Monstera deliciosa are no exception with its plasticky leaves’ average size being 10″ in diameter. I haven't seen any adverse effects to them, but my poor baby is in tatters. I recommend hosing the plant down completely and treating with an insecticide asap. Personal attacks or comments intended to insult or demean an individual user will be removed. The piece was made in 2020 and was inspired by my love of cats and the big leafy monstera plant. The confusion arises because Monstera were originally considered to be Philodendron (which how they got the nickname “Split leaf Philodendron”). Toxic plants for cats — Lilies. However, if eaten in large quantities, your cat may suffer from anorexia, irregular heartbeat, and eventual death. 'Monstera Cat' is an original acrylic painting on thick, Arches brand, 140 lb, cotton rag, watercolor paper. If you sincerely believe you have content/information that may benefit your fellow Redditors, make sure to mod-mail us before receiving permission to do so. I hear that cats tend to prefer stringy plants and that they generally won’t bother with the fat leaves. Funny thing about monsteras and many other plants of their ilk — they’re considered “toxic” because of insoluble calcium oxalate crystals. Confusion continues to arise since a common name for Monstera deliciosa is “Split Leaf Philodendron” which is, well, botanically incorrect. This is an indication to revisit your watering schedule or plant placement and invest in a moisture meter. Definitely keep these away from your beloved fur babies! 0:00. Thank you for all the infos! IGers present luxurious photos of these giant Jurassic Park plants that I had never seen before (in 2017 anyway…). 5 Trendy Houseplants that are Toxic to Cats. I now use a modular wire shelving, made as a cage 3ft high. I am so lucky she is just not that interested in anything other than the palm, which I moved because I didnt want to it to look destroyed. Rendered by PID 19602 on r2-app-089430bbc380b532e at 2020-12-24 21:34:01.022743+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: US. It takes only a small amount to result in poisoning. Two different species of Monstera are cultivated as houseplants - Monstera deliciosa and Monstera adansonii. I luckily do not need to worry about my cats eating monsteras, or really any of my dubbed “poisonous” plants. Toxic Principles: Insoluble calcium oxalates. I’ve found that helps with kittens. They are similar in care to String of Pearls. To keep on the safe side I have included plants that the ASPCA include on their toxic list.If you don't see a plant on the list above then it's most likely not known to be poisonous to the ASPCA. It can become dangerous if they continue to eat it, however. Hi Jessica – Yes, unless there is some serious munching or consistent nibbling going on you should be fine! So, to those wondering if it is ok to get one of these beauties, I say yes, as long as your pets aren’t destructive-consuming-plant-vacuums. 25.2k. Sniff, I’m so proud. Thanks for sharing. I bought a monstera and left it on the floor to see how my cat would act with it. We ship nationwide. , Thanks for that clarification ,I’m the new owner of this plant and am confident my pugs would prefer treats than this plant , Thank you for the info. Cats aren’t just carnivores, and like humans, they also eat plants, and cat grass is specifically made to match a cat’s diet giving your cat the nutrition it needs. Some of the most toxic plants for cats include trendy houseplants like Monstera deliciosa, Jade plants, Aloes, and ... What to do if your cat eats a toxic plant. Symptoms of aloe poisoning in cats include diarrhea, loss of appetite, anorexia, depression, reddish coloured urine, and more. If I wasn't staring out the patio door, I wouldn't believe we just got 6+ inches of snow. Additional Common Names: Cutleaf Philodendron, Hurricane Plant, Ceriman, Mexican Breadfruit. Shop our houseplants that are safe for cats and dogs. Sitting with a glass of wine and enjoying all of your plants and new growth has made this time alone a little bit more bearable. Yes, Monstera deliciosa is toxic to cats and dogs, so keep it out of your furry friends’ reach! What is not normal is a young Monstera with lots of yellow leaves, that means there’s a problem with watering. Discordia is probably not a super cat; if she’s not swallowing the leaves or parts of the leaves she’s probably fine, but too much nibbling or if she starts to actually consume the plant it could be dangerous. Advice & Information. My monstera is dripping every morning and is messing upp my floor a bit, but I’m more concerned for my cats and if they lick the water.. Hi Kyla! HELP! Although, I would still keep an eye on her so she doesn’t eat them, it probably doesn’t feel good for her if she does. Hi! While it means your plant could use more humidity, it also happens inevitably as a Monstera ages. Poinsettia. I was thinking of planting this as part of a hedgerow against goats since they are not stupid and don’t eat the related Arum Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) which is wild around here. I love my monstera, but I will say that I had a cat for a little over 6 months that took a nibble of it and was SO SICK. Most websites just say “toxic” and leave you to assume this means your cat will die if she eats it — so unhelpful! like “monstera”) it has ultimately become my favorite plant child. I have been keeping my monstera up high, but eventually it will get heavy and need to be on the ground. I have googled but not found anything about it. Required fields are marked *. African Violet. We couldn’t figure it out until the third vet visit when I remembered I heard her take a nibble out of it one morning. Spider mites are really gross and can spread to your other plants if not addressed. My cats typically leave my plants alone aside from an occasional nibble (except my spider plant, my cats LOVES to give my spider plant hair cuts). . More than half of the respondents have cats that check out the plants every now and then but mostly leave them alone. She sniffs my calatheas from time to time but no nibbling as she is mostly just attracted to things that resemble grass. I was worried as I just got a monstera that it was highly toxic to my cats and dogs. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 19602 on r2-app-089430bbc380b532e at 2020-12-24 21:34:01.022743+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: US. I was concerned that if she did nibble it (which would be so out of character as she has never gone for any plant other than a palm) that it would be an immediate, intense poisoning effect so I am glad to have learned that it needs to be consistent! Hey again! Thank you for this post I had 2 as a child Charlie and George lol they where massive my cat used to sleep in the pots never got sick both lived together for 15 years. I have one and just put it up high on a plant stand where my cats can’t reach. and join one of thousands of communities. Both are beautiful but be careful as Monstera are toxic to cats! Typically Monsteras can be watered 1-x a week but shouldn’t need more than that. [–]Artificial_Sanity[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). The water droplets are transpiration which is totally normal and kind of like people sweating. Yes my experience confirms what you say. is toxic to cats, the toxic principle is insoluble calcium oxalate crystals which are produced by specialised cells known as idioblasts and are a defensive mechanism against herbivory. Monstera deliciosa's iconic, split leaves are so pretty that they've been featured extensively in art and design recently, but even more stunning is the plant itself. Thank you for this post! He is called Corazon. Does anyone have any experience with having a Monstera with cats? Once Leaf & Paw was born I was excited to create its own account. Monstera (Swiss Cheese Plant) Oleander. Monstera delicios contain calcium oxalates, so they’re poisonous to cats. My one cats favorite spot is on top of the refrigerator 😂, [–]bugkiss 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). Shop our Holiday Gift Guide. Love it! These are woody and evergreen plants that grow into huge palm-like trees. I include a step-by-step guide and lots of pretty pictures so you can grow your Monstera collection, too. In the end, you are the only one who knows your pet. In my Ficus Elastica post, I came across this similar situation – I have quite a few plants that are toxic to animals and I’ll explain why I do. WellnessWiz Jack Tips. Without bright sun, they tend to do poorly and can rot. I hope that helps! (self.houseplants), submitted 1 year ago by Artificial_Sanity. Once Leaf & Paw (and Monty) became active in #monsteramondays, I was surprised to receive a message asking why I own a toxic houseplant in a house of cats, despite my blog being all about safe plants for pets. Monsteras are famous for their natural leaf-holes, and has led to the rise of its nickname, Swiss Cheese Plant. I tried chewing some of my mature tough Monstera deliciosa leaves to see if they have that “pins and needles” effect in the mouth like I’ve experienced with raw taro and other relatives ( I carefully spat it out and rinsed my mouth after a few minutes)… little or no detectable effect on inside of mouth ( it’s possible young tender leaves are higher in toxins to deter browsing but I didn’t have any available to test). This refers to a variety of lilies whose flowers last for 24 hours only after which they witherâ hence that naming â Daylily.â Their toxins are not known, but ingestion by cats leads to vomiting, loss of appetite, and inactivity. I personally just don’t let my cat into my plant room unsupervised, though I realize this isn’t an option for everyone. If your cats tend to leave your plants alone, you should probably be fine. I would try the plant stand, or some kind of way to get Corazon off the ground, and also supplying Discordia with cat grass. hey I love your posts!I bought a Monstera a couple of weeks ago and named it eustace. This makes me feel so much better about keeping it. Yes, just monitor your cats and watch for chewing – kittens are notorious for getting into and eating everything. I love all pothos and I'm on a journey to collect them all. While you’re doing that, inspect for mushy or black roots (which you should remove if you find any), which can indicate root rot. Thank you for this post! Do I need to support my Monstera? Mourning/Loss. Thank you for this article, I’ve always wanted two thing in my new home – a monstera and a dog, so I was heartbroken when I read that these two should not be kept together. She isnt showing any signs of pain, no drooling, no lethargy (other than normal “holy heck it is July and the ac is broken please just let me stretch out by the fan”) and no change in appetite. Should your cat brush up against a Monstera, … Thanks for the info :), [–]RainbowAaria 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (2 children). Question – Their cat doesn’t bother with plants at all (lucky!). Posting your own YouTube videos, affiliate links, or any other kind of self-promotion will be removed, unless explicit permission from the moderators has been granted. They’re very similar to the Philodendron genus which includes the heart shaped philodendron (above) and the elephant ear plant (below), BUT Monsteras are not related to Philodendrons. I read that this is normal, but is that water toxic to cats? You can check the leaves for little black or white bugs to start. Happy holidays everyone 😊🌱. Swiss Cheese Plant. It’s hard to see a pet in distress. When I purchased my monstera the clerk told me usually if cats take a nibble, they’ll realize they don’t like it, move on and never try it again. Thanks for the reply! She rubbed her face on it and walked away and has ignored it since, until the day she leaped off a chair and planted (not sorry) squarely onto it. His name is Monty. Depending on the size of your monstera, I would put a tray or those plastic things that go under pots to collect the water, and place it on a plant stand. Exactly, Jecca. This was a very fun and rewarding experience that I talk all about in this post. It wouldn’t have any affect on my cats or dog if they didn’t have any contact with it at all? Is it just plain water or does the plant release something toxic in it? Be respectful of other users at all times. And when you said your cats are more inclined to do the “grasses” … I realized my girl is the same. Anyone have a Monstera and cats? Many plants contain calcium oxalate crystals which are arranged in bundles known as raphides. I too have some toxic plants, but my cats don’t really show much interest. My monsteras are off-ground for now but one is getting quite heavy so I was contemplating putting it on the floor. You’re welcome! The Swiss cheese plant contains insoluble calcium oxalate crystals, which penetrate tissue in the cat’s mouth and cause extreme discomfort among other symptoms. Both are mildly toxic so I just moved them out of her way and I haven't had anymore issues. Super proud plant Dad. These crystals are not poisonous, which is what I think most people picture when they hear the word “toxic,” though they *are* extremely irritating (the crystals are tiny and very poky). I realize you’re not a doctor to offer advice but like … how concerned do I need to be? Since they were scarce in NY, I was shocked, SHOCKED that weeks later I saw one, ONE in Wegmans for $15. We ship nationwide. Personal attacks based on a user's posting history will result in a temporary ban. Hydrangea shrubs contain a toxin similar to cyanide and can quickly lead to oxygen deprivation and death. Please follow Reddit's rules on promotion. Great post!! Your email address will not be published. Many of the plants that are healthy for your cat are also healthy for you! So I shall get on the hunt for a monstera and once I find one, I’ll keep a close eye on her to see how everything goes. Indoor Plants Safe For Pets (And The Toxic Ones You Should Avoid) Infographic. It may help to put Claude on a tall plant stand until your kitties get a bit older too. Hope you find your own Monty soon! the only plant she has ever showed interest in is my parlour palm. That should be a fine placement, just make sure to monitor and to make sure any toxic plants, like the monstera are out of reach. Fungus gnats: Soggy soil can create root rot or cause fungus gnats, which are small annoying bugs like fruit flies. It’s in recovery and she’s still fine. Maybe just put it on a stand or a shelf so it isn't at ground level. They are also known as cardboard Palms or Zamias. Monstera deliciosa NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. More plants, poisonous for dogs and cats will be added to the list within the near future. Yes, according to the ASPCA, Monstera adansonii plants are unfortunately toxic to cats and dogs. Monsteras are only toxic in excess, causing stinging around the mouth and stomach upset if consumed consistently. I wouldn’t say this water is totally safe, especially from a philodendron/monstera, so I would relocate said plant until you no longer see droplets. As the breed I’ve chosen is very likely to munch on things they’re not supposed to, I’ll definitely try to keep the plant out of reach, but it’s good to know it’s not nearly as deadly as some other plants. Thank you for the positive feedback Monique and I’m glad you’ve found the piece useful. Shop our houseplants that are safe for cats and dogs. These two plants are more poisonous in general on the toxic scale, so I recommend avoiding them. like “deliciosa”), I had to have one of these. Free shipping. had to say goodbye to my cat yesterday. I wanted to get a Monstera but I'm concerned about the toxicity to my cats. Let me know if you have any more questions! Any interior design … XD, [–]Blackagenda 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (1 child). Monstera is a genus – a vast plant group that includes other types of Monsteras too. The Monstera genus is mildly poisonous to humans and toxic to humans and cats. I just bought my first Monstera and was worried about my pets! Iv just recently got a cheese plant he is called Claude we are getting kittens next month had been told to ditch Claude as he is toxic!! Like many other houseplants they contain insoluble calcium oxalates. I’ve killed a dozen grocery store-bought-impulse-purchase-orchids before I ever kept one alive to see another season, let alone rebloom. One of the sad reasons I've never picked one up myself. Thank you for this reassurance! Sometimes, though, Monsteras can be affected by bugs and less-than-ideal conditions, so here are some common things to look for: Yellow leaves: Monstera leaves turn yellow as they age, which is normal. They keep their distance. Cutleaf Philodendron (Hurricane Plant, Swiss Cheese Plant, Ceriman, Mexican Breadfruit, Split-leaf Philodendron, Window Leaf Plant) | Scientific Names: Monstera deliciosa | Family: Araceae Cycads (Sago Palm, Fern Palm) | Scientific Names: Cycas and Zamia species | Family: Cycadaceae Scientific Name: Monstera deliciosa. Honestly, leaf size is the key. Empowering a creative and passionate community through innovation. [–]saavras 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children), Mine would ignore the plant and lick the tape if i did that! The problem is that my cat keeps nibbling. Like Philodendron species plants, it contains insoluble calcium oxalate crystals similar to other plants in the Araceae family. I am 11 so I can’t put my plants all over the house.I have been noticing that his leaves curl up every day and I read that this means that you should water them more,but if that is so then I will have to water him every day and I am scared that that will lead to over watering wich will kill him but if I don’t water him then he will dry out! Monty was in his plastic pot for a good six months and was just peachy. I now use a modular wire shelving, made as a cage 3ft high. Other common plants that are toxic to cats include: Croton (Joseph's Coat) Caladium (Elephant Ear) Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane) Ficus (rubber plants, weeping and variegated fig plants) Philodendron. Half of the respondents has 1 cat and most of the others have 2 cats (one even has 5 cats). All plants purify the air somewhat, but monsteras are not the best plants for the job. I can’t fault people for exercising an abundance of caution, though. It's not rare or exciting, but I love my neon pothos. Jade Plants. Of all the plants leading the houseplant craze, Monstera deliciosa, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, is the most popular. Monstera. I’ve always wanted a monstera but my cat is a nibbler and I’ve always been worried about this plant. Jade plants can be fatal to cats. Claude is the best name! Monstera tissue contains insoluble calcium oxalates — essentially tiny, needle-shaped crystals — so be sure to keep the plant away from your curious fur friends. I consider Monstera deliciosa to be a pretty hardy plant, and oddly tolerant of being shoved in a home instead of a jungle. Thank you for asking though. I have two cats and a monstera. The publishing of the personal information of yourself/someone else is strictly prohibited, and could even get you banned from Reddit itself. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. As you can imagine by how this plant grows in the wild, as described above, it prefers filtered … #Monsteramonday, featuring the lush and exotic Monstera deliciosa. . But she's OBSESSED with my Dracaena Marginata and my Snake Plant. © 2020 Leaf and Paw. If there is no contact or consumption, there is nothing to worry about. Unlike Dieffenbachia, Monstera are only toxic if ingested. Monstera.Of all the plants leading the houseplant craze, Monstera deliciosa, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, is the most popular.It's also highly toxic to cats and just one bite can land them in severe pain. African violets (Saintpaulia) are one of the most popular flowering houseplants, due … Is Monstera poisonous? Not going to happen I will just watch for chewing thank you . I love this post! , You’re welcome Barb. One cat doesn’t pay any attention to the plant and other loves rubbing his face all over the leaves! She certainly wasn’t EATING the plant as there were only a few tooth holes in it. So happy to have found this post 2nd in line for my google search!! Racist, homophobic, or otherwise grossly intolerant comments and posts will be removed and users may be banned without prior warning. These sticky traps work great, but you’ll want to replant your Monstera in fresh soil. Play. This is my first year alone on Christmas & I just wanted to say that I am so grateful for this page! Kitties like to nibble on leaves. Thank you. Faux Monstera $200 More Options Faux Rex Begonia $75 More Options. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: This subreddit was made by u/tmixlogs to discuss and admire houseplants! First off, every Monday is #monsteramonday. I've read they can cause serious burns in their mouth. I have a cat and numerous plants, some being toxic. 0:00. Simply plant the grass in your garden or in a flowerpot and your cat is going to love it. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. However, in having this plant in my bathroom for a couple days while I wait to see my friend (my cat will certainly try eating it), I’ve noticed it dripping water. Hi Ebba, I would think it’s not toxic, as it’s just a form of condensation but I’m not 100% sure. YMMV. Now that I have one of these monsters (get it? Metallic looking leaves: Spider mites can attack Monsteras, leaving the leaves with a slight metallic sheen and pitted appearance. Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum) Peace lilies are one of the most common flowering … Learn how your comment data is processed. It … It measures 20 x 16" and has a natural, deckled edge. Monstera deliciosa are no exception with its plasticky leaves’ average size being 10″ in diameter. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. That's encouraging to hear! Monsteras are easy to take care of. When a cat chews on the plant, needle-sharp needles penetrate the oropharynx causing … Basically they need lots of bright sun and need to dry out between waterings. Other than grazing a little on the grass or eating mandarins that have dropped from a tree they have only found interest in our palm tree after an old branch has dropped they find it entertaining to run around the yard with it chasing each other but they dont actually nibble on any of the leaves or bushes in the yard so this article puts my mind at ease. Do you know if the water dripping from the leaves (guttation..(?)) The painting is slightly wavy due the nature of the materials, but this is normal and as to be expected of a painting on paper. I want to caution anyone to please take caution and put your monstera up high or somewhere your kitties can’t get to it. Posted by 3 days ago. First off, plants are better to be too dry than too wet. That should help the cat and water destroying floor situation. Your posts are lovely! Thank you for this, I just bought 2 different Monsteras 2 hours ago, and then I read it is toxic but thanks for clarifying . Learn how to care for most varieties of Monstera! My cats, and it seems cats in general, fancy stringy, grass-like leaves that are easily chewable – like palms and spider plants. [–]Chandeliercrown 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago (1 child). Why I Left My Corporate Job to Pursue Plants. monstera and cats Monstera deliciosa's are one of the most trendy tropical houseplants and are featured extensively on social media and in home decor thanks to their stunning tropical foliage. Also be sure they are planted in sandy soil. I would recommend either keeping it somewhere that your cat can’t get to, or not having one. ... Faux Monstera Leaves Trio $45 One Size. Most cats will only take one bite of the plant before losing interest because of its foul taste, however, just … Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Christmas Cherry. I have been wanting to plant a tropical style garden in my yard but have been hesitant due to my dogs we have many other plants in our yard that were already established and they havent been bothered by but whenever i have looked up a plant i would like to add and it just comes up as toxic to pets i have completely avoided it. Is monstera toxic to cats? I have never had a problem with cats or dogs chewing, or even showing interest in large leaf plants, since they seem more like furniture than a salad. I had to plant it in a taller pot with no easy access and then put double sided tape on the lips of the pot to deter them. Honestly, leaf size is the key. Repeat offenders may face a temporary or permanent ban at the mods' discretion. Part of the Araceae family, Monsteras are considered toxic, but less than its siblings, the Calla Lily and Dieffenbachia.

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