African Evergreen

African Evergreen

Pictured: African Evergreen

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Oral pain
  • Decreased appetite

This climbing vine contains insoluble oxalate crystals similar to other plants in the Araceae family. Chewing or biting into this plant will release these crystals causing tissue penetration and irritation to the mouth and oral cavity. VERY rarely, swelling of the upper airway occurs, making it difficult to breathe. See Oxalate (Insoluble) for more information.

Poison type: plants

Alternate names: Goosefoot plant, American evergreen, Arrowhead vine, Arrowleaf vine, Trileaf wonder