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*/**:

Amaryllis are flowers that are dangerous for cats

Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)

Autumn Crocus is a flower dangerous for cats

Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)

Azalea is a flower dangerous for cats

Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)

Castor Bean is a flower dangerous for cats

Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)

Chrysanthemum is a flower dangerous for cats

Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)

cyclamens are flowers that are dangerous for cats

Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)

Dieffenbachia is a plant dangerous for cats

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia sp.)

Hedera helix is a plant dangerous for cats

English Ivy (Hedera helix)

Kalanchoe Sokotra is a plant dangerous for cats

Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)

Lilium candidum are flowers dangerous for cats

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

Cannabis sativa is a plant dangerous for cats

Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)

Nerium oleander is a flower dangerous for cats

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum is a flower that is dangerous for cats

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)

Epipremnum aureum is a plant dangerous for cats

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Cycas inflorescence is a plant dangerous for cats

Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)

pani koorkka is a flower that is dangerous for cats

Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)

tullips are flowers that are dangerous for cats

Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)

Taxus baccata are flowers that are dangerous for cats

Yew (Taxus sp.)

Narcissus poeticus are flowers dangerous for cats

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