While it is not a major problem, each year some children and some pets get sick because they munched on a houseplant that looked like it need to be munched. If you have lots of houseplants in the home, you should be at least certain none of your plants are poisonous; or if they are they are located where children and pets cannot reach them.
|Caladium||All plant parts||Same as Dieffenbachia|
|Christmas rose||Seed and young plants||Gastric, nervous system, depression|
|Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane), Elephant Ear||All parts||Intense burning and irritation of the mouth and tongue. Death can occur if base of the tongue swells enough to block the air passage of the throat.|
|Hyacinth, Narcissus, Daffodil||Bulbs||Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. May be fatal.|
|Oleander||Leaves, branches||Extremely poisonous. Affects the heart, produces severe digestive upset and has caused death.|
|Rosary Pea, Castor Bean||Seeds||Fatal. A single Rosary Pea seed has caused death. One or two Castor Bean seeds are near the lethal dose for adults.|