Fox
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Dwarf Fruits Trees - poisonous to cats?

Are dwarf fruit trees poisonous to cats? The kinds I was looking at include Dwarf Lemon & dwarf Meyer Lemon, dwarf lime, and dwarf banana. I would love to grow something like that in the house, but not if it puts my nibbling cats in danger. :lol:

Also, do these plants need a ton of sunlight? I have a somewhat west-facing room that only gets light a few hours a day and almost no direct sunlight.

Newt
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Most cats don't like citrus and shouldn't bother any of the citrus trees. I can't imagine banana being toxic to cats either. My dogs eat bits of banana when I bake banana bread and never get sick. Here's some lists of plants toxic to cats.
https://lancaster.unl.edu/factsheets/031.htm
https://www.sniksnak.com/plants.html
https://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pro_apcc_toxicplants

Here's a list of non-toxic plants.
https://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pro_apcc_nontoxicplants

Newt

Lulu
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I have house gardening cats....they actually like citrus fruit, and are keen to lick oranges/lemons, but they leave my plants alone....I got citrus for the same reason- cat friendly.

Fox
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Okay, sounds good. Thanks for the help! :D

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