by Judy Smith
(Fresno, CA, USA)
Graptopetalum & Pachyphytum succulent plants.
Luckily, these types of plants are not as toxic as plants in other species, but if the baby has actually swallowed the pieces, I wouldn’t waste any time taking the child and parts of the plant to the emergency room.
It is probably worth having some Syrup of Ipecac handy if this is a common problem; learn about how to use this emetic which will make the victim vomit.
Keep all succulents out of reach, including any fallen pieces – they are just too appealing to a certain age group.
Best of luck,
Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist