Cats like us are also attracted towards plants. Cats are drawn because of their tempting and scented leaves. Not all the plants are cat-friendly and safe to felines.
There are certain cat-friendly plants that you as well as your cat can enjoy.
These plants smell great, and your cat will love it. Lemongrass has cat-nip like impact on cats. Essential oils are not safe for cats.
In rich natural form, lemongrass poses very little threat to cats.
Your cat will take a nibble as and when it wishes to take one.
Cats will love “Cat Thyme” plant. If your cat dislikes catnip, it could respond positively to cat thyme instead.
This plant produces the same cooling effect as catnip. Cat thyme is a very slow-growing plant.
Licorice Root is healthy for your cat. It acts as cortisone that soothes itchiness.
Health benefits of Licorice Root include –
- Calms mucus membranes
- Aids indigestion
- Eases the endocrine system
- Reduces the impact of arthritis in cats
Valerian performs like a stimulant. Cats love nibbling this cat-safe plant and it’s a purrfect choice. Valerian has small, good-smelling flowers that grow in bunches.
Your tabby doesn’t get excited to these flowers, but actually to the root of this plant.
Valerian root smells great due to the compound actinidine in it. And, it is an easy to grow plant (i.e. you don’t need to cut the vanilla-fragranced flowers as it can reseed itself).
A few experiments reported that valerian root act as a natural remedy for cat ailments. Cats that received injections of valerian root extract have shown a decrease in heart rate and blood pressure.
- Promotes digestive health due to fiber in wheatgrass
- Kitties lack the metabolism to breakdown wheatgrass.
- Acts as an excellent source of Vitamins B, E, and A.
Felines are naturally attracted towards this cat-safe plant. Do not confuse yourself with peppermint or spearmint.
It should be understood that felines are ideally drawn to this plant’s rich smell.
This is a mint plant. If you are not a dedicated plant lover, then catmint is your best choice.
Most catmint varieties look good, making them suitable for landscape gardening.
This plant will bring a bunch of colorful flowers to your garden. Its flowers will come in various shapes, too! Safe for felines, zinnias are beautiful bloomers during summer.
Having the identical twin look of dahlia and daisy, the flowers can be purple, lilac, red or multicolor.
A member of the daisy family, German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is safe for your feline. Tea lovers know this plant well. You can make fresh tea with it on a hot day.
But, ensure that you get the right kind of this herb as English Chamomile (Chamaemelum Nobile) is poisonous to cats.
It is a large, bushy plant. Camellia appeals you and your feline with gorgeous and colorful spring flowers. And, it is completely safe for your four-legged tabby.