Most Dangerous House Hold plants


Dieffenbachia ( Dumb Cane )


Very popular plant which varies in color from dark oblong green leaves with darker green spots, or paler green with white spots or blotches.

Bitten leaves can cause lips, mouth, and throat to swell and burn, rendering a person speechless.

This plant has been referred to as “ Dumb cane ” due to these effects. Severe cases can result in death.






Extremely common decorative indoor plant. The plant has thick, pointed, heart-shaped or oval-shaped leaves ranging in colors of light to dark green.

Mature plants may produce flowers that can be white, green, or red in color.

Highly poisonous, symptoms include burning and swelling of the lips, mouth, and tongue. Weakness, kidney failure and even death may occur.





There are more than a dozen types of caladium. These plants have large arrow-shaped leaves which are thin, almost transparent, and leaves vary dramatically in color and variegation.

Common both as a house plant and a summer bedding plant outdoors. The Caladium can produce small white flowers and berry fruit.

Eating or nibbling any part of this plant can cause severe stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, as well as burning and swelling in the mouth and throat. In rare cases, death may occur.



English Ivy

This is an evergreen vine, used widely inside and outside homes as decoration. This plant has dark green leaves, occasionally variegated with yellow or white, and produces pea-sized black berries.

Leaves may even cause irritation by mere contact in some individuals.

All parts of this plant are poisonous, causing stomach pains, diarrhea, difficulty of breath, and eventually coma when eaten in larger quantities.





Jerusalum Cherry

This plant has shiny oblong green leaves and small white clustered blossoms. The plant also produces red or orange berries, these resemble small tomatoes which are even more poisonous than the main plant leaves and flowers.

All parts are poisonous, and just a few of it’s berries can kill a child.