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Philodendron

Scientific name

Philodendron

Common name

Philodendron

Type

House plant or outdoor plant

Toxicity: 2-4

Ingestion may cause minor symptoms such as rash, vomiting or diarrhea. Ingestion in large amounts can cause serious effects. These plants are known to cause problems in animals.

Toxic parts

All parts

Description

Philodendron is a genus of flowering plants with nearly 1,000 different species. Most have:

  • Vines with large leaves that alternate on stems
  • Purple, pink, red or greenish-white flowers on a spathe (spike with tiny flowers)

24-hour Poison Control Center hotline:

1-800-222-1222

Disclaimer

The list of poisonous plants on this website does not necessarily include every poisonous plant that is known or that might be found in a home or yard. The University of Kansas Health System does not advise eating any of the plants listed on this website. We discourage the use of any of these plants for self medication. The information on this site is taken from literature, and the degree of reliability is unknown. In case of accidental exposure or ingestion, contact the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.

 

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