Are Hosta plants poisonous if eaten by cats?

Question by Susan: Are Hosta plants poisonous if eaten by cats?

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Answer by Ocimom
Not that I know of, but I would discourage ALL plant eating by the cats.

Thank you Pearl – I stand corrected. We don’t have any plants inside the house and our cats don’t go outside – much safer that way.

What do you think?

2 Responses to “Are Hosta plants poisonous if eaten by cats?”

  1. pearlmar says:

    According to ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the hostas are poisonous to some animals like cats, dogs and horses.

  2. susan n says:

    They are poisonous to cats and to dogs as well. They belong to the family Liliaceae (lilies, onions etc) all of which are poisonous.
    More info:
    http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/poison-control/Plants/hosta.aspx

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