Dracaena

Dracaena

plants

Alternate names

cornstalk plant, corn plant, ribbon plant, dragon tree, Madagascar dragon tree, money tree, lucky bamboo

Toxicity to pets

The cornstalk plant, corn plant, ribbon plant, dragon tree, money tree, or lucky bamboo are a few of the common names used for plants of the genus Dracaena. There are varying species that contain unknown steroidal saponins which may cause drooling, vomiting, weakness, incoordination and dilated pupils (cats) when ingested.

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weakness
  • Incoordination
  • Dilated pupils (in cats)
Lucky Bamboo or Dracaena sanderiana

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Disclaimer

The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.