Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

Mother-in-Law’s Tongue

plants

Alternate names

mother-in-law, good luck plant, golden bird's nest, Sansevieria trifasciata, snake plant

Toxicity to pets

Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) is a common house and office plant that may also be called the good luck plant, golden bird’s nest or snake plant. When ingested by pets, it typically causes gastrointestinal signs (e.g., drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.).

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Decreased appetite
  • Lethargy or depression
  • Vomiting
Mother-in-Law's Tongue

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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.