I have this type of grassy houseplant. I think it might be a Ponytail Palm, but it seems to be slightly different. I want to put them outside on the porch my cats frequent, but they go crazy chomping at them so I'm afraid they will get sick. I need to identify the plant.

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  • I edited the photos into the post for you. Please ask a separate question for your other plant. Thanks!
    – Niall C.
    Apr 26, 2017 at 16:01

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This plant looks like a pencil cactus or milkbush. If that is a pencil cactus, the plant is toxic to dogs and cats. If a person contacts the white, milky, latex sap of the plant, it can cause an anaphylactic reaction. Please do not let your cats, or any pet, chew on this plant.

Pencil Cactus

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