Ten Plants To Grow For Cats

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Just as essential as it is for humans to ensure that they are in a conducive environment, it is also essential for animals to be in a comfortable and conducive environment. Cats especially, are very sensitive pets and they needed to be treated properly to ensure optimal well-being.

Here is a list of plants you can grow for your cat to ensure its well-being.

Garden Parsley

Garden parsley is a bright green, biennial plant in temperate climates. Parsley grows best in moist, well-drained soil, with full sun. Apart from it being a good plant to grow for your cat, Parsley is also widely used in Middle Eastern, European, Brazilian, and American cooking. Parsley cannot be mentioned without talking about its tremendous benefits for cats:

  • Have you been worried about your cat’s metabolism and how to keep its skin and coat healthy? Parsley is the best plant to grow for your cat because of its richness in Vitamins A, C, and E.
  • Parsley will help aid your cat’s digestion with profound ease.
  • Parsley also deals with your cat’s kidney and urinary tract issue.
  • If you’ve been contemplating on the best plant to grow for your cat, I suggest you pick up Parsley.


Lemongrass is conspicuous for its versatility. It is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisines and also as a medicinal herb in India. It is commonly used in teas, soups and curries.

Lemongrass is not only suitable for your cat; it is also suitable for use with poultry, fish, beef, and seafood. So in case you’re considering starting up poultry or any other thing, you need not to worry if Lemongrass fits in.

Lemongrass has been proven to be the best companion to have around your cat because it aids your cat’s digestion in absolute moderation.


Apparently, the name already spoke of itself – CATNIP; you need no experiment to tell you that this plant fits perfectly for your cat. The name catnip is derived from the intense attraction about two-thirds of cats have towards it. Catnip is also known to be a repellent for certain insects, including aphids and squash bugs.

Speaking of benefits, Catnip helps trigger a pleasant feeling in your cat, aids your cat’s digestion like Garden Parsley and Lemongrass, and also, it can help relieve stress in your cat; perhaps when your cat is anxious for no definite reason.


Zinnias don’t just befit your cat, it also adds color and beauty to your surroundings. Zinnias are popular garden flowers because they come in a wide range of flower colors and shapes, and they can withstand hot summer temperatures, and are easy to grow from seeds.

Zinnias shoulder the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which protect your cat from potential bacterial and fungus infections. If you want to worry less about your cat getting an infection, Zinnias is the best plant to grow around your home in order to protect your cat from infections.


Depending on the species, marigold foliage has a musky, pungent scent, though some varieties have been bred to be scentless. It is said to deter some common insect pests, as well as nematodes.

As a cat owner, one of the scariest things you don’t want to experience with your cat is pest encroachment and unhealthy skin. With Marigold planted around your home, you don’t have to worry about pest because it helps deter your cat run or exposure and also helps keep your cat’s skin and coat healthy.


According to historian’s reports, Valerian plant has been used as a medicinal herb since the time of ancient Greece and Rome. In medieval Sweden, it was sometimes placed in the wedding clothes of the groom to ward off the “envy” of the elves.

Because of Valerian’s historical use as a sedative, antiseptic, anticonvulsant, migraine treatment, and pain reliever, it was now being adopted as best fit for cats. It is said to have a Catnip like effect on cats and also aids digestion in cats.


It is no longer news that ancient Egyptians used thyme for embalming. The ancient Greeks used it in their baths and burnt it as incense in their temples, believing it was a source of courage. In relation to cats, thyme performs similar roles with other cat-friendly plants.

Thyme aids your cat’s digestion but it is not be consumed by your cat excessively; otherwise, it will end up being a recipe for disaster. So, it is very essential that you control the consumption of thyme for the well being of your cat. Thyme is also known for helping to control your cat’s hairballs.


Have you been trying to remember that plant with an aromatic evergreen shrub with leaves similar to hemlock needles? Well, try no more, it is Rosemary plant. It is native to the Mediterranean and Asia, but is reasonably hardy in cool climates. It can withstand droughts, surviving a severe lack of water for lengthy periods.

Rosemary is known to be used as decorative plants in gardens where it may have pest control effects; which gives us the reason why it is the best fit for your cat. Rosemary deters pest from your cat run or enclosure and also serve as anti-fungal and anti-bacterial that protects your cat from possible infections.


Viola speaks of nothing but beauty and it is mostly used for ornamental purposes. Viola typically has heart-shaped, scalloped leaves, though a number have palmate leaves or other shapes. When newly opened, Viola flowers may be used to decorate salads or in stuffings for poultry or fish.

Violas will effortlessly serve as a non-toxic ornamental addition to your cat’s garden and also aid your cat’s digestion like Catnip, Garden Parsley and other cat-friendly plants.

Silver Vine

Silver vine has been used for its medicinal benefits for centuries and as a preventative health aid. It is still commonly used as an alternative therapy for hypertension, arthritic pain, and was sometimes investigated as treatment for cancer.

Apparently, it’s not just your cat that has something to gain from Silver Vine, you can also benefit from it. But to focus on your cat, Silver Vine as the Bliss persona that’s being added to its strong Catnip-like effect; it literally gives your class pure bliss. Silver Vine also helps relieve stress in anxious cats.

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