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  Are Aglaonemia toxic?
From: "Windy Aubrey" <exotics at hawaii.rr.com> on 2008.09.28 at 23:11:43(18588)

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.




From: agrsuw at ku.ac.th on 2008.09.29 at 09:37:31(18591)
Dear Windy,

Aglaonema has no toxic sap as found in Dieffenbachia. You can use the plant
without any worry on it poison.


From: "mossytrail" <mossytrail at hctc.com> on 2008.09.29 at 18:18:15(18597)
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

From: agrsuw at ku.ac.th on 2008.09.30 at 03:42:18(18603)
Of course, don't try eating the plant.

Quoting mossytrail :

> To my knowledge, all Araceae have the calcium oxalate

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