Is a spider plant toxic to cats? 

There are 3 types of spider plant namely Chlorophytum comosum, Saxifraga flagellaris and Cleome. Chlorophytum comosum was described by the Swedish naturalist Carl Peter Thunberg as Anthericum Comosum. This is one stool color chart of the most popular house plants. The chlorophytum comosum is a herbaceous plant often known as spider plant. It was firstly found in Tropical and Southern Africa but now has spread in large parts of the world and is kept as house plant. Here we are particularly going on discuss on topic Spider plant Vs Cat.

The topic Spider plant Vs Catstarts with the brief description of both the breeds.

Description of chlolophytum comosum

It height is about 24inches having thick tuberous roots approximately 3 inches long. The leaves are narrow in shape having length in between8-18 inches. When flowers are produced by this plant it can reach a height up to 30inches and afterwards bent towards the ground. Mostly the flowers produced do not survive such that inflorescences are very in scarce.

For house plants mostly two types are cultivated they are

  • Chlorophytum Comosum Vittatum this has a broad central line and green leaves and has white long stems. Sold in baskets for displays.
  • Chlorophytum Comosum Variegatum has white margins with dark green leaves. Stems are green and long.

Grows readily and can tolerate a wide range of temperature ranging from 2®C to 32®C. these plants are severely damaged by boron and fluoride. Spider plants highly reduce air pollution.

Cats Descriptions

The domestic cat is Felis Catus. It belongs to the kingdom of Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Class Mammalia, Order Carnivora, Family Felidae, and Genus Felis. Cats are similar in anatomy to other felids having sharp retractable claws, sharp canine teeth to prey, and flexible body with quick reflexes. Cats can hear faint sounds that humans can't. The Felids cats grew rapidly and shared a common ancestor 10-15 million years ago. There are 7 cervical vertebrae and 13 thoracic vertebrae, 3 sacral vertebrae like most mammals. Cat's skull has very large eye sockets and powerful specialized jaw for killing and tearing. Cats directly walk on their front toes. Cats walk very precisely minimizing noise and with increased anility to attack as their foot is placement of paws directly in the place of the fore paw.

Normal Physiological Values

Body temperature 38.6®C

Heart Rate 120-140 beats/min

Breathing Rate 16-40 breaths /min

Most likely the plant gave an indigestion to the stomach and that's the reason when a cat chews that plants it vomit's. If the cat doesn't take food within 12-14 hours then consult a vet Doctor immediately. List of few Non-Toxic Plants and Toxic plants are:



Spider Plant(chlorophyta)

Aloe Vera

Aluminum Plant

Arrowed wine

African violet (Saintpaulia)

Dumbed cane



Goldfish Plant


Grape Ivy

Boston Ivy

Prayer Plant(Maranta)


Lipstick wine (Aeschynanthus)

Creeping Fig

If your cat eats one of these toxic plants refer to Vet- Hospital as these are highly toxic to cats.

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