Is Lacy Tree Philodendron Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Lacy Tree Philodendron

The Lacy Tree Philodendron is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, difficulty in swallowing, excessive drooling, intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips, tongue, oral irritation and vomiting.

Lacy Tree Philodendron is a tropical plant native to to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia. It is normally cultivated in full sun and grows best in rich, moisture-retentive soil. It is known to many cultivators for its ease in covering a land mass and its tree-like trunk can reach up to 10 ft which enables the plant to support itself.

The scientific name for this plant is Philodendron selloum. Additional name for this plant include Horsehead Philodendron, Lacy Tree Philodendron and Tree Philodendron.

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