Are my houseplants poisonous to dogs & cats?

Hi there! I have acquired 2 plants and I don’t want to bring them in the house until I know if they are hazardous to cats or dogs…I have a ‘Popcorn Cassia’ (or Cassia Didymobotrya) and a Moses in the Cradle Plant (tradescantia spathacea)…thank you for your time.


Popcorn Cassia (Cassia didymobotrya) is a unique and beautiful plant, though I have only seen it grown as an outdoor plant not a houseplant. When the leaves of the Popcorn Cassia (sometimes called Peanut Butter Cassia) are crushed it emits the scent of buttered popcorn. It is a poisonous plant and will cause problems if ingested by humans or pets.


Moses in the Cradle plants are poisonous house plants with a #3 toxicity level. The sap of a Moses in the Cradle plant causes severe pain in the mouth if eaten and minor skin irritations that last a few minutes.

Glossy green and purple Moses in the Cradle Plant
Moses in the Cradle
Tradescantia spathacea

You can read all about common houseplants that are poisonous to cats, dogs, other pets, and children in Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat-A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.