But the plants are also poisonous if ingested. Large doses can cause nausea and vomiting, and the poison found in the plant has a numbing effect that can cause the tongue and throat to swell. The plants are more toxic to dogs and cats, which can suffer from nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Its botanical name is Sansevieria trifasciata, and the succulent belongs to the Asparagaceae family. It's native to West Africa, particularly from Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, and Guinea.