Did You Know Some Household Plants Are Poisonous?


Know Your Plantmates


Many household plants provide benefits to us. They purify and renew stale indoor air by filtering out toxins, pollutants, and the carbon dioxide we exhale—replacing them with life sustaining oxygen!  However, many of the most popular houseplants come from tropical climates where the highest percentage of poisonous plants resides.

Who’s Hanging Out in Your Place?
Do you have any of the plants listed below in your home? If yes, we recommend finding out how toxic they are, and if they pose any risks to your children or pets. If you are not sure about a particular plant, consider it dangerous, until you learn otherwise. If you notice that part of a plant in your home has been eaten, immediately call the Poison Center Hotline 1-800-222-1222 to learn what to do. Remember, the chemicals you use to grow your plants may also be toxic.


When in doubt, call the Poison Control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or check out the National Capitol Poison Control’s webPOISONCONTROL online tool (

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