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Apr 27, 2018 1:28 PM CST
|Hello! I have this lovely plant at work that was given to me as a gift. I want to it bring home but I am scared of my cat taking a bite and getting sick. Does anyone know the name of this plant and if its toxic?
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Apr 27, 2018 1:32 PM CST
|Don't chance it.
Most house plants are poisonous.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Apr 27, 2018 2:31 PM CST
|It eminds me of Bloodleaf (Iresine diffusa f. herbstii)
Many plants are toxic to cats and/or dogs so unless you can get a confirmation on the exact identity, I'd hesitate to take it home, especially if your kitty tends to chew on plants. Here's the ASPCA listing for Iresine: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...
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Apr 27, 2018 4:17 PM CST
|Not a houseplant in my zone, but great color in shady spots. Very easy to start from cuttings.|
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