The Cornstalk Plant is poisonous for both cats and dogs.
Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, anorexia, depression, dilated pupils, drunken appearance, hypersalivation, and vomiting.
The cornstalk plant grows in upland regions at 600-2,250 m altitude. It is a flowering plant species that is native throughout tropical Africa, from Sudan south to Mozambique, west to Côte d’Ivoire and southwest to Angola.
The scientific name for this plant is Dracaena fragrans. Additional names for this plant include Corn Plant, Dracaena, Dragon Tree, Massangeana Cane, Mass Cane, Ribbon Plant, and Striped Dragon Palm.
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