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Re: Are Aglaonemia toxic?

  • Subject: Re: Are Aglaonemia toxic?
  • From: "mossytrail" <mossytrail@hctc.com>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 10:18:15 -0800

To my knowledge, all Araceae have the calcium oxalate
crystals.  The only question is whether Aglaonema has as
high a concentration as Deiffenbachia.  Even edible taro has
to be cooked in a certain way to make it edible.

Jason Hernandez
Naturalist-at-Large
 
> Hi,
> 
> I wanted to bring an Aglaonemia into the house, but didn't
> know if it is a toxic plant or not.   I have house cats
> and wondered if it were like a Dieffenbachia if one were
> to chew on it?  
> 
> I couldn't find anything online, so I am wondering if
> someone out there could help me, if they know.
> 
> Thanks in advance, I appreciate the help.
> Windy

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