Philodendron

Philodendron

Philodendron


Many species of philodendrons are grown as house plants. Leaves and stems may contain calcium oxalate which can damage the mouth, throat and stomach. Cats sometimes eat the foliage and may suffer irreparable kidney damage. There are many forms of philodendrons, each with different shaped leaves. One example is the "cut leaf" philodendron or Monstera. Other species such as Alocsia, Anthurium, Colacasia (Elephant Ears) and Caladium grow in warm climates of Mexico and Hawaii. Beware of the serious danger of poisoning if ingested in large amounts.