Re: Nepenthes and Cats.....

From: Eric Hon-Anderson (
Date: Fri Nov 05 1999 - 11:20:09 PST

Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 14:20:09 -0500
From: Eric Hon-Anderson <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3712$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Nepenthes and Cats..... wrote:

>how are cats generally with the Nepenthes species? I have 3
>cats and will want a Nepenthes species sometime in the future.
>Anyone got advice? Even if its just "don't worry". They should be happy as
>I'm growing catnip and oat grass for them! :-)

I've never had problems mixing a small number of CPs including Neps with my
3 cats, although I have found that cats' tastes differ. One cat eats his
oat grass enthusiastically. He's a small problem because he also will eat
ladyslipper orchids (Paphs, Cyps, Phrags, he's tried them all, but so far
no other orchids, and never a CP) when I let the oats run out.

The other two don't care for any vegetable but catnip. Knocking plants off
sunny windowsills is a much greater risk than predation.

Are you able to keep oats, barley, and wheat growing as a permanent indoor
crop, or just for about 2-3 weeks per batch like me?


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