Related to the philodendron, the dieffenbachia contains the same oxalate crystals. However, unlike philodendrons, dieffenbachia ingestion usually produces only mild-to-moderate symptoms. If a leaf is chewed, it can cause a oral irritation, intense burning, and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, difficulty swallowing, and vomiting. Other names include charming dieffenbachia, giant dumb cane, tropic snow, dumbcane, exotica, spotted dumb cane, and exotica perfection.  Photo 7 of 7 in 6 Popular Houseplants to Avoid When You Live With Pets

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Related to the philodendron, the dieffenbachia contains the same oxalate crystals. However, unlike philodendrons, dieffenbachia ingestion usually produces only mild-to-moderate symptoms. If a leaf is chewed, it can cause a oral irritation, intense burning, and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, difficulty swallowing, and vomiting. Other names include charming dieffenbachia, giant dumb cane, tropic snow, dumbcane, exotica, spotted dumb cane, and exotica perfection.

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