Beautiful yet poisonous – 19 common plants and flowers to watch out for

These 19 plants and flowers are popular decorations around the house and garden. But did you know they are actually poisonous to cats?

Ingestion of (parts of ) the plant or flower can result in problems with the respiratory system, digestive tract, cardiac problems and even death.
Be extremely careful with the following flowers and plants*/**:

Red Amaryllis flower could be dangerous for cats

Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)

pink autumn crocus in a garden

Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)

red Azalea flowers that could be dangerous for your cat

Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)

This Castor Bean is a plant that could be dangerous to your cat

Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)

this yellow Chrysanthemum could be dangerous for you cat

Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)

These pink Wild cyclamens are dangerous to cats

Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)

This Dieffenbachia houseplant could be dangerous to cats

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia sp.)

The Hedera helix could be dangerous to cats

English Ivy (Hedera helix)

This green Kalanchoe Sokotra plant is dangerous for cats

Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)

These Lilium flowers are dangerous for cats

Lilies (Lilium sp.) –
extremely poisonous! Even ingesting some of the pollen can result in serious illness!

Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)

these pink Nerium are dangerous for cats

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

A white Spathiphyllum flower that could dangerous to cats

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

this Cycas inflorescence is a plant that could be dangerous for your cat

Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)

This green pani koorkka could be dangerous for cats

Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)

Red tullips in a field being dangerous to cats

Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)

A Taxus thats dangerous for cats

Yew (Taxus sp.)

White Dafodils in the mountains

Daffodils (Narcissus sp.)

Should your cat experience problems breathing or eating, excessive drooling, excessive drinking and urinating, vomiting, diarrhea, or a fast, slow or irregular heartbeat, please contact your vet immediately!

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*Please note that this is a list of the most commonly occurring flowers and plants only
** Please note that we are not responsible for the representability of the images included in this blog post. When in doubt about whether a plant is harmful for your cat, please contact your vet.

Source images: Wikipedia