Is Heartleaf Philodendron Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Heartleaf Philodendron

The Heartleaf Philodendron is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include choking, difficulty swallowing, excessive drooling, hoarseness, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, low energy, oral irritation and vomiting.

Heartleaf Philodendrona are flowering plants primarily cultivated as ornamental and indoor plants. They are a large genus of flowering plants – second largest member of the family Araceae. The name is derived from the greek word philo and love which means love/affection and tree correspondingly. They can be found in many diverse habitats in the tropical West indies and Americas.

The scientific name for this plant is Philodendron bipennifolium. Additional name for this plant include Cordatum, Fiddle-Leaf, Fruit Salad Plant, Horsehead Philodendron, Lacy Tree Philodendron, Panda Plant, Red Emerald, Red Princess, Saddle LeafSplit Leaf Philodendron and Selloum.

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