Are My Plants Poisonous?

I recently bought a house and the previous owners left some plant behind. Because I have cats and children, I am afraid to misidentify these plants as I know some plants are poisonous. Could you help please?

Hi Shirley,

The first is a Chinese evergreen and it is a poisonous plant. The second is a cyclamen and it is also poisonous. You can read more about these plants in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

Dark green and gray Patterned leaves of Chinese Evergreen plant

The second plant is a beautiful flowering cyclamen plant.

Lavendar colored Cyclamen Plant

You can learn more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants. It’s available in paperback and kindle format on Amazon.