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Posted 2Y ago by @galaxy.goth

Under attack

Everytime I get a couple of leaves on my peppermint plant, my cat comes up and chews on them. How can I protect my plant? (I’m VERY new to plants, so I only started out with peppermint, sweet basil, and rosemary πŸ˜…πŸ˜…)
0ft to light, direct
2” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 years ago
Peppermint is unsafe for cats so it would be best to protect your cat from the plant. I would create a little greenhouse of some kind that can cover the plant or grow it somewhere the cat cannot access. πŸ’—
I’m not sure how big your container is, but would it be possible to hang it in a macrame holder or get one of those shelves that stick to the window? Anything you can do to keep it out of reach of your cat is best. I have 80 plants and 2 cats and somehow they just leave them alone. I used to give them cat grass every now and then and they loved that. I did try orange peels in the pots for awhile but they would just bat them out of there! Lol.
@myplantritual I didn’t know it was bad for cats. There are two other plants next to it that she doesn’t touch. But I’ll try to come up with some sort If barrier.
@kaleena it’s a little tough for them to bat or anything, so I’ll try the orange peels. But I’ll try planting cat grass too so they have something to go to instead of my plants.
@galaxy.goth at least you know the orange peels can’t hurt! :) While it’s a little expensive, I always had really good luck with The Cat Ladies cat grass on Amazon. It grows quickly and comes with everything you need. ☺️
I have a catnip plant I keep on the floor specifically for my kitty to have, and it keeps her away from the others ones. I know it seems counterintuitive to lure her away from plants with plants, but it works for my cat!