Is Grass Palm Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Grass Palm

The Grass Palm is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include anorexia, depression, dilated pupils, excessive saliva, lack of appetite hypersalivation, an vomiting.

The Grass Palm grows up to 20 metres tall and widely planted in New Zealand.  It also grows as an ornamental tree in higher latitude and does not do well in hot tropical climates. The flowers are produced in dense,  large panicles which bloom during spring and early summer. Good flowering seasons occur every few years only.

The scientific name for this plant is Cordyline australis. Additional name for this plant include Cabbage Palm, Cabbage Tree, Giant Dracaena and Palm Lily.

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