Are Prayer Plants Cat Safe?

The Prayer plant is a beautiful, non-toxic plant that is safe for your cats.

Also known as Maranta leuconeura, the Prayer Plant originates from Central and South America’s tropical forests. It grows best in humid environments with temperatures between 60° – 80° degrees Fahrenheit.

Prayer plant in white ceramic pot near window
Maranta leuconeura Kerchoveana (prayer plant) near window| manhattan_art-Adobe

Prayer Plants are also called Cathedral Windows, Herringbone Plant, and Rabbit Tracks.

Their oval-shaped leaves are limp during the day but rise at night, resembling praying hands. The leaves are green with yellow splotches and red veins.

People tend to keep them as houseplants due to their decorative appearance and small size.

Is The Prayer Plant Toxic or Poisonous?

Some pet owners think multi-colored houseplants are more likely to be toxic than ordinary green houseplants. The red veins of the Prayer Plant’s leaves can give the wrong impression, but these plants are not poisonous.

What Parts of the Prayer Plant Are Poisonous or Toxic?

As a non-toxic plant, touching or ingesting its leaves, roots, or flowers won’t harm cats, dogs, or people.

What Are the Symptoms of Poisoning?

The symptoms of poisoning include irritation or burning in the mouth, excessive drooling, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing.

If your cat shows these signs after eating parts of a similar-looking plant, contact your veterinarian immediately.

The prayer plant is an eye-catching, non-toxic pet safe houseplant, to keep around your cats.

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