Aloe Vera

Scientific name

Aloe vera

Common name

Aloe vera

Type

House plant or interiorscape (decorative plants for business)

Toxicity: 2-4

Ingestion may cause minor symptoms such as rash, vomiting or diarrhea. Ingestion in large amounts can cause serious effects. These plants are known to cause problems in animals.

Toxic parts

Sap of leaves

Description

  • Perennial herb
  • Thick, succulent, pointed, gray-green leaves with spiny edges
  • Tubular, yellow flowers on tall spikes

24-hour Poison Control Center hotline:

1-800-222-1222

Disclaimer

The list of poisonous plants on this website does not necessarily include every poisonous plant that is known or that might be found in a home or yard. The University of Kansas Health System does not advise eating any of the plants listed on this website. We discourage the use of any of these plants for self medication. The information on this site is taken from literature, and the degree of reliability is unknown. In case of accidental exposure or ingestion, contact the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.

 

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