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Is Purple Baby Tears Toxic For Cats?

Is Purple Baby Tears Toxic For Cats
Written by Clair Chesterman

No, the purple baby tears are not hazardous for cats. It is one of the succulents that you can safely keep around your cats and does not harm them. This plant was classified by the ASPCA as one of the nontoxic plants for cats. It doesn’t have any known characteristics that could jeopardize our cherished cat.

Can Cats Eat Purple Baby Tears?

Purple Baby Tears won’t harm your cat if he happens to eat some. it is a pet-friendly plant so don’t worry if you catch him munching on it. It’s also crucial to remember that any plant, hazardous or not, can harm animals.

Ingesting even non-toxic plants might upset a pet’s stomach, especially if the animal has a sensitive stomach. Other plants may even have chemicals or pesticides on their leaves, which can further harm animals. Always try to prevent pets from eating indoor plants.

What is a Purple Baby Tears?

Purple Baby Tears (Frithia pulchra) also known as fairy elephant’s feet is a type of blooming plant that is unique to Gauteng Province in South Africa and belongs to the fig-marigold family Aizoaceae. Temperate grassland with significant summer rainfall is its natural habitat.

A little stemless succulent with bulbous oblong leaves with leaf windows at the tip and winter daisy-like blooms in magenta and white, it is just 10 cm (3.9 in) tall and 20 cm (7.9 in) wide. It has the capacity to contract beneath the soil’s surface during dry spells, preventing excessive desiccation but making it very difficult to locate. It must be grown inside under glass in temperate climates because it cannot withstand frosts.

Keeping Cats Away From Purple Baby Tears

Making your plant unattractive to your cat can be effective, even though training your cat is a wonderful solution. Citrus isn’t particularly liked by cats. They dislike the flavor and aroma, so spritz your succulent with water and squeeze lime, lemon, or orange juice on it.

If the soil around your plant is exposed, think about covering it with something breathable. Cover the dirt with a permeable material, like burlap. Apply a natural citrus repellant by spraying.

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.