Is Red-Marginated Dracaena Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Red-Marginated Dracaena

The Red-Marginated Dracaena is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, depression, dilated pupils, drooling, inappetence, increased heart rate, incoordination, loss of appetite, staggering, vomiting, and weakness.

Red-Marginated Dracaena is a genus of about 120 species of trees and succulent shrubs. It has also formerly been separated into the family Dracaenaceae or placed in the Agavaceae In the APG IV classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae. .

The scientific name for this plant is Dracaena marginata. Additional names for this plant include Dragon Tree, Madagascar Dragon Tree, and Straight-marginated Dracaena.

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