Even “green favorites” can be dangerous! How can you achieve comfort in a house without
indoor plants? They have a lot of useful properties: a plant
indoors will decorate the room, add uniqueness to the interior, purify the air or absorb
excess electromagnetic radiation. But what if we say that some of the common
home plants can be poisonous? This is true: not all of them are completely
safe for humans and pets, as we used to think. 2
In this video we will talk about seven indoor plants, which have become very common nowadays! But before we continue, answer this question
in comments: what plants do you have and why? Do you know about their beneficial and negative
properties for human health? So, we start. 3
1. Azalea Often it is called a royal flower. And it is justified – it is extraordinary
beautiful and high maintenance. Because of this, it often does not take root. But we must not forget about the danger that
hides in its leaves – they contain the toxic substance “glycoside”. If it enters the human body, it causes poisoning,
and in the worst case – arrhythmia and even death! But this can only happen if you have a large
amount of toxin in your blood. We advise you to put the pot of azalea in
a place inaccessible to children and pets! 4
2. Dieffenbachia This plant has also gained great popularity
in recent years. Often it can be seen not only in residential
apartments, but also in offices, hospitals, even in kindergartens! And this phenomenon causes a lot of confusion
among experts in the field of crop production. Why? Dieffenbachia is a representative of the “Aroid
family”, which has poisonous juice in all green parts. It can cause an allergic reaction, red rashes
on the skin and lacrimation. 5
3. Primrose Do you think this plant is perfect for decorating
kids room or bedroom? Of course, because a neat bush with velvet
leaves is a great addition to any interior. But it’s worth to mention that primrose, during
blooming, releases toxins. More specifically, the alkaloids that cause
nausea or dizziness. In addition, the hairs on the leaves of this
houseplant contain elements that can provoke an allergic reaction. Remember this! 6
4. Ivy It is used both for indoor decoration of rooms,
and outdoor. But few people know that the fruit and even
the leaves of this evergreen plant pose a great danger to human health! It is important to note that varieties of
this plant for growing at home are “tamed by man” completely do not bear fruit. But attractive green leaves are a common cause
of pet poisoning. Do you have a cat who doesn’t mind eating
some green? Be carefull! 7
5. Monstera It is large, therefore it is most often found
in public places. But smaller versions can be found in an ordinary
apartment. If you decide to have such a plant in your
house – you must follow all the precautions! In the foliage of the monstera there are very
toxic elements, the contact of which with the mucous membranes can provoke a negative
reaction of the body. 8
6. Cyclamen Another name for this flower is alpine violet. Lovers of indoor plants often put it on window
sills, because a delicate and pleasant aroma in combination with beautiful flowers is a
great investment of time and energy! But the danger is cyclamen tubes, they contain
a toxic substance. If you are sure that pets or children will
not get to the plant, you can safely enjoy the “Alpine” beauty at home! 9
7. Trichocereus This cactus stands out from the rest of the
cacti family! After all, the danger is not only its thorns,
but also the plant itself. It contains a substance that causes hallucinations. The ingestion of a large amount of Trichocereus
juice into the body can provoke paralysis of the central nervous system. Remember such a property of the cactus in
order to keep yourself healthy and enjoy its beauty! 10
Write in the comments, do you have any plants that we have listed? If so, did you know about such properties
of your “green favorite”? Share this video with your friends so that
they also learn about the dangers that indoor plants are fraught with!