This Web Story lists 12 plants that should not be kept in the bedroom due to their toxicity. The plants listed include azalea, begonia, castor bean plant, dieffenbachia, English ivy, oleander, philodendron, pothos, sago palm, spider plant, tulip bulb, and ZZ plant.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum): This plant releases oxygen at night, which can interfere with sleep. It also produces small amounts of oxalic acid, which can be toxic to pets and children if ingested.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia): This plant is known for its low-maintenance requirements, but it also produces small amounts of toxins that can irritate the skin and respiratory system.
Mother-in-Law's Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata): This plant is another low-maintenance option, but it also has sharp leaves that can irritate the skin and eyes.
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior): This plant is also known for its ability to tolerate low light conditions, but it can release small amounts of toxins into the air.
Cast Iron Plant
Devil's Ivy (Epipremnum aureum): This plant is known for its trailing vines, but it can also be toxic to pets if ingested.
Mistletoe (Viscum album): This plant is a parasitic plant that grows on trees. It can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions, and it can also be toxic if ingested.
Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta): This plant is a type of palm tree that is toxic to humans and animals. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and even death if ingested.
Oleander (Nerium oleander): This plant is a popular ornamental shrub, but it is also highly toxic. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures if ingested.
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea): This plant is used to make heart medication, but it can also be toxic if ingested. It can cause nausea, vomiting, and irregular heartbeat.
Lilies (Lilium spp.): Many types of lilies are toxic to cats and dogs. Even the pollen from lilies can be harmful to these animals.
Azaleas (Rhododendron spp.): These plants are toxic to both humans and animals. They can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and difficulty breathing.
Tulip (Tulipa spp.): The bulbs of tulips are toxic to both humans and animals. They can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
If you do decide to have plants in your bedroom, it is important to choose the right ones and to take proper care of them. Choose plants that are non-toxic and that will not release allergens into the air. Also, make sure to water the plants regularly and to keep them away from any potential fire hazards.