harmful plants pet

Plant NameSystem AffectedDetails
African VioletHeartLeaves & stems are poisonous
AmaryllisIntestines & Brain
AnthuriumKidney & Liver
ApricotLungsPit contains cyanide
Autumn CrocusIntestines & Heart
BegoniaKidney & Liver
CaladiumMouth/SkinSevere irritation of mouth and tongue
Calla lilyKidney & Liver
Century plant (Agave)HeartSaponins in root may be fatal
Choke cherriesLungsUnripe berries contain cyanide
ChrysanthemumSkinRotten plants cause severe skin irritation
DaffodilIntestinesBulbs cause intestinal upset/death
DieffenbachiaIntestines & LungsMay cause fatal swelling of throat
Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia)Mouth/SkinJuice causes swelling of mouth/throat
ElderberryLungsUnripe berries contain cyanide
Elephant’s ear (Colocasia)Mouth/SkinSevere irritation of mouth and tongue
English IvyLungsBerries & leaves cause breathing difficulty & coma
EucalyptusHeartCyanide poisoning
Four o’clock (Mirabilis)IntestinesRoots and seeds cause stomach upset
HeliotropeHeartLeaves are poisonous
HydrangeaLungsStomach upset and bloody diarrhea
Lily of the valleyHeart
MistletoeHeart & Brain
Morning gloryBrainSeeds are toxic to birds
OleanderHeartVery poisonous, one leaf can be fatal
PeachLungsPit contains cyanide
Pencil cactusIntestines
PeperomiaHeartLeaves are poisonous
PetuniaHeartContains poisonous alkaloids
PhilodendronKidney & Liver
PoinsettiaMouth/SkinJuice is irritating to mouth/tongue/intestines
Prayer plantIntestinesLeaves are toxic
PrimroseSkinMay cause severe skin irritation
Rex begoniaIntestinesCauses vomiting
RhubarbKidney & Liver
Rubber Plant (Ficus)SkinSevere skin irritation
Sago PalmHeart & LiverWobbling, liver inflammation
ScheffeleraKidney & Liver
Sweet violetsIntestinesRhizomes and seeds cause upset stomach
WormwoodBrainOils can cause brain damage

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