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Five Household Plants That Can Kill You

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by lotuseclat79, Mar 31, 2008.

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  1. lotuseclat79

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    Article here.

    Find out why you should keep your kids and dogs away from what these popular flowers and trees!

    -- Tom
     
  2. Farmgirl22

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    What about foxglove??? That is a pretty common plant--and is pretty appearance-wise too.

    There are lots of plants that are poisonous, but you have to work pretty hard to die from them--such as the examples cited by your source. Do some more research, it's pretty interesting. :)

    ***EDIT: I found this link that I thought you might enjoy also.***
     
  3. Blackmirror

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    http://gardenline.usask.ca/misc/can_kill.html

    This made me laugh Farmgirl

    Household plants not to eat

    CACTI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cacti (avoid eating any cacti with white or colored sap)

    I mean the spiky bits are enough to put me off

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Prinnylynn

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    LMAO Bm

    Well personally I think there should be a thread " 5 household plants you cant kill"
     
  5. JEBWrench

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    I haven't found any of those yet, Prinny.

    An ex of mine managed to under-water a cactus I bought her. :p
     
  6. Omega_Shadow

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    I got one that you cant kill right here in my office. It's scientific name is plasticus rubberish :D Never need to water it and it never needs to be trimmed because it doesnt grow. Think it might be posionous if you manage to cut off the plastic leaves and try to eat them :p
     
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    I need to get me one of those.. think you could start me a sprout :) LOL
     
  8. Omega_Shadow

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    Sure, gives me a chance to try out the new Tourch :D
     
  9. Farmgirl22

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    LOL! We "inherited" two of those ugly things when we moved into the first house in fogeyville. One was this tall plant that had slender leaves and a weird "diamondback" pattern down the center of those leaves--UCK!! The other one was one of those plants that you put the cuttings in water and they grow like magic--they have big heart shaped leaves and they trail down the sides of whatever you have them planted in. UCK!

    We put that tall one in the garage when it was freezing outside--it still took about 6 months with no water to finally die off completely. We tried to give it away, but no one would take it.
     
  10. Prinnylynn

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    LOL, well the latter is called "wandering jew" I forget the horticultural class.
    I have one of those too...to date it has outlived 7 goldfish and 3 hamsters...LOL
     
  11. Farmgirl22

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    Wandering Jew?? Hmmmmm....well, I've a cousin to it of sorts now that I like--it's got velvety leaves instead of the glossy ones, and the design on the leaves is prettier....but it's starting to die off. I'm not sure what happened, but it's turning yellow. :( It's sad, I really like it...:(
     
  12. ashes@work

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    Fire.. Fire !!!
     
  13. Omega_Shadow

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    heh heh, FIRE, heh, Burn stuff, heh, Me Like Fire

    :p lol
     
  14. Blackmirror

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    Take sarnies to work :D:D
     
  15. hotskates

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    I need a thread titled "Plants I cannot kill" :eek:
    I have tried growing so many different house plants and they all end up dead.........and, yes I did water them:rolleyes:
     
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