From what I have read.... Yes. Every safe plant list I have read, specifically says Schefflera aboricola.So is the long leaf a no no then?
thanks for the info also! I don't have any now but I know for the future not to get them!!!!!From what I have read.... Yes. Every safe plant list I have read, specifically says Schefflera aboricola.
I have a few of the Schefflera actinophylla outside of my home. I have cut branchs to trim the plant, and it has oozed sticky liquid from the cut of the branch. I think that is what is considered "toxic". Not sure if I am correct though.
It is Ficus plants that exude the milky sap which can irritate chameleons' eyes. Schefflera smell quite strong if a leaf is snapped off, but I've never seen any sap from mine. I only use Schefflera now as Ficus don't like to live for me!I have pruned many Shefflera arboricola, and have never noticed any white liquid oozing from it...
I've pruned a heck of a lot of Scheffleras and I've never seen one bleed a milky sap. I do often see them ooze clear sap. Its not particularly irritating. Are you sure of your plant ID Steelheadchaser?I have pruned many Shefflera arboricola, and have never noticed any white liquid oozing from it...
Yes and no.I've pruned a heck of a lot of Scheffleras and I've never seen one bleed a milky sap. I do often see them ooze clear sap. Its not particularly irritating. Are you sure of your plant ID Steelheadchaser?
I remember having read that someone here had some issues they determined were caused by arboricola. There is a reptile site in the UK that has questioned just how safe it is.Has anyone really had problems with this plant??? I have used it many times without any issues. Its very common here in S.FL. Its an invasive plant so it grow everywhere. For years I have collected these and used them from everything from critter enclosures to goofy looking bonsai. There fine!!! Also the ooze is called sap...... Its common for plants to "ooze" when there pruned.
Be careful assuming.... I'm an Oregonian too, and I was fishing for steelhead in the 60's...You have to be careful when going after a steelhead fisherman. They are known to withstand extremely cold temperatures and storms while also standing in one place waving around a stick whilst giving the evil eye to anyone who comes to close.
The 60's...wow, was it awesome fishing then?? I grew up waaay up on the Klickitat and these Oregon rivers are just packed with weekend warriors and gear heads standing shoulder to shoulder. Hardly seems like fishing...even on a boat these days. Though I did nail a million steelies on a float trip on the D a while back...not 20lb B runners but sure were fun on a 5wt Fly Rod!!Be careful assuming.... I'm an Oregonian too, and I was fishing for steelhead in the 60's...
I also was growing plants commercially then.
I have no medical journals or studies to point you towards. It was only info gleaned from the net that seemed to be credible sources rather than anecdotal evidence. I decided to err on the conservative side with my plantings. Having said that, I do use arboricola in the panther enclosures as mine don't nibble the greenery.Steelheadchaser, not to be rude, but you're all wet about S. arboricola.
There is no evidence of veterinary issues with this species. I have a great reference library and have now done extensive research in databases in a medical library.
If you have new evidence of some incident with arboricola, publish it, or have your vet publish.