|Poisonous House Plants|
House plants can be very beneficial in
our homes and lives. House plants can not only purify and renew our stale indoor air, by
exchanging the carbon dioxide we exhale with life
sustaining oxygen, but they can also trap many of the pollutants present in our
homes and offices.
Many of our most popular house plants come from tropical climates where they have adapted to low light levels, making them suitable for the lighting conditions typical in the average home. However many tropical plants also contain compounds that can have adverse reactions in people, pets and livestock. If you have any of the house plants listed below you should find out how dangerous they are, and if the risk they pose to your children or pets is worth keeping them.
Aloe barbadensis Aloe Vera, Burn plant
These plants are wonderful specimens to have in the house and are very popular for good reason. If their toxic aspect is not a problem many of these plants are very beneficial to have in your home. These beautiful house plants provide everything from expansive foliage that can be enjoyed year round, to beautiful sprays of flowers, to cleaning the air we breathe. Thanks to research by NASA we have a list of common house plants that are very efficient at purfiying air. See our section on Air Purification for more information.
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At this database you can can also search for common garden and outdoor plants that are not only a threat to people but to pets and livestock as well.
Air Cleaning House Plants
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