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BRIEF: Are crassula (jade plants) poisonous to humans?


QUESTION:
Are crassula (jade plants) poisonous to humans?

ANSWER:

It is known to cause diarrhea and irritate the intestine. It is related to the much more toxic Pig's ears (Colyledon orbiculata) and the various Kalanchoe species. I don't think enough jade plant gets eaten to really test its potential as a toxin, but it is one of the most frequently referred plants to poison centers!