Harmful House Plants

Houseplants can be both beautiful and useful. However, quite a few of them can cause severe
discomfort, illness and even death if ingested. In some instances, contact should be avoided as well.
This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t continue to enjoy houseplants. However, you should be
careful to keep them out of reach of children and pets. And, with the safety of everyone in mind, you
may want to pass along these examples to friends and relatives who have children and pets in their

Harmful Plants

  • African Violet (Saintpaulia spp.)
  • Amaryllis
  • Anthurium
  • Apricot
  • Autumn
  • Azalea
  • Begonia
  • Caladium Mucosal
  • Calla lily
  • Century Plant (Agave)
  • Choke Cherries
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Daffodil
  • Delphinium
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia)
  • Elderberry
  • Elephant’s Ear (Colocasia)
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Four O’Clock (Mirabilis)
  • Foxglove
  • Heliotrope (Heliotrope spp.)
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris Gastrointestinal
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lantana
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Mistletoe Berries
  • Morning Glory
  • Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • Peach
  • Pencil Cactus
  • Peperomia (Peperomia obtusifolia)
  • Petunia
  • Philodendron (Philodendron spp.)
  • Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)
  • Prayer Plant (Maranta)
  • Primrose (Primula)
  • Rex Begonia
  • Rhubarb
  • Rubber Plant (Ficus)
  • Scheffelera
  • Sweet Violets
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Taxus
  • Wormwood (Artemisia)

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