Are Coral Bells Poisonous?

Coral Bells is a perennial evergreen plant known for stunning foliage, and it is non-toxic and non-poisonous to people and animals. All parts of the Coral Bells, or Heuchera plant, are safe, so there is no need for concern if your pet or child eats the plant or touches the foliage. You should still monitor pets and children around plants, especially if they eat anything they shouldn’t, but you can have peace of mind that the Coral Bells plant is not poisonous.


Are Coral Bells Poisonous to Children

Coral Bells is not just pretty to look at, but it is also family-friendly and completely safe. Go ahead and plant Coral Bells in your yard or in containers on your patio and rest easy knowing that your children are safe around this non-toxic plant. Coral Bells are not poisonous, and touching the leaves is not known to cause skin irritation or rashes.

Are Coral Bells Poisonous to Dogs

If your canine companion decides to taste test a Coral Bells plant, there is no need to worry. All parts of the Coral Bells are safe and non-toxic to dogs. If a dog were to eat a very large quantity of the plant, they might experience an upset stomach, but the plant parts are not poisonous.

Are Coral Bells Poisonous to Cats

Coral Bells are cat-friendly perennials that are non-toxic. Your curious cat will be safe if they munch on the non-poisonous foliage, stems, or flowers. 

Are Coral Bells Poisonous to Other Animals

Coral Bells are non-toxic and safe to have around all animals. All parts of the plant, from the foliage to the stems and the flowers, are non-poisonous, so if livestock or a pet were to eat any part of the Coral Bells plant, they would be safe.

Symptoms of Coral Bells Poisoning

Always check with your doctor or veterinarian for guidance if you suspect plant poisoning. 

Preventing Coral Bells Poisoning

The Coral Bells plant is not poisonous, so there is no need to take measures to limit contact or keep animals away from the plant. You can confidently plant Coral Bells in any area with appropriate light and soil and not worry about pets or livestock. Coral Bells is safe to have in your home and grow as a houseplant.

Pet Poison Helpline

If something were to happen to your furry friend, and you suspect that they are suffering from (insert plant) poisoning, there is a poison control hotline to call for 24/7 vet advice. It is called the Pet Poison Hotline, and their phone number is (855) 764-7661.

Click here for a complete list of Pet Safe Plants.

Sources: "Coral Bells."  American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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 Author Alison Cotsonas - Published 15-12-2021