Scientific Name


Common Name



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


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)


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