Are Nemesia Poisonous?

Pretty, colorful flowers and minimal care make Nemesia a well-loved plant for many gardeners. This annual is a good pick for anyone who wants bold color and easy care requirements. Nemesia is also a good choice for parents and pet owners since this long bloomer is non-toxic for children, dogs, and cats. Nemesia is not dangerous, but it is also not a food source, so be mindful of children or pets around this plant, especially if they are curious and prone to putting things in their mouths.


Are Nemesia Poisonous to Children?

Nemesia is a flowering annual that will grow up to 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide, depending on the cultivar. The tubular flowers are lovely and may cause curious little ones to investigate. Nemesia is not poisonous to children, so you can enjoy peace of mind while enjoying the lovely blooms of this plant. Eating the flowers, foliage, or stems of Nemesia is not harmful, although this plant does not provide any nutritional benefit.


Are Nemesia Poisonous to Dogs?

Include Nemesia in your landscape even if you have a curious canine. Nemesia is non-toxic, and it is not poisonous to dogs. Just because this plant is not dangerous does not mean you should let your dog or puppy chow down. Eating too much of anything can cause an upset stomach, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Are Nemesia Poisonous to Cats?

Nemesia is not poisonous to cats. Kittens and mature cats are safe if they eat the flowers or any part of the Nemesia plant. Overeating can cause an upset stomach, so be aware if your feline friend behaves out of the ordinary or has symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain.

Are Nemesia Poisonous to Other Animals?

Most animals tend to leave Nemesia alone. This is good news for your landscape and curb appeal, but there is no need to worry if an animal eats your Nemesia plant. This flowering perennial is not poisonous and will not harm an animal that munches on the foliage or flowers.

Symptoms Of Nemesia Poisoning

Nemesia is non-toxic, but there is no nutritional value to this plant. While eating it is not dangerous, eating too much of anything that is not considered food can be potentially harmful. Always check with your doctor or veterinarian for guidance if you suspect Nemesia poisoning. 

  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain

Preventing Nemesia Poisoning

Nemesia is not poisonous, but it is disappointing if a foraging animal eats this beauty. Fencing and scent-based deterrents are the most effective ways to protect Nemesia plants from hungry animals. Feature the plant in a busy area near a walkway or patio to deter deer and other wild animals from getting close enough to damage the plant.


Pet Poison Helpline

If something were to happen to your furry friend, and you suspect that they are suffering from Nemesia 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.

Sources: "Cats and Dangerous Outdoor Plants." Cats Protection.

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Author Alison Cotsonas - Published 09-01-2022