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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-07-2005, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Help! My cat is killing my plant!

Okay, we have a floor plant, a rather large one...not sure what type it is actually. Anyway, I have this...uncanny ability to kill plants. But this one was just fine for weeks and then suddenly started to die. Thinking I had yet again sucked the life out of another plant, I decided that I would no longer buy plants.

Well, this evening I think I may have discovered why it's dying. I witnessed my female cat crawl up into the pot and urinate in the soil.

Any suggestions on how to stop this behavior?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-08-2005, 12:00 AM
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I used to have a kitty who did that and I tried everything from tinfoil and screening to cayenne pepper. Finally I bought some bamboo sticks (any nursery or Home depo should have them. I stuck them all around the edge of the pot and slanted them to the plant so he couldn't hurt himself on them. (Like a little teepee.) It worked! He was no longer able to even get in the pot. You may not be able to save this plant but to try I would put the whole thing in the shower and let it sit under the water for a while to try to flush (haha) all the urine out of the soil.
Good luck!

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