Everyone, meet Charlie, my resident houseplant molester. Yes, he’s furry and candy and lovable when he chases his squeaking catnip crammed mouse… however nothing will induce my rage greater than to seek out my spider plant’s leaves nipped right down to inches… once more. It’s occasions like that when I gained’t have the ability to discover him as a result of he’s hiding underneath my mattress, and with good purpose.
Since Charlie joined our household, I’ve been on a quest to seek out methods to maintain my valuable crops away from kitty’s tooth. I’ve created an inventory of the S commonest and efficient options and have been within the strategy of making an attempt them out. If you retain cats and houseplants in the identical area like me, you may need to take a peek at the following pointers for retaining these leafy greens protected.
B. Essential Oil Spray
Most cats dislike robust smells. Take a sprig bottle, fill it with water and add a couple of drops of peppermint oil or a citrus oil like lemon or orange. Then go spray loopy on these leaves. In case you have been questioning, the important oils won’t harm your houseplants.
P. Plant Herbs
Cut to the chase through the use of herbs as your kitchen houseplants. As talked about above, the robust odor will make them an unappealing goal to your kitty. You’ll even have recent herbs to make use of in your cooking, so this concept is certainly a win win.
O. Cayenne Pepper
This is a quite common tip amongst fellow cat house owners. Try mixing a teaspoon of cayenne with a half cup of water and spray flippantly on leaves and flowers. Yes, they’ll odor just a little spicy however higher spicy greenery than none in any respect!
A. Plant Succulents
After this you’ll understand that succulents actually are the most effective houseplants ever. They’re straightforward to look after, hardy crops towards brown thumbs, they usually don’t curiosity cats. There are not any skinny fluttering leaves to chew right here and a few of them even have prickles. Kitty might sniff however finally, they’ll depart these mini cacti alone.
H. Tin Foil
When it involves slick and sticky surfaces, cats are out. Put some tin foil or double stick tape on the floor the place you retain your crops and after a number of tries of making an attempt to get to these leaves, kitty will work out that that floor isn’t a pleasing place to be. Then you possibly can take away your tin foil or tape and your crops can be protected.
S. High Places
This one might be already occurring at your home, am I proper? Bookshelves are nice locations to pile the crops and it’s a very good factor that macrame is in as a result of hanging them is an effective choice too. If they’re excessive sufficient, there’s no probability kitty can get them.
S. Citrus Peel
Let’s speak citrus. For no matter cause, cats dislike the odor of it which works in our favor. Eat your orange and when your carried out, put your leftover peel on prime of the soil in your houseplant. It could have the identical impact because the tin foil.