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Poisonous Household Plants
General Information
Household plants or other natural materials are a beautiful way to add color and interest to the décor of any home. Many plants also act as indoor air cleaner, too. However, regardless of how multi-functional household plants may be, some present poisoning hazards to young children or pets.

Safety Tips (a partial list)
  • Be aware of the identities of your household plants and their potential toxicities. Learn if they pose potential threats to your children or pets.
  • Keep poisonous houseplants out of reach of children and pets.
  • Teach children not to put unknown plants or plant parts in their mouths.
  • Call your local Cooperative Extension Center to help identify unknown plants.
  • Any plant may cause a reaction in certain people. If a plant or plant part is eaten, remove any remaining pieces and rinse the mouth with water.

Post the Poison Help number by all home telephones and program it into cell phones: (800) 222-1222. The Poison Control Center is a service for all ages, 24/7/365.

For a more information about hazardous flowers and plants – and to view a list of common poisonous plants – visit Serenataflowers.com

For more important safety tips and information on poisoning prevention, visit American Association of Poison Control Centers.


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10416 Watterson Trail   |   Jeffersontown, KY 40299   |   Ph: (502) 267-8333   |   Fx: (502) 267-0547