The Most Dangerous House Plants (Must Read!)

June 5, 2012 10:07pm CST
I know you are familiar in the picture of the plant above, this is very common here in the Philippines especially in the Southern part in Mindanao where these plants are sprouting. although this plant is quite good looking for your garden I recommend you to get rid of it. the plant (Dumb Cane or Dieffenbachia) is proven to be dangerous, so please take care! I know that the leaf of this plant causes itching if it saps (milk) touches your skin. But there are more dangerous facts! Read the details below. Common Names Dumb Cane Giant Dumb Cane Spotted Dumb Cane Leopard Lily Botanical Name Dieffenbachia Sp. Poisonous Parts All Parts Poisonous Component Calcium Oxalate "This plant that we have in our homes and offices is extremely dangerous! This plant is common in Rwanda. It is a deadly poison most especially for children. It can kill a child in less than a minute and an adult in 16=5 minutes. It should be uprooted from gardens and taken out of offices. If touched one should never touch his/her eyes; it can cause partial or permanent blindness. Please alert your friends. Please watch out for your children. As we all leave our children at home in a hands of a nanny, we should give them a safe environment in where they can play.
3 responses
@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
6 Jun 12
Is this true? We have some of these in the province and my mother really taking care of this plant. I am little bit alarm right now, I will try to call them and discuss this matter. I think we better to search first before taking care and buying a plants. Or much better if we only put vegetables, roses and orchids in our garden to be safe.
@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
27 Jun 12
I live in the U.S. I don't know if that plant grows here, but I'll keep the info in mind.
@PoppaDave (438)
• United States
6 Jun 12
I have never heard of or seen this type of ppant before. There is no need to have something like this at all, so your advice is good.