Houseplant Poison Levels
Each houseplant falls on a toxicity spectrum. Below are 4 levels of toxicity or poisonous levels. These levels are general guidelines. If you are concerned for any reason call poison control.
These are plants that are not poisonous or toxic. Despite not being toxic, there is always a risk for allergic reactions to any plant.
Examples: Grape Ivy, China Doll, Baby’s Tears, Bird’s Nest Ferns, Cast Iron Plant, Money Tree, Lucky Bamboo, Phoenix Roebelenii, Lady Palms, Fittonia, Hypoestes, Prayer plant, Rabbit’s Foot Fern, Calatheas, Yucca
Poison level 1 plants are considered to have low toxicity. These plants are generally not poisonous, though there is always a risk for allergic reaction to any plant.
Examples: Ficus Lyrata, Aloe Vera Plant, Peperomia, Ctenanthe, Dracaena Warneki, Homalomena, Ficus Benjamina, Tradescantia Albiflora, Schefflera Actinophylla, Rubber Tree , Philodendron Xanadu , Snake Plant
Poison level 2 plants have mild to severe toxicity. These plants should avoid being eaten as side effects may be experienced.
Examples: Monstera Deliciosa, Epipremnum Aureum (Pothos), Ficus Alii, Arrowhead plants, Dracaena Marginatas, Agave plants, Fishtail Palm, Cordyline Terminalis, Peace Lily plants, Chinese Evergreen, Aralias
Poison level 3 plants are very toxic. These plants should avoid being eaten as side effects may be experienced.
Examples: Philodendron Selloum, Moses in the Cradle, Caladiums, Croton, English Ivy
Poison level 4 plants are extremely toxic. These plants should not be eaten as side effects may be experienced and this may be