What flowers not to keep the house?

Buying another flower room, we are guided only by its beautiful appearance. Harmful properties of certain plants, many usually do not think believing that flower shops have taken care of the buyers and will not sell poisonous flowers.

For each family a selection of flowers individual. For example, in the house lives a small child or someone of the family members suffer from allergies. These details should be taken into account in advance to ask florists about the properties of a given plant.

These rules, moreover mixed with various superstitions and omens, which are so numerous that they can bewilder the novice gardener.

We offer you a list of houseplants that should be treated with caution, as their presence in the room can affect the health and energy of the man.

Poisonous and dangerous plants

«You can’t keep the house» is too categorical statement, from which there are exceptions. It is applicable if you live in a house children or animals that can poison flowers, or to burns when you touch the leaves of plants.

Even if living in the house adults need to take precautions when caring for these flowers is to wear gloves and thoroughly clean tools.

Attention! In no case do not cut the plant with a knife intended for food.


Who would have thought that a popular houseplant that appeals to many gardeners for the huge green leaves, can be poisonous. The flower is dangerous only juice which can get into the skin of a person by cutting of the leaf or stem.

If children and Pets will taste the leaves of the plant, you can get severe poisoning. Under the influence of dieffenbachia juice on the skin of an adult blisters are formed, and allergic rashes.


Gorgeous Oleander with bright lush flowers is also considered to be extremely poisonous. When you hit the juice of this plant the body there are irreversible consequences, which eventually lead to blindness.

Variegated beautiful flowers of Oleander exude a smell that causes dizziness and feeling unwell.



The flower represented a huge number of types and forms, therefore, uniquely describe its effects on the body difficult. Some varieties of milkweed are similar to cacti. Their leaves are framed by thorns, the prick of which is dangerous to humans. Others may well exist in the indoor environment.

In any case, you should be wary of this flower. In the stems and leaves of milkweed contains a white juice, which hit the skin causing tooth irritation and burns.


Flower loved by many owners for unusual leaves, which in addition to green-dyed in a rich red color. Croton is referred to the family Euphorbiaceae, but visually similar to a tree with elongated leaves. Flowering plant unattractive, releasing flowers in the shape of balls of opaline.

The juice of the Croton in contact with the skin causes burns. If the juice gets through the cuts in the blood and get into internal organs, it can result in the intensive care unit and even death. Therefore, the Croton is not recommended to keep in a house inhabited by small children.


Lush blooms of bright double flowers attracts many gardeners. Colors of Azaleas can be very diverse: white, purple, yellow, etc.

Threat to human health is a kind of Azaleas from India – Sims. The leaves of this plant are dangerous to humans and if ingested cause stomach ache and cramps.

Mimosa pudica

This kind of Mimosa is represented by a plant with thin leaves and stems. They are so delicate and fragile that any touch quickly fold into a tube.

Prolonged contact with the Mimosa pudica, hair loss begins. This negative impact is due to the harmful and toxic substances released by the plant.

Ivy evergreen

The flower belongs to the family Araliaceae. Many Housewives in the house there is a pot in a small shrub in the form of vines.

Bright green ivy leaves very attracted to cats. However, the leaves and berries of this plant are poisonous and in contact with them, the animal may be severely poisoned and even die.


A beautiful plant that attracts outstanding appearance. The stem of adenium presents a thick fat trunk, making it similar in appearance to a small tree. The tip of the flower is decorated with sparse leaves and flowers of pink color.

For humans the juice of roses, which when in contact with skin may cause burns and poisoning.


Flower with huge leaves often used for decoration of public areas and spacious rooms. Monstera grows to impressive size, and its leaves have an unusual carved shape.

Juice monster poisonous and in contact with skin may cause burns, disorder of the digestive system.

But don’t get rid of the monster if it is in your home. It’s not too dangerous plant, but still need to be careful when caring for them and carry out all manipulations with the leaves with gloves on.


The plant enjoys great popularity among gardeners who grow several species of this small flower with velvety leaves. The number of colors allows to create on my window sill real bright garden.

Flowering primrose is a delight, however not many people know that there are toxic substances which, with prolonged human presence in the room can cause dizziness and nausea.

The hairs on the leaves of evening primrose is also dangerous. Prolonged exposure leads to allergies and burning sensation.

Harmful plants: folk omens and superstitions

Each of us refers to the national signs my way. However, it is worth remembering that many of them formed on the basis of the long experience of our ancestors. We offer you some tips on houseplants, which, according to superstition one should not keep at home.


If you believe the signs, in the house where grows cactus always tense. This plant can turn even the most decent of the husband in alcoholic. According to other legends in the house where there is cactus girl will be difficult to get happily married.


The plant is an energy vampire, taking the life force in humans. Living in the house with fern, you feel constant fatigue, tiredness and drowsiness.

Ivy and climbing plants

It is believed that in a house where there are plants, men feel uncomfortable. They are always eager to go somewhere and find a more peaceful place. Branched structure of ivy affects the mental state of a person, depriving him of optimism and balance.

If you don’t want to break up with ivy, then transfer the pot with the plant outside. In this case, the flower will act as a protector of the home.

In conclusion, we note that when buying houseplants must consider not only the attractive appearance and your personal preferences, but also to know the precautions when handling poisonous flowers. Read in advance about the negative properties of plants, to protect yourself, children and Pets.

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