The plants at home, it's always worth it. For some it is a form of love for beauty and nature, for others a real need. Indoor plants are important because they regularly cool the air.
Did you know that a lot of tropical houseplants are actually poisonous? Discover in twenty-five photographs, the poisonous plants the most common ways to know how to avoid the risk of poisoning your children and your pets .
Toxic plants: Clivia flowering miniata
In the following lines we will get acquainted with some toxic houseplants. Native to the tropical areas of America. The Datura inoxia is a great plant for its pretty white flowers, but beware, it is completely poisonous! It contains alkaloids with deadly effects for humans and animals.
The clivia, an attractive plant for its orange-red flowers and sweet scent, is native to South Africa. Its leaves and its root are toxic. The bulbs contain alkaloid called lycorin.
Euphorbia pulcherrima is native to Central America. This plant photoperiodic flowers when the days are short. It has lactic channels. People allergic to latex should be careful.
Rhododendrons, also known as azaleas, are evergreen. They are typical for mountainous regions. Some sources report that honey produced by flowers is toxic. In fact, these leaves contain a dangerous glucoside.
Pretty plant ... toxic!
Aloe vera, often used in medicine and cosmetics, is also a plant who can make allergic. In fact, one study has shown that ingestion of leaf extract has an irritating effect. It is carcinogenic. The aloe leaves contain aloin. This substance is dangerous. You have to tell the difference between the whole leaf and the aloe gel found in cosmetics and medical products. By cutting the aloe vera leaf, you will see a runny yellow liquid. This is called aloin or the sap of Aloe.
Aloe vera : beware of aloin
Aloe vera: beware of allergies
Rhododendrons red and pink
plants toxic: Amaryllis
Floral and toxic houseplant: Datura Innoxia
Flowering and poisonous houseplant: Rhododendron
Toxic indoor plant: Amaryllis
Clivia miniata: pretty, but toxic