The 5 most poisonous garden plants in the world

Beauty on many occasions can be dangerous, and what more beautiful for a gardener than a beautiful plant in our garden. And coincidentally behind the beauty of many plants there are poisonous substances that can even cause death. The most dangerous thing about this is that you may already have one of the 5 poisonous plants that we will list in this post and you do not know its danger.

That is why I invite you to stay until the end of the article, so that you can check inside your garden if you grow any of these plants. If so, I ask you not to go crazy and pluck the plant from the ground, just take proper care so that you or anyone who passes by does not get intoxicated. Let's go to the list !!

1. Philodendron

It is one of the most popular indoor plants, it has very showy leaves and its cultivation is more than simple, just place it in a place with good lighting, water it periodically in summer and apply some fertilizer for Philodendron in the months of development. The bad point, and one that many are unaware of, is that all parts of the plant are toxic. It contains what is known as calcium oxalate cysts, just hearing that surely won't tell you anything. But such a substance is extremely dangerous for both people and pets.

Both by ingestion and by simple contact, it can cause effects such as bloating, digestive problems, dermatitis, among others. So you know, if you have a Philodendron you have to watch your distance from it. Nobody likes to get intoxicated.

2. Brugmansia arborea

Another very beautiful plant, that is why it is more than common to see it in gardens around the world. It is more personally in the garden of my house I have three of these plants. But since I was a child, my parents always warned me of its danger, so I never had problems.

In the case of this shrub with showy flowers, its toxicity is mainly in the bark, although it is also found in the flowers. Its toxin has hallucinogenic effects, which can arise if ingested or consumed in any way.

3. Euphorbia

Third on our list is Euphorbia, another plant of rare beauty. Its red leaves captivate as few plants can. But in case you cut any of its leaves or stems you must be very careful.

When a part of the Euphorbia is cut, the plant releases a latex, which you must wash immediately if you have contact with it on your skin, and even more if it is in the eyes. This latex produces very irritating effects. So now you know, be very careful especially during pruning tasks.

4. Chelidonium majus

And if we have to talk about poisonous plants, the Chelidonium majus, which is a perennial herbaceous plant of the family nothing more and nothing less than poppies, cannot be condemned. You may realize that toxicity runs in the family in this case.

The effects of toxins in this plant can cause narcosis, paralysis of sensory nerve endings, bradycardia and tetaniform contractures. In addition, according to some studies, they concluded that a continuous administration of these toxins can cause cancer.

5. Euonymus europaeus

I have no doubt that the selection of Euonymus europaeus to close this list of 5 toxic garden plants is very good. And it is that the degree of toxicity of this plant is such that it is classified as a shrub that is not recommended to have at home. Furthermore, in many countries of the world the sale of this plant is totally prohibited.

The dangerous substance in this plant is known as evonine, which does not need to be ingested in large doses to cause problems. Just 250 mg produces gastrointestinal cramps, bloody diarrhea, unconsciousness, hallucinations, seizures, unconsciousness, all of which can lead to death. So you know if someone offers you this plant for your garden, no matter how much they give it to you, you better not accept it.

Well and with this we already reached the end of the post. I hope this information has been useful to you. And if it serves to save you, your family, friends, or a pet from poisoning, even better.


Posted in Gardening on Dec 28, 2020


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