Mother-in-Law's Tongue

Pictured: Sansevieria

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Decreased appetite
  • Lethargy or depression
  • Vomiting

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

Poison type: plants

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