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50 – 100 Safe Plants for Birds and Toxic Plants Dangerous for Birds Included

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by The Pet Engineers

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There are a lot of plants that are highly toxic for many animals.

Birds were not created to eat these toxic plants, so you must know how to keep your pet safe around them.

Here’s a list of safe plants and plants that can be dangerous to birds. With both lists, you’ll be able to choose the most suitable plants for your bird.

50-100 Safe Plants for Birds

Common NameBotanical NameFamily Name
AcaciaAcaciaAcaceae (Acacia)
African VioletsSaintpaulia spp.Gesneriaceae (Gesneriad)
AloeAloe sppLiliaceae (Lily)
Areca, Butterfly CaneChrysalidocarpus LutescensPalmae (Palm)
Australian Umbrella TreeSchefflera ActinophyllaAraliaceae (Aralia)
Baby’s TearsHelxine SoleiroliiUrticaceae
BambooArundinaria spp.Gramineae (Grass)
Bird Nest Fern
(See Ferns)
Aaspleniunz NidusFilices (Fern)
BegoniaBegonia spp.Begoniaceae (Begonia)
BougainvilleaWatch For Spines:Nyctaginaceae
Bromeliads:Watch For Spines:
Aechmea spp.
Bilbergia Spp.
Bronwelia Spp.
Cryptantyhus Spp.
Guzmania spp.
Neoregelia Spp.
Tillandsia spp.
Vriesia Spp.
Bromeliaceae
(Bromellads)
ChickweedCerastium Vulgatum
Christmas CactusZygocactus or Schlumbergera spp.Cactaceae (Cactus)
Cissus Kangaroo VinesCissus AntarticaVitaceae (Grape)
Coffee TreeCoffea ArabicaRubiaceae
ColeusColeus spp.Labiatae (Mint)
Corn PlantDracaena MassangeanaLilaceae (Lily)
CrabappleMalus spp.Rosaceae (Rose)
Creeping CharliePilea NummariifoliaUrticaceae
DandelionTaraxacum OfficinaleCompositae (Sunflower)
DogwoodCornus spp.Cornaceae
Donkey TailSedum MorganianumCrassulaceae (Crassula)
DracaenaDracaena spp.Liliaceae (Lily)
Dragon TreeDracaena DracoLiliaceae (Lily)
Easter CactusRhipsalidopsis Spp.Cactaceae (Cactus)
Gold Dust DracaenaDracaena GodseffianaLiliaceae (Lily)
Elephant Foot TreeBeaucarnea RecurvataLlliaceae (Lily)
EucalyptusEucalyptus sppMyrtaceae (Eucalyptus)
GardeniaGardenia JasminoidesRubiaceae
Gold DustDracaena GodseffianaLiliaceae (Lily)
Grape IvyRhoicissus RhomboideaVitaceae (Grape)
Hen and ChickensEcheveria And Sempervivum Spp.Crassulaceae (Crassula)
HibiscusHibiscus Rosa-SinensisMalvaceae (Malva)
Jade PlantCrassula Portulacea or ArgenteaCrassulaceae (Crassula)
KalanchoeKalanchoe spp.Crassulaceae (Crassula)
MagnoliaMagnolia Spp.Magnoliaceae (Magnolia)
MangoMangifera IndicaAnacardiaceae
MarigoldTagetes spp.Compositae (Sunflower)
Monkey PlantRuellia spp.Acanthaceae
Mother-In-Laws TongueSansevieria spp.Liliaceae (Lily)
NasturtiumTropaeolum MajusTropaeolaceae
Natal PlumCarissa GrandifloraApocynaceae
Nerve PlantFittonia VerschaffeltiiAcanthaceae
Norfolk Island PineAraucaria ExcelsaAraucariaceae
Passion Flower VinePassiflora spp.Passifloraceae
PeperomiaPeperomia spp.Piperaceae
PetuniaPetunia Spp.Solanaceae
PittosporumPittosporum  spp.Pittosporaceae
Pony Tail PalmBeaucarnea RecurvataLiliaceae
PothosScindapsus spp.Araceae (Philodendron
Prayer PlantMaranta LeuconeuraMarantaceae
Purple PassionGynura AurantiacaCompositae (Sunflower)
PyracanthaPyracantha Crenato-SerrataRosaceae
Red-Margined DracaenaDracaena MarginataLiliaceae
Sago PalmCycas RevolutaCycadaceae
Schefflera (Umbrella)Schefflera ActinophyllaAraliaceae
Sensitive PlantMimosa spp.Leguminosae (Pea)
Snake PlantSansevieria spp.Liliaceae (Lily)
Spider or Airplane PlantChlorophytum ComosumLiliaceae
Swedish IvyPlectranthus spp.
Coleus spp.
Labiatae (Mint)
Rubber PlantFicus ElasticaMoraceae (Fig)
Thanksgiving CactusZygocactus or Schlumbergera spp.Cactaceae (Cactus)
ThistleCirsium spp.Compositae (Sunflower)
Toyon Tree or CaliforniaHeteromeles (Phitonia) Arbutifolia
Wandering JewTradescantia FluminensisCommelinaceae
White CloverTrifolium RepensLeguminosae (Pea)
Umbrella PlantSchefflera ActinophyllaAraliaceae (Aralia)
Velvet PlantGynura AurantiacaCompositae (Sunflower)
YuccaYucca  sppLiliaceae (Lily)
Zebra PlantAphelandra squarrosa
Calathea zebrina
Acanthaceae,
Marantaceae
Bromeliaceae
Safe Plants For Birds

50-100 Toxic Plants To Birds

Common nameScientific nameFamily Name
Balsam firAbies balsameaPinaceae
Rosary bean, Rosary pea, Jequirity beanAbrus precatoriusFabaceae
Chenille plant, Copperleaf, FiretailAcalypha spp.Acalypha
MapleAcer spp.Sapindaceae
Achillea, YarrowAchillea millefoliumAsteraceae
Bushman’s poison, WintersweetAcokanthera spp.Apocynaceae
Aconite, MonkshoodAconitum spp.Ranunculaceae
Buckeye, California buckeye, Horse chestnutAesculus spp.Sapindaceae
African lily, Agapanthus, Lily-of-the-NileAgapanthus spp.Amaryllidaceae
Agave, Century plantAgave spp.Asparagaceae
Aglaonema, Chinese evergreenAglaonema spp.Araceae
Ailanthus, Tree-of-heavenAilanthus altissimaSimaroubaceae
HollyhockAlcea roseaMalvaceae
Allium, Wild onionAllium spp.Amaryllidaceae
AlderAlnus spp.Betulaceae
Alocasia, Elephant’s earAlocasia spp.Araceae
Alstroemeria, Peruvian lilyAlstroemeria spp.Alstroemeriaceae
Love-lies-bleeding, Tassel flowerAmaranthus caudatusAmaranthaceae
Amaryllis, Belladonna lily, Naked ladyAmaryllis belladonnaAmaryllidaceae
Bishop’s weed, False Queen Anne’s laceAmmi majusApiaceae
Scarlet pimpernelAnagallis arvensisPrimulaceae
PineappleAnanas comosusBromeliaceae
Anemone, Pasque flower, WindflowerAnemone spp.Ranunculaceae
AnthuriumAnthurium spp.Araceae
ColumbineAquilegia spp.Ranunculaceae
Indian turnip, Jack-in-the-pulpitArisaema triphyllumArums
Sagebrush, WormwoodArtemisia spp.Asteraceae
Arum, Black calla, Italian arumArum spp. Araceae
Butterfly weed, MilkweedAsclepias spp.Apocynaceae
Sprenger asparagusAsparagus densiflorusAsparagaceae
Garden asparagusAsparagus officinalisAsparagaceae
AsterAster spp.Asteraceae
Belladonna, Deadly nightshadeAtropa belladonnanightshade
Japanese aucubaAucuba japonicaGarryaceae
BegoniaBegonia spp. (some species)Begoniaceae
English daisyBellis perennisAsteraceae
BarberryBerberis spp.Berberidaceae
Birch treeBetula spp.Betulaceae
Bougainvillea (thorns)Bougainvillea spp.Nyctaginaceae
Bottle treeBrachychiton populneusMalvaceae
Angel’s trumpet, Jimson weedBrugmansia spp.Solanaceae
BoxwoodBuxus sempervirensBuxaceae
Cactus (thorns and sap)Cactus spp. Cactaceae
Bird-of-paradise shrub, PoincianaCaesalpina gilliesiilegume
CaladiumCaladium bicolorArums
HeatherCalluna vulgarisEricaceae
Marsh marigoldCaltha palustrisButtercups
Trumpet creeper, Trumpet vineCampsis radicansBignonias
Natal plumCarissa macrocarpaDogbanes
Fishtail palmCaryota spp.Arecaceae
BittersweetCelastrus scandensCelastraceae
Cestrum, Jessamine, Night-blooming jessamineCestrum spp.Solanaceae
ChamomileChamaemelum nobileAsteraceae
Shasta daisyChrysanthemum maximumAsteraceae
Chrysanthemum, Daisy, Marguerite daisyChrysanthemum spp.Asteraceae
Water hemlockCicuta spp.Apiaceae
Camphor treeCinnamomum camphoraLaurels
Grape ivyCissus rhombifoliaVitaceae
ClematisClematis spp.buttercup
Clivia, Kaffir lilyClivia spp.Amaryllidaceae
CrotonCodiaeum variegatumSpurges
Coffee plantCoffea arabicamadder
Autumn crocus, Meadow saffronColchicum autumnaleColchicaceae
TaroColocasia esculentaArums
Elephant’s earColocasia spp.Araceae
Poison hemlockConium maculatumUmbellifers
Lily-of-the-valleyConvallaria majalisAsparagus
DogwoodCornus spp.Cornaceae
Pampas grassCortaderia selloanaGrasses
New Zealand laurelCorynocarpus laevigataCorynocarpaceae
Smoke bushCotinus coggygriaCashews
CotoneasterCotoneaster spp.Rosaceae
Jade plantCrassula argenteaCrassulaceae
Crinum lilyCrinum spp.Amaryllidaceae
False heatherCuphea hyssopifoliaLythraceae
Toxic Plants to Birds

Summary

This article is for people who like gardening and birds.

You love watching birds and tend to plant many plants in your garden before realizing that some plants are toxic for birds and can cause harm to them.

This article provides a list of safe and toxic plants for birds.

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