It was like Neutering the Draining stress away from each flower. Humans: The toxicity level is low, producing short-lasting symptoms such as mouth pain, salivation, and some nausea. Except for oleander, of course. Many are plants we grow to add some beauty to our yards. Humans: Symptoms after ingestion can include: painful burning and swelling of the mouth, tongue, lips and throat, difficulty breathing, speaking, and swallowing, and possible blocked airways that can lead to death. Humans: Arrhythmia, dizziness, and tremors. Thank you for reading! Also we HAD those big star shaped leaves on that "WEED-bush-can grow to tree size" that "RICIN" is made from...I guess the big brownish speckled seeds? Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on April 02, 2015: Great hub on the toxicity of plants for us humans and pets. This information is essential for everyone. I'm glad you moved your plants and didn't throw them away. It is very beautiful. Cats and Dogs: Arrhythmia, vomiting, and cold extremities. I’ve assembled this list based on my own experience with the plants we have in our home and thorough research on the subject. Brown Widow Spider Bite Symptoms; Share on Facebook; While sago palms (Cycas revoluta) might look innocuous and inviting, the hardy plants are highly poisonous to both human beings and pets. :). voted up and shared. I think we often forget about the natural power - both good and bad - of plants and flowers around us. Of course this is different if you have small children or pets like cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs or pet birds that are allowed to roam the house freely. I love the sanseveria as a house as a houseplant. In humans, symptoms after eating this plant may include painful swelling and burning of the tongue, lips and mouth, difficulty in speaking, swallowing and breathing. Very useful hub. Great info in this hub! Not all lilies are toxic, and some are more toxic to animals, especially cats, than to humans. This is an ideal plant for moderate to low light conditions but it doesn’t push darkness to an extreme as a ZZ plant would. Trim plants to prevent children and pets from accessing vines. I snipped a few cuttings from my friend’s massive Wax Plant. Let's check out to find the answer. I have had all of these plants. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on January 29, 2013: @baygirl33--It is always wise to be cautious. But beyond the allure of snagging the spiderettes, spider plants are hallucinogenic to cats. Though I knew some of these plants were toxic, like the Oleander, I did not know that Pothos Ivy was toxic. Cats and dogs: Diarrhea, hyperactivity, gasping breaths, weakness, tremors, staggering, and vomiting. Children are more susceptible and should be kept away from Oleander plants. In humans, this toxic plant can cause swelling of the lips, mouth and tongue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and difficulty swallowing. I am going to share it and I hope many others will as well. Wonderful and informative information. From the elegant curved bloom of the calla lily to the seasonal favorite, the Easter lily, these colorful plants are popular indoors and out. Also known as the goosefoot plant, their sap’s toxic elements can lead to skin irritation and vomiting. Jayme Kinsey (author) from Oklahoma on April 02, 2013: @Gail Meyers--Thank you for reading and voting. Sharkye11 . Dieffenbachia has thick stems and fleshy leaves that are usually solid green, with the occasional yellow or green markings. Luckily she doesn't seem to have any symptoms that you had mentioned. Cats can always decided to do something on a whim. Despite their similar names, the plants are not closely related and the spider plant, unlike the spider lily, is non-toxic. 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