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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sago Palm Can Kill

Home improvement stores are selling a houseplant that is poisonous to pets and children. The Sago Palm or Cycad is used in outdoor landscaping in the southern U.S. and as a houseplant in colder climates. The entire Sago Palm is toxic, including the seeds and root ball. Signs of illness include vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. The toxins in the plant can cause liver failure. It is estimated that 75-80% of animals ingesting this plant will die in spite of aggressive medical treatment. Please teach your dogs not to eat plants. Many green growing things are toxic.


Mikeoutdoorsman said...

Please note, there are 2 different species of sago palms. They are not related to each-other in any way.

Sago palm known scientifically as Metroxylon is completely edible. It was once and still is the main source for edible heart of palm although alternative palms have been being used lately due to over harvesting of Metroxylon sago palm. It also has many more edible parts including flour made from the inner bark.

Sago Palm known as Cycas revoluta) is Highly Poisonous. Revoluta is actually a Cycad and evergreen plant and are often mistaken for palms.

Dee said...

Thank you for the clarification!