5 Ways To Protect Houseplants From Your Cat

Have you ever had a houseplant that your cat just will not leave alone?  It can be frustrating, but these suggestions can help:The cat and plant

  1. Put them out of reach.  One easy way to stop the problem is putting the plants out of your cats reach.  Try putting them in a hanging basket or a corner your cat can’t get to.
  2. Line base of the plant with marbles or pebbles to prevent your cat from using the plant as a litterbox.
  3. Have a plant that’s okay for your cat to eat.  Try getting some cat grass plants, catnip or cat mint.
  4. Build protection around the problem plant.  If you have some cactus plants, put them around the problem plant, your cat won’t want to step on the needles.  Another option would be placing aluminum foil in and around the plant, cats hate the feel and sound of foil.
  5. Coat the plant leaves with a scent your cat doesn’t like.  Rosemary tea can do the job here.  Boil four cups of water, then put in eight rosemary teabags, let it steep overnight.  In the morning, remove the teabags and put the liquid in a spray bottle, then spray the plant leaves.

Written by Karen


Karen is Publisher of Fully Feline. She also owns a pet care business in Overland Park, KS called Joy of Living.