Poisonous Plants

Real Estate Agent with Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage

PoinsettiasChristmas plants lend a feeling of holiday cheer to your home during this festive season.  However, beware that poinsettia leaves can be toxic.  Sometimes eating the leaves can cause vomiting and a latex substance in the leaves is caustic to the eyes and mouth.  

Keep toddlers and pets away from the plants and pick up any leaves that have dropped to the ground.  It is a good idea to keep young children away from all houseplants just to be safe.

Posted by

Gail Fabiani, Sales Representative


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Right at Home Realty, Inc., Brokerage, 920 Brant Street, Unit #5 Burlington, ON



Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I'm MORE concerned with pets so my plants are table level or above....they will eat ANYTHING GREEN

Nov 28, 2010 04:22 AM
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Thank you I did not know that and one of my dogs will eat anything in sight, will definitely reconsider where the poinsettias go this year

Nov 28, 2010 07:51 AM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


Thanks for the head up about this. I knew that, but I had forgotten.


Nov 28, 2010 09:21 AM
Gail Fabiani
Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage - Burlington, ON

My granddaughter is a year old and puts everything in her mouth.  I will be especially vigilant this Christmas.

Nov 29, 2010 10:39 AM