Is Kaffir Lily Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Kaffir Lily

The Kaffir Lily is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include cardiac arrhythmias, convulsions, diarrhea, drooling, inappetance, lethargy, low blood pressure, general appearance of unwellness, salvation, tremors and vomiting.

Kaffir Lily is a native in South Africa as well as in Swaziland. It is also popular in Japan, China, New Zealand, and the United States, particularly California. Kaffir Lily is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clivia of the family Amaryllidaceae.  It is a popular plant for shady areas and grows into large clumps and is surprisingly water wise.

The scientific name for this plant is Clivia minata. Additional name for this plant include Bush Lily, Clivia Lily and Natal Lily.

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