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Is Mosaic Vase Toxic For Cats?

Is Mosaic Vase Toxic For Cats
Written by Clair Chesterman

No. The mosaic vase is safe for our feline friends. Even if you live with cats, it is quite safe to have these plants in your yard and gardens. You don’t need to be concerned,  because mosaic vases don’t contain any hazardous materials that could endanger your feline friends.

Even though this plant is thought to be harmless for cats, it is still not advisable to let them eat any of it.

Can Cats Eat Mosaic Vase?

The mosaic vase is a secure plant for cats to be with. It won’t harm them if they happen to consume a few leaves. Because cats are carnivores, their digestive tracts aren’t designed to process a lot of plant material. As a result, some cats may experience a few minor symptoms that you can mistake for poisoning.

Your cat may exhibit certain symptoms of poisoning if they consume too much plant matter, but this is due to the structure of their digestive system rather than any actual harmful effects. The two potential symptoms that are probably the most common are vomiting and diarrhea.

What is a Mosaic Vase?

Mosaic vase (Guzmania musaica )is a plant species in the genus Guzmania.  Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador (Esmeraldas, Imbabura), Venezuela, Colombia, and Panama are the natural home countries of this species. It is a stemless, epiphytic perennial plant that blooms from June to August and grows to a height of 20 to 40 centimeters. Septicidal capsules make up the fruits. The plant dies after bearing its fruit. Rainforests are where it epiphytically grows. 

Keeping Cats Away From Mosaic Vase

To prevent your cats from approaching too closely, try wrapping orange or lemon peels around the top of your pots. To deter them, you can also spread orange, apple, or grapefruit rinds inside of your potted plants. Additionally, the fragrance of coffee grounds repulses cats. To deter cats, scatter used coffee grounds at the base of your plants.

Another great option is using pine needles because they give decorations a natural look and frequently deter cats from harming your plants.

To deter cats from visiting your outside compost, try adding some sawdust at the base of your pots.

Plants to Avoid For Your Cats

If you are a cat owner and unsure if the plants growing in your yard are harmful to your cats, check out this list of toxic plants for cats. You can also check our list of non-toxic plants for cats.

About the author

Clair Chesterman

Clair Chesterman is a professional cat breeder having her own cageless CFA and CCA Registered cattery & fostering company FluffyMeowPaws in Eugene, Oregon. Clair is a plant enthusiast too and she made in-depth research on toxic and non-toxic plants for cats.