15 Toxic Plants You May Already Have at Home


Danger in plain sight

Houseplants are a great way to spruce up your living environment. The best indoor plants look gorgeous, of course, but they can also give you a mental and physical boost, cleaning the air and reducing stress levels. But before you start exploring the health benefits of gardening and searching for the best low-maintenance plants, you need to be aware of one very important thing: Poisonous plants may be on your to-buy list—or already in your own home.

More than 700 plants are poisonous to cats and dogs, and some plants are also toxic to humans. While you might not be nibbling on your houseplants, remember that this is a concern if you have small children who live with you or who visit. Also, some plants can cause itchiness if you touch them, so you’ll want to proceed with caution, regardless. Read on for the dangerous plants you might not suspect are as toxic as they actually are.

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