Alocasia

Alocasia

plants

Alternate names

Amazon elephant’s ear, Giant elephant's ear, Elephant’s ear

Toxicity to pets

Alocasia plants contain 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 the mouth and GI tract. VERY rarely, swelling of the upper airway occurs making it difficult to breathe.  See Oxalates (Insoluble) for more information.

Common signs to watch for:

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

 

Alocasia

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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.