Great information and shared. It is an evergreen perennial from South America with glossy leaves and a unique white bloom that rises from a central stalk. Pinned, Angels are on the way to you this morning. Thanks for the comment, and I am glad you enjoyed the hub! Ingestion can cause burning in the mouth and throat, stupor, convulsions, fever, and rash. Some varieties of orchids have even been used in Chinese medicine for their medicinal properties. In which case many won't take the chance of tasting it again. I must make adjustments. This is especially important for plastic pots that have been outside in the elements. thanks for posting this. Having poisonous houseplants around can be dangerous at this point. In fact, all members of the lily family are toxic to cats. If you're worried your loved ones may ingest your houseplants, you may want to keep the plants in this article out of your house. It was informative, helpful, and a lot of fun to read. First we were wondering why she wouldn't eat, and why her eyes were watering profusely and her bottom eye lids were handing down exposing the inside of the lids and everything was real red and blood shot, and a little blood was trickling from both her nose and mouth! Keep in mind that even non-toxic plants can be a risk. Some of the most popular houseplants which are of potentially dangerous poisonous levels are listed here. Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on April 15, 2014: I loved this hub. Like philodendrons and pothos, however, they can cause painful symptoms and sometimes death if ingested by humans or animals. Dieffenbachia has thick stems and fleshy leaves that are usually solid green, with the occasional yellow or green markings. Thanks for reading and commenting! Poisonous House Plants – Water Hemlock. Thanks so much for such valuable, new information. 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. Keep the plants on a higher ground, like the top of bookshelves, where children cannot climb. Cats and dogs: Nausea, vomiting, staggering, head shaking, drooling, and difficulty breathing. Thank you so much for this article!!!! I don't know what I want but I now know exactly what I don't want! Use automatic plant waterers or self-watering pots to protect plants from mold, and animals from toxic water. Besides the ones we've mentioned above, there are other plants that may also be toxic to your baby. Ivy (often called "English ivy") is a charming sight when it creeps over stone or brick walls or creates cool, lush carpeting beneath trees. i didn't know about much of this. Good information. And if your child is crawling or walking around the house, having such plants within their reach could be dangerous. It is commonly mixed in dish gardens with other plants that require similar care. It would take eating a lot of the plant material on most of these plants to be fatal to an animal, but it might make them sick. Quite possibly, the plant in question will taste awful enough that animals and people leave it alone. My cat won't touch all the pothos ivy I have, but she LOVES to mess with my silk parlor palm. It was like Neutering the Draining stress away from each flower. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on August 24, 2013: @ compu-smart buying plants is still a good idea. @pstraubie--Cats are definitely hard to keep safe. Pothos Ivy, also called Devil's Ivy, is recommended for its beautiful variegated leaves, forgiving nature, and air purification abilities. you are a terrific writer and hub-designer. Discard the leaves and flowers of the plants in a safe manner so that they don't reach the hands of your child. I will pass it along to my older pet loving neighbors, who have no access to the internet. 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. She can't hurt it, and I guess it gives her that "wild in the jungle" feeling that cats need. It won't hurt the plants, but it will usually deter a pet from digging in the dirt or tasting the leaves. Thank you. Now with my husband and I have the feel of razors slashing down our legs and severe muscle and joint aches! If they are vomiting, turn their face to the side to prevent them from choking. Peace lilies are one of the most common flowering houseplants, particularly around Easter time. unfortunately a little too late for me. So I ate lilly flower nectar and I have a sore throat, I'm looking for a cure, but I can't find one! Some house plants can be poisonous to small children and pets. Keep up the great work. I think we often forget about the natural power - both good and bad - of plants and flowers around us. While most varieties of orchids and geraniums are safe, some varieties may still cause skin irritation and are yet to be fully researched. It's nice to have this information. Keep those fur babies safe by choosing house plants that are non-toxic. 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. ps. Wonderful and informative information. Don't ask us how to put a bet on a horse though, or play bingo... that was never in our repertoire! The good news is that most houseplants and outdoor plants are completely safe. Many "lilies," like this Asian lily, are especially toxic to felines. Abutilon spp. Some varieties, like the lady slipper orchid, are categorized as toxic to humans by the University of California. Would you recommend of plants that are good indoor? Houseplants can enhance the atmosphere of your home in many ways. Usually symptoms are only severe if large amounts of the plant are eaten. Thanks!!! If your dogs haven't bothered them so far then you are probably okay. Voted up, useful and shared. 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. Please help! I admire your writing style and I wish you my Best in your future writing of hubs, poems, and maybe books. I have a new kitty and want to protect him from all things harmful. Don't place vining plants where the tendrils are in reach. I have most of the plants that you had mentioned, not in the house but out in the garden patch. Recently, my daughter's cat was gravely ill. Very interesting article. voted up and shared. Cats are more susceptible to lily poisoning than dogs. Scary to think I had a completely POISONOUS Property inside and out! This information is essential for everyone. It is a shame that such lovely plants are dangerous, but with care they can still be enjoyed. It can make them feel very bad though, so best to have them checked out. The dog can't reach them, but both plants sit on a long table where the cat is always sitting to look out the window. Common names: Maiden's breath Toxic to: Cats, dogs Symptoms: Vomiting, diarrhea Barbados Lily. They are shade-loving plants, which makes them ideal for apartments and rooms with little sunlight. Certain plants can be toxic … Nerium oleander looks delicate and innocent, but is so toxic that even ingesting honey made from its nectar can produce symptoms. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on June 22, 2014: Thank you, Au Fait. In case of contact poisoning (caused by touching a poisonous houseplant), remove the affected clothing using gloves. I've been given lots of plants that came with no name tags! Great Hub, voted up and much appreciated! Poison ivy or poison oak cause allergic dermatitis. More plants, poisonous for dogs and cats will be added to the list within the near future. Indoors, ivy is hung from baskets creating a romantic, cascading showpiece. Thank you so much, this help a lot for those who have no idea about beautiful, air purifier but poisonous plants. The foliage is a mottled or variegated green with hints of white, yellow, and silver. I've had one in my dining room for over a dozen years. Plants bring a lot of charm to a home, as long as they are out of reach. according to me i would give 10 out of 10 .this information is very useful in our daily life . Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on May 29, 2013: @Victoria Lynn--if your pets don't seem interested then they probably won't bother them. azrestoexp--Thanks for reading, and I am glad you found it useful! Here are 15 that are safe for kids, cats, and dogs. Thankfully, the dogs leave it alone. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on June 08, 2013: @ladydeonne--thank you for reading. 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. C E Clark from North Texas on July 29, 2013: Had no idea so many common houseplants were toxic to people and animals. Ingesting the flower can cause a burning sensation, followed by an allergic reaction. There is always disagreement between individuals and professionals about which plants are or are not toxic. Here are some top-rated plants for air purification: English ivy is a wonderful plant to hang indoors—out of reach of pets. Oleander. Our dog ate some Pothos, she was fine but it was a trip to the vet for her. Having poisonous houseplants around can be dangerous at this point. Baby's Breath. The philodendron may be vining or non-vining. This list contains plants that have been reported as having systemic effects on animals and/or intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. I was not knowing the name of the plant. Neither of us had owned a cat since we were young, so she did some research and that's when she came across lily's being toxic to them. 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! (flowering maple)Achimenes spp. Dumb cane is more likely to be ingested since the large plants are usually kept in pots on the floor or low pedestals. This is because of the essential oils present in the plant. There are few house plants that are more dangerous to a child than the sweet-scented Oleander (Nerium oleander). Replace broken or cracked pots. While older children can be taught the difference between “edible” and “poisonous” plants, babies and toddlers can’t … They are popular as houseplants or for outside landscaping. 9 Deadly House Plants (PHOTOS) Travis Walter Donovan. I don't think humans would show any symptoms just by growing and caring for these plants, even in large quantities. My gsd 7months just either chewed or ate peace lilies can I give her charcoal tablets she’s got diarrhea but acts fine. In rare instances, it can produce a dermatological reaction, but is mainly toxic only if ingested. Still have a few pothos plants that I love. The most toxic part, which can cause kidney issues, is under the soil in the root area. Mike and Dorothy McKenney from United States on May 20, 2017: What a great article. Water hemlock with the small white flowers may appear in the garden as the weeds. If you are aren't certain what type of lily you have, err on the side of caution and keep lilies either out of reach indoors, or planted away from play areas outdoors. Voted up and I will try to pin this to my garden board. Any plant can be dangerous when it is brought indoors where it can be accessed by children or pets. It is a good idea to either avoid such plants, or keep them safely out of your child's reach. Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 20, 2013: I have most of these plants in my garden. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 27, 2013: Thanks for sharing these. Before you purchase that philodendron or lovely lily, learn which common plants can pose the biggest threat to the more vulnerable members of your home. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on May 16, 2013: @Rose-the-Planner--thanks! The idea is to reassure parents and pet owners, or people who might occasionally have children over or care for someone else’s … I have had all of these plants. Here are 5 options for house plants that are safe for cats and dogs: Boston Fern— This plant prefers filtered light and high humidity levels since it originated from the tropics. Once your baby enters the explorer phase, it can add newfound challenges and stress for you to keep tabs on them around the house. Curious cats and dogs are just as susceptible to plant poisonings in the home as children. But I can correct the problems. Marie Vonow from South Australia on March 10, 2016: Great article. Keep toxic plants away from all of your pets, too! Several things I did not know. 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. 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. Must not be too poisonous if that is true. Not all lilies are toxic, and some are more toxic to animals, especially cats, than to humans. (maidenhair fern)Adonidia merrillii, syn. They were planted by my mother-in-law and she is a plant lover. You did a good job on your hub. 5 Poisonous Houseplants to Keep Away from Toddlers and Pets By Pam Myers, BSEd / August 20, 2012 July 23, 2019 / Expert Parenting Articles , Safety Issues When decorating your living space, houseplants are a natural consideration. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Humans: Stomach upset, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, and skin irritation. The houseplants spend summer outdoors. Peace lilies are a popular choice for a houseplant, as they are easy to care for and produce beautiful white flowers. Whereas it is advisable to keep all plants out of the reach of those who might crush, eat, or taste them, it is not always possible to prevent accidental encounters. Cages provide extra protection for the plants and a bit of visual interest to the room. There are a few on this list that I did not realize are poisonous or toxic, helpful and important to know for sure. I'm glad you moved your plants and didn't throw them away. Lots of valuable great tips on safety for everyone at home. 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. If your little one shows signs of ingesting one of the plants above, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-815-8855 immediately for instructions. The idea is to reassure parents and pet owners, or people who might occasionally have children over or care for someone elseâs pets, to choose safe plants â¦ If you see a severe allergic reaction, immediately call the doctor. 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. They still shouldn’t go on a houseplant munching adventure, but if they do ingest a few nibbles of these, they will be ok. One can never be too cautious thank you for sharing Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on April 11, 2013: @PegCole--My pets have never bothered my Pothos either. What follows is a list of houseplants that are safe for three different species: humans, cats and dogs. Thanks, there are some useful links and info here. I have a new kitty and want to protect him from all things harmful. I hadn't realised this was such a rare thing, I thought most parents knew this stuff. :), I've heard lilies are bad for pets but these are new to me! It is interesting and useful for housewives like me. 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. 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. Diagnosis was renal failure mainly. Children or pets could choke on small berries, leaves, or woody stems. Because this made me get ups and Googleb in if it was poisonous, and sure enough it was! September 16, 2009, 2:32 PM • 5 min read. This knowledge was important as part of our risk management strategy. Now it's winter. It's worth looking around to make sure all plants within your baby's reach are safe. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on June 05, 2013: @janices7--Herbs can always make good houseplants too! 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. (especially if they like to help you with plant care). Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on February 22, 2013: @Sonia--plants are indeed powerful! Cynthia Lyerly from Georgia on June 07, 2014: Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on June 06, 2014: Have greatly reduced my houseplants over the years in large part due to pet access issues. They are also excellent air purifiers. Deaths in adult humans have been reported with as little as one leaf eaten, but the majority of deaths occur when very large amounts are ingested. It would cause symptoms if even a tiny it were ingested. Some house plants can be poisonous to small children and pets. Hope it is helpful! Here are two philodendrons with different leaf shapes. Humans: Burning and swelling of lips, mouth, and tongue, difficulty speaking or swallowing, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. 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