The Tail Flower is poisonous for both cats and dogs.
Typical symptoms include excessive drooling, difficulty swallowing, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, oral irritation, pawing at the mouth, and vomiting.
Tail Flower belongs to the largest genus of the arum family Araceae with 1000 species. Some species are terrestrial. They can be grown as houseplants, or outdoors in mild climates in shady spots.
The scientific name for this plant is Anthurium scherzeranum. Additional names for this plant include Anthurium, Tailflower, Flamingo Flower, Flamingo Lily, Flamingo Plant, Laceleaf, Oilcloth Flower, Painter’S Pallet, and Pigtail Plant.
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