Ribbon Plant

Ribbon Plant


Alternate names

corn plant, cornstalk plant, Dracaena, dragon tree, red-marginated Dracaena, red-margined Dracaena

Toxicity to pets

Ribbon plant is a common name used for many species of Dracaena plants. They are evergreen-like plants that varies in size, from a small ornamental to a small tree. 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)



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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.