Sago Palm. . We have a few of the plants you listed here in our home and I was not aware that they were toxic. Thank you, Audrey. As always, thanks for the visit and the comment. Voted up and shared. Faith Reaper from southern USA on November 04, 2013: Thanks for this important information here. 12 Poisonous Houseplants, Their Health ... - Home and Garden Whether it's a tried-and-true 1940s BH&G cookie recipe or a unique twist on sugar cookies, our Test Kitchen's compiled a lot of favorite cookie recipes over the years. They may be labelled with their common or their scientific name. Again, the variegated baby rubber plant or the prayer plant make great alternatives because of their intriguing leaf patterns and safety, although their leaves are smaller. Take care, Kathi. Some garden plants present a hazard, but the risk of severe poisoning, skin reaction or allergy is generally low. Angels are on the way to you this morning ...ps. Such interesting information and beautiful photos. Voted up and Sharing! At our home in the city, we had a pool, and guess which lovely plants surrounded it ... yes, all sorts of different colored oleanders! English ivy sap can cause severe skin irritation, redness, and blistering. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Water hemlock is one of the most toxic plants in nature. Growing Conditions: Bright, indirect light to low light and allow soil to dry out to an inch below the surface between waterings, Buy It: Costa Farms dieffenbachia plant ($40, The Home Depot). Swedish ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus) also grows as a vine, often seen draping over hanging baskets in shopping centers. And I must admit I was not aware of this, although these are such common Indoor plants. The plant is not poisonous to children. Some plants can be poisonous if you eat them. and I listen to the vets and the Poison Control Hotline. Plant stores generally don't warn people about the problems that an indoor plant can cause. Though asparagus plants cultivated for food are typically harvested before they reach reproductive maturity, the berries of the mature plant are poisonous, containing furostanol and spirostanol saponins. Different types have different leaf patterns. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. I love Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) for the same reason. They can also cause tears in soft tissue, leading to inflammation and swelling that can prevent speech (hence, "dumb cane"). They may be especially toxic for people that are sensitive or allergic to tulips. This may not be a problem in a home with only adults and older children. With so many types of house styles, narrowing the list down to your favorite can be overwhelming. No other group of plants is as widely used indoors as philodendrons, but they are poisonous to humans and pets. Yes, it can be a problem when very young children want to put things in their mouth! Signs of lily ingestion can also be signs of other illnesses. Poinsettias. Rubber plant sap can cause serious skin irritation. Thanks for the comment. For dogs and cats, tulips are considered highly toxic when ingested in large amounts. These plants are the perfect go-to vine to have draping from a bookshelf or indoor container garden. Pentacyclic triterpenoids in the leaves cause labored breathing, weakness, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Serious poisoning by plants is very uncommon in the UK. An unidentified chemical in the plant causes kidney damage in the animals, which is often fatal. A popular low-light houseplant, the peace lily is toxic only if large quantities of the leaves are eaten. Ingestion of the plant may cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It's not a decorative plant you will sow in your garden, but it's a widespread weed. But what got me, is there is not any warning on the plants anywhere saying they were poisonous. Looks alone can be deceiving, and the fact that some poisonous plants don’t look bad at all and have some beautiful visual effects can spell disaster for the novice forager. Note that not all of the symptoms may appear, and they may be caused by a different problem. The US has more than 500 species of poisonous plants with the ability to cause harm to human beings. First aid protocols are the same as for ingestion of dieffenbachias, caladiums, and philodendrons. Poor old Poinsetta gets such a bad rap at Christmas---POISON POISON--yep, it is going to give you 1 hellava bellyache if you eat a cup or 3 of the leaves--but kill you ??? I'm very careful about what I bring into my home or garden, though, because I have cats and dogs in my family. However, hydrangeas are another poisonous garden plant species that should be grown with the utmost caution and care. mythbuster from Utopia, Oz, You Decide on November 06, 2013: Nice hub, easy to understand info. Thanks for the comment. Having plants in a home is also a great way to connect with nature. Congratulations with you permanent 100 hubber score! Growing Conditions: Bright to medium light and keep the soil consistently moist, Size: Vines can reach up to 6 feet indoors, Buy It: Variegated English ivy ($8, Etsy). I appreciate the comment, the vote and the share, as well! Alicia, you always give the best for us. I think that Caladiums are beautiful plants! Have learned so much from this very good hub. Best wishes to you, Kathi. All Rights Reserved. 10 Indoor Plants that are Poisonous and Dangerous 1. Hoping all is well with you. I have a landscaping class in my past, so I was aware that many plants contain toxic components, and of their potential danger as houseplants. https://www.bhg.com/gardening/houseplants/projects/poisonous-houseplants She loves to study nature and write about living things. Ingestion can cause gastrointestinal problems. Martie Coetser from South Africa on November 04, 2013: It is actually scary to know that many of the beautiful plants in our garden and home are poisonous. Nah. African violet, pot marigold, or Barberton daisy. For more poisonous and non-poisonous plants, check out the resources at the end of this article. As an RN I have found that all plants that are considered poisonous to animals and humans are not consumed in the amount that would do harm. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on November 18, 2013: Thank you very much for the visit and the comment, vespawoolf. Follow these step-by-step instructions for creating a customized whole-home cleaning schedule. - Audrey. The word "dieffenbachia" is used as both a genus name and a common name. Amongst the most common poisonous plants are: Lillies in all its varieties. Awesome, up and sharing for safety reasons. Biologists don't know everything about plants, however. The main reason I am familiar with them is that my Momma was always growing and nurturing amazing plants including the ones you highlighted. I also am an R.N. Thanks for the valuable information. It seemed she knew how to cure her bad tummy, by making herself sick.. You have done a good service by writing this hub. CMHypno from Other Side of the Sun on November 04, 2013: Interesting hub Alicia. Philodendron. NASA researchers have discovered that the snake plant and some other plants can remove volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) from the air. good for you! Your Momma sounds like a wise woman! Thank you very much for the comment, the vote, the share and the pin! Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on November 04, 2013: Hi Linda. I am a cat owner who bought the peace lily from a nursery who said it was not poisonous - I came home to a cat that was having a seizure, vomiting, wild. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on November 08, 2013: Hi, drbj. Voted up (useful, interesting, awesome and beautiful for the pictures). Philodendrons are considered mildly to moderately toxic to children and pets. Voted up and shared. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on November 14, 2013: Thanks for the visit and the comment, Dianna. It is never too early to be prepared. The snake plant is attractive and has upright leaves. There's a wider choice of house plants available then. The plant can also cause very serious internal problems, although generally many leaves must be eaten to cause these effects. Answer: Ficus Benjamina is also known as the weeping fig because of its drooping leaves. He likes to nibble the leaves of my indoor plants occasionally, too, if he can reach them! Thanks for these rich information and photos .What about dwarf umbrela? Unfortunately, most other ornamental house plants with large leaves are also poisonous to humans and/or pets. It's good that you have an African violet, which is classified as non-toxic for cats. This means that although the plant is apparently safe, it hasn't been proven to be harmless. Dim Flaxenwick from Great Britain on July 13, 2014: WOW !! Thank you for the great hub. In addition, some humans and animals have a sensitivity to the effects of a particular plant that other individuals lack. Variegated baby rubber plant, prayer plant, or cast iron plant, Variegated baby rubber plant or prayer plant, Baby rubber plant, prayer plant, areca palm, or parlour palm, Similar to dieffenbachia poisoning; contact with the sap can cause skin irritations, African violet, wax plant, or moth orchid, Similar to dieffenbachia poisoning but milder, African violet, moth orchid, or Barberton daisy, Extremely toxic; possible symptoms of ingestion include a severe rash, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, heart problems, and seizures, African violet, wax plant, moth orchid, or Barberton daisy. The milky sap of this plant is poisonous to pets and children. Kathi from Saugatuck Michigan on January 15, 2014: Alicia, I was aware of house plant poisoning, but what I never knew was that lilies are poisonous to cats! Like other plants in the Araceae family, caladiums contain raphides that cause symptoms similar to those of dieffenbachia poisoning. Growing Conditions: Bright, indirect light to low light and allow the soil to dry out between waterings, Buy It: Costa Farms peace lily ($22, The Home Depot). Ingestion of the bulbs can cause mouth and throat irritation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. They feel leathery, are dark green in color, and have a shiny surface with prominent veins. It is better to plant them far from the reach of your kids. I appreciate it a great deal. Poisoning can occur even after touching the leaves of the plant without wearing gloves as it is very rapidly and easily absorbed. They are considered mildly poisonous to children and pets. I found out about the Foxglove, as being so very dangerous, after I had already purchased some and a woman came up to me afterwards in the parking lot and asked me did I have small children, (I have grands) and I really did not want to believe her, but when I got home and looked it up, sure enough, very dangerous, and such beautiful flowers. Poisonous plants are actually harmful for us and our pets, although it's possible that they may have some hidden health benefits, too. Plants such as herbs are edible and may be medicinal as well. See how you can personalize your home's entrance with holiday front door decorations, including evergreen wreaths, garlands, pinecones, and pops of plaid. I came very close to losing the first cat and I will tell you it was something you remember and you don't chance it again. Eucaliptus. Eating the bulb can cause oral irritation, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is very scary that we're not warned about the dangers of some plants when we buy them! Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 17, 2018: Hi, Mary. Thanks for the visit, DDE. Hi, Bill. It can cause itchy skin and eyes and allergic reactions, which may include wheezing and asthma. Caladiums can be grown in a container indoors or outdoors and also grow well in a garden. It's only mildly poisonous, which is good news for people who would like to bring this beautiful plant into their home. When in doubt, call poison control or your veterinarian. Nell Rose from England on November 05, 2013: Hi alicia, this is so important, and something I hadn't even thought about until recently. It can also cause soft tissue to tear and become inflamed. If the intriguing patterns on the leaves are what you're after, then consider a variegated baby rubber plant (Peperomia obtusifolia) or a prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura). However, investigators who analyzed the research say that most of the experiments were performed with relatively small and sealed plant chambers and that the results don’t necessarily apply to an entire room or a home. Hi, Faith. .I noticed you have 333 hubs and a perfect score! Thanks for the visit. More than 700 species of plants located in the United States and Canada have caused illness or death in humans. As it ages, a peace lily's green foliage deepens in color. All parts of the snake plant are poisonous, thanks to the presence of saponins. Linda Crampton is a writer and teacher with an honors degree in biology. Extremely toxic to pets; symptoms are often mild in humans and include mouth and throat irritation, nausea, and vomiting. The plant is toxic for dogs and cats as well as people. People who frequently handle the bulbs are most susceptible to the dermatitis. They should also think about their transport method to the clinic. What an extensive list, with many surprises, such as the tulips and ivy. If someone is unconscious or unable to swallow, they must never be given anything by mouth. Eating the bulbs (which can be mistaken for shallots or onions) can cause intense stomach problems, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, and even death. Pothos (genus Epipremnum) is another popular houseplant. This particular one is Philodendron selloum, which has split, finger-like leaves. . Just because you found a plant that smells and looks good, that doesn’t make it a proper candidate for human consumption. I hope things are going as well as possible for you. It's earned one of its common names, dumb cane, because of the symptoms that occur when it's eaten. The safety of a houseplant should be investigated before it's bought. Dogs and cats often try to eat plants due to boredom or curiosity, but they do not need them for nutrition. who was able to save the cat.The plant is toxic. Caladiums and Dieffenbachia in particular seem to grow in abundance around here because of their beauty as outdoor plants. I happen to have a great outdoor green thumb. Pretty much the entire plant is toxic: the flower buds containing the most amount of the poison. An informative post and a useful read. Like its relatives above, the peace lily contains calcium oxalate crystals and can produce unpleasant symptoms if accidentally ingested or if liquid from the plant contacts the skin. Raphides cause stinging and burning sensations in the lips, mouth, tongue, and digestive tract. There is such a high death rate in cats from lily poisoning. If you, your child, or your pet accidentally chew or ingest part of a caladium, as with a dieffenbachia, clean the areas of contact with a cold and wet cloth and drink milk or water. The dieffenbachia, also called dumb cane, is a beautiful houseplant with large, colorful leaves that... 3. Thanks, Eddy. Also known as Jericho Rose, Oleander (Nerium oleander) is one of the most poisonous plants, and a common decorative plant native to Southeast Asia. Onion bulbs were collected from a school garden to add to soup that the children were making. A safer alternative that also features large, prominent leaves is the cast iron plant. Researchers are currently saying that they are only mildly poisonous, even though they were thought to be very dangerous until quite recently. In severe cases, liver failure can happen. The entire plant is toxic, but the highest concentration of poison can be found in the leaves. Although they are classified as only mildly to moderately toxic, to a small child or pet, they can be extremely toxic. No so much for indoor plants! Thankfully, they were all able to recover. Building your essential baking toolbox starts here! The plant is also one of the hardiest orchids. We’ll help you set up a baking kit for beginners with 21 essential tools. In addition, people who frequently handle the bulbs may develop dermatitis, a condition in which the skin becomes inflamed, red, and itchy. Researchers believe that a dieffenbachia contains other toxins in addition to calcium oxalate. Just do some research before you buy a plant to check that it is non-toxic for everyone in the family. It surrounds a yellow, orange, or pink spadix, a spike where the small flowers are located. These tips will help you make time for self-care for a mental health boost every day. Azaleas. 10. I can't remember the name of it now, but evidently its only dangerous to small children and pets, and I have neither in my house, but I do keep it in the front room on the shelf, its not that bad, but this is great to see the ones that are, voted up and shared! Tulips (genus Tulipa) are a popular, bulbiferous, spring-blooming flower of which there are over 3,000 varieties. Oleander poisoning is a medical emergency. Hi, Crafty. 9 Common Houseplants You Might Not Know Are Poisonous. 06 of 15 Most pesticides, including lice shampoos, either have organophosphates in them or have similar characteristics. Oleander. Someone who wants to bring a snake plant into their home should consider its safety profile with respect to the individuals (both human and non-human) who live in the home instead of its possible effect on air pollution. Daffodils belong to the genus Narcissus. The Alnwick Garden is a complex of formal gardens adjacent to Alnwick Castle in the town of Alnwick, Northumberland, England.The gardens have a long history under the dukes of Northumberland, but fell into disrepair until revived at the turn of the 21st century.The garden now features various themed plantings designed around a central water cascade. Ingestion of the bulbs can cause symptoms similar to ingestion of hyacinth bulbs. If cats eat plants, lilies could be a big problem. Afraid that one of my kids will play on it's leaves. Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on November 18, 2013: Wow, what a mountain of useful information. About seventy varieties of the plant exist. The leaves of the peace lily are long, narrow, and have a pointed tip. We used to have oleanders. The discomfort in the mouth may be severe and last for days. If you're looking for non-poisonous hanging plants, consider the baby rubber plant, Swedish ivy, prayer plant, or the succulent alternative: donkey's tail or burro's tail. Avinesh Prahladi from Chandigarh on November 07, 2013: Oh really, I was not aware of the existence of these plants. While it's only considered mildly poisonous, people with small children and pets in the household should still be careful with calla lilies. Thank you for the visit, Vacation Trip. It can easily be confused with a blooming carrot, as it looks and smells harmless enough. Plus, check out the other top options that owners are calling their pandemic pets. This type of inflorescence (clustering of flowers) is characteristic of the Araceae. The toxin in tulips are concentrated in the bulbs, although it is present throughout the plant. Ingestion of the bulbs can cause mouth and throat irritation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. They have a variety of leaf colors and patterns; some have solid green leaves, while some have variegated leaves. The wax plant, moth orchid, Barberton daisy, and African violet all produce beautiful, non-poisonous flowers that are safe for both pets and humans. The list of symptoms caused by oleander ingestion is long, but it can be broken down into categories based on the system affected. I raised the shelf higher so he can't reach it now. Raphides occur in other plants as well and are thought to protect them from herbivores. All pet owners should know where their nearest animal emergency clinic is located as well as the hours when the clinic is open. Poisonous Plants in the Home, Landscape, and Beyond June 29, 2016 Jeff Schalau, Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County. There is an astounding number of plants, both indoor and outdoor varieties, that are poisonous to your pets. Please can you put photos of those plants that are poisonous so that we may be aware of it. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 09, 2017: I think that daffodils are beautiful flowers. If you're looking for a pet-safe flower to decorate your home, consider the African violet, pot marigold, or Barberton daisy. Fatalities have occurred from dieffenbachia poisoning, but they are very rare. Although tulip bulbs have sometimes been eaten after they have been prepared in a specific way, they are often considered to be poisonous. Dieffenbachia was given its alternate name of "dumb cane" because the plant can literally strike someone dumb if they eat it. Blessings to you, too! Also referred to as "Swiss cheese plants" or "Split-leaf philodendrons," Monsteras are relatively low maintenance, making them an attractive addition to any home. The plant is attractive and doesn't require much attention, which is why it's popular in public areas such as shopping centers and offices. The tall and exotic flowers resemble moths' wings and come in many different colors and patterns. For those who already own these tools, this list may finally provide the motivation you need to toss that never-been-used soufflé dish. Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on November 05, 2013: What a well-done and comprehensive article. POISONOUS PLANTS Many native and exotic plants are poisonous to humans when ingested or if there is skin contact with plant chemicals. The stems are thick and resemble canes. A person may develop a fever and experience breathing difficulties, vomiting, delirium, hallucinations, and convulsions. Learning how to take care of houseplants teaches children responsibility and may arouse their interest in gardening, which can be a lifelong joy. Homemade cookies are always a welcome treat. Daffodil, hyacinth, and tulip bulbs are all considered poisonous. While many common houseplants are safe, some are poisonous for people and/or pets. Hyacinths come in two common versions: the common hyacinth (Hyacinthus) and the grape hyacinth (Muscari). Try the easy-care vining plant in a hanging basket to keep it up out of reach. Daffodils are beautiful, but their bulbs are poisonous. Ingesting sago palm causes vomiting and diarrhea, and may lead to liver failure. It’s sometimes kept as a houseplant. Devil's ivy was once classified in the genus Pothos instead of the genus Epipremnum, which accounts for its most popular common name. To prevent any accidental incident. Although the characteristic white spathe is irreplaceable, the African violet (Saintpaulia), moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), and Barberton Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) are all non-toxic and offer colorful and exotic flowers. My cats are indoor and outdoor cats and I will be careful to watch this! Thank you for the comment, mythbuster. The leaves are green with light yellow or cream blotches arranged in a variety of patterns. One thing I found out when moving to Vegas is that the Sago palm is fatal for dogs even if they only ingest a small piece of it and rarely there is nothing a doctor can do to help. We'll show you the top 10 most popular house styles, including Cape Cod, country French, Colonial, Victorian, Tudor, Craftsman, cottage, Mediterranean, ranch, and contemporary. The snake plant is also known as the mother-in-law's tongue. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on January 15, 2014: Thank you very much, Kathi! All the times and temperatures you need to know to roast turkey, chicken, beef, and pork for your feast. Eating hyacinth bulbs produces the same symptoms as eating daffodil bulbs. She would tell us girls which ones to watch out for for our safety and the safety of our many animals. A mountain of marvelous information here. They are often arranged in pairs or whorls on the stem. Many potted plants and cut flowers that people love to keep around the home are actually quite poisonous if ingested. Ivy. I'm sure my hubber score isn't permanent, but it is nice to have it! Their leaves are smaller than a dieffenbachia's, but they are non-toxic and are safe around pets and children. It is very itchy on the skin once you hold it specially the trunk. Growing Conditions: Bright to medium light and consistently moist soil, Buy It: Heartleaf philodendron ($35, Bloomscape). We have one house plant at the moment which is an African violet. The laxative, castor oil, is derived from castor bean plants, but so is the deadly toxin, ricin. This plant has the added benefit of being very low-maintenance; it can tolerate low lighting, humidity, and minimal watering. Pets who have eaten toxic plants should be taken to an animal emergency clinic as soon as possible. The plants are a part of the family Araceae. If a cat has had access to lilies, however, lily poisoning must always be considered as a cause of the symptoms. The African violet (Saintpaulia) is one of my favorite houseplants because it’s so pretty and it’s non-toxic for my pets. The article already contains photos of the poisonous plants. I'm glad that you have a garden. True lilies may be safe for humans, but they are extremely toxic to pets, including cats and dogs. I use the ASPCA website (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) as my main source for determining whether a plant is safe for dogs and cats. "Exotic Angel" is a brand name, not the name of an individual plant type. Infamously, Socrates' sentence to death was executed by him ingesting hemlock. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on November 07, 2013: Thank you very much for the visit and the comment, AvineshP. It's a good idea to wear gloves when handling the plant. Again, although they aren't particularly poisonous for adults (a large amount of the plant needs to be eaten before symptoms appear), they can be very toxic for young children and pets. PS . If you're looking for a plant with large leaves, you may find the cast-iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) to your liking. Both are bulbous plants that produce flowers that are violet, white, or pink. Potentially harmful garden plants. Usually, the damage done by Dieffenbachia is unpleasant but not serious. whonunuwho from United States on November 04, 2013: Nice work and very informative. The reported effects of the plant range from minor to serious. Some species of marigolds, like the pot marigold (Calendula) are safe for humans and pets, while other species, like the French or African marigold (Tagetes spp.) Depending on what's growing in your garden, there's a lot you can do to get your ornamental plants ready for the colder months. Avoid planting lilies in indoor pots or having lily bouquets where your cat can access them. It makes me wonderful how many pets have perhaps died without the owner's knowledge of what had made them ill. Our children were young too, and we had pets, but thankfully, I guess none of them ever had eaten any of the plants! I think that too many of us have got into the mindset that if it's natural then it must be safe, but plants have developed ways to protect themselves just as other species have. Yes, the number 333 does sound kind of special! drbj and sherry from south Florida on November 08, 2013: We have most of these plants in the area of south Florida where I reside, Alicia, so I do appreciate learning about their potential poisonous effects. Very impressive my friend . I appreciate the vote and the share, too! The Caladium is such a common plant to use in arrangements, will have to watch for this toxic effect around pets and children. The liquid from a damaged ivy plant can severely irritate the skin and cause dermatitis. English ivy (Hedera helix) is a climbing and trailing vine. However, people with small children and pets should still stay clear. Answer: The only indoor Angel plant that I know of is the Exotic Angel plant. . Frequent contact with the bulbs can lead to dermatitis—particularly in people with sensitive skin. If you would to discover more plants that are toxic or non-toxic, the first two articles listed below—one for humans and one for pets—may be useful. Enjoy the dark green leaves and white flowers from afar, like atop a bookshelf, if you have pets or young children. The nectar of the flowers contains a toxic substance called grayanotoxin, and if ingested, it will cause vomiting, nausea, and overall weakness. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on April 02, 2014: Thank you very much for the comment and the share, ologsinquito. Large quantities of English ivy must be ingested to cause serious problems, but all parts of English ivy can cause symptoms that include skin irritation, burning throat (after eating the berries), fever, and rash. Thank you for the visit and the comment, whonu. This is the reason why the peace lily was given its name. However, you've gone over and above with such in-depth and detailed explanations, and marvelous photos! Swallowing a portion of the hydrangea poison could almost have the same effect as that of cyanide. However, the most common problems with poisonous plants arise from contact with the sap oil of several native plants that cause an allergic skin reaction—poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. It belongs to the genus Spathiphyllum, which is part of the family Araceae. One of my three cats is a great climber. Draping from a bookshelf, if he can reach them to see and improve... From Southern USA on November 06, 2013: very informative infested the toxin! 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