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Nov 1, 2017 5:58 PM CST
Milwaukee, WI
Hi all! My work (a cali-mex restaurant) let the employees take home whatever plants were on our patio when we closed it for winter. I'm excited to have some new foliage to decorate with, but concerned that some might be toxic to my cats. Any idea what they are/ if they're safe? Thanks for any info!
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Nov 1, 2017 7:37 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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I can't help, but you have a lovely selection of plants there!
Nov 1, 2017 7:44 PM CST
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Starting with your second pic:

#1 - agave of some sort
#2 - aeonium, possibly 'Sunburst'
#3 - cristate or mostrose form of some type of cactus, I've seen it before, but can't remember the name. I think it's somewhat common, so one of our cacti/succulent experts should probably easily know it
#4 - maybe another aridity of aeonium but not certain
#5 - Kalanchoe tomentosa, I believe
#6 - Croton variety, probably 'Mammy'
Nov 2, 2017 10:38 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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#3 is an Opuntia or Euphorbia. If it bleeds white, its a Euphorbia
#4 is an Echeveria
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Nov 2, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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From second pic:

Agave de-meesteriana variegated
Smooth Agave (Agave de-meesteriana 'Variegata')

Aeonium "Sunburst"
Aeonium (Aeonium davidbramwellii 'Sunburst')

Euphorbia flanaganii crest
Green Coral Plant (Euphorbia flanaganii 'Arm Crest')

Nice looking Echeveria

Kalanchoe tomentosa
Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)

The only potential safety hazard is the Euphorbia, which oozes white sap under pressure when the skin is broken or a piece is broken off. The sap is an irritant, bad to get on your hands and especially bad in your eyes. I'm not sure exactly how dangerous (Euphorbias vary widely in this respect) but you can assume some degree of hazard. The agave of course has spines on the end of its leaves, but you knew that already. Smiling
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