DIEFFENBACHIA AMOENA –KILLER PLANT THAT MOST OF US HAVE IN OUR HOMES

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All of us keep plants in their home. They look good and they give some kind of life to the living space. Some of the plants are also good to keep in your home because they clean the air and have the ability to neutralize the harmful radiation and toxins of the air in our living area.

But besides those plants that can clean the air in your living area there is also another group of plants that are extremely dangerous for pets, kids and also adults.

A PLANT THAT CAN KILL A CHILD IN A MINUTE

One of the most poisonous room plants is Dieffenbachia Amoena. It is a plant that is very common in our households and it is a killer plant. People cultivate the plant in their homes and offices because it is a very resistant plant that doesn’t need much water or sunlight and still it looks pretty decorative in the living area. But the plant has poisonous sap. it can kill a child in a minute and adult in 15, if by any chance you eat its leaf.

DIEFFENBACHIA AMOENA –KILLER PLANT THAT MOST OF US HAVE IN OUR HOMES

People that had bad experience with this plant shared their experiences in order to alert others that also cultivate this plant, to be extremely careful if they get in touch with the leaves.

If you by any chance touch the leaf of dieffenbachia don’t by any chance touch your eyes because it can cause permanent blindness.

When eaten, even a small piece of the plant can cause poisoning in the organism. The sap can cause swelling of the tongue and severe pain in the oral cavity, pain and cramps in stomach; swelling can cause changes in the breathing and suffocation. Unfortunately, most of the cases end up with death. Researches show that people that were in contact with dieffenbachia leaves and died afterwards had very high concentration of Calcium oxalate in the organism. It is a substance that is present in the sap of the leaves of dieffenbachia.

Therefore if you have this plant in your household you need to be very careful with it especially if you have kids or pets living in that area where the plant is. The plant is deadly when it is eaten. You need to place the plant somewhere so that kids or pets can’t get to it leaves.

If you are by any chance poisoned with dieffenbachia you need to clean your mouth with cold wet cloth and wash your eyes with running water. You need to drink milk and immediately go to get medical help.

MEASURES OF PRECAUTION

Besides dieffenbachia,  plants like azalea, common ivy, poinsettia, dipladenia, cyclamen, philodendron. Hyacinths, ficus, primula, clivia, calla are some of the spices that we all grow in our gardens and homes, that are very poisonous and you need to be very careful while you are around them, or your kids or pets are.

Place the plants somewhere where they will not be that available to everyone. While you are gardening make sure you use gloves or wash your hands immediately if you get in touch with these plants. Remove all dead leaves, flowers and other dead parts of the plant on time so that you can prevent any accidents. If you spill water around the flower pot wipe it off immediately.

Stick to this safety warnings if you have some of these plants in your home or garden and don’t want to throw them away. Weather you have kids or pets, you can keep the plant just respect these safety measures.

 

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