Are Succulents are Poisonous to Cats or Dogs?

Are Succulents Poisonous to Cats or Dogs?

With succulent plants become more and more popular worldwide due to their low-maintenance and rich colors, there are endless succulents varieties available to purchase in the market.

Generally speaking pets are prone to smelling, touching, licking, and even ingesting anything that interests them. For those who have pets like cats or dogs in family, it is better to dig out the specie name of succulents and do a search online before bring succulents into your home.

So are succulents poisonous to cats or dogs?

Fortunately, most succulents are not. To prevent your pets from being harmed by poisonous plants, see our list below.

Popular Pet Safe Succulents

Air Plants

Hen and chicks


Burro's Tails

crassula burros' tail succulents




Opuntia (Prickly Pear)

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Toxic Succulents for Pets

Aloe Vera

Crassula Ovata (Jade Plant)

Crassula Arborescens (Silver Jade Plant)

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Sansevieria Trifasciata (Snake Plant, Mother-In-Law’s Tongue)

Senecio Rowleyanus (String of Pearls, String of Peas Plant)

string of pearls succulents
Kalanchoe Tomentosa(Panda Plant)

Kalanchoe Daigremontiana(Mother of Thousands)

Kalanchoe Delagoensis(Chandelier Plant)

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Pencil Cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli)

Pencil Cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli)

Bear’s Claw (Cotyledon tomentosa)

Bear’s Claw (Cotyledon tomentosa)

Pig’s Ear (Cotyledon orbiculata)

Blue Chalksticks (Curio repens)

Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)

According to ASPCA and Pet Poison Helpline, symptoms of toxicity includes mouth irritation, stomach pain, lethargy, drooling, vomiting, dry-heaving, diarrhea, red urine, clumsy movements, listlessness, skin irritation, etc. 

Due to succulents variety is growing, pet safe or toxicity list is an ongoing process. Doing a search before purchasing succulents you are not familiar with into home is recommended.

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