Mother-in-law's Tongue

Indoor Plants
Health Rating
Latin Name
Dracaena trifasciata


Mother-in-law’s Tongue is an evergreen flowering plant with dark green and spotted leaves, sometimes with yellow bordering the edges, and small clusters of white or cream colored flowers emerge when the mature leaves unfurl.

For Your Pet

It is best to keep your pets away from any Dracaena plant as most are toxic if ingested. The saponins can cause choking, internal bleeding, dilated pupils, diarrhea, and more.


Do not feed your pet Mother-in-law’s Tongue plants as they can cause serious illness.


If you believe that your pet has been poisoned immediately call your vet or one of the animal poison control hotlines on this list.