Spider Plant



Hazard Information

Route: Ingestion     Plant Part: Leaf

Scale: Low

When consumed in large amounts, causes vomiting and lethargy.


Common Name

Spider Plant

Latin Name



Evergreen house plant which has narrow leaves, usually green edged creamy white stripes. The white star shaped flowers are produced on thin stems about 60 cms. (2ft) long. Small rosettes of leaves appear on the flower stems.


This plant is not particularly toxic but it is a very common house plant and if eaten in large amounts can cause digestive disturbances. Cats are attracted to this plant because of its grass like leaves. 


If consumed in large amounts vomiting and lethargy are the general symptoms.

Flowering Period

This plant will produce flowers at any time.


Floral displays and as an indoor plant. Some varieties grown outdoors in gardens