While all parts of the swiss cheese plant
contain calcium oxalates, the plant
is only toxic in excess. With the plant
being a popular houseplant, children and pets are at risk of accidentally consuming it, especially once it produces its berries. The taste of plant
's berries is similar to a blend of banana and pineapple, giving it a highly appealing flavor. Although these unique berries are edible, they should not be eaten in large quantities. Excessive intake can cause severe pain in the mouth, vomiting, and diarrhea. Oral irritation may also occur, as can skin irritation if your skin comes into prolonged contact with the plant
's sap. Mild symptoms, whether internal or topical, will usually clear up on their own, so long as no more of the plant
is consumed. Severe symptoms, or if an unknown amount of the plant
has been eaten by a child, will require medical attention.