Is Hurricane Plant Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Hurricane Plant

The Hurricane Plant is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

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

Hurricane Plant is an epiphyte with aerial roots also known as Swiss cheese plant. They are indigenous native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, south to Panama. It is characterized by large, feathery, heart shaped leaves and becomes mildly invasive when it becomes older.

The scientific name for this plant is Monstera deliciosa. Additional name for this plant include Ceriman, Cutleaf Philodendron, Delicious Monster, Mexican Breadfruit, Monstera, Moter-in-Law, Split-leaf Philodendron, Swiss Cheese Plant and Window Leaf Plant.

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