5 plants you should avoid keeping indoors
Surprising as it may sound, some ‘indoor’ plants can be extremely poisonous to keep at your home.
Nothing compares to the beauty of keeping plants in your home. Precisely, it changes the entire appearance of your home decor, and for good reasons! On the other hand, many plants help purify the surrounding air and provide your health with a wide range of benefits. However, there is another side which you should also consider! Some plants, no matter how gorgeous they are to look at, contain certain chemicals that may have harmful effects on your health. Also, it becomes more dangerous if you have children or pets at home. In this article, we will talk about some of those plants which are not recommended to grow indoors.
Bonsai: Bonsai is one of the first options we consider keeping in our home. However, it can be extremely irritating to those who have tree allergies. Along with issues like nasal congestion and watery eyes, the plant can also cause skin rashes that get worse over time.
Dumb Cane: If you have pets, Dumb Cane is surely not the plant you are looking for! It contains calcium oxalate crystals which are poisonous for cats/dogs. If ingested, the plant can lead your pets to severe swelling as well as burning of the mouth. On the other hand, it is not good for your health as well.
Pothos: Also known as Devil’s Ivy, Pothos are a widely popular plant as they significantly purify the air of your home. But there is also a disadvantage – the plant, if ingested by humans, can cause several issues such as irritation, diarrhea, vomiting, and more. The risk increases manifolds for pets, as it can lead them to choke, breathlessness, and even death.
Succulents: Succulents have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. These plants are small, pretty, and also very inexpensive. But they get easily infected with mealybugs – which are tiny insects that also spread to other plants. Over time, it can become a huge problem for you.
English Ivy: English Ivy is a common indoor plant all across the world. But what many people are not aware of is that the plant is toxic to both humans and animals. Their leaves contain certain compounds that can cause some serious skin irritations. Also, if your pets ingest the leaves, it can cause diarrhea, vomiting, breathlessness, and more.
Apart from these, the list also includes plants like Caladium, Philodendron, Tulip, Daffodil, Snake Plant, Areca Palms, Nerium Oleander, etc.