Is Schefflera Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Schefflera

The Schefflera is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include coma, convulsions, difficulty in swallowing, excessive drooling, intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips, tongue, oral irritation, vomiting, and renal failure.

Schefflera has an estimated 600-900 species of flowering plants in the family Araliaceae. Some species are grown in pots as houseplants. The plants are consists of trees, shrubs or lianas, growing 4- 20 m tall.

The scientific name for this plant is Schefflera. Additional names for this plant include Australian Ivy Palm, Gold Capella, Octopus Tree, Starleaf, Queensland Umbrella Tress, and Umbrella Tree.

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