Is Variegated Wandering Jew Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Variegated Wandering Jew

The Variegated Wandering Jew is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include conjunctivitis, dermatitis, itching of the skin, loss of fur, and redness around the eyes.

Variegated Wandering Jew is perennial ground cover species of spiderwort native to South America. They are grown as a garden plant or houseplant in many places. Variegated Wandering Jew do not produce seeds.

The scientific name for this plant is Tradescantia flumeninsis. Additional names for this plant include Inch Plant, River Spiderwort, Small-leaf Spiderwort, Speedy Henry, Wandering Gypsy, Wandering Jew, Wandering Trad, and Wandering Willie.

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