Poisonous indoor plants: 9 flowers that can harm you

Do you like to plant flowers on windowsills? Then you definitely need to know which poisonous indoor plants can harm health! Be careful!

Name of poisonous indoor plants and photos


It is believed that cyclamen in the house helps to drive away bad dreams and fears, and it should be put in the bedroom at the head of the bed. We will not argue about the magical power of Cyclamen, but it is necessary to warn about its poisonous properties. Sometimes it is recommended to dig in the juice of cyclamen root from sinusitis, and this can not be done in any case. Not only can you burn the mucous, you risk getting fever, sore throat and difficulty breathing. The most poisonous parts are the seeds and roots of the plant, fresh juice which can cause irritation or inflammation of the skin.


Poisonous bulbs of plants that contain alkaloid likorin. In small doses, licorin has an expectorant effect, and in large doses it causes vomiting. If suddenly the leaf of a plant broke off, and the milky sap came out, it is better to wash your hands thoroughly and not touch their eyes.


The plant is able to improve the chemical composition of the air in the room, but we do not recommend to hurry to put it in a bedroom or a nursery. The juice of the plant is poisonous, especially that contained in the stem. It can provoke serious digestive and respiratory disorders, as well as cause burns when it comes into contact with the skin of the face or hands.

If the plant is in your home, it is better to care for it with gloves. By the way, in kindergarten dieffenbachia grow altogether forbidden.


Yes, we did not confuse anything. This plant is, of course, very useful. On the one hand, geranium is an excellent antiseptic, helps relieve stress and tension, relieves pain in otitis and angina. However, there are people whose smell of geranium can provoke a severe asthma attack and cause an allergic reaction. Geranium (as one of the poisonous indoor flowers) is also contraindicated for pregnant women, people with low blood sugar, young children and those who take contraceptives.


They are not poisonous, and dangerous only because of the thorns, which you can prick and get in the worst case, a small boil. But some types of cacti, such as TRIHOTSEREUS, contain hallucinogens that can cause paralysis of the central nervous system, their action is similar to the effect of the drug LSD (many also read Carlos Castaneda).


Cacti-like species of euphorbia and europhobia are truly poisonous.

Milkweed juice can cause burns, and if ingested, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and mucosal burns. Strange, but it is these plants that can often be seen on the windowsill in school classes.


The most valuable and beloved aloe has two poisonous brothers - striped aloe and awesome aloe. All parts of these plants are dangerous, and basically the fact that most aloe species are considered medicinal, and they are very often used as a home remedy. So, striped and frightening can not be used for therapeutic purposes! They can cause gastric and uterine bleeding, and in pregnant women can cause miscarriage.


All parts of this plant contain poison. Touching a hydrangea is completely safe, but if you accidentally get hydrangea juice in your body, it will cause sweating, worsen blood circulation, stomach pain, itching, nausea and muscle weakness. Poisonous plants that can be found in the country.

Aglaonema variable

Poisonous juice and berries of the plant. Juice can cause swelling and pain in the mouth and throat, and when in contact with eyes conjunctivitis.

Poisonous indoor plants - some tips

- If you have small children or pets (especially cats), it is better not to buy poisonous indoor plants at all.

- Very often the milky juice is poisonous. If you see that at the turn of a stem the plant secretes white juice, it is better not to touch it, and especially not to scratch your face or rub your eyes with your hands.

-If the plants are already growing in your home, and you didn’t know that they are poisonous, remove them higher from the children, and in the case of a cat, try to close the base of the pot with cling film so that the animal does not dig the ground. By the way, sometimes cats chew leaves to quench their thirst, so pour more water into the bowl so that she does not touch the poisonous indoor flowers.