The peace lily not only has detoxifying qualities for the home, it’s also beautiful to look at - but be warned, it’s poisonous if consumed
The peace lily not only has detoxifying qualities for the home, it’s also beautiful to look at - but be warned, it’s poisonous if consumed

10 favourite houseplants you didn't know were poisonous

Your mother-in-law’s tongue is sharp, but did you know it’s also poisonous? Of course we’re not talking about your other half’s beloved mum, rather one of the nation’s favourite houseplants.

Friday, 6th November 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Monday, 9th November 2020, 11:55 am

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a major surge in indoor gardening.

Hordes of people have been turning to houseplants to bring the outdoors inside during lockdown to help them feel connected to nature while confined to their homes.

Not only do they brighten up living spaces, they also improve air quality and bring mental well-being benefits for those caring for them.

But some of our best-loved green companions are actually poisonous to people or pets, including devil's ivy, peace lilies, mother-in-law's tongue and cheese plants.

Rubbish disposal firm Clear it Waste Collection has collated a top ten list of the the most popular houseplants with toxic properties.

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