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Concerns about Nandida Firepower shrub

I have wanted a Nandida firepower, (heavenly bamboo) for a long time and have just purchased one only to read online that the berries are highly toxic to both animals and birds, contain cyanide. Is this true and if it is which is the best way to dispose of this plant.


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 21,839
    Apple pips contain cyanide too.   I have cats and dogs and visiting birds and have no problems with this plant.
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  • colimar01colimar01 Posts: 4
    Thank you Obelixx vendee
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,024
    I have several Nandida and a dog - both are healthy :)
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 3,681
    I had the same initial concern, but my dogs, cats and visiting wildlife all ignore the berries - seems they know instinctively what is edible and what is not. Unless you plan to deliberately poison anyone/anything by adding the berries to an edible meal, all will be well ;)
  • colimar01colimar01 Posts: 4
    Thank you I might keep it now. I don't think I have anyone I want to poison at the moment. 
  • colimar01colimar01 Posts: 4
    Thank you Pete 8 glad your dog and plants are healthy you have all put my mind at ease.
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