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.
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.