Is Dracaena Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Dracaena
Dracaena song of India, twisted (Lemon surprise). Evergreen foliage. Plant for sale in flower shop.

The Dracaena is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include anorexia, depression, dilated pupils, drooling, hypersalivation, incoordination, vomiting.

Dracaena is a perennial herb reaching a height of 39 inches and a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to Central Africa. This plant is commonly known as lucky bamboo but the stem is fleshy compared to a typical bamboo. It can tolerate dry air and does not require constant spraying. Somehow it became the most popular plant in certain parts of India where the plants are usually imported from Taiwan and China. Dracaena was named after the German–English gardener Henry Frederick Conrad Sander.

The scientific name for this plant is Dracaena spp. Additional name for this plant include Airplane Plant, Corn Plant, Cornstalk Plant, Dragon Tree, Ribbon Plant, Spider Plant and St. Bernard’S Lily.

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