Because this made me get ups and Googleb in if it was poisonous, and sure enough it was! It is however important you don’t place in too bright or too dark areas or it will die! Spider Plant is also an excellent choice for interior design of both home and professional spaces. Thanks for sharing. Praise GOD Buster is A okay :) He probably threw most of it up on the floor, but the charcoal surely absorbed the residue and his turds cane bout hard and black! Luckily she doesn't seem to have any symptoms that you had mentioned. Even if a plant is said to be safe.... any creature can have an allergic reaction ending in death. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on April 21, 2013: @GoodLady--Calla lilies are beautiful plants! I water mine once a week and I don’t give it too much water as this plant is an epiphytes. This was so tragically HORRIBLE and to know she indeed suffered intensely! This plant is related to the philodendron and contains the same oxalate crystals. Years ago I did have a giant 4 yr old Rotweiler die on me; and then bizarrely we found a pile of vomit with chewed up Oleander leaves in the vomit! I love my followers and am always interested in what they are doing and writing about. I love watching this plant constantly develop. Thank you so much, this help a lot for those who have no idea about beautiful, air purifier but poisonous plants. We’ll share with you a list of plants that are poisonous to dogs. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on July 17, 2013: @DDE--thank you very much. Just because a houseplant is toxic, doesn’t mean you need to get rid of it completely (unless you have cats that are determined to eat it). Here are some ways of reducing exposure to plant toxins: Self-watering pots are one way to eliminate dangerous water in saucers and keep soil free of mold. I was not knowing the name of the plant. The houseplants spend summer outdoors. While the boughs don’t pose a danger, the berries are toxic, and eating even just two can cause vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and drowsiness. Even though it takes massive doses to cause serious illness, sometimes handling plants can cause annoying skin irritations. There are dozens of safe plants for children, cats and dogs on the market, and many articles listing the best options suitable for these particular end users…However, I selected these 10 non-toxic houseplants solely based on their ease of care and maintenance, and my personal experience with them. Many are plants we grow to add some beauty to our yards. I immediately raced out that late Sunday 3 AM to CVS and bought Activated CHARCOAL capsules and mixed with water and syringe sprayed in down his throat for 2 days. One can never be too cautious thank you for sharing Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps. Found I have a few of those plants also!!! Fact: Outside of southern Europe (where the name is used for a wolf spider, famous in medieval superstition as the alleged cause of "tarantella" dancing), the word tarantula is most often used for the very large, furry spiders of the family Theraphosidae. 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. While it is best to play it safe whenever possible, also note that just because a plant might be toxic does not mean it is always fatal. I water mine once every two weeks in both winter and summer. Thank you. All parts of the plant contain protoanemonin, which can cause severe skin and gastrointestinal irritation, bitter taste and burning in the mouth and throat, mouth ulcers, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and hematemesis. To protect your little ones from these poisonous plants, always remove the berries before decorating your home with fresh holly. Thank you so much for sharing! It’s easy to understand from the simple fact that plants produce oxygen and we consume it. Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Foxgloves and Angel Trumpets, Delphiniums, Calla lilies are also highly toxic. I have always been intimidated by Orchids. Billy Haynes from Paragould, AR on April 27, 2018: I used to buy the girlfriend various types of lily's, but when we moved to the new place we agreed to bring the stray cat that had been living in our carport for 2 years. 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. As adults, we generally don’t eat pieces of our houseplants, so we don’t often think about it. Thank you so much for this article!!!! Don't place vining plants where the tendrils are in reach. All the buds kept falling off the plant until I finally figured out this plant loves lots of bright indirect light and specific watering. Our older folks told us not to plant oleanders in front of the house because of a silly superstition that the girls in the house would not be able to marry. This type of fern differs quite significantly from all other ferns in terms of foliage shape, light and watering requirements. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on June 05, 2013: @janices7--Herbs can always make good houseplants too! Sharkye11 . But I can correct the problems. These plants grow quickly, are easy to care for and produce new plants. Voted up, useful and shared. Fortunately, the list of plants believed to be non-toxic is tempting and it includes the beautiful Areca palm, (below) which is also one of the best for purifying the air. Much appreciated and important information. Through this hub I learned the names of my plants (besides aloe vera) which I did not know the names yet until now. This is information that everyone needs to know to keep their pets and children safe. Kathleen Odenthal from Bridgewater on June 06, 2014: wow, very interesting and informative! This is a quite easy to care for non-toxic houseplant with interestingly shaped, shiny and deep green leaves. :(. Thanks so much for your informative article. Voted up and I will try to pin this to my garden board. Older plants produce climbing stems and arrowhead-shaped leaves. Keep in mind that even non-toxic plants can be a risk. They are easy to care for and every year or two I transplant them at the same time....out of each pot that I transplant I get two new plants. Check pots and soil regularly for mold and mildew. Thanks!!! If you enjoy propagating plants, the Trailing Jade is relatively easy to propagate by either leaf or branch cut. In humans, symptoms after eating this plant may include painful swelling and burning of the tongue, lips and mouth, difficulty in speaking, swallowing and breathing. It seems to be more toxic to cats. It's nice to have this information. I noticed something had nibbled on the leaves of several plants. I have to inform my nieces and their parents about these toxic plants. This is an ideal hanging plant so if you still don’t want your pet to nibble on it you can simply hang it from the ceiling in a nice decorative hanging pot. I voted up and all the way. There is always disagreement between individuals and professionals about which plants are or are not toxic. Plus, it may cause serious symptom that is the blocked airways, which is able to lead to the death. Thank you for sharing. Keep up the great work. Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Foxgloves and Angel Trumpets, Delphiniums, Calla lilies are also highly toxic. Cats and dogs: It can cause excessive salivation, pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Humans: Burning and swelling of lips, mouth, and tongue, difficulty speaking or swallowing, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. A tall Parlor Palm in a corner of your Living Room or Study adds a great deal of tropical feel to the space and brightens up the room greatly! Crown-of-Thorns. Children or pets could choke on small berries, leaves, or woody stems. Minor Toxicity: Ingestion of these plants may cause minor illnesses such as vomiting or diarrhea. The Pilea loves a lot of indirect sunlight and watering every week or two. 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. I would love to see scientific grounds or studies why this plants are toxic in such a way. Not all lilies are toxic, and some are more toxic to animals, especially cats, than to humans. Voted up! But beyond the allure of snagging the spiderettes, spider plants are hallucinogenic to cats. Non-toxic houseplants are among the most researched type of plants on the web these days. Proper watering methods are critical for the success of this plant: never let it dry completely and never let it stand in water. They are also excellent air purifiers. Spider plants are mildly hallucinogenic for cats. Hope it is helpful! I love the sanseveria as a house as a houseplant. In rare instances, it can produce a dermatological reaction, but is mainly toxic only if ingested. Mike and Dorothy McKenney from United States on May 20, 2017: What a great article. In the worst case, call your vet once your dog got poisoned. He was given antibiotics, meds he almost didn't make it. They are dark green with light green throughout the leaves and are a succulent. Surprising that even the lily can be poisonous. 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. Left untreated, peace-lily poisoning could lead to renal failure. Enjoy your lovely plants. But are peace lilies poisonous to humans? Here is a list of the 10 Most Poisonous Indoor Plants your children and pets should avoid. C E Clark from North Texas on July 29, 2013: Had no idea so many common houseplants were toxic to people and animals. Cats are more susceptible to lily poisoning than dogs. Cats and Dogs: Drooling, choking, swelling of mouth and tongue, difficulty breathing, and stomach upset. If you have a green thumb with an interest for propagation, this is a great plant to propagate as it produces many spiderettes that can be cut off from the mother plant and re-potted to make other plants. Little did I know that a few of them can be really harmful. Cats and dogs: Information regarding the toxicity of peace lilies is somewhat conflicting, but it is listed on all animal safety sites, including the ASPCA's as toxic to dogs and cats. It can make them feel very bad though, so best to have them checked out. The plants will still reward you with fullness and foliage that purifies the air. You did a good job on your hub. SO informative and I have learned so much. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on February 22, 2013: @Sonia--plants are indeed powerful! It has all the benefits you can think of; it’s extremely easy to care for, (basically impossible to kill), it does well in low light areas of your home or office, and it’s an excellent air purifier! Water this plant when the soil is dry and not too often like you would do for other ferns! Special care for children and pets. Poor things! Don't forget that plants summering outside can be dangerous to outdoor pets. If your pets are particularly stubborn about messing with plants you can sprinkle red pepper around the soil and on the leaves. Fortunately, my cats and dog don't seem to care to mess with them, but I may get rid of them and go to my plastic plants! Peace lilies are still lovely plants to have though. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Additionally, over decorative it also has functional value, because because as mentioned above it cleans the indoor air from the dangerous toxic substances formaldehyde, xylene and toluene . Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on June 22, 2014: Thank you, Au Fait. NASA cites pothos, or devil's ivy, as one of the best houseplants for removing pollutants from the air. In humans, this toxic plant can cause swelling of the lips, mouth and tongue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and difficulty swallowing. I used to pull the leaves when I was a child and then I experienced a hot sensation in my hands, that even washing them won't make this "heat" in my hands go away immediately. Thank GOD for me waking on that lapping sound. Many common plants are toxic to animals and can make your furry friend sick or even cause death. They like to get into so much mischief when the are feeling bored or capricious, and nibbling some plants is a great way to get attention. I purposely left out the breathtaking Prayer Plant, (Maranta Leuconeura), the Boston Fern and the pretty Fittonia because they are not that easy to care for. For this reason, it is recommended that you keep cats away from the plants to avoid any spider plant toxicity, regardless of its mild effects. The leaves are constantly shedding and being regrown, so even if this plant is out of reach, it is a good idea to check often for fallen leaves. Kate P from The North Woods, USA on May 05, 2013: Very good to know.. some of them aren't well known. However, even such commonly grown and useful plants may be toxic. nely ernita from jakarta on February 08, 2016: Olivia Sanzzi from San Antonio on July 03, 2015: This article was VERY helpful, well-researched, and well-written. Poisonous plants present all year round. They just need to be kept out of reach. Very useful hub. This plant is ideal for North and East facing windows that don’t get too much light. I'm so glad I popped by here because I'm about to buy some house plants. Dieffenbachia can cause paralysis of the throat and tongue. Very interesting article. Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), 10 Most Poisonous Indoor Plants your children and pets should avoid, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 10 Best Low Light Indoor Plants for Your Home and Office, 10 Best Air Purifying House Plants That Clean the Air and Remove Toxins, Misting Indoor Plants | Why It Really Works, How to Care for a Norfolk Island Pine Indoors, Christmas Cactus & Thanksgiving Cactus | Schlumbergera Distinction and Care, The Truth About The Peace Lily | How To Keep It Healthy And Beautiful, Hoya Carnosa | Everything You Need To Know About Wax Plants. I have dogs and I wonder if the animals know the danger of these plants. 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. I don't use the cinnamon much anymore, just if I introduce a new one. Even if a plant is said to be safe.... any creature can have an allergic reaction ending in death. Another great floor plant, the mother-in-law's tongue, or snake plant, has leathery, sword-like leaves that earned the plant its sharp name. Veronica Roberts from Ohio, USA on December 17, 2012: Very useful info. Like philodendrons and pothos, however, they can cause painful symptoms and sometimes death if ingested by humans or animals. I slowly noticed new gorgeous blooms and after all the new blooms were gone, the plant started focusing on growing new bright and shiny green leaves. Unfortunately peace lilies are poisonous to humans. Only water it when the top soil feels dry to the touch. Myth: Tarantulas are dangerous or deadly to humans. Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on June 14, 2014: This is a very helpful hub, especially now that I've started growing plants using my compost. A spider plant comes with its own dangers. :). It was like Neutering the Draining stress away from each flower. It is like catnip that does the same thing, but the only difference is that catnip is not harmful to cats. These parts we never consider eating, so we never come in contact with them. Hope to see you soon. I'm glad you found this helpful! These plants, like many epiphytes, thrive on high humidity and little watering so a Sealed Terrarium is the perfect environment for it. Its branches grow quite long so this is more of a low maintenance hanging plant if you have a moderately bright spot for it in your home. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on January 15, 2014: @StephanieHenkel-- Thank you. While it is often the perfect complement to any room, it contains calcium oxalate crystals, which are toxic to humans and animals. It is a succulent after all. 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've heard lilies are bad for pets but these are new to me! Voted up, useful and pinned;-). If you are referring to the glass jar with the Hoya stems, I got it from Walmart a couple of years ago! . Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on June 08, 2013: @ladydeonne--thank you for reading. It seems like Rubber Plants thrive in bright but indirect sunlight, however, they do tolerate medium light. I'd heard that poinsettias are poisonous (especially for cats), but hadn't heard that about a few on the list. Arizona's Restoration Experts, LLC on May 13, 2013: Very interesting and informative. I thoroughly enjoyed your well-written and informative article. 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