I am going to share it and I hope many others will as well. Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on June 06, 2014: There are so many houseplants that are toxic! What follows is a list of houseplants that are safe for three different species: humans, cats and dogs. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on April 29, 2013: @ignugent17--Absolutely! Ivy (often called "English ivy") is a charming sight when it creeps over stone or brick walls or creates cool, lush carpeting beneath trees. By KI MAE HEUSSNER. Cats and dogs: Diarrhea, hyperactivity, gasping breaths, weakness, tremors, staggering, and vomiting. This is information that everyone needs to know to keep their pets and children safe. I have a peace lily & had never thought of it being toxic to us or our pets. Did you start following me? Symptoms are recorded as burning mouth, excessive salivation, diarrhea, dehydration, lack of appetite, and vomiting. Tons of plants are still available that are safe, beautiful, and useful. Good information here. One can never be too cautious thank you for sharing Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps. So very sad. Plants bring a lot of charm to a home, as long as they are out of reach. A few bites of even "toxic" plants usually causes no more than a stomachache. They are also excellent air purifiers. He got better. Quite possibly, the plant in question will taste awful enough that animals and people leave it alone. Michelle Liew from Singapore on June 19, 2013: Wow! I guess I will just stick to growing herbs and skip the plants altogether. Great. Though I knew some of these plants were toxic, like the Oleander, I did not know that Pothos Ivy was toxic. Thank you so much, this help a lot for those who have no idea about beautiful, air purifier but poisonous plants. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on July 01, 2013: @Michelle--Yep. This is especially important for plastic pots that have been outside in the elements. This plant is related to the philodendron and contains the same oxalate crystals. I thought that tiger lily and day lily buds were a part of Chinese cuisine. Can lead to renal failure and/or death. Poor things! Some of the most common houseplants may, in fact, be quite toxic for your child. In case of contact poisoning (caused by touching a poisonous houseplant), remove the affected clothing using gloves. My gsd 7months just either chewed or ate peace lilies can I give her charcoal tablets she’s got diarrhea but acts fine. Keep those fur babies safe by choosing house plants that are non-toxic. you are a terrific writer and hub-designer. i didn't know about much of this. In rare cases or after ingesting large amounts, there have been fatalities in children. Many parents worry that their child will get sick from nibbling on a While it is often the perfect complement to any room, it contains calcium oxalate crystals, which are toxic to humans and animals. So continue to enjoy your lovely plants. archana rohit bhardwaj on January 17, 2014: it's a good article . Arrowhead plants (Syngonium podophyllum) have long, heart-shaped leaves. While most varieties of orchids and geraniums are safe, some varieties may still cause skin irritation and are yet to be fully researched. Thank you for the comment! Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on November 16, 2013: Thank you for such a well-written, interesting and informative article on the danger of some house plants. NASA cites pothos, or devil's ivy, as one of the best houseplants for removing pollutants from the air. Keep those fur babies safe by choosing house plants that are non-toxic. I bring home bundles of Easter lilies every Sunday from church and have them surround in our bed room for their beauty and smell. September 16, 2009, 2:32 PM • 5 min read. It seems as though cats have it the worst! Sharkye11 . Hide yo kids, hide yo pets! I was only aware of a couple of these. The peace lily, or Spathiphyllum, is not a member of the Liliaceae family, and therefore not a true lily. Common houseplants such as peace lilies and philodendrons can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and an allergic reaction if eaten. And if your child is crawling or walking around the house, having such plants within their reach could be dangerous. Thanks and voted up. Very useful hub. Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants List. I knew of some of them but not all. Thanks, there are some useful links and info here. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on August 24, 2013: @ compu-smart buying plants is still a good idea. Even if a plant is said to be safe.... any creature can have an allergic reaction ending in death. Replace broken or cracked pots. Wonderful and informative information. NASA recommends using at least fifteen plants in the average home. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on May 21, 2013: @Thelma--I think it depends on the dog. Tips. The foliage is a mottled or variegated green with hints of white, yellow, and silver. I found d ab half ab cup worth of water he spit uno on the floor with one bladebof the weed grass I also had in that bowl. I have noted the name of these houseplants. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 27, 2013: Thanks for sharing these. Humans and animals: Extreme pain in the mouth, salivation, burning sensation, and swelling and numbing of the throat. I don't know what I want but I now know exactly what I don't want! some of them aren't well known. Any plant can be dangerous when it is brought indoors where it can be accessed by children or pets. Pothos is still very healthy to have in your house for the air both you and your pets breathe. Here are 7 Dangerous Houseplants that are Health Hazard for your Kids. The good news is that most houseplants and outdoor plants are completely safe. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on May 13, 2013: Thank you, Mystic Moonlight! The risks of some plants outweigh the benefits, as they can be toxic to both people and pets. House Plants Should Be Selected With Care. Stephanie Henkel from USA on July 17, 2013: I knew that some of these plants were toxic, but you provided so much new information! I suppose because they are more likely to dig in the plants or play with them. I enjoyed the hub, beautiful pics and this is a topic that grabbed my attention because I have both kids and plants in the house. Keep your houseplants out of your children's reach to avoid the risk of plant poisoning. Little did I know that a few of them can be really harmful. Poisonous House Plants For Babies Safety Tips People buy plants that appeal to their aesthetic sense because of color or form of leaves or beautiful flowers. I did some research on poisonous plants when I was in charge of a day centre for adults with a high level of intellectual disability. It won't hurt the plants, but it will usually deter a pet from digging in the dirt or tasting the leaves. Because this made me get ups and Googleb in if it was poisonous, and sure enough it was! If you see a severe allergic reaction, immediately call the doctor. Find out which Dangerous Houseplants who should not keep in your House. I do not clip the newly opening flowers, rather waited until they were all opened wide first while these poison Pads were solid tight...before getting powerly! Make sure hanging baskets are sturdy enough to support the weight of the plant. The beautiful, decorative caladium is toxic to both humans and animals. Dumb cane is more likely to be ingested since the large plants are usually kept in pots on the floor or low pedestals. Some pets won't bother plants. The risks of some plants outweigh the benefits, as they can be toxic to both people and pets. Keep toxic plants away from all of your pets, too! Our dog ate some Pothos, she was fine but it was a trip to the vet for her. But they are still so pretty to have in the house. Toxins can leach into the water. (maidenhair fern)Adonidia merrillii, syn. Some of these will cause a minor tummy ache, while others are more severe and require an immediate trip to the vet if ingested. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on May 15, 2013: @moonlake--Glad your dog was okay!I think an animal (or child) would have to eat a LOT of most of these plants to be harmed, with the exception of the oleander. Caladiums provide a variety of colors, including red, pink, and white, which makes them an attractive addition to collections of greenery. Scary to think I had a completely POISONOUS Property inside and out! Just be sure the plants are placed safely out of reach of younger children, and older children are taught to wash their hands after touching the plants. That's why they are used in so many drugs and chemicals. So your pet would have to empty the pot onto the floor to get to that. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on February 22, 2013: @Sonia--plants are indeed powerful! Humans: The toxicity level is low, producing short-lasting symptoms such as mouth pain, salivation, and some nausea. Humans: Arrhythmia, dizziness, and tremors. Young plants appear bushy with heart-shaped leaves. I didn't know about any of these! (achimenes, hotwater plant, Cupid’s bower)Adiantum spp. There are many varieties of peace lily, with the "Mauna Loa" lily being one of the most common indoor ornamentals. Great tips and wonderful info. Voted up and I will try to pin this to my garden board. oldiesmusic from United States on October 08, 2013: We do have these plants, they're familiar in many homes but I didn't know that they have a name, Dieffenbachia. (achimenes, hotwater plant, Cupid’s bower)Adiantum spp. Cats and dogs: It can cause excessive salivation, pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Just because these plants are potentially dangerous doesn't mean you can't enjoy them in your home. It seems to be more toxic to cats. Some varieties, like the lady slipper orchid, are categorized as toxic to humans by the University of California. Therefore, it's a good idea to keep all orchids out of reach of your child. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on April 02, 2013: @Gail Meyers--Thank you for reading and voting. Most of the families should read this article, very helpful to house-plant lovers. Great info in this hub! Cats and dogs: Nausea, vomiting, staggering, head shaking, drooling, and difficulty breathing. They are also commonly known a elephant's ears and angel's Wings. The photographs of each plant are so helpful as we don't all know the names of every plant in a dish garden or that we receive as a gift. Touching or ingesting the leaves, stem, or soil of some houseplants can cause a series of harmful effects, ranging from skin allergies and upset stomach to vomiting and diarrhea. With that said, the orchid is an extensive family of flowers and not all varieties have been researched for their effects on humans. It is commonly mixed in dish gardens with other plants that require similar care. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on September 10, 2013: @rusticliving--My cat has never bothered them either, but it is better not to take chances. Most varieties of orchids are not poisonous, and the phalaenopsis variety of orchids has been specifically mentioned as safe. They seemed to shine brighter after NEUTERING each lilly flower. More plants, poisonous for dogs and cats will be added to the list within the near future. Thank you from me and my three dogs for this very important information:). :). There are few house plants that are more dangerous to a child than the sweet-scented Oleander (Nerium oleander). Abutilon spp. I even ate a charcoal capsule and cleared out too, as after surgery I needed to clear out of loads off pain meds that I now have hurt my muscles and joints every time. I've had one in my dining room for over a dozen years. Left untreated, peace-lily poisoning could lead to renal failure. From the elegant curved bloom of the calla lily to the seasonal favorite, the Easter lily, these colorful plants are popular indoors and out. The sleek, upright shape of the mother-in-law's tongue can complement an arrangement of softer, bushier plants. To keep on the safe side I have included plants that the ASPCA include on their toxic list.If you don't see a plant on the list above then it's most likely not known to be poisonous to the ASPCA. Although they are more toxic than some of the plants here (except oleander-it's the worst) they really can't hurt you unless you deliberately eat the leaves or bulbs. rose-the planner from Toronto, Ontario-Canada on May 13, 2013: Wow......good to know! Some house plants can be poisonous to small children and pets. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on May 16, 2013: @Rose-the-Planner--thanks! Maintain plants regularly and keep debris cleaned up. They want to crawl or walk all the time, and their newfound mobility makes them want to touch, smell, and taste anything they see! For more specific and detailed information on different symptoms of plant poisoning in humans and pets, visit the following links. Spider plants must be toxic as well. He was given antibiotics, meds he almost didn't make it. But I can correct the problems. Some common plants are a common staple in kitchens, such as aloe vera, which is praised for its easy care, beautiful shape, and soothing gel. Brilliantly accomplished, about the Ten Toxic House-plants to Avoid Around Children and Pets, I learned about many plants which I had no idea of. Then something amazing happened: With these pistols and pollen pads GONE off each flower, these week old flowers PERKED up big time and lasted another week longer in beauty! Houseplants that are Poisonous to Pets The following is a list of common houseplants that are poisonous to pets, and exactly how toxic they are. Regardless of whether your plants are poisonous, I strongly encourage limiting your baby's access to them. In this case I've been blessed, my mum, always a country woman, now 96, was a safety nazi when we were young and told us which plants were poisonous and which we could eat and cook, subsequently, my kids know too. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on July 17, 2013: @DDE--thank you very much. Luckily she doesn't seem to have any symptoms that you had mentioned. I am happy to have found your hub as a guide for my purchases as I have two dogs. If so, thanks and if not, Please be one of my followers. Thanks for reading and sharing! I thoroughly enjoyed your well-written and informative article. Poisonous Houseplants: Discover the Most Common Toxic Ones. Identifying these plants and risks associated with each will help you either n avoid such plants or take precautions to prevent complications. I have most of this plants in my garden. Toxic plants can be a hazard to Kids and other family members. They then go on to have several plants rooted from the parent plant. Humans: Symptoms after ingestion can include: painful burning and swelling of the mouth, tongue, lips and throat, difficulty breathing, speaking, and swallowing, and possible blocked airways that can lead to death. You did a good job on your hub. Not all houseplants are toxic, so don’t despair. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on January 15, 2014: @StephanieHenkel-- Thank you. However, even such commonly grown and useful plants may be toxic. Voted up, useful, interesting and beautiful! Touching or ingesting the leaves, stem, or soil of some houseplants can cause a series of harmful effects, ranging from skin allergies and upset stomach to vomiting and diarrhea. Fabulous Hub! If you have pets or children, it's important to do your research on a plant before blindly bringing it into your home. Thank GOD for me waking on that lapping sound. Ill.: clipart-library.com, montage: laidbackgardener.blog The following plants are considered non-toxic for humans, dogs and cats and can therefore be safely used in any indoor décor, even those frequented by children or pets. If they are toxic, why are they everywhere? High shelves and hanging baskets for your plants will keep plants and your loved ones safe from harm, while still affording you the healthy benefits of live plants. Because of this, many people receive these as starter plants or housewarming gifts. 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