Ficus 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.


[affected.gif] Animals most affected
Dogs, (cats)


[etiology.gif] Etiology
Chewing and/or ingestion of leaves.


[toxic.gif] Toxicity
Contains an irritant sap. Toxic doses not known.


[clinical.gif] Clinical features
Local effects

General effects
Following ingestion:


[lesions.gif] Lesions


[treatm~1.gif] Treatment

No antidote. Symptomatic care only.
Following contact

Following ingestion