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How to Create an Indoor Cat Garden

July 1, 2016

Have you decided to keep your cat indoors? Good for you! Your beloved pet will be both safer and healthier living inside, where she isn’t exposed to the dangers posed by cars, predators, weather, and other hazards. You can still give your kitty a taste of the outdoors, however. Why not make your pet a cat garden? A local San Antonio, TX vet offers some great plant suggestions for Fluffy’s private garden below.

Potted Trees

Potted trees are a great addition to any home. Rubber tree plants and money plants are both safe for kitties. Many types of palms, including Ponytail, Areca, Good Luck, Golden Butterfly, Parlor, and Peace palms, are also fine.

Herbs

No cat garden would be complete without Fluffy’s favorite plant: catnip! Cilantro, rosemary, parsley, thyme, valerian, and mint are also safe for your feline buddy. Plus, you’ll also be able to use fresh herbs when cooking.

Potted Plants

Chamea Dorea, Chocolate Soldiers, Cliff Brake, club moss, Spider plants, and Cast Iron plants are all good options for Fluffy’s kitty garden. These look lovely in larger plant pots at floor level. (Don’t be surprised if you find your kitty loves to peek out at you though the leaves.)

Flowers

Several types of begonias, including trailing, climbing and Iron Cross varieties, are safe for your feline friend. Many daisies are also fine: these tend to do a bit better outdoors, but you can plant some right outside Fluffy’s favorite window. Some other kitty-safe flowers include Johnny Jump-Ups, African violets, zinnias, and marigolds. Several beautiful varieties of lilies and orchids are also safe for cats.

Grasses

Wheat grass, oat grass, and lemongrass are all safe for kitties, and are actually some of Fluffy’s favorite plants. Plant these in square or rectangular boxes, and set them at floor level. Your furball will enjoy munching them, and may even try to sleep on them!

Succulents

Do you have a brown thumb? Consider growing succulents, which are typically quite hardy. Blue Echeveria, Chicken and Hen plants, Maroon Chenille plants, Painted Lady, Pearly Dot, and variegated wax plants are all good choices for people with kitties.

Is your kitty due for vaccines or an exam? Please reach out to us, your San Antonio, TX animal hospital, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are here to serve all of your pet’s veterinary care needs.

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