Get those green thumbs working so your kitty can enjoy, too!
When we think of gardening, we don't always think of the multipurpose benefits of what we can grow right in our home or just outside our door. Whether you're in an apartment setting or you have a sprawling backyard, all of these plants can be grown in a just minimal space with the help of regular sunlight and basic watering techniques.
And if you're not much for gardening, don't worry. This list of herbs and plants doesn't require much attention for success. With very little effort, you and your cat can enjoy some of Mother Nature's goodness no matter what your gardening skill level may be!
Here's a list of 8 cat-friendly herbs and plants your kitty will love:
This appropriately named fragrant plant is something that your cat can enjoy in moderation. And thanks to that pleasant aroma, it even has mosquito-repellant capabilities!
Also referred to as cat grass, this is great as a source of fiber to aid in your cat's digestion.
A plant like mint can certainly be used in the kitchen, and cats have been known to take a liking to it as well.
Used as a garnish on many dishes, this herb can serve as a good source of Vitamin A, B and C for your feline friend.
5. Spider Plants
These plants often serve a decorative purpose inside the home, but don't be surprised if you find your cat lingering around them. The alluring scent as well as the dangling plant leaves draws them right in.
This is one plant that has the same effect on humans as it does cats. Lavender has the ability to calm and relax you, and kitty can join in on its peaceful effects with you.
The fresh smell from this plant is loved by many, and it also works as a natural flea repellant, too!
While you may be naturally thinking of the everyday thyme that comes to mind, there is actually a “cat thyme” that cats are instinctively drawn to. The only downfall is some humans aren't a fan of the scent it puts off, so this one might be better if grown outdoors.
- by Modi, owner of a ginger cat