stop cats peeing in your potted plants
Nothing is more annoying than cat pee in your indoor pot plants.
The smell can become overwhelming after a few dozen pees. Cats are
notorious for using your potted plants as a toilet even if they are
provided with clean litter trays or access to the outside. The soft
damp earth is just irresistible to them so you need to make it as
uncomfortable as possible for the cat to urinate in the plant pots.
Below are a few tips on how to prevent cats peeing in the house
plant soil and a few tips on how to save your potted plants from the
effects of cat urine.
- Put aluminum foil over the soil . Most cats
don't like to walk on it.
- Put pine cones in the pot. The pricklier the better.
- Cover the soil with large irregular shaped
pebbles or stones. Not so comfortable for the cat when trying to dig
in the soil.
- Use a strong citrus or citronella spray around the top of the
pot. Most cats don't like citrus smell. Alternatively you can put
orange or lemon peel around the plant.
- Put chicken wire over the earth Bend it so it is raised off the
surface of the soil. The cat will feel insecure if he jumps on it
and also it will stop him digging
- Cut fly screen to fit the size of the top of the pot. Cut a split
in it and place it around the stem of the plant and place it so it
lies over the
- Put double sided sticky tape around the top of the pot. This may
deter the cat from hopping in. They don't like the feel of it on
- Use a spray bottle containing water to squirt at your cat when
you catch him in the act of peeing in the pot plant, or for longer
range get a kid's water pistol.
Cat urine will certainly kill some plants. If your pot plants stink take them outside and use the hose to
flush them out or stand them in the sink and run clean water through
them. You can also use a little white vinegar mixed with the
flushing water to neutralize the cat urine and restore the ph.