Reasons a Cat’s Pajamas Plant Should Be Part of Your Home or Office Décor 

A cat’s pajamas, also known as catmint, or Nepeta, is a lovely perennial herb from the mint family that grows as a bush.

It is a glorious sight in a garden and can attract just as much attention and positive energy inside your home or office. However, it is not only good for positive energy, but it can also be used for medicinal purposes.

A Cat’s Pajamas Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices

A Cat’s Pajamas Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices

With flowers that come in white, pink, or lavender, the cat’s pajamas will grow up to 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Placed in a large pot, this gorgeous, quick-growing plant will spread out in all directions, smell strongly of mint when crushed or bruised, and even repel mosquitoes, rabbits, and deer.

At the same time, it will attract pollinators like bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies, so feel free to place it in a big room next to a wide-open window. You’ll feel like you’re bringing a bit of the outdoors in.

The plant will also clean the air for you, absorbing toxins and breathing out oxygen. You really can’t go wrong with one of these gorgeous mints in your home or office.

Are Cat’s Pajamas Plants Good for the Feng Shui Flow of a Room?

Of course, the cat’s pajamas plant brings positive feng shui energy into your space. It is medicinal after all, so you can expect positive healing energy.

In addition, it is a grounding and stabilizing plant, encouraging an earthy atmosphere that will balance and strengthen you when you need it most. You can draw on this plant for productive and balanced energy, looking forward to growth, progress, and goal achievement.

For those interested in learning more about feng shui practices, check out this master class article on how to use feng shui.

Are Cat’s Pajamas Plants Easy to Grow and Maintain?

The cat’s pajamas plant is hardy, grows quickly, and is easy to maintain. At the same time, it won’t drop seeds and grow more plants unless you want it to.

How Do Cat’s Pajamas Plants Grow?

The cat’s pajamas plant grows natively in Europe, Asia, and Africa in dry climates that get enough water when the soil loses its moisture. It is drought tolerant, though, so don’t worry if you forget to water every once in a while.

What Kind of Soil Does a Cat’s Pajamas Plant Need?

Because it comes from a dry climate, the cat’s pajamas calls for a well-draining soil. You can choose pretty much any indoor houseplant soil that has a dry clay consistency.

How Much Light Does a Cat’s Whiskers Plant Need?

This catmint calls for full sun to get all its flowers in full bloom, so place it near a big, wide-open window.

How Much Water Does a Cat’s Pajamas Plant Need?

When you first plant the cat’s pajamas, you should make sure it gets plenty of water. After the first year, you can cut back the watering and allow the soil to dry out in between waterings. Be sure the soil dries out all the way before watering.

For more information on watering plants, check out my other article for signs, tips, and tricks to avoid watering mistakes.

Other Conditions that Are Important to a Cat’s Pajamas Plant

While the cat’s pajamas loves full sun and plenty of water in the first year, after that, you can allow the plant to sit in full morning sun then enjoy afternoon shade.

It will wait for water, and it does not need too much fertilizer. You can consider fertilizing the plant during the warmer months.

Once the plant starts to get too bushy in the pot, you can replant the plant in a larger pot. Be sure to use a pot that is larger than you think you’ll need.

Also, ensure the pot has large drainage holes in the bottom, so it drains well, and be mindful that during the winter, when the weather gets cold, you need to keep plant warm as it is not frost-tolerant.

You are not likely to have to deal with pests or diseases, but if you do notice any bugs on the plant, you can spray it with neem oil and wipe them off the leaves.

Cat’s Pajamas Plant Decorating Ideas

Because it is a large, bushy plant, you should give this plant some space. Plan for a large pot then place smaller plants around it to bring out the colors of the flowers.

Alternatively, or in addition, you can hang shelving above the cat’s pajamas and place several smaller plants along the wall. Create a room full of plants for a foliage-filled space.

In terms of colors, plant the cat’s pajamas in a neutral-colored pot or one that matches the color of the flowers for symmetry.

Do Fake Cat’s Pajamas Plants Look Real?

Do Fake Cat’s Pajamas Plants Look Real

At the end of the day, if you for any reason cannot grow or maintain a cat’s pajamas plant, you can always invest in an artificial version. Fake cat’s pajamas plants can still provide all the positive feng shui energies, and it will make your space come alive.

And if you’re wondering if artificial plants are even in style, check out my piece on whether artificial plants and flowers are tacky.

Real or fake, the cat’s pajamas plant is a dream to have in your home or office. It will stand as a conversation starter, breathe life into your space, and contribute to the overall look of any room.

Do you have any thoughts? Any tips or tricks for decorating with a cat’s pajamas plant? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers.

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