Is Florida Beauty Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Florida Beauty

The Florida Beauty is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, depression, dilated pupils, drooling, gi upset, inappetence, incoordination, increased heartrate and drooling, loss of coordination, vomiting and weakness.

Florida Beauty and the majority of its species are native to to Africa, southern Asia through to northern Australia. They belong to the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae with the scientific name Dracaena meaning “female dragon” from the romanized form of the Ancient Greek δράκαινα – drakaina.

The scientific name for this plant is Dracaena surculosa. Additional name for this plant include Dracaena Gold dust, Florida Beauty, Gold Dust Dracaena, Gold Dust Plant, Japanese Bamboo, Spotted Dacaena and Spotted Leaf Dracaena.

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