If you have small children or pets, however, it’s best not to keep your snake plant on the floor where they can easily reach it. It contains saponins and is mildly toxic, causing mouth pain, excessive salivation, nausea and, in some cases, vomiting and diarrhea.
Can snake plant kill you?
Common houseplants like English ivy, aloe vera and snake plants are excellent at removing air pollutants indoors. But beware: These same plants can make you, your children and your pets sick, or even kill you, if ingested.
Is Monstera dangerous for kids?
Symptoms: All parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate crystals which if eaten or chewed can cause immediate burning pain, and swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue and throat. Swelling may cause copious salivation and difficulty breathing, swallowing or speaking.
Do snake plants help you sleep?
The snake plant, also hilariously nicknamed mother-in-law’s tongue, releases oxygen at night and is one of the top 10 air-purifying plants, according to NASA. (Can you think of a better reference than that?) This improves air-quality and will help you breathe easier while you sleep.
What part of Monstera is toxic?
Are all parts of Monstera poisonous? No! They’re called Monstera Deliciosa because they’re big (monstrous, you might say) and they produce a delicious fruit. The unripe fruit contains the same calcium oxalates as the leaves, and will also sting your mouth and cause kidney failure if you eat an excessive amount.