are clivia poisonous to dogs?
With its exotic flowers, clivia is an enchantingly beautiful houseplant but some caution is needed, because clivia is also poisonous.
Clivia (Clivia) was a popular houseplant for a while, but has fallen more and more into oblivion. In this article, we explain why the plant is a real eye-catcher and what you need to bear in mind when caring for it.
Clivia is also often called Natal lily and botanically belongs to the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). The plants originate from the southern regions of Africa and were introduced to us as houseplants around the 19th century. Clivia is evergreen, rhizome-forming and can grow to about half a metre high. The basal leaves are very long and resemble a green strap. Their flowers are hermaphroditic and appear in spring from about February to May, depending on the species. Several hanging or upright individual flowers are formed, which are arranged in umbels and immediately catch the eye with their bright red, orange or yellow shades. After the plant has withered, it develops roundish berries over a longer period of time, which turn reddish when ripe.
Symptoms of Clivia Lily Poisoning in Dogs
Your dog may show symptoms right away or it may take several hours or days. The most common are:
- Abdominal pain
- Bloody diarrhea
- Decreased blood pressure
- Rapid heart rate
- Cardiac rhythm abnormalities
The clivia lily is part of the Amaryllidaceae family with several other common names such as:
- Caffre lily
- Cape clivia
- Kaffir lily
The clivia lily has several kinds of phenanthridine alkaloids, which are: