Are these plants poisonous to cats?

Hi Geoff,



This first plant is a Neanthebella Palm also called a Parlor Palm. It is not considered to be a poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 The Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants [Paperback]is an excellent reference to keep around if you have young children and pets. plant.


It’s a little hard to tell what this plant is.  It looks like a Ficus Tree but I am not sure. Here’s a picture of a Ficus benjamina, what do you think? Some come with a braided trunk some with a regular trunk. If it’s not the right plant, please email a close up of the leaves and I’ll try to identify the plant for you.

Ficus plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants