It’s been a while since the epidemic came into our lives and trapped us in our own home. But we, people, are always doing our best to stay positive during these difficult times. There are plenty of things to do without traveling too far. Most of us are running back to our old hobbies like painting, working out at home, baking, and using Facebook or Tiktok. Some found a new interested which is planting, and some are still afraid because of Poisonous Indoor Plants Philippines.
More and more people are calling themselves “Plantitos” and “Plantitas” these days. You can also find them trending on Facebook with those hashtags. It’s a good thing that more people are getting into this hobby because planting has a lot of benefits. Not only do they look gorgeous inside your home, but also, these plants in absorbing the toxicities and may help purity purifier air. So, you see, being “Plantita” or “Plantito” is cool! And if you’re planning to begin collecting plants, you need to do some research about plants that you want to buy, especially if you’re planning to buy some indoor plants. And you might as well pay attention to the plants that are poisonous and learn not to hurt yourself while re-potting them or while you are cutting your plants.
Poisonous Indoor Plants Philippines
Poisonous Indoor Plants Philippines
Caladium plants have heart-shaped leaves that have light pink or fuchsia pink splatters. It may be pretty, but it is toxic to our cute lovely pets when ingested. It may cause swelling. That is why this is considered as part of Poisonous Indoor Plants Philippines
Yes! You read it right. Our miracle plant that numerous people use for skin care is considered to be poisonous. Aloe vera can be toxic to your house pets, so it might be better to teach your pets to not play with the plants.
Dumb Cane Plant
Dumb came is a tropical blooming plant that is cultivated to be an ornamental plant, especially as indoor greenery. This plant has calcium oxalate that causes toxicity when the plant is poorly handled or ingested by accident. The sap of these plants may cause erythema. It makes your skin feels like there are tiny needles prickling your skin. So I suggest that whenever you are handling this plant, make sure you are wearing gardening gloves to avoid the sap getting on your hands.
Jade Plant or Succulents
Jade plant or succulents are very cute, colorful, and it has plenty of varieties to choose from. Although they are mildly poisonous to humans, they can be very dangerous to our house pets.
Pothos Plant/Devil’s Ivy
This plant causes skin irritation. It is no known to be dangerous, but there is nothing wrong with being cautious. Pothos causes inflammation to the lips, tongue, and vomiting when swallowed. Put this away from the kids and your furry friends.
Snake plants can easily adapt to any environment and very hard to kill. It will survive even if there isn’t much natural light source. It will thrive even if you neglect watering it. It’s perfect for people who always forget to tend to their plants. This plant is said to be perilous because it causes nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting when swallowed.
Selloum plant has shiny, large, dark green leaf leaves will make your garden or indoors seem like you are in the tropics. But this plant is said to be very lethal because it causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, inflammation and, shortness of breath.
Peace Lily Plant
Peace Lily are those flowers that have big white petals with a spadix at its center. This plant is not that lethal, but it can be dangerous to our beloved pets. The pollen grains from the flower may cause oral irritation if our pets lick it. Peace lily also contains calcium oxalate crystals.
Taking care of plants is good for the environment because it supplies us with more oxygen. But having these beautiful yet lethal indoor plants when you have infants and pets is quite risky. If you still want these plants in your household, then put it somewhere they can’t reach it. And just in case some of their saps get on your hand or skin, wash it quickly with liquid dishwashing soap. Dishwashing liquid soaps are more effective in washing away plant saps. There is nothing wrong with taking care of these poisonous indoor plants. You just have to be careful with handling them. Happy planting plantitas and plantitos!