Here are a few ways to keep cats and dogs out of your houseplants:
Cover the soil.
Cover the soil of the plants with something that your pets don't like, such as aluminum foil or chicken wire.
Choose plants that are unappealing to pets.
Some plants have scents or textures that cats and dogs don't like. Others have compounds that can be toxic to pets.
Some houseplants that are unappealing to cats and dogs include:
Train your pets to stay away from your plants.
This will take some time and patience, but it can be done. Start by teaching your pet the "leave it" command. Once your pet is consistently obeying this command, you can begin to work on teaching them to stay away from your plants.
Place the plants on a high shelf or table that your pets can't reach.
Make your plants less appealing to pets. This can be done by spraying them with water or placing them in an area that your pet doesn't like. If you have a cat, this may mean keeping your plants on high shelves or in rooms that your cat doesn't have access to. If you have a dog, this may mean keeping your plants in elevated planters or in rooms that your dog isn't allowed in.
Put a fence or other barrier around the plants.
Use physical barriers to keep your plants out of reach of your pets. This may include placing your plants in elevated planters or using fences or gates to block off access to your plants.
We hope these tips are helpful in keeping your plants safe from your furry friends!