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Nov 1, 2017 5:58 PM CST
|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!
Nov 1, 2017 7:37 PM CST
|I can't help, but you have a lovely selection of plants there!
Nov 1, 2017 7:44 PM CST
|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
|#3 is an Opuntia or Euphorbia. If it bleeds white, its a Euphorbia
#4 is an Echeveria
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
Nov 2, 2017 11:17 AM CST
|From second pic:
Agave de-meesteriana variegated
Smooth Agave (Agave de-meesteriana 'Variegata')
Aeonium (Aeonium decorum 'Sunburst')
Euphorbia flanaganii crest
Green Coral Plant (Euphorbia flanaganii 'Arm Crest')
Nice looking Echeveria
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.
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