Toxic Plants and Cats

Walking cat with lilies

© Pelaqita Persians

A list of the most common toxic plants that are poisonous to cats. Please note that lilies (*), in particular, are dangerous to cats.

If a cat ingests any part of a poisonius plant, immediately rush the cat to a veterianrian and take the plant for identification.

Almond (Pits of) Eggplant Mother-in-Law's Tongue
Aloe Vera Elaine Mountain Laurel
Alocasia Elderberry Mushrooms
Amaryllis Elephant Ear Narcissus
Apple (seeds) Emerald Feather Needlepoint Ivy
Apple Leaf Croton English Ivy Nephytis
Apricot (Pits of) Eucalyptus Nightshade Oleander
Arrowgrass Euonymus Onion
Asparagus Fern Evergreen Ferns Oriental Lily *
Autumn Crocus Fiddle-leaf fig Peace Lily
Avacado (fuit and pit) Florida Beauty
Azalea Baby's Breath Flax Peach (pits and wilting leaves)
Baneberry Four O'Clock Pencil Cactus
Bayonet Foxglove Peony
Beargrass Fruit Salad Plant Periwinkle
Beech Geranium Philodendron
Belladonna German Ivy Pimpernel
Bird of Paradise Giant Dumb Cane Poinciana
Bittersweet Glacier Ivy Poinsettia (low toxicity)
Black-eyed Susan Golden Chain Poison Hemlock
Black Locust Gold Dieffenbachia Poison Ivy
Bleeding Heart Gold Dust Dracaena Poison Oak
Bloodroot Golden Glow Pokeweed
Bluebonnet Golden Pothos Poppy
Box Gopher Purge Potato
Boxwood Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy Pothos
Branching Ivy Heartland Philodendron Precatory Bean
Buckeyes Hellebore Primrose
Buddist Pine Hemlock, Poison Privet, Common
Burning Bush Hemlock, Water Red Emerald
Buttercup Cactus Henbane Red Princess
Candelabra Holly Red-Margined Dracaena
Caladium Horsebeans Rhododendron
Calla Lily Horsebrush Rhubarb
Castor Bean Horse Chestnuts Ribbon Plant
Ceriman Hurricane Plant Rosemary Pea
Charming Dieffenbachia Hyacinth Rubber Plant
Cherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves) Hydrangea Rosemary Pea
Cherry, most wild varieties Indian Rubber Plant Rubber Plant/Tree
Cherry, ground Indian Tobacco Saddle Leaf Philodendron
Cherry, Laurel Iris Sago Palm
Chinaberry Iris Ivy Satin Pothos
Chinese Evergreen Jack in the Pulpit Schefflera
Christmas Rose Janet Craig Dracaena Scotch Broom
Chrysanthemum Japanese Show Lily * Silver Pothos
Cineria Java Beans Skunk Cabbage
Clematis Jessamine Snowdrops
Cordatum Jerusalem Cherry Snow on the Mountain
Coriaria Jimson Weed Spotted Dumb Cane
Cornflower Jonquil Staggerweed
Corn Plant Jungle Trumpets Star of Bethlehem
Cornstalk Plant Kalanchoe String of Pearls
Croton Lacy Tree Philodendron Striped Dracaena
Corydalis Lantana Sweetheart Ivy
Crocus, Autumn Larkspur Sweetpea
Crown of Thorns Laurel Swiss Cheese Plant
Cuban Laurel Lily Tansy Mustard
Cutleaf Philodendron Lily Spider Taro Vine
Cycads Lily of the Valley Tiger Lily *
Cyclamen Locoweed Tobacco
Daffodil Lupine Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)
Daphne Madagascar Dragon Tree Tree Philodendron
Datura Marble Queen Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
Deadly Nightshade Marigold Tulip
Death Camas Marijuana Tung Tree
Devil's Ivy Mescal Bean Virginia Creeper
Delphinium Mexican Breadfruit Water Hemlock
Decentrea Miniature Croton Weeping Fig
Dieffenbachia Mistletoe Wild Call
Dracaena Palm Mock Orange Wisteria Yews (i.e., Japanese Yew)
Dragon Tree Monkshood Yew, English
Dumb Cane Moonseed Yew, Western
Easter Lily * Morning Glory Yew, American

Gardner's Path has written an informative article about household plants. Click here for further reading about indoor plants.

Click here to read an article, with pictures, of safe plants for cats.  29 House Plants That Are Safe For Cats.


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