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Are Christmas Cactus Plants Poisonous to Cats?

By Moira Clune ; Updated September 21, 2017
Christmas cactus plants are generally considered safe to grow around cats.
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While the ASPCA states that Christmas cactus--Schlumbergera bridgesii—is non-toxic to cats and dogs, pets should not be allowed to eat the stems or flowers. Growers may treat the plant with systemic insecticides. Additionally, the sap can be a feline allergen.