Is Variegated Philodendron Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Variegated Philodendron

The Variegated Philodendron is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include diarrhea, difficulty in swallowing, excessive drooling, intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips, tongue, mouth swelling, oral irritation, and vomiting.

The Variegated Philodendron is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae and a native to Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Queensland, and a few western Pacific islands. The species Scindapsus pictus is common in cultivation.

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

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