Plant Safety

Plants are a common cause of poisoning. Both indoor and outdoor plants can be poisonous. Even plants thought to be non-poisonous can cause an upset stomach if eaten.

Tips to Prevent Plant Poisoning:

  • Know the names of all the plants in your home and yard.
  • Label all plants with their names so you can identify a plant if it is eaten.
  • Keep house plants, seeds, and bulbs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Do not eat wild plants or mushrooms; cooking poisonous plants does not make them safe to eat.
  • Remove mushrooms growing in your yard and throw them away in a covered garbage can.
  • Teach your children to never put any part of a plant into their mouths.
  • If you suspect a plant poisoning, remove any plant material from the victim’s mouth and call the GPC at 1-800-222-1222.