Is Straight-Margined Dracaena Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Straight-Margined Dracaena

The Straight-Margined Dracaena is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

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

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

The scientific name for this plant is Dracaena marginata. Additional name for this plant include Dragon Tree, Red-Margined Dracaena, Red-Marginated Dracaena, Madagascar Dragon Tree, and Straight-Marginated Dracaena.

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