Are succulents poisonous?

While not all succulents are poisonous, it's a good idea to know the few that are and what type of threat they may pose to humans and animals. 

When I first started growing succulents I hadn't considered the fact that some of them might be poisonous or dangerous, especially since I knew some succulents like Aloe vera and Opuntia ficus-indica can be eaten. I also knew that the spines on cacti could also be painful.

In general, if you don't know what type of succulents you own, I'd highly recommend calling poison control if your child ingests any succulent. While they likely will not cause any serious harm, it could make them sick. 

If you have dogs or cats, or any other animal that roams your house or near your succulent garden it's a great idea to look up the type of succulents you own and see what potential threat they are to your animals. 

One of the more commonly known poisonous succulent is the Euphorbia family. Euphorbias contain a white sap in their leaves that can irritate skin. 


While not dangerous for humans, many Kalanchoes can cause animals to become sick if they eat the leaves. Usually it will cause some sickness but is rarely fatal. 


Tap the link below to know the few succulents that are poisonous and what type of threat they may pose to humans and animals.