Is Split Leaf Philodendron Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Split Leaf Philodendron

The Split Leaf 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.

Split Leaf Philodendron belongs to the 2nd largest member of the family Araceae. Its scientific name Philodendron is derived from the greek word philo and dendron. Philo which means love or affection and dendron for tree. These flowering plants are commonly grown as indoor and ornamental plants and still have many undescribed species.

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

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