by Kendra


Hi, I have just purchased a succulent from the local supermarket. It is labeled as Graptoveria ‘Moonglow’ also known as Echeveria ‘Moonglow’.

I wanted this plant for my apartment, but my 1 year old cat seems to take an interest in all houseplants. He’s never actually eaten one, but I have found little tooth holes in some of my other plants.

I’m worried that this will be poisonous to him, but I can’t give the succulent proper sunlight without putting it where my cat can easily reach. I can’t seem to find anything about this type of succulent, and an answer would be much appreciated.

Hi Kendra, from what I have been able to find out, most Echeveria do not have the same side effects as some of the other types of succulents, but I can’t pin down for sure if the other part of this plants genetic background is as non-toxic.

Young cats (like all adolescents!) are curious, and sometimes tend to get into things as an experiment. If you can make sure he has lots of other things to keep him occupied (like barley grass grown in a small container so he has a way of getting some chlorophyll, which is what he’s after) that will stop him from eating plants that may not be good for him.

Hope that helps!

I would err on the side of caution, if possible. Can you place the plant in a decorative bird cage so your feline friend can’t reach it? This is what I recommend if you’re not sure if a plant will be an issue if it’s eaten.

Comments for Graptoveria (Moonglow)

Jun 27, 2014
Thank You!
by: Kendra (OP)

I will see how curious he is about the plant, and if I need to, I will definitely get the cage. Thanks for the timely answer!