you've decided to ignore this advice and you bought some plants without names. 

Now you need to find out what they are, especially if you have a cat that likes to nibble on unknown plants. See the page about succulent plant identification to help with that.

If you look for specific feline friendly plants, there are lots that are easy to grow, beautiful, and won't send your kitty into an expensive visit to the vets.

If this post catches you before you go to the box store, garden center or anywhere else that has plants, great!  You can print off the list and take it with you.

This list is by no means every single plant that is safe for cats, even if they have to taste a leaf or two. 

Cats and gardens have been co-existing peacefully for eons and I'm sure they'll continue to get along just fine for a long time to come.

Aeshenanthus (Lipstick Plant, Goldfish Plant)



Echeveria (Mexican Snowball, Hens and Chickens, Mexican Firecracker)

Sedum morganianum (Burros Tail Sedum)

Schlumbergera; Christmas Cactus (non toxic to cats, poisonous to dogs)


Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks)

Haworthia (sometimes called 'pearl plant')

Dinteranthus, Lithops (Pebble plants, Living Stones)

x Pachyveria species (Ghost Plant)


Delosperma (Ice Plant)

Hylocereus (Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus)

Cryptanthus (Earth Star Plant)


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