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Anthurium

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an-THUR-ee-um
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Common houseplant Anthuriums are grown for their brightly colored flower spathes and their ornamental leaves. They need bright but indirect light.

 

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#red#tropical#white#yellow#poisonous#houseplant#white flowers#green#white flower#red flowers#green flowers#yellow flowers#low light#bright light#interiorscape#waxy#green flower#spadix#spathe#leathery leaves#shiny#heart
Cultivars:
Tags:
#red#tropical#white#yellow#poisonous#houseplant#white flowers#green#white flower#red flowers#green flowers#yellow flowers#low light#bright light#interiorscape#waxy#green flower#spadix#spathe#leathery leaves#shiny#heart
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Anthurium
    Family:
    Araceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Poisonous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are small, in a slender (white, green, or yellow) spadix with a spathe below which may be shiny red, white, or other colors. Spathes are heart-shaped and waxy.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This perennial herb has dark green, heart-shaped, and leathery leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Poisonous through dermatitis, ingestion, and eye irritant. (Poisonous parts: All parts). Symptoms may include: Irritation of mouth and digestive symptoms if ingested; irritation of skin and eyes following contact with sap.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Calcium oxalate crystals
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems