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Q.Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium Podophyllum)

Anonymous added on August 4, 2011 | Answered

I am trying to find out if this plant is toxic to animals, particularly turtles. I have a member of my group that is feeding this to her red-eared slider and a box turtle. I want to make sure it cannot harm either animal. It is not on my lists of toxic plants.

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Answered on August 5, 2011

While Syngonium podophyllum is listed as toxic to humans, that doesn't mean it is toxic to turtles. You would have to ask a turtle expert to find out for sure.

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Answered on August 6, 2011

A friend of mine cannot keep a syngonium plant indoors becasue her cat eats it. No harm to the cat. I have two syngonium plants, both go outdoors in summer. A deer came into the yard, ate all the leaves off of both plants (and ate the sedum too!). The deer is fine, as far as I know. I doubt syngonium will harm a turtle.

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