The bottom line: Most succulents won’t harm pets if ingested, but there are a few toxic varieties that pet owners and veterinarians need to be aware of. Make sure your clients are steering clear of these potentially dangerous succulents both inside and outside their homes.
Keeping this in view, are any succulents poisonous?
ARE SUCCULENTS POISONOUS & WHICH ONES? Kalanchoe and Euphorbia succulents are two succulents that can be toxic to humans. Still, as a general rule with all house plants, it’s important to keep even non-toxic succulents out of reach of children and pets.
Accordingly, is jade plant toxic?
The jade plant (Crassula ovata) is one of the toxic family members of the Crassula family. They’re best kept in hard-to-reach places, as this specific kind of jade plant can be toxic to pets. Their harmful principles set them apart from other members of the jade family, like the Ripple Jade.
How do I know what kind of succulent I have?
Here are some of the plant characteristics to look for when identifying succulents:
- Leaf – shape, size and thickness.
- Color – of leaves, flowers or stems.
- Markings or bumps on the leaves.
- Flower – shape, color, number of blooms and petals.
- Stem – color, texture, length.
- Ciliate hairs.
- Epicuticular wax.
- Spikes, spines or smooth.
10 Non-Toxic, Pet-Safe Succulents
- Zebra Haworthia.
- Blue Echeveria.
- Ponytail Palm.
- Burro’s Tail.
- Sempervivum “Ruby Heart”
- Holiday Cacti.
- Haworthia retusa.
- Opuntia Species.
10 Edible Succulents (and How to Grow Them Yourself)
- Prickly Pear (Opuntia Ficus-Indica) …
- Dragon Fruit. …
- Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) …
- Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea) …
- Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea Gigantea) …
- Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus Wislizeni) …
- Chalk Lettuce (Dudleya edulis) …
- Stone Crop (Sedum Species)
Echeveria are safe around pets and humans, although it’s not advisable to eat them. They are quite often used as ornaments on wedding cakes, although organically grown plants are suggested. Haworthia are non toxic.