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What plants are poisonous to cats?

Updated on June 27, 2010

Apparently Corn is OK

Plants Poisonous to Cats

Almond (Pits of)

Aloe Vera

Alocasia

Amaryllis

Apple (seeds)

Apple Leaf Croton

Apricot (Pits of)

Arrowgrass

Asparagus Fern

Autumn Crocus

Avacado (fuit and pit)

Azalea

Baby's Breath

Baneberry

Bayonet

Beargrass

Beech

Belladonna

Bird of Paradise

Bittersweet

Black-eyed Susan

Black Locust

Bleeding Heart

Bloodroot

Bluebonnet

Box

Boxwood

Branching Ivy

Buckeyes

Buddist Pine

Burning Bush

Buttercup

Cactus, Candelabra

Caladium

Calla Lily

Castor Bean

Ceriman

Charming Dieffenbachia

Cherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves)

Cherry, most wild varieties

Cherry, ground

Cherry, Laurel

Chinaberry

Chinese Evergreen

Christmas Rose

Chrysanthemum

Cineria

Clematis

Cordatum

Coriaria

Cornflower

Corn Plant

Cornstalk Plant

Croton

Corydalis

Crocus, Autumn

Crown of Thorns

Cuban Laurel

Cutleaf Philodendron

Cycads

Cyclamen

Daffodil

Daphne

Datura

Deadly Nightshade

Death Camas

Devil's Ivy

Delphinium

Decentrea

Dieffenbachia

Dracaena Palm

Dragon Tree

Dumb Cane

Easter Lily *

Eggplant

Elaine

Elderberry

Elephant Ear

Emerald Feather

English Ivy

Eucalyptus

Euonymus

Evergreen

Ferns

Fiddle-leaf fig

Florida Beauty

Flax

Four O'Clock

Foxglove

Fruit Salad Plant

Geranium

German Ivy

Giant Dumb Cane

Glacier IvyGolden Chain

Gold Dieffenbachia

Gold Dust Dracaena

Golden Glow

Golden Pothos

Gopher Purge

Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy

Heartland Philodendron

Hellebore

Hemlock, Poison

Hemlock, Water

Henbane

Holly

Honeysuckle

Horsebeans

Horsebrush

Horse Chestnuts

Hurricane Plant

Hyacinth

Hydrangea

Indian Rubber Plant

Indian Tobacco

Iris

Iris Ivy

Jack in the Pulpit

Janet Craig Dracaena

Japanese Show Lily *

Java Beans

Jessamine

Jerusalem Cherry

Jimsonweed

Jonquil

Jungle Trumpets

Kalanchoe

Lacy Tree Philodendron

Lantana

Larkspur

Laurel

Lily

Lily Spider

Lily of the Valley

Locoweed

Lupine

Madagascar Dragon Tree

Marble Queen

Marigold

Marijuana

Mescal Bean

Mexican Breadfruit

Miniature Croton

Mistletoe

Mock Orange

Monkshood

Moonseed

Morning Glory

Mother-in Law's Tongue

Morning Glory

Mountain Laurel

Mushrooms

Narcissus

Needlepoint Ivy

Nephytis

Nightshade

Oleander

Onion

Oriental Lily *

Peace Lily

Peach (pits and wilting leaves)

Pencil Cactus

Peony

Periwinkle

Philodendron

Pimpernel

Plumosa Fern

Poinciana

Poinsettia (low toxicity)

Poison Hemlock

Poison Ivy

Poison Oak

Pokeweed

Poppy

Potato

Pothos

Precatory Bean

Primrose

Privet, Common

Red Emerald

Red Princess

Red-Margined Dracaena

Rhododendron

Rhubarb

Ribbon Plant

Rosemary Pea

Rubber Plant

Saddle Leaf Philodendron

Sago Palm

Satin Pothos

Schefflera

Scotch Broom

Silver Pothos

Skunk Cabbage

Snowdrops

Snow on the Mountain

Spotted Dumb Cane

Staggerweed

Star of Bethlehem

String of Pearls

Striped Dracaena

Sweetheart Ivy

Sweetpea

Swiss Cheese plant

Tansy Mustard

Taro Vine

Tiger Lily *

Tobacco

Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)

Tree Philodendron

Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia

Tulip

Tung Tree

Virginia Creeper

Water Hemlock

Weeping Fig

Wild Call

Wisteria

Yews --

e.g. Japanese Yew

English Yew

Western Yew

American Yew

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      Tuulia 

      7 years ago

      Hi!

      All cyperus are poisonous to cats. Cats may not show any symptoms at first but the poisonous effect of these plants are cumulative(toxins accumulate in liver) and may cause kidney and liver problems.

      It is outrageous that many flower shops sell these plants as "cat grass" for cats and other animals to eat.

      I'm sorry to hear that all your houseplants were labelled as toxic. But thankfully there are many plants that are safe to cats.:)

      Visit http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plant... and find out which are safe and which are toxic.

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      Morgan H. 

      8 years ago

      Can you tell me if Cyperus Egyptian papyrus) is poisonous to cats? When I did a web search, your site came up, yet I don't find it on your list. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's okay, as we just adopted 2 young cats from a shelter, and they are curious and into everything. (Our former cats have all died at ripe old ages, and never bothered the plants.) Sadly, I see on the Web that ALL my houseplants are labelled as toxic or poisonous: my big old jade plant, geraniums, etc. I'll start over. But I hope hope my water plant papyrus (kept in our little outdoor fishpond all summer) can now safely be returned to a sunny indoor windowsill. THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE! Morgan outside Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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