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Red-Marginated Dracaena

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Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weakness
  • Incoordination
  • Dilated pupils (in cats)

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The red-marginated (or margined) Dracaena (Dracaena marginata) is an evergreen-like plant that varies in size, from a small ornamental plant to a small tree. Other common names include Madagascar dragon tree, straight-marginated Draceana, and ribbon plant. Dracaena species plants contain saponins which may cause drooling, vomiting, weakness, incoordination and dilated pupils (cats) when ingested.

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Dracaena marginata

Alternate names: red-margined Dracaena, straight-marginated Dracaena, Madagascar dragon tree, rainbow tree