8 Cat-Safe Plants That Grow Well In Low-Light Conditions

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Nerve plants (Fittonia albivenis) are famous for their foliage. Its rich green foliage with white or scarlet tiny branching lines make it an attractive, cat-safe plant. The tropical plant prefers warm temperatures and heavy humidity.  

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Nerve Plant

Prayer plants (Maranta leuconeura) have beautiful light-green, dark-green, and red leaf patterns. This cat-safe houseplant folds its leaves at night like praying hands, making it a distinctive choice.   

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Prayer Plant

Baby rubber plants (Peperomia obtusifolia) feature spherical, red stems and thick, lustrous, brilliant green foliage. Easy to maintain, these attractive plants can endure erratic watering. It prefers medium to high humidity as a tropical plant.   

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Baby Rubber Plant

Cast iron plants (Aspidistra elatior) are huge, low-light, cat-safe plants. These plants can grow to 3 feet tall with 2 foot-long leaves.   

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Cast Iron Plant

Spider plants (Chlorophytum comosum) are popular houseplants due to their easy care and unusual foliage growth. Offshoots, or baby spider plants, hang from the mother plant.  

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Spider Plant

The zebra calathea (Calathea zebrina) has striking brilliant and dark green foliage. White or pink leaves are also found on these plants. Their 3-foot height makes them a stunning feature plant in any room.  

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Zebra Calathea

Sedum morganianum—burro's tail—is a trailing succulent. Each vine has small, fleshy leaves that resemble donkey tails, hence its name. Remember that these small leaves might easily fall off the plant.   

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Burro’s Tail

Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’ is known for its cascading, textured fronds. These ferns flourish in swamps and rainforests, therefore replicate their warm, humid conditions.  

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Boston Fern

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