Madagascar Dragon Tree

Madagascar Dragon Tree

plants

Alternate names

corn plant, dragon tree, money tree, red-marginated Dracaena, red-margined Dracaena, ribbon plant, straight-marginated Dracaena, straight-margined Dracaena

Toxicity to pets

The Madagascar dragon tree (Dracaena marginata) is an evergreen-like plant that varies in size, from a small ornamental plant to a small tree. Other common names include red-marginated Dracaena, straight-marginated Draceana, and ribbon plant. Dracaena species plants contain 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)
Dracaena marginata

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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.