species consist of many varieties:
F. elastica decora (rubber plant, india rubber tree);
F. lyrata (fiddleaf fig);
F. benjamina (weeping fig);
F. diversicolor (variegated fig);
F. benghalensis (Bengal fig).
A member of the plant family FICACCAE (MORACEAB). Bushy plants,
of which the most well known is the rubber plant, with thick, oval, glossy green
or variegated leaves which tend not to be shed. Woody stem with milky latex. Popular
ornamental house plants and indoor trees.
Animals most affected
Chewing and/or ingestion of leaves.
Contains an irritant sap. Toxic doses not known.
mild to moderate irritation of the skin and mucous membranes.
Generally satisfactory outcome within a few days.
mild to moderate gastroenteritis.
No antidote. Symptomatic care only.
wash affected areas with copious amounts of water.
gastric demulcents, antacid preparations.