Despite its benefits, the dumb cane
is toxic when ingested, causing burning sensation in the mouth.
Some widely found toxic plants include oleander, golden dew drops, desert rose, elephant's ear and dumb cane
, she said, noting that their effects range from nausea, vomiting and burning of the skin to serious conditions like difficulty in breathing and lung failure.
BOLD floor displays of leafy plants such as bromeliads, dumb cane
or Dieffenbachia, spider plants, trailing fig ivy and ferns will give a distinctly tropical air to the decor.
Philodendrons belong to the arum family (Araceae), which includes many popular indoor plants such as devil's ivy (Pothos), arrowhead vine (Syngonium), Swiss cheese plant (Monstera), peace lily (Spathiphyllum), dumb cane
(Dieffenbachia) and Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema).
(Dieffenbachia) - This large leaved houseplant is poisonous, while the sap can cause skin and eye irritation.
Areca Palm Lady Palm Bamboo Palm Rubber Plant Dracaena "Janet Craig" English Ivy Dwarf Date Palm Ficus Alii Boston Fern Peace Lily Corn Plant Golden Pothos Kimberley Queen Florist's Mum Gerbera Daisy Dracaena "Warneckei" Dragon Tree Red Emerald Philodendron Syngonium Dumb Cane
Parlor Palm Weeping Fig Schefflera Wax Begonia Lacy Tree Philodendron Heart-Leaf Philodendron Snake Plant Elephant Ear Philodendron Norfolk Island Pine King of Hearts
4726 Pepper (Capsicum annuum) 3912 Dumb cane
Caladiums, elephant ears, and dumb cane
, all members of the same family, are notorious for blistering the lips, mouth, tongue, and throat of the unfortunate victim who eats them.
When it outgrew and broke its 6-inch pot, Barbara Wick's 2-foot-tall dumb cane
(Dieffenbachia amoena) needed quick relacation.
Moderately so are azalea, black locust, Chinese lantern, Christmas cherry, nettle, St John's wort, deadly nightshade, dumb cane
, ergot, horsetail, horse chestnut, larkspur, lupin, rhododendron and rhubarb.