Plants Toxic To Cats In Australia

Several of Australia's plants are poisonous to cats, native and exotic. Cats are pretty smart, they generally have a good sense of what will harm them and instinctively stay away from toxic plants. However, curiosity killed the cat is a saying for a reason. Due to curiosity, boredom or attention seeking sometimes, they might get a little too sniffy and nibble on your plants.

Plants Safe For Cats

It is important to make sure within your house and in your garden you have cat friendly plants. It is also important to be able to identify plants you may encounter when on bigger catventures in local parks and beaches. It is always better to be safe than sorry, so try to ensure your cat does not nibble on any plants that you are not sure of.

We will outline the plants dangerous to cats and plants safe for cats so you can ensure the safety of your kitty when indoors and outdoors on cat harness adventures.

Eating poisonous plants can cause a range of symptoms from vomiting to serious illness and even death. If you think or are worried that your cat has ingested a poisonous plant, we recommend taking it to your vet immediately. If possible, it is best to also bring part of the plant your cat ingested with you to the vet, as they may be able to advise if the plant is toxic or not.

Below is a list of some of the commonly found plants that are toxic to cats. However, if you do not find it in this list, then make sure to check the ASPCA website which has a more comprehensive list of all plants (both toxic and non-toxic to cats).

Flowers Toxic To Cats:

  • Amaryllis
  • Asian Lily
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Climbing Lily
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil
  • Day Lily
  • Easter Lily
  • Elephant Ear
  • Gladiola
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Narcissus
  • Poinsettia
  • Rubrum Lily
  • Stargazer Lily
  • Tiger Lily
  • Tulip
  • Wood Lily


are lilies toxic to cats

Ferns Toxic To Cats:

  • Asparagus Fern
  • Emerald Feather
  • Lace Fern
  • Plumosa Fern


Ferns Toxic To Cats

Indoor Plants Toxic To Cats:

  • Aglaonema
  • Arrowhead Vine
  • Dracaena Deremensis
  • Dracaena Fragrans
  • Dracaena Marginata
Indoor Plants Toxic To Cats

      Perennials Toxic To Cats:

      • Anthurium
      • Arum or Calla Lily
      • Hellebore
      • Morning Glory
      • Mother-in-law's Tongue
      • Nightshade
      • Pussy's Ears
      Perennials Toxic To Cats

        Succulents Toxic To Cats:

        • Aloe Vera
        • Chandelier Plant
        • Crown of Thorns
        • Devil’s Backbone
        • Firestick
        • Mother of Millions
        • Mother of Thousands
        • Panda Plant
        • Pencil Cactus
        • Pencil Tree Plant
        • Jade Plant
        • Snake Plant
        • String of Pearls
        • String of Peas Plant
        Succulents Toxic To Cats

          Herbs Toxic to Cats:

          • Oregano
          • Marjoram
          • Cocoa
          • Epazote
          • Tarragon
          • Chives and Scallions
          • Cannabis
          • Bay Leaf
          • Borage
          • Sorrel
          • Chamomile
          • Lemon Verbena and Lemon Grass
          • Lavender (in large quantities)
          • Mint (in large quantities)

          Herbs Toxic to Cats

          Non Toxic Plants For Cats

          Indoor Plants Safe For Cats

          • Golden Cane Palm
          • Boston Fern
          • Calathea
          • Echeveria
          • Goldfish Plant
          • Haworthia
          • Hens and Chicks
          • Kentia Palm
          • Lipstick Palm
          • Parlour Palm
          • Phalaenopsis Orchid
          • Ponytail Palm
          • Prayer Plant
          • Spider Plant
          • Pilea
          • Air Plants

          Indoor Plants Safe For Cats

          Outdoor Plants Safe For Cats

          • Groundcover

             - Baby’s tears, spider plants.
          • Flowering

             - African daisies, snapdragons, orchids, fuchsia, petunia. 
          • Shrubs

             - Bottlebrush, camellia.
          Outdoor Plants Safe For Cats
          • Trees 

            - Crepe myrtle, magnolia.
          • Herbs 

            - Basil, sage, cilantro, catnip (in small amounts only), dandelion, parsley (in small amounts only), thyme, dill (in small amounts only), rosemary, valerian Root.
          Outdoor Plants Safe For Cats