Is Dracaena Marginata safe to add?

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Is Dracaena Marginata safe to add?

Postby timberwolf » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:01 pm

I recently picked up a red Dracaena Marginata plant. Also called a Dragon Tree. Does anyone know if it's safe for Beardie's? My dragon's enclosure is pretty big and I was thinking of planting it under the grow light on the cool side of the enclosure. Just wanted to see if anyone has any info. or experience before I re-pot and quarantine it.
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Re: Is Dracaena Marginata safe to add?

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:39 pm

I don't see any info about toxicity to reptiles so it may be safe. The ASPCA lists it as dangerous for dogs and cats though. While their systems aren't the same, I probably wouldn't take the risk without finding some concrete info about it with reptiles or birds (which tend to have similar systems).
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Re: Is Dracaena Marginata safe to add?

Postby zalaman » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:47 pm

I would say avoid, And agree with cooperdragon, i asked my sister who works in horticulture, she is not sure with bearded dragons but said not too because it is toxic and not worth the risk,


Toxicity of Dracaena Marginata. Beautiful as it is, the plant is also poisonous. While it's not harmful to humans, the leaves are extremely toxic to cats and dogs. Cats, in particular, seem fond of chewing on the leaves, which contain toxic alkyds.
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Re: Is Dracaena Marginata safe to add?

Postby timberwolf » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:56 am

I have decided to leave it out. Not worth the risk. I appreciate the information, thanks for the replies!
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