Is Gold Dust Dracaena Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Gold Dust Dracaena

The Gold Dust Dracaena 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.

Gold Dust Dracaena are native to  Africa, southern Asia through to northern Australia. It belongs to the family of  Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoidea which comprises about 120 species of trees and succulent shrubs. Its scientific name dracaena is derived from the romanized form of the Ancient Greek δράκαινα – drakaina meaning female dragon.

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

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