If you have a cat, be careful. A cat means you can’t have certain types of houseplants because they could be toxic to your pet. If you’re going to get houseplants, make sure they’re cat-friendly.

Licorice root is actually an anti-inflammatory, so it can help relieve a pet with allergies causing itchy skin or an elderly cat with arthritis. Valerian affects cats similarly to catnip so you can use this instead of catnip. So get houseplants your cat will enjoy and then you can have cats and plants to liven up your home.

To learn more about safe houseplants for your cat, click here.