Chandelier Plant, Devil's Backbone, Kalanchoe, Mother-In-Law-Plant, Mother of Millions, Mother of Thousands
Toxicity to pets
Kalanchoe is a common, beautiful houseplant with hundreds of flowers (which range in color from yellow to orange, pink, or red). This plant does belong to a group of plants that contain cardiac toxins (bufadienolides). However, ingestion by dogs and cats most often results in gastrointestinal irritation or upset. If a large enough amount is ingested there may still be risk for more severe signs including changes in heart rate and rhythm, weakness, and collapse.
Common signs to watch for:
- abnormal heart rhythm (rare)
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.