Is Tree Philodendron Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Tree Philodendron

The 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.

The Tree Philodendron is a plant that belongs to the family Araceae and subgenus Meconostigma, one of three subgenera within the genus Philodendron. This plant is native to South America, namely to Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, and Paraguay, but is also cultivated as a landscape plant in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate climates.

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

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