Known As: Amapolo Amarillo, Devil's Ivy, Golden Ceylon Creeper,
Golden Hunter's Robe, Golden Pothos, Hunter's Robe, Ivy Arum, Malanga Trepadora,
Marble Queen, Pothos, Satin Pothos, Silver Pothos, Taro Vine
Latin Name: Epipremnum pinnatum, Epipremnum aureum
Description: Climbing vine with green stems and large, green,
heart-shaped, net-veined leaves blotched with white, gold or cream.
Any flower produced is a fleshy green/white/yellow spadix (or spike) enclosed
in a wraparound hood. Fruit are brightly colored berries in tight
Poisonous Parts: Roots, leaves, stems. Moderate toxicity since
pets rarely ingest enough to cause serious problems or death. Plant
contains needle-like crystals of insoluble calcium oxalate that penetrates
the skin and mouth causing discomfort. Plant also contains proteolytic
enzymes that release histamine and kinins which causing swelling and itching
Symptoms: Mouth and throat irritation, salivating, possibly
stomach irritation, diarrhea (rarely). Cat will shake its head and paw
or rub at its face or mouth. Your cat may also salivate and foam
at the mouth and/or have visible facial swelling. Severe reactions
will have oral swelling that prevents swallowing and impairs breathing.
Occasional reports of kidney failure have not been well verified.
Treatment: Contact a veterinarian immediately if your cat does
not improve within a few minutes or if swallowing or breathing is impaired.