Poisonous plants you should know about
Houseplants add colour and beauty to the home. They enliven the interior and lend a pinch of cosiness to the home. However, we should proceed cautiously with some indoor plants. There are a number of indoor plants that are toxic to humans and/or animals.
Learn more about it from our list below, which lists the most poisonous indoor plants.
Do you have these poisonous houseplants in your home?
Normally you should not be afraid of the growing plants in your house. Most of them are completely harmless. However, if you have curious toddlers and/or pets that can chew or crush the plants, there are a few indoor plants that you should avoid. Some plants can cause allergic skin inflammation, indigestion or even worse damage.
Some plants are more poisonous than others. The good thing about it is that most of them are only harmful in large quantities. Often these plants taste bitter and the taste repels the children and pets and keeps them away from the poisonous houseplants.
Many spring flowers, including hyacinths and daffodils, are toxic to humans and pets. The consumption of flower bulbs can lead to intense stomach problems, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, and even death.
Beautiful cut flowers that are not as harmless as they look
This popular houseplant grows well in low light conditions. And because it is so easy to clean, it can often be found in our home. However, it should be known that Dieffenbachien can be fatal for humans and pets, especially in large quantities.
Keep these plants out of the reach of children and pets
Belladonna lily / Easter lily or still called real Amaryllis
The Easter lily is very poisonous for cats. Even the consumption of small amounts of this plant can lead to death by kidney failure if the domestic cat is not treated by a veterinarian within 18 hours. The plant is not toxic for children.
Easter lily is toxic for your domestic cat
Poisonous ivy/climbing poisonous sumac
As the name suggests, climbing sumac also belongs to the group of poisonous plants that can be dangerous especially when consuming large quantities. Older plants carrying poisonous berries are particularly poisonous. But also the leaves of the climbing plant are dangerous. They can cause skin rashes, burning in the throat and fever.
Poisonous ivy as a houseplant – Is that a good idea?
All parts of the oleander, a very popular garden and indoor plant, are extremely toxic. It is best to use gloves when touching this plant. Oleander poisoning leads to indigestion and can be fatal.
Oleander – beautiful, but also poisonous
Single leafor evenCalled the Peace Lily
This is a popular indoor plant that needs little light and care. The Peace Lily is only poisonous if large quantities of the leaves of the plant are consumed.
Einblatt can only be used as a natural room decoration. Please do not consume!
Philodendronsalso called tree friend
No other plant genus is as widespread as indoor plants like philodendrons. But they are toxic for humans as well as for pets. Poisoning with Treefriend can cause burning and swelling of the lips, tongue and throat, as well as vomiting and diarrhea.
Tree friend is poisonous for humans and animals
A close relative of the philodendron is the ivy tail. It is just as easy to care for as a houseplant, but unfortunately it causes the same symptoms as the philodendron.
Hanging high in the air, the ivy tail is difficult to reach by children and pets
The sago palm is one of the oldest plants in the world. And it could survive so long just because it’s not eaten by animals. All parts of the plant, including seeds and roots, are toxic. Sagopalm poisoning causes vomiting and diarrhea and can lead to liver failure.
Enjoy the beauty of the sago palm without touching it
The drought tolerant Glücksfeder plant fits perfectly into homes and rooms with poor light conditions, but all parts of the plant are poisonous. Keep this indoor plant out of the reach of children and pets and wash your hands or wear gloves when touching the plant.
Lucky feather – still one of the most popular houseplants is poisonous
Below you will find 10 indoor plants that belong to the list of poisonous plants. Please take care and be careful with these plants.
Lilies of the valley