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Rhoeo spathacea

This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Grown as a houseplant with succulent stems; leaves crowded, flat, stiff, pointed, dark green above, purple to green below; flowers at the base of leaves, small, white, 3-parted, held between 2 purple bracts; fruit a capsule.

Poison Part:  Plant sap from all parts

Poison Delivery Mode:  Dermatitis, ingestion

TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#interiorscape
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#interiorscape
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rhoeo
    Species:
    spathacea
    Family:
    Commelinaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    flowers at the base of leaves, small, white, 3-parted, held between 2 purple bracts
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    leaves crowded, flat, stiff, pointed, dark green above, purple to green below
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Stinging and itching following contact of cell sap with skin or eyes; ingestion causes irritation of the lips, mouth, tongue, and throat, also abdominal pain
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unidentified
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves
    Roots
    Stems