Wandering Jew Plant and Cats: Is It Poisonous?

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Symptoms of Wandering Jew Poisoning in Cats

Wandering Jew is a common houseplant that can be found in many homes. It is a tropical herbaceous vine with heart-shaped leaves. They grow up to about 10 inches and have glossy-green leaves with pale pink, white, purple, or red stripes. Wandering jew can be propagated from both cuttings as well as from seeds. The plant uses both leaves and stems for photosynthesis and grows well in medium to low light. However, it can survive in shady areas in the garden. The plant needs moist soil and does not like direct sun. Wandering Jew is also called airplane plant because it can grow on a flat surface like a ceiling or a window. It can also be grown along fences or railings.

A concern that you might be having right now is: Can my cat be harmed by touching this plant? Dogs and cats are more likely to try to eat plants, especially if they are new to the home. The most important thing you can do is to keep your plants up and out of reach. You can also put pea gravel around them.

Protecting Your Wandering Jew Plants From Pets

The houseplant known as the wandering Jew (Tradescantia fluminensis) is cultivated for its bright-colored stems and its ever-growing nature.

In contrast to its name, wandering Jew is more likely to stay put in the garden or in a house if a certain amount of care is devoted to it. If you want to learn more about this plant, and how to look after it inside your home, then this is the article for you.

The first thing to know is that while this plant is very succulent, it is not poisonous so you don’t have to worry about your cat or dog eating it!

However, the wandering Jew tends to produce a sticky substance on some of its leaves, which makes this plant unsuitable for a house with young children. Wandering Jew is really quite easy to care for, so long as you remember to water it ideally once every few days in the summer, and when needed in the winter months.

You will certainly feel happier if you treat your wandering Jew to a thorough workout every few days to keep its stems compact, as opposed to letting it trail all around the edges of its container. Also, make sure you always use a plant fertilizer that is intended for use on houseplants and steer clear of any fertilizers that you would not ingest yourself.