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Old 04-16-2014, 11:54 PM
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Seeking: Pet Friendly Vining Indoor Plant!!


Hi all! I am looking for a vining plant indoors that's non toxic to cats & dogs. I love pothos & marble queens, but they're toxic, and so that really limits where I can grow them. Looking for something I can put within reach of the munchkins. Any suggestions??
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:16 PM
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How about Sweet potato vines? I don't think they are toxic. Some of the toxic warnings are a very low toxicity level that might make them say yuck and drink more water but that won't harm them and definitely not kill them. Cause if critters croaked because of nodding plant they shouldn't have, my cats would have been dead a long time ago. I'm all the time finding new nibble sites on plants. Vie had most of my plants before I got the cats and yes a lot of them are toxic to dogs and cats. I've got healthy plants and healthy, fat cats.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:41 PM
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Oh I hadn't thought of sweet potato vine! That's a good suggestion, I'll look those up. I have read that pothos are pretty toxic to cats... vomitting, diarrhea, sores in the mouth, etc. I try to keep them away from the cats although they don't seem interested in them at all, thankfully.

Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:31 AM
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I'm not a fan of pothos so I don't have any for my cats to get into.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:38 AM
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Here's an idea - If you google "Pet Safe Houseplants" there are several very good, detailed, clearly-written lists - you could get some great ideas that way.

I keep almost all my plants in my plant house, so unfortunately I do not have to worry about pets - therefore I do not pay much attention to it - otherwise I would make some suggestions myself.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:39 AM
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i think sweet potato vines are very toxic. not sure, but be careful. if you can find them, hoyas are safe. i have been trying to get my hands on some but i have nothing to trade(at least that ppl want) for them and can't find them around here. purple velvet plant i think vines. be very careful with ivies also. i know swedish ivy is safe(plectranthus), but the hederas are toxic. there are alot of site out there that have lists of toxic plants and non-toxic. you can pull them up by name usually.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:35 PM
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Thanks for the heads up! I will double check! I had a hoya once, and killed it right away. Not sure what I did wrong so I've kind of been trying to stay away but it was at the beginning of my indoor plant keeping so I probably overwatered it. :P

I can never find a good site that lists what level of toxicity they are. I apparently am just bad at googling this. I want to know if they're just going to make a weird face and spit it out or if they're going to get blisters in their mouth and have diarrhea. My cats tend to leave plants alone, except spiders, they love spiders but I don't want to risk it for something that's extremely toxic.

Anyways I'm rambling. Thank you for your input.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:47 PM
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i understand about the spiders! and about toxicity! i keep my known toxic plants way up high where my cat can't reach, fortunately she isn't a jumper! i tend to ramble myself. i am really hoping to get some houseplant trades in. i remembered after the other post, cissus are safe ivies-grape ivy, oak leaf ivy. hard to find here though. i just got some clippings from a friend. hope they grow to be as big as hers!
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:51 PM
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I love spider plants. All the little babies make me so giddy. My cat is just obsessed and ate them so much he killed it. I need to get one of those hanging ropes and then I'll get another one, we already have a hook in the ceiling for it! I've just been lazy. :P

That's nice that she's not. Mine are jumpers - one of mine loves to sit on top of the fridge.

If I find anything good I'll let you know. What clippings did you get?

I love Ivys, I'll have to look for those. We had some kind of grape ivy growing (very invasively) in our yard last year from the previous owner's obsession. I've tried to remove it but it's more of a maintenance now than removal. I wonder if it'd do well inside then? I may have to try it. Not like it'd cost me anything, right?
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:29 PM
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right and yep they do well inside, my friend's is really nice and full! she gave me some grape ivy cuttings
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:52 PM
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That is great - I hope it does well for you! I want to see pictures. ^_^
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:55 PM
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http://mistyhorizon2003.hubpages.com...s-to-your-Cats


Check this out, it should help
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:18 PM
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good link, i like that they also have the link to ASPCA site. :0)
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