Toxic House Plants

House plants are plants that are deliberately planted and cultivated. This type of plant has its own charm and aims to be a decoration in the yard or inside the house to make it look more beautiful and beautiful. Many categories of ornamental plants, for example indoor, outdoor, and house plants. But be careful about the toxic house plants that you are planted.

Who would have thought there were some ornamental plants that contained poison and even deadly just because you touched it. Even though from the outside it looks beautiful and beautiful. Well, for you the lovers of plants have to know what house plants should make you extra careful because of its poisonous.

1. Nerium Oleander

Nerium Oleander
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Nerium Oleander is the Latin name for the oleander ornamental plant. In Indonesia, this plant is better known as Japanese flowers or butter flowers. Oleander is also famous as an ornamental plant.

The word oleander comes from the Latin taken from the word “Olea” which means oil or oil. Oleander plants are also known as ornamental plants capable of producing oil that can fill the land around the place of growth. However, you should know that this plant contains poison rosagenin, nerioside, oleandroside, and cardiac glycoside. The substances mentioned above can cause heartburn to be slow to heart failure.

2. Dieffenbachia Toxic House Plants

Dieffenbachia Plants
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This ornamental plant has the Latin Dieffenbachia, this plant has poisons ranging from stems to leaves. Although there are poisons, this plant can be an ornamental plant in your home.

It’s just that you have to keep out of reach of children who do not understand the fear of being bitten by children. The poison is in the sap. The sap is in the trunk and leaves if exposed to the sap can cause itching, convulsions, and even if exposed to the throat can cause respiratory problems.

That is because the sap of this plant contains calcium oxalate crystals in the cytoplasm of cells which is also called rafida in needle-like shape.

3. Trumpet Flower

Trumpet Flower
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Amethyst flower or can be called premises trumpet flower is an ornamental plant that can only grow in the highlands. This plant has a height that reaches 2-4 meters has flowers that look beautiful and beautiful. But despite having beautiful and beautiful flowers it turns out that this flower contains poison.

The poison can be intoxicating. This flower contains alkaloids, atropine and other substances that can cause traceability. The effects are not much different from various illegal drugs. If people eat these flowers it will cause excessive excitement. And if it continues, the person’s awareness will decrease and result in death.

4. Lily of the Valley Toxic House Plants

Lily of the Valley toxic house plants
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This lily of the valley is one of the most beautiful flowers among the lily family. This flower is very much grown in northern England and this flower is often called the spring flower. Every September, this flower will produce its fruit which grows on its crown.

The fruit is called a berry. The flower size is around 5-7 mm. But behind the beauty of this flower, it turns out to save danger for humans and animals. Because this flower has the same poison as the Daphne flower. In the stem until the fruit contains a poison that can cause death.

Toxins in this flower named convallatoxin. Despite having dangerous poisons. This interest also has a positive side or has more benefits. One of the benefits of this flower is to treat, prevent or reject other poisons, and many more benefits.

5. Belladonna Flowers

Belladonna Flowers
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In its native area, flowers are very well known for their poisons. Belladonna contains a type of poison in the form of tropane alkaloid which is very dangerous especially for humans. And you should know that all parts of this flower contain dangerous poisons, from the roots to the fruit.

But what you really have to watch out for is the fruit, because the fruit contains poison which is very dangerous. The symptoms that the eater will experience are enlarged pupils, blurred vision, madness, and hallucinations. This poison that contains flowers is called atropine in the flower and can irritate nerves.

6. ZZ Plant or Zamioculcas

ZZ Plant
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Apparently, plants that often adorn the corners of this room contain all poisons. According to the researchers, there are toxic compounds in the form of oxalate compounds that can cause skin irritation and itching.

If your child or a family member accidentally touches the leaves of this plant, immediately wash your hands with soap thoroughly.

7. Rhubarb Toxic House Plant

Rhubarb toxic house Plants
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This ornamental plant is one of taro or taro trees. One part of the rhubarb plant that contains toxins is the leaves.

Although it is poisonous, it turns out that the stems are edible because they taste delicious. Besides being cooked, you can also eat it raw.

8. Wisteria Flower

Wisteria Flower
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In Japan and China, this plant is very popular among ornamental plants. However, the seeds produced are said to be toxic because of their saponin content.

If the seeds are swallowed, this can cause dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and, most severe, fainting.

9. Philondendron Plants

Philondendron toxic house Plants
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One of the criteria for ornamental plants that can refresh the eyes is plants with lush leaves. Philondendron is one type of plant that is often chosen because of this.

However, the leaves of ornamental plants are known to be very poisonous. If consumed accidentally, swelling can occur in the lips, tongue, and throat.

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