Houseplants And Pets

Many house and garden plants are poisonous. The table that follows lists a variety of plants that are toxic and the symptoms that each plant can cause.

Type of Plant

Symptoms

 

Alocasia Salivation and edema (swelling)
Amaryllis Nausea and vomiting
Balsam Pear Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Bird-of-paradise Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Buckthorn Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Cacti Contact irritants / mechanical injury
Cala lily Salivation and edema (swelling)
Caladium Salivation and edema (swelling)
Christmas candle Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Clematis Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Common Boxwood Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Daffodil Nausea and vomiting
Dieffenbachia Salivation and edema (swelling)
Elephant’s ear Salivation and edema (swelling)
English holly Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
English ivy Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Euonymus Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Foxglove Slow and irregular heartbeat with nausea and vomiting
Foxtail Contact irritants / mechanical injury
Green Dragon Salivation and edema (swelling)
Honey locust Contact irritants / mechanical injury
Honeysuckle Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Hydrangea Vomiting, stupor, difficult breathing, coma
Iris Nausea vomiting, and diarrhea
Jack-in-the-pulpit Salivation and edema (swelling)
Japanese plum Vomiting, stupor, difficult breathing, coma
Larkspur Slow and irregular heartbeat with nausea and vomiting
Lily of the valley Slow and irregular heartbeat with nausea and vomiting
Malaga Salivation and edema (swelling)
Mock orange Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Oleander Slow and irregular heartbeat with nausea and vomiting
Philodendron Salivation and edema (swelling)
Poinsettia Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Pokeweed Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Wisteria Nausea and vomiting

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