Here are 7 Dangerous Houseplants that are Health Hazard for your Kids. Do you know that some houseplants can be dangerous for your kid’s life? Due to the Bad Environment, these days, many of us are keeping the indoor plants to purify our house air. It’s a very good habit, but just remember that few plants have a Poisonous effect. Therefore be careful before choosing the house plants for yourself.
Toxic plants can be a hazard to Kids and other family members. It’s advisable to keep all plants out of the reach of kids who might eat or touch leaves.
Below are the 7 Dangerous Houseplants
1 # Philodendron
Philodendron is a common and popular house plant and one of the easiest indoor plants to grow. This plant is widely used by people who love indoors plants, but they are poisonous to humans.
> Keep your kids away from the Philodendron Plant because eating them can cause
> Burning and swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat
> Vomiting, Diarrhea.
Just keep it out of reach of your kids at home.
2 # Euphorbia Milii
You must know this plant by the name of Crown-of-thorns or Christ’s Crown. The thorny Christ plant (Euphorbia milii) is a very popular indoor plant. It has a milky white sap that flows freely if the stems or leaves are broken. You will find this plant in maximum peoples’ houses due to its small beautiful flower. But the sap of this species is not as toxic as like some others plants, it is poisonous and contains irritant chemicals, therefore, keep the Kids away from it.
> Abdominal Pains,
> Throat Irritation
3 # Devil’s Ivy or Pothos Ivy
This plant has beautiful variegated leaves, forgiving nature, and air purification abilities. In fact, it is the best plants for removing impurities from the air. That’s why people love keeping this plant in their homes. It’s very easy to maintain and lots people select this plant for gifting purpose.
But again this plant also has any serious side effect on kids & humans like –
> Burning of the Mouth,
> Skin Irritation,
> Swelling of Lips,
> Tongue, and Throat,
> Vomiting, and Diarrhea.
4 # Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)
This plant is also one of the poisonous house plants and is the most common plant to find at lots of peoples’ homes. This plant needs bright light and less water. Usually, its leaves keep shedding, so always check for fallen & dry leaves. It has long and heart-shaped leaves.
Side Effects are:-
> Irritated skin,
> stomach upset,
5 # Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
This plant is related to the philodendron and contains the same oxalate crystals. The cells of this plant contain needle-shaped calcium oxalate crystals called raphides.
Usually, this plant is kept on the floor and if kids or humans chewed the leaves of this plant, then it has many side effects. Therefore keep explaining for the kid not to touch the plant at all.
Side effects are:-
> Extreme pain in the mouth,
> burning sensation,
> swelling & numbing of the throat.
6 # Caladium (Elephant ear)
Caladium has colorful leaves and due to which people love this plant. Its leaves can be shaped of hearts, arrows and will find in colors like red, pink, rose, green, etc.
This plant can grow indoor or outdoor easily but please note that if somebody eats the plants leaves in large quantity than it has below side effects:–
> Swelling & Vomiting.
> burning of the mouth and tongue,
7 # Calotropis
Do you know that this plant can cause and your kid loss in vision?
This plant is known for use in medicine. It’s a tall shrub are used in Ayurveda to cure the diseases cough, cold, nausea, and asthma. When you plucked the leaves of this plant then the viscous milky white sap will come out. This is poisonous to kids & human beings. And due to which human can loss his vision.
Safety Tips before touching Dangerous Houseplants
Keep plants out of reach in rooms from kids.
Do regular checking for the insects/ Bugs on plants like Aphids, Spider Mites, Mealybugs, Whitefly, etc.
Regularly clean the leaves.
Always wash your hands
Tell kids not to touch the plants.
Explain kids not to tear leaves from plants as its dangerous for them.
Do not cut off any leaves in front of kids
If you keep your plants on height and tight the plant base with rope or wire
Show them sunlight as per plant requirements.
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