African Evergreen

African Evergreen

plant

Scientific name

Syngonium podophyllum

Alternate names

Goosefoot plant, American evergreen, Arrowhead vine, Arrowleaf vine, Trileaf wonder

Toxicity to pets

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.

Common signs to watch for:

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

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Disclaimer

The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.