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Madagascar Dragon Tree


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 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.

Poison type: Plants

Scientific name: Dracaena marginata

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