Is Taro Vine Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Taro Vine

The Taro Vine is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include difficulty swallowing, drooling, dyspnea, irritation, oral irritation, renal failure, and vomiting.

Taro Vine is a species native to Mo’orea in the Society Islands of French Polynesia. It is an evergreen vine growing to 20 m tall and a popular houseplant in temperate regions. It has numerous cultivars selected for leaves with yellow, light green, or white.  Taro Vine also becomes naturalized in some parts of Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, northern Australia and  South Asia.

The scientific name for this plant is Epipremnum aureum. Additional name for this plant include Ceylon Creeper, Devil’s Ivy, Devil’s Vine, Golden Pothos, Hunter’s Robe, Ivy Arum, Money Plant, Silver Vine, Solomon Islands Ivy, and Marble Queen.

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