Name: Cleopatra
Gender: Female
Age: Grown plant
Species: African Strangler/ Dandelion

Cleopatra is a man-eating plant owned by Morticia Addams.

Morticia's other plants included Roses (for their thorns), hemlock, henbane, and poison ivy.

She never eats people currently, although she does sometimes bite or try to strangle them sometimes. Morticia claims they give her heartburn, so it can be assumed she's eaten at least one person in the past.


Cleopatra is an African Strangler plant whose main diet is chunks of red, fleshy meat (Cleo's favorite food was zebra burgers and yak meatballs). Morticia grew Cleopatra from a seed, and says she is young but not very smart.[1] When Gomez first met her, Morticia warned him that she bit and fed her some zebra burger. The overly aggressive plant was always snuggling up to the family's visitors who didn't realize the plant's apparent affection was really Cleopatra's way of sizing up her next meal. When she nearly strangles Sam Picasso, Gomez warns him "She's an ear-nibbler."[2] Mother Lurch once tried to feed Aristotle to her.[3] Morticia gave one of Cleopatra's babies to the charity bazaar.[4] Cleopatra once ate Morticia's favorite photo of Gomez.[5] When she flirted with Gomez, he said he'd call Nairobi and have his man send a male African Strangler for her.[6] Morticia put her on a low-calorie diet when her tentacles were getting thick.[7] When the Addamses were trying to convince the vet to treat Kitty Kat, they lied that she'd "lost her desire to strangle." The vet, whom Cleopatra was coiled around, replied "All of it?" On the 1998 revival series The New Addams Family on the Fox Family Channel, Morticia could be seen sprinkling "Wonder Weed" to enhance the growth of her weed garden. Cleopatra is part dandelion.[8] She is part komodo dragon on her mother's side.[9]


The Addams Family original series episodes:

Season One

Season Two

The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode:

The New Addams Family episodes:

Mentioned In



  1. The Addams Family Meet the VIPs
  2. Art and the Addams Family
  3. Mother Lurch Visits the Addams Family
  4. Morticia's Favorite Charity
  5. Portrait of Gomez
  6. Ophelia Visits Morticia
  7. Lurch's Grand Romance
  8. Wednesday Is Missing
  9. Cleopatra, Green of the Nile

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