Mexican Breadfruit

Mexican Breadfruit

plants

Alternate names

Ceriman, Cut-leaf philodendron, Split-leaf philodendron, Swiss cheese plant, Hurricane plant, Monstera deliciosa, Fruit salad plant

Toxicity to pets

Mexican breadfruit, also known as the Hurricane plant, Cut-leaf or Split-leaf philodendron, and Swiss Cheese 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.

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    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.