Toxic Plants

Dieffenbachia

Quite frequently, as florists we get asked if certain plants are toxic, and the answer is YES!  So I have decided to create a list of toxic plants and flowers that are most common in house plants and in our northern region.

Azalea

By definition, toxic means that a toxin or poison is capable of causing injury or death.  If a young child or animal has ingested any of these plants listed below, it is important to call your local poison control center and seek medical attention immediately.

Ivy

Delphinium

All parts of the plants or flowers are considered toxic, unless otherwise specified.

Acorns
Aloe Vera
Angels Trumpet
Asparagus Fern (the shoot, berries0
Azalea
Bittersweet (the leaf, fruit)
Buckhorn
Cactus (the spine)
Caladium
Castor Bean
Chinese lantern (the leaf, unripe fruit)
Chrysanthemum
Creeping Charlie
Daffodil (the bulb)
Delphinium
Dieffenbachia
English Ivy
Foxglove
Gladiola (the bulb)
Holly
Horse Chestnut
Hyacinth (the bulb)
Iris
Jerusalem Cherry (the leaf, unripe fruit)
Lily of the Valley
Mistletoe
Narcissus (the bulb)
Nightshade
Oleander
Peace Lily
Peony (the roots, flowers, seeds)
Phiodendron
Potato (the sprouts, vine, unripe tubers, green skin)
Pothos
Rhododendron
Rhubarb (the leaf)
Syngonium
Trumpet Lily
Vinca Vine
Wild Mushrooms

Peace Lily

~Melissa Maas
Bank of Memories & Flowers
Owner

*source: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Poison Center. Toll Free 1-800-222-1222