Pencil Cactus

Pencil Cactus

Pictured: Pencil Cactus

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin irritation
  • Eye irritation

Euphorbia species plants may cause irritation to the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and eyes following exposure. This is largely due to the milky sap within the plant that contains numerous irritants.

Poison type: plants

Scientific name: Euphorbia tirucalli

Alternate names: milkbush, milk bush, sticks on fire, fire sticks pencil cactus