Keep Cats Away From Plants

For some reason our cat has started using 2 of our houseplants as her litter box. She knows better because she sneaks over to the plants when she thinks we’ve left the room. We’ve used plant-safe cat repellant but it doesn’t slow her down. I realize your forte is with plants, not cats, but if you know of anything that might help we would be so grateful! Thanks in advance!

Hi Kay,

Here are a few suggestions on how to keep cats away from your plants.

  1. Scatter moth balls on top of the soil
  2. Cats do not like citrus fruit. Place lemon peels or orange peels on top of the soil. Place a piece of yellow sticky insect card next to the fruit to catch any Plant PestLearn how to identify and treat the plant pest called Whitefly at https://www.houseplant411.com/glossary/whitefly-plant-pestss the citrus might attract.
  3. Spray the leaves with diluted Sriracha hot sauce.
  4. Place tin foil over the dirt, cats hate walking on tin foil.