Lacy Tree

Lacy Tree

Plants

Scientific name

Philodendron Selloum or Bipinnatifidum

Alternate names

Lacy Leaf Philodendron, Split Leaf Philodendron

Toxicity to pets

This plant contains insoluble calcium 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:

  • Hypersalivation
  • Vomiting
  • Inappetence
  • Diarrhea
Philodendron selloum

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Dogs

Toxicity Level

Mild

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Cats

Toxicity Level

Mild

Cows

Toxicity Level

Mild

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.