Is Indian Rubber Plant Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Indian Rubber Plant

The Indian Rubber Plant is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include dermatitis, diarrhea, swolen mouth and vomiting.

The weeping fig also known as ficus tree or benjamin fig is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae. It was originated from Australia and Asia and it’s the official tree of Bangkok. Birds such as wompoo fruit dove, ornate fruit dove,orange-bellied fruit dove, Torresian imperial pigeon, superb fruit dove, purple-tailed imperial pigeon and pink-spotted fruit dove favored its small fruit. Weeping fig is also naturalized  in the states of Florida,West Indies and Arizona in the United States.

The scientific name for this plant is Ficus benjamina. Additional name for this plant include Benjamin Fig, Ficus Tree, Fig and Weeping Fig.

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