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Philodendron erubescens
Also known as : Philodendron, Red emerald philodenron
Blushing philodendron (Philodendron erubescens) is a climbing evergreen plant that is commonly cultivated as a houseplant. Blushing philodendron is a preferable houseplant because it does not need much regular maintenance. Mature species sometimes produce a reddish-purple flower. This species cannot tolerate lower temperatures.
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Care Guide for Blushing philodendron

Watering Care
Watering Care
Water your Blushing philodendron deeply whenever its soil's surface dries out, making sure that the soil has good drainage and can be saturated without becoming swampy. If the plant is over-watered or has a drainage problem, its roots will rot.
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Fertilizing Care
Fertilizing Care
Blushing philodendron needs pretty heavy feeding. Provide a good, balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer in its water, diluted to half strength, monthly to every two weeks.
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Pruning
Pruning
Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.
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Soil Care
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Loam, Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
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Repotting
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Potted blushing philodendron is usually repotted once every 1-2 years.
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What is the best way to water my Blushing philodendron?
There are plenty of viable ways to supply your Blushing philodendron with water. If you grow your plant in an indoor pot, for the Blushing philodendrons in small pots, you can bring your potted plant to your kitchen sink. Then, use the faucet to add water to the container. By holding the pot in your hands, you should easily notice when the water begins to run through the pot’s drainage holes, at which point you can stop watering. The cold temperature will hurt the plants' root system, so please don't do this during winter or in cold climates. Most of the time, watering via your faucet is permissible for the Blushing philodendron. However, if the local tap water contains a high proportion of fluorine, chlorine or salts, you should consider using rainwater or lake water.
Also, since the Blushing philodendron can respond well to overhead watering and watering directly into the soil, you can use a watering can, hose, or just about any tool you’d like to water it.
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What should I do if I water my Blushing philodendron too much or too little?
If you discover that you have underwatered your Blushing philodendron, your first step towards remedying the situation is to give your plant some water. Water deeply until excess water runs from the container’s drainage hole, or if you grow outside, water until the soil has become entirely moist. If you find your Blushing philodendron is receiving too much water, begin by reducing your watering schedule. You also want to address the soil and container your Blushing philodendron grows in. If either the soil or the container makes it difficult for water to drain efficiently, your plant will likely become overwatered again. Resolve the issue by moving your plant to looser soils and/or a container with bigger drainage holes or a more porous material. Also check the location of the plant. If the plant is in places like a corner, then it is recommended to move it to a window or around a door to enhance ventilation. Making sure the plants are in a well-ventilated location can reduce the occurrence of overwatering to some extent.
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How often should I water my Blushing philodendron?
The Blushing philodendron is not a species that requires consistent soil moisture. Instead, it is better to allow this plant’s soil to become dry between waterings. If you are like the many gardeners who grow Blushing philodendrons in containers, you can judge whether or not it is time to add water by how dry the soil within the container is. For instance, if about top half of the soil in your container has become dry, it is time to add water. You can feel it by inserting your fingers or sticks into the soil or with soil moisture meter. For those who grow the Blushing philodendron outdoors, you can plan to do your watering about once every other week, provided it has not rained recently.
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How much water does my Blushing philodendron need?
After waiting for the first several layers of soil surrounding your Blushing philodendron’s root to become dry(top half of the soil), it is time to add enough water to make them moist again. The amount of water it takes to achieve that goal depends on if you use a container, how large that container is, and how large your plant itself is. For a small Blushing philodendron growing in a small to a medium-sized container, one to two cups may be enough to dampen the soil sufficiently. As you would expect, the volume of water you supply should increase for a larger plant. The best way to make sure your plant has received enough water is to stick your finger or a trowel into the soil and feel whether it is entirely moist. Alternatively, you can water until you see excess water draining from the holes at the bottom of your container.
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How can I tell if i'm watering my Blushing philodendron enough?
Overwatering and underwatering are both bad for the health of your Blushing philodendron. These two issues also manifest themselves in subtly different ways when they occur. Blushing philodendron that receives too little water may begin to develop yellow leaves. Underwatering may also cause the leaf margins to become brown and brittle. By contrast, Blushing philodendron that gets overwatered will often show yellow and brown marks on its leaves at the same time. Overwatering can also lead to diseases like root rot, some of which may also be visible on your plant. However, if you know the signs of overwatering and underwatering, you stand a good chance of correcting both issues.
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How should I water my Blushing philodendron through the seasons?
During spring and fall, your watering schedule for the Blushing philodendron will remain relatively the same, which will involve watering this plant about once every week. During summer, you may find that the hot weather causes your plant to need more water than usual, especially if it grows where there is a considerable amount of daily light exposure. In the winter, if it's hard to find some warm places for you plant, your Blushing philodendron will enter a dormant growth phase, in which it will need far less water than usual. At this time, you may get by without watering your plant at all. If you do choose to water during winter, you should not do so more often than once every two to three weeks.
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How should I water my Blushing philodendron at different growth stages?
After planting a new, young Blushing philodendron or after transplanting an older Blushing philodendron, you will probably need to give this plant more water than usual. Young plants often need consistent soil moisture during the early stages of their growth to help them adapt to their new growing locations. Transplants also need more water for a brief time to overcome transplant shock. In either case, you may need to water multiple times per week until your plant has exhibited continuous healthy growth. In most situations, your water should be moderate and should never be significant enough to cause overwatering.
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What's the difference between watering Blushing philodendron indoors and outdoors?
There are a few reasons why you may need to water an indoor Blushing philodendron more often than one that grows in the ground outdoors. First, indoor growing settings tend to be drier than outdoor ones, often due to the effect of air conditioning units. While thw size of the pot and the soil determines the warer accumulating ability. Additionally, when your plant grows indoors, it will rely on you entirely for its water By contrast, Blushing philodendron that grows outside can receive water from rain. If you are in an area with high rainfall, you may not have to give it extra watering. When there is not enough rain, you should water additionally to ensure that the soil does not dry out completely.
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Key Facts About Blushing philodendron

Attributes of Blushing philodendron

Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Vine, Herb
Planting Time
Spring, Summer, Fall
Bloom Time
Summer
Plant Height
2.5 m to 4 m
Spread
50 cm to 1 m
Leaf Color
Green
Purple
Flower Color
Purple
White
Red
Stem Color
Green
Purple
Dormancy
Non-dormant
Leaf type
Evergreen

Name story

Blushing philodendron
Blushing philodendron is a species true to its common name. The leaves, the petioles, and the spathe of Philodendron erubescens have the ability to turn slightly red or to "blush", hence the common name. The specific Latin epithet "erubescens" in its botanical name also refers to something that has the ability to turn red or "to blush".

Symbolism

Friendship

Usages

Garden Use
Blushing philodendron is valued for its large heart-shaped green leaves which have burgundy-red undersides, creating a wonderful aesthetic when these climbers are used as part of a vertical aspect. Blushing philodendron is suitable for containers and patios. Once established, gardeners will have an easy job maintaining this drought-tolerant plant.

Trivia and Interesting Facts

Legend has it that a couple could not stay together because of family opposition. They were ready to elope, but unfortunately died in an accident. Two plants sprouted and grew in the place where they died. Red buds were wrapped in green leaves layer by layer, just like the love of the two people. This is now the blushing philodendron.

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Leaf rot
Leaf rot Leaf rot
Leaf rot
Leaf rot in Blushing philodendron is a common plant disease, which often results in decay and premature wilting. The condition primarily results from overwatering, poor drainage, or an excessive humidity environment. It can severely compromise the plant's health and aesthetics if not mitigated timely.
Wilting
Wilting Wilting
Wilting
Wilting in Blushing philodendron is a plant disease primarily caused by Fusarium fungi that can also be triggered by environmental stress. It significantly impacts the plant's health and appearance, inducing leaf yellowing, drooping, and eventual death if untreated.
Brown blotch
Brown blotch Brown blotch
Brown blotch
Brown spot, a common foliage ailment, affects Blushing philodendron's overall health and growth. Characterized by the appearance of brown spots on leaves, the disease can lead to severe condition and, eventually, growth hindrance. Proper care and timely interventions can help manage the disease.
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Brown spot
This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Solutions: In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary. Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
Scars
Scars Scars
Scars
Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Solutions: Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
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Aged yellow and dry
Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Solutions: If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
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What is Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What is Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
Leaf rot in Blushing philodendron is a common plant disease, which often results in decay and premature wilting. The condition primarily results from overwatering, poor drainage, or an excessive humidity environment. It can severely compromise the plant's health and aesthetics if not mitigated timely.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Blushing philodendron's leaf rot usually presents as brown, wilted, and decaying leaves. Additionally, the plant may exhibit yellowing leaves and stunted growth. In severe cases, darker colored patches or even complete defoliation can occur.
What Causes Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What Causes Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Fungi
Phytophthora and Pythium species often cause leaf rot, taking advantage of damp, humid conditions to invade the plant tissue. Their lethal activity results in tissue destruction and decay.
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Poor Drainage
Overwatering or insufficiently drained soil can engender waterlogged conditions that drive root and leaf rot.
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Overcrowded Plantings
These conditions restrict airflow around Blushing philodendron's foliage, promoting humidity and setting the stage for leaf rot.
How to Treat Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
How to Treat Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Regulation: Properly regulate watering and ensure good drainage. Overwatering is a common cause of leaf rot, so aim to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.

Quarantine: Isolate the infected plant from others to limit disease spread until after you've treated the rot.
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Pesticide
Fungicide Application: Apply a commercial anti-fungal agent suitable for Blushing philodendron to kill off the fungus responsible for leaf rot. Follow the manufacturer's directions closely.
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Wilting
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What is Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What is Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
Wilting in Blushing philodendron is a plant disease primarily caused by Fusarium fungi that can also be triggered by environmental stress. It significantly impacts the plant's health and appearance, inducing leaf yellowing, drooping, and eventual death if untreated.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Blushing philodendron displays visible signs of wilting by its droopy, yellowing leaves that later turn brown. Additionally, the plant's stem may appear water-soaked or darkened and, in severe cases, the plant might demonstrate stunted growth.
What Causes Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What Causes Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Fusarium fungi
These pathogens invade the plant's roots and travel up to its stem and foliage, blocking nutrient and water transport, leading to wilting.
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Environmental stress
Factors such as overwatering, temperature fluctuations, nutrient deficiencies, or transplant shock may weaken the plant, making it susceptible to wilting.
How to Treat Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
How to Treat Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Proper watering: Overwatering should be avoided to prevent root rot - a common cause of wilting.

Monitoring temperature: Both hot and cold shocks can lead to wilting, so maintaining an optimal temperature is key.

Adequate nutrients: Providing the necessary nutrients can help the plant resist infections and recover from wilting.
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Pesticide
Fungicides: Application of suitable fungicides can control Fusarium-related wilt.

Biological control: Using Trichoderma species, a beneficial fungus, can suppress the Fusarium fungi.
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What is Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What is Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
Brown spot, a common foliage ailment, affects Blushing philodendron's overall health and growth. Characterized by the appearance of brown spots on leaves, the disease can lead to severe condition and, eventually, growth hindrance. Proper care and timely interventions can help manage the disease.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Blushing philodendron exhibits dark, brown spots on its leaves, often surrounded by a yellow halo. As the disease progresses, the spots may grow larger and spread, potentially leading to leaf drop in severe cases.
What Causes Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What Causes Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Bacteria
Often caused by a type of bacterial pathogen, Pseudomonas spp., thriving in wet or humid conditions.
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Micro-environment
Excessive watering, poor drainage, and little airflow contribute to the disease.
How to Treat Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
How to Treat Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Non pesticide
Isolation: Separate infected plants to prevent disease spread.

Hygienic Practices: Regularly clean the surrounding area, remove and dispose of diseased leaves to mitigate the disease.
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Pesticide
Copper-based Sprays: Use copper-based sprays as a treatment, especially during wet or humid seasons.

Bactericides: If disease persists, apply specified bactericides following the instructions provided.
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This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Overview
Overview
Discolored spots on the foliage of plants are one of the most common disease problems people observe. These spots are caused by fungal and bacterial diseases, with most infections related to a fungal pathogen.
Brown spot can occurs on all houseplants, flowering ornamentals, vegetable plants, and leaves of trees, bushes, and shrubs. No plants are resistant to it, and the problem is worse in warm, wet environments. It can occur at any point in the life stage as long as leaves are present.
Small brownish spots appear on the foliage and enlarge as the disease progresses. In severe cases, the plant or tree is weakened when the lesions interrupt photosynthesis or cause defoliation.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
In most cases, brown spot only affects a small percentage of the whole plant, appearing on a small amount of the leaves. A small infection only puts minor stress on the plant. However, if left untreated and the disease progresses over numerous seasons, it will severely impact the health and productivity of the infected specimen.
  • Sporulation begins (reproduction of the fungal spores), and tiny spots appear on leaves.
  • Placement is often random and scattered as diseases are spread through raindrops.
  • May appear on lower leaves and the interior of the plant where humidity is higher.
  • Brown spots enlarge and grow large enough to touch neighboring spots to form a more prominent blotch.
  • Leaf margins may turn yellow.
  • Tiny black dots (fruiting bodies of the fungi) appear in the dead spots.
  • Blotches grow in size until the entire leaf is brown.
  • The leaf falls off the plant.
Severe Symptoms
  • Partial or complete premature defoliation
  • Reduced growth
  • Increased susceptibility to pests and other diseases
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Brown spot, or leaf spot, is a common descriptive term given to several diseases affecting the leaves of plants and trees. Around 85% of diseases exhibiting leaf spots are due to fungus or fungus-like organisms. Sometimes brown spot is caused by a bacterial infection, or insect activity with similar symptoms.
When conditions are warm and the leaf surfaces are wet, fungal spores being transported by wind or rain land on the surface and cling to it. They do not rupture the cell walls but grow in the space between the plant plasma membrane and the plant cell wall. As the spores reproduce, they release toxins and enzymes that cause necrotic spots (i.e., dead tissue) on the leaves, allowing the fungi to consume the products released when the cells degrade.
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Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Scars form when the plant repairs wounds. They can be the result of people or pets passing by and scraping the plant. Once the underlying issue is resolved, the plant will heal but a scar may remain.
Pests and pathogens can also cause scarring. Insects may attack the plant for a meal, resulting in extensive scarring when a few invaders turn into an infestation. Diseases such as fungus and bacteria can weaken the plant, causing brown spots, mushy areas, or blisters that lead to scars.
Scars occur on stems when a leaf or bud has been lost and the plant has healed. The harder tissue is like a scab that protects a wound.
On other occasions, scars can signal problems from environmental conditions, such as overexposure to sunlight or heat. It might surprise you to know that plants can suffer from sunburn, even desert dwellers like cactus!
Solutions
Solutions
Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover.
  1. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes.
  2. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray.
  3. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs.
  4. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
Prevention
Prevention
Preventing some sources of scarring is easier than others, but all start with careful attention to your plants once you decide to bring them home.
  1. Review specific guidelines for your plant, including soil drainage, watering, and fertilizer requirements.
  2. Inspect plants before planting and use sterile pots and fresh potting soil or media to limit transfer of fungi or bacteria.
  3. Once established, check your plants regularly for signs of scarring or the presence of pests, as it is better to catch problems as early as possible.
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Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Overview
Overview
Regardless of the type of plant or where it is grown, at some point, it will begin to aged yellow and dry. This is a natural, unavoidable process that happens when the plant has completed all of the steps in its life.
Annual plants go through this process at the end of a single growing season. Perennial plants live for multiple years, if not tens or hundreds of years, but will still ultimately exhibit these symptoms.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
When plants have progressed through their natural developmental stages and are nearing the end of their lifecycle, they begin showing signs of decline. Leaves will start to yellow and droop, and over time they turn papery brown and dry.
Once completely dry, the leaves begin to fall from the plant until the entire plant has dried out.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
At the end of its life, genetic coding within the plant increases the production of ethylene, a phytohormone that controls senescence or natural aging and death. Cell division stops, and the plant begins catabolizing resources to use in other parts of the plant.
As this happens, the tissues begin yellow and drying until the entire plant is desiccated and perishes.
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Blushing philodendron and Their Toxicity

* The judgment on toxicity and danger is for reference only. We DO NOT GUARANTEE any accuracy of such judgment. Therefore, you SHALL NOT rely on such judgment. It is IMPORTANT TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE in advance when necessary.
Slightly Toxic to Humans
Slightly Toxic to Humans
Poisoning from blushing philodendron is most likely to occur from accidental ingestion of the plant. Although the toxic compound calcium oxalate is mostly in the leaves and stem, all parts of the plant are mildly toxic. Eating any part of the plant may result in mild to severe illness including vomiting and mouth, throat, and digestive tract irritation. The toxins in blushing philodendron can also interact with other medications in the body and cause adverse side effects. Blushing philodendron is likely to be encountered as a houseplant and may present a higher risk of accidental consumption to children.
Toxic to Dogs
Toxic to Dogs
Often encountered inside homes, blushing philodendron can be moderately to severely toxic to dogs. Their sap circulates calcium oxalate crystals throughout their stems, leaves, and roots. Ingestion of these crystals often causes irritation or swelling around the mouth and throat, which is usually accompanied by difficulty swallowing, pawing at the mouth, excessive drooling, vomiting, or diarrhea. In more severe cases, symptoms including difficulty breathing or an abnormal heart rate can occur. In such situations, you should seek veterinary treatment. Thankfully, dogs don't tend to consume a lot of this toxin, as these plants tend to be very distasteful.
Toxic to Cats
Toxic to Cats
Many varieties of blushing philodendron contain insoluble calcium oxalates in their sap which are moderately toxic to cats. Depending on the side effects of the swelling reaction, veterinary attention may be required. The toxic compounds are found in all parts of the plant. The symptoms of poisoning include swelling and burning of the mouth, tongue, and lips, vomiting, drooling, and difficulty swallowing..
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Your pets like cats and dogs can be poisoned by them as well!
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Do not let your lovely pets eat any parts, nor contact with the sap of toxic or unknown plants;
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It’s better to kill those growing around your house. Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants and gloves with sharp tools to dig it out completely;
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Clean the tools with rubbing alcohol or soap and water but do not do that with bare hands;
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Clean your hands and skin once exposed to plants with soap and water;
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Consider using barrier creams that contain bentoquatam to prevent poison oak, ivy and sumac rashes;
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Dump it in special trash cans in sealed garbage packages, and do not let your pets reach it;Do not let your lovely pets eat any parts, nor contact with the sap of toxic or unknown plants;
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If you take your pets to hike with you in the wild, please don’t let them eat any plants that you don’t know;
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Once your pets eat, touch or inhale anything from toxic plants and act abnormally, please call the doctors for help ASAP!
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Pets
Some pets are less likely than children to eat and touch just about everything. This is good, as a pet owner. However, you know your pet best, and it is up to you to keep them safe. There are plenty of poisonous weeds that can grow within the confines of your lawn, which might make your dogs or cats ill or worse if they eat them. Try to have an idea of what toxic plants grow in your area and keep them under control and your pets away from them.
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Common Toxic Houseplants
Common Toxic Houseplants
When it comes to decorating a house, there is nothing more refreshing than adding some beautiful houseplants. Some common house plants can also be toxic.

Aloe

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Aloe is famous for its sunburn-soothing properties and its gorgeous desert design. However, many people do not realize that the latex the aloe vera plant produces can be mildly toxic to pets and children.

The latex contains a chemical compound known as saponin. Which when ingested, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and low blood sugar. This, if left unchecked, can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. The proper response is to contact poison control or a veterinarian to know what to do in your particular circumstance if either your child or pet consumes aloe.

The latex of the plant is similar to the sap of the tree. It is inside the leaf, but sticks mainly toward the edges. If aloe gel is prepared properly it should be safe for use, but be sure to apply it only topically when treating burns.

Philodendron

Philodendron
Philodendron, also known as sweetheart vine, has become a resident at many houses and even businesses. They are glossy green and the leaves elegantly split, displaying interesting designs. Behind this beauty there is a needle-like toxin called calcium oxalate crystals.

These crystals are held within the plant and only affect you, your pets, or your loved ones if the plant tissue is broken. If ingested, the crystals can cause severe swelling, difficulty breathing, stomach pain, burning and pain. If they are accidentally caught on the skin, they can cause skin irritation.

If anyone accidentally ingests philodendron and they find it difficult to breathe or their tongue starts to swell up, it is important to seek medical attention immediately to avoid suffocation. If you have very young children or pets who have a tendency to tear at plants, keep them away from any philodendrons.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily
Peace lilies produce stunningly white flowers that bring to mind peace and serenity. This is one reason they are invited into our homes and given a place to stay. However, similar to philodendrons, the peace lily contains oxalate crystals known as raphides.

The raphides, once ingested, will cause swelling and burning sensations and can also cause skin irritation. Both pets and humans can get these symptoms so it is important to keep these plants from anyone who is likely to tear or chew it. Symptoms can become dire if the raphides cause the tongue and throat to swell to a point where the person or pet is having difficulty breathing. Seek proper medical attention if this is the case.

Snake Plant

Snake Plant
The snake plant is an interesting and popular house plant. Its stark architecture and wavy coloring has made it a fan favorite. This plant too, however, is toxic when ingested or if the sap touches your skin.

Snake plant sap will cause rashes if it comes into contact with your skin. In addition, it will cause diarrhea and vomiting when ingested. Again these symptoms are very serious and would be best avoided by keeping snake plants out of reach or by choosing a different houseplant.
Common Toxic Garden Plants
Common Toxic Garden Plants

Daffodil

Daffodil
Daffodils are a strikingly colorful flower. This can sometimes bring them much attention not from just onlooking adults but children as well. Since kids are more drawn to colorful objects, they may have a higher chance of just grabbing the flower and eating it. Adults have also been known to accidentally grab daffodil bulbs instead of onions.

Why are these mistakes so dangerous? Daffodils contain lycorine, which can induce nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It also contains oxalates which can cause swelling and pain. The symptoms can be worse in animals, because if your pets eat daffodils they may experience drowsiness, low blood pressure or even liver damage.

Make sure to call poison control when these symptoms set in. The vomiting and diarrhea have been known to go away after 3 hours, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Ingesting liquids to keep hydration up can be important. If the patient is having difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea
Hydrangeas are unique, with their soft blue and pink flowers. They are a great addition to any garden, but should not be snacked on—not that you would want to. Hydrangeas can be especially nasty because they contain compounds known as glycosides. These will release hydrogen cyanide into the bloodstream when consumed. This will block your body’s ability to uptake oxygen to the cells in your body.

The way to combat this kind of poisoning is through getting IVs from the vet or doctor. It is important to contact your medical professional immediately since the symptoms can be fatal within minutes or hours.

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons
Rhododendron, the state flower of Washington, is also toxic. The multitudinous, pink flowers can be quite dangerous. All parts of this plant are toxic, the leaves and seeds more so than the flowers. However, even the nectar of the flower is toxic and in the Mediterranean, where rhododendrons grow in more dense quantities, the honey from bees who gather rhododendron nectar can be poisonous.

Normally kids and pets do not eat enough to experience the full poisoning effect. However, just eating two leaves is enough to be considered dangerous. The grayanotoxin glycosides within the rhododendron can cause vomiting, diarrhea and irregular heartbeats. Things can get very serious when too much rhododendron is consumed and can lead to necessary medical intervention.

Start by calling poison control first if you suspect anyone has been munching on rhododendrons. The experts there will be able to help guide you through the necessary processes to cure your loved one.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb
Yummy rhubarb has a nasty side to it. While the stems are used in many recipes, including for rhubarb strawberry pie, the leaves are toxic. They contain oxalic acid which is known to blister the mouth, cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and kidney stones. The leaves are known to be more toxic to pets than humans, but in either case, it is important to contact poison control immediately to figure out necessary steps to cure the patient.
Common Toxic Weeds in the Yard
Common Toxic Weeds in the Yard

Bittersweet Nightshade

Bittersweet Nightshade
Nightshade is an invasive, noxious weed that is extremely poisonous. It has been found along the East and West Coast of the U.S. It makes its home in areas with disturbed soil. This could be near your garden or areas that have recently had bushes/trees put in.

These plants are dark green with purple flowers that develop into bright red berries. The whole plant is toxic and should be avoided by pets and children alike. If ingested it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The colorful berries are especially enticing to young children. If you see any plants that look similar to tomato or pepper plants that you did not plant in your yard, it is best to just pull them immediately.

Call poison control immediately if you think someone has fallen victim to nightshade.

Buttercups

Buttercups
Buttercups are found throughout the United States, especially in wet areas. The shiny, yellow flowers will pop up in the springtime, accompanying their dandelion friends. However, unlike dandelions, buttercups are not edible.

Buttercups will release a compound called protoanemonin. This toxin is known to cause vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stool, hypersalivation, depression, blisters, and more. These symptoms will affect both humans and animals. The sap may also cause irritation when it comes into contact with skin. These yellow flowers are dangerous and children should be observed cautiously when around them.

Foxgloves

Foxgloves
Foxgloves are beautiful plants that build towers out of vivid purple bell-shaped blossoms. They are very pretty to look at, but they contain a compound known as digoxin. This chemical is used in certain medicines to help people with certain heart conditions. However, the medicine is made by specialists, whereas someone eating foxgloves will receive unregulated amounts of the chemical.

This toxin can make you vomit and lower your heartbeat. This often causes dizziness and faintness. It is extremely important to call poison control immediately to know what to do in the case of foxglove poisoning. Some people have confused the young leaves of foxglove with borage, making adult foragers at risk as well as kids and pets.
How to Tend to or Get Rid of Toxic Plants
How to Tend to or Get Rid of Toxic Plants
Now that you know where to start with toxic plant identification, let us discuss how to either tend to the poisonous plants you decide to keep or get rid of them that plague your yard.

How to Tend to Poisonous Plants

Many plants that are toxic when ingested are also skin irritants. The philodendron is a good example of this. When the sap comes into contact with skin, it can cause a rash to form. To help protect yourself when tending to toxic plants, it is important to wear some sort of gloves.
Tend
Latex gloves may be the best solution due to their disposability. Regular gloves could potentially keep the poisonous sap on their surface. If the gloves aren’t cleaned then you could accidentally touch the irritant or pass it to someone else.

In addition you will want to plan where to keep your deadly beauties. If you have a toxic indoor plant try to keep it up high or out of reach of children and pets. This will keep accidents few and far between. Another idea is keeping your plants in areas that are usually inaccessible to children or pets. Areas such as an office, study room, or guest bedroom could be good locations. If applicable, you could also set up a terrarium for your little plant baby, making it more difficult for curious hands or paws to access.
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If you plan to have outdoor plants, location will be key. You will want to put plants in an area that will be inaccessible to children, pets and even wild animals. You will probably want to avoid planting the plants in the front of your house if kids walk by on a regular basis, just to be cautious. Having the plants behind a fence will be best, but use your discretion when choosing a spot.

How to Get Rid of Poisonous Plants

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The easiest but possibly most controversial way to get rid of poisonous plants is by using herbicides. This can be especially easy if you own a grass lawn and use an herbicide that targets broadleaf (non-grass) species. You can find many herbicides meant for yard use by simply searching the term online. Once you have purchased the herbicide you will want to make sure to follow the label posted on the container. If you follow the instructions precisely, then everything should run smoothly for you.

If you don’t plan on using herbicides, there are a few organic methods you can use to try to get rid of toxic plants. You can manually pull the plants out of the ground. This is probably one of the most difficult methods because there is no assurance that you will get the whole plant out this way.

You can also try pouring boiling hot water or spraying white vinegar on the target plants. This may take more time than using a synthetic herbicide, but you can feel a little better about using these products.

You can also try to use wood chips to cover a certain area where you do not want anything to grow. This will not stop all the weeds, but the few that make it through can be easily picked by hand.
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Who Is Most at Risk of Plant Poisoning?
Everyone should keep the following in mind to prevent being poisoned:
1
Do not eat any parts, nor contact with the sap of toxic or unknown plants;
2
If you need to kill it, wear long-sleeved shirts, pants and gloves with sharp tools to dig it out completely;
3
Clean the tools with rubbing alcohol or soap and water but do not do that with bare hands;
4
Clean your hands and skin once exposed to plants with soap and water;
5
Consider using barrier creams that contain bentoquatam to prevent poison oak, ivy and sumac rashes;
6
Dump it in special trash cans in sealed garbage packages;
7
Wear properly when you hiking or working in the wilderness. Long pants, long sleeves, gloves, hiking shoes, etc., that protect you from being hurt by any plants;
8
Once you or your family aren’t feeling well after eating, touching or inhaling anything from toxic plants, please call your doctor for help ASAP!
Outdoor Workers
Outdoor Workers and Recreationalists
Those who enjoy the outdoors either as a hobby or as part of their work will rarely see a plant and decide to munch on it (although the scenario is not unheard of). However, they do tend to deal with moving through and brushing aside plants. These people are more at risk of being poisoned by touching toxic plants than by ingesting them.
Outdoor Workers
Foragers
Foragers
Foraging for food and medicinal plants is a desirable skill among people who want to feel at one with the land. This hobby can be very useful and enjoyable, but if done wrong , it can lead to disastrous effects. People who forage are picking and grabbing plants with the full intention of using those plants, most of the time to ingest them.
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Children
Children
While outdoor workers are more likely to touch poison and foragers are more likely to ingest poison, children can easily do both. These bundles of joy just love to run around and explore the world. They enjoy touching things and occasionally shoving random stuff in their mouth; this is a terrible combination with toxic plants in the mix.
If you let your children run about, it is important to know what are the local toxic plants that they could accidentally get into. Try to educate the children and steer them away from where the toxic plants are located.
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Common Toxic Houseplants
Common Toxic Houseplants
When it comes to decorating a house, there is nothing more refreshing than adding some beautiful houseplants. Some common house plants can also be toxic.

Aloe

aloe
Aloe is famous for its sunburn-soothing properties and its gorgeous desert design. However, many people do not realize that the latex the aloe vera plant produces can be mildly toxic to pets and children.

The latex contains a chemical compound known as saponin. Which when ingested, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and low blood sugar. This, if left unchecked, can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. The proper response is to contact poison control or a veterinarian to know what to do in your particular circumstance if either your child or pet consumes aloe.

The latex of the plant is similar to the sap of the tree. It is inside the leaf, but sticks mainly toward the edges. If aloe gel is prepared properly it should be safe for use, but be sure to apply it only topically when treating burns.

Philodendron

Philodendron
Philodendron, also known as sweetheart vine, has become a resident at many houses and even businesses. They are glossy green and the leaves elegantly split, displaying interesting designs. Behind this beauty there is a needle-like toxin called calcium oxalate crystals.

These crystals are held within the plant and only affect you, your pets, or your loved ones if the plant tissue is broken. If ingested, the crystals can cause severe swelling, difficulty breathing, stomach pain, burning and pain. If they are accidentally caught on the skin, they can cause skin irritation.

If anyone accidentally ingests philodendron and they find it difficult to breathe or their tongue starts to swell up, it is important to seek medical attention immediately to avoid suffocation. If you have very young children or pets who have a tendency to tear at plants, keep them away from any philodendrons.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily
Peace lilies produce stunningly white flowers that bring to mind peace and serenity. This is one reason they are invited into our homes and given a place to stay. However, similar to philodendrons, the peace lily contains oxalate crystals known as raphides.

The raphides, once ingested, will cause swelling and burning sensations and can also cause skin irritation. Both pets and humans can get these symptoms so it is important to keep these plants from anyone who is likely to tear or chew it. Symptoms can become dire if the raphides cause the tongue and throat to swell to a point where the person or pet is having difficulty breathing. Seek proper medical attention if this is the case.

Snake Plant

Snake Plant
The snake plant is an interesting and popular house plant. Its stark architecture and wavy coloring has made it a fan favorite. This plant too, however, is toxic when ingested or if the sap touches your skin.

Snake plant sap will cause rashes if it comes into contact with your skin. In addition, it will cause diarrhea and vomiting when ingested. Again these symptoms are very serious and would be best avoided by keeping snake plants out of reach or by choosing a different houseplant.
Common Toxic Garden Plants
Common Toxic Garden Plants

Daffodil

Daffodil
Daffodils are a strikingly colorful flower. This can sometimes bring them much attention not from just onlooking adults but children as well. Since kids are more drawn to colorful objects, they may have a higher chance of just grabbing the flower and eating it. Adults have also been known to accidentally grab daffodil bulbs instead of onions.

Why are these mistakes so dangerous? Daffodils contain lycorine, which can induce nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It also contains oxalates which can cause swelling and pain. The symptoms can be worse in animals, because if your pets eat daffodils they may experience drowsiness, low blood pressure or even liver damage.

Make sure to call poison control when these symptoms set in. The vomiting and diarrhea have been known to go away after 3 hours, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Ingesting liquids to keep hydration up can be important. If the patient is having difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea
Hydrangeas are unique, with their soft blue and pink flowers. They are a great addition to any garden, but should not be snacked on—not that you would want to. Hydrangeas can be especially nasty because they contain compounds known as glycosides. These will release hydrogen cyanide into the bloodstream when consumed. This will block your body’s ability to uptake oxygen to the cells in your body.

The way to combat this kind of poisoning is through getting IVs from the vet or doctor. It is important to contact your medical professional immediately since the symptoms can be fatal within minutes or hours.

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons
Rhododendron, the state flower of Washington, is also toxic. The multitudinous, pink flowers can be quite dangerous. All parts of this plant are toxic, the leaves and seeds more so than the flowers. However, even the nectar of the flower is toxic and in the Mediterranean, where rhododendrons grow in more dense quantities, the honey from bees who gather rhododendron nectar can be poisonous.

Normally kids and pets do not eat enough to experience the full poisoning effect. However, just eating two leaves is enough to be considered dangerous. The grayanotoxin glycosides within the rhododendron can cause vomiting, diarrhea and irregular heartbeats. Things can get very serious when too much rhododendron is consumed and can lead to necessary medical intervention.

Start by calling poison control first if you suspect anyone has been munching on rhododendrons. The experts there will be able to help guide you through the necessary processes to cure your loved one.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb
Yummy rhubarb has a nasty side to it. While the stems are used in many recipes, including for rhubarb strawberry pie, the leaves are toxic. They contain oxalic acid which is known to blister the mouth, cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and kidney stones. The leaves are known to be more toxic to pets than humans, but in either case, it is important to contact poison control immediately to figure out necessary steps to cure the patient.
Common Toxic Weeds in the Yard
Common Toxic Weeds in the Yard

Bittersweet Nightshade

Bittersweet Nightshade
Nightshade is an invasive, noxious weed that is extremely poisonous. It has been found along the East and West Coast of the U.S. It makes its home in areas with disturbed soil. This could be near your garden or areas that have recently had bushes/trees put in.

These plants are dark green with purple flowers that develop into bright red berries. The whole plant is toxic and should be avoided by pets and children alike. If ingested it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The colorful berries are especially enticing to young children. If you see any plants that look similar to tomato or pepper plants that you did not plant in your yard, it is best to just pull them immediately.

Call poison control immediately if you think someone has fallen victim to nightshade.

Buttercups

Buttercups
Buttercups are found throughout the United States, especially in wet areas. The shiny, yellow flowers will pop up in the springtime, accompanying their dandelion friends. However, unlike dandelions, buttercups are not edible.

Buttercups will release a compound called protoanemonin. This toxin is known to cause vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stool, hypersalivation, depression, blisters, and more. These symptoms will affect both humans and animals. The sap may also cause irritation when it comes into contact with skin. These yellow flowers are dangerous and children should be observed cautiously when around them.

Foxgloves

Foxgloves
Foxgloves are beautiful plants that build towers out of vivid purple bell-shaped blossoms. They are very pretty to look at, but they contain a compound known as digoxin. This chemical is used in certain medicines to help people with certain heart conditions. However, the medicine is made by specialists, whereas someone eating foxgloves will receive unregulated amounts of the chemical.

This toxin can make you vomit and lower your heartbeat. This often causes dizziness and faintness. It is extremely important to call poison control immediately to know what to do in the case of foxglove poisoning. Some people have confused the young leaves of foxglove with borage, making adult foragers at risk as well as kids and pets.
How to Tend to or Get Rid of Toxic Plants
How to Tend to or Get Rid of Toxic Plants
Now that you know where to start with toxic plant identification, let us discuss how to either tend to the poisonous plants you decide to keep or get rid of them that plague your yard.

How to Tend to Poisonous Plants

Many plants that are toxic when ingested are also skin irritants. The philodendron is a good example of this. When the sap comes into contact with skin, it can cause a rash to form. To help protect yourself when tending to toxic plants, it is important to wear some sort of gloves.
Tend
Latex gloves may be the best solution due to their disposability. Regular gloves could potentially keep the poisonous sap on their surface. If the gloves aren’t cleaned then you could accidentally touch the irritant or pass it to someone else.

In addition you will want to plan where to keep your deadly beauties. If you have a toxic indoor plant try to keep it up high or out of reach of children and pets. This will keep accidents few and far between. Another idea is keeping your plants in areas that are usually inaccessible to children or pets. Areas such as an office, study room, or guest bedroom could be good locations. If applicable, you could also set up a terrarium for your little plant baby, making it more difficult for curious hands or paws to access.
tend2
If you plan to have outdoor plants, location will be key. You will want to put plants in an area that will be inaccessible to children, pets and even wild animals. You will probably want to avoid planting the plants in the front of your house if kids walk by on a regular basis, just to be cautious. Having the plants behind a fence will be best, but use your discretion when choosing a spot.

How to Get Rid of Poisonous Plants

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The easiest but possibly most controversial way to get rid of poisonous plants is by using herbicides. This can be especially easy if you own a grass lawn and use an herbicide that targets broadleaf (non-grass) species. You can find many herbicides meant for yard use by simply searching the term online. Once you have purchased the herbicide you will want to make sure to follow the label posted on the container. If you follow the instructions precisely, then everything should run smoothly for you.

If you don’t plan on using herbicides, there are a few organic methods you can use to try to get rid of toxic plants. You can manually pull the plants out of the ground. This is probably one of the most difficult methods because there is no assurance that you will get the whole plant out this way.

You can also try pouring boiling hot water or spraying white vinegar on the target plants. This may take more time than using a synthetic herbicide, but you can feel a little better about using these products.

You can also try to use wood chips to cover a certain area where you do not want anything to grow. This will not stop all the weeds, but the few that make it through can be easily picked by hand.
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Toxic weed
Although a highly popular houseplant, the blushing philodendron is toxic to both humans and animals. Severe cases of poisoning are rare, but these can sometimes be life-threatening.
How to Control it
Growing your blushing philodendron plants in containers is the best way to keep them out of reach from children and pets. You will also need to make sure that you immediately pick up any fallen berries or leaves. Making control of blushing philodendron is relatively easy. Simply cut back any unwanted parts of your plant to keep them in shape.
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Distribution of Blushing philodendron

Habitat of Blushing philodendron

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Northern Hemisphere
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Distribution Map of Blushing philodendron

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Lighting
Partial sun
Blushing philodendron flourishes in environments that offer moderate sun exposure. In its natural habitat, it often grows under larger plants, availing partial light coverage. While it can survive in entirely shaded areas, a lack of sufficient light may stunt healthy growth, losing its vibrant colouration. Conversely, overexposure might cause leaf scorching.
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Temperature
5 45 ℃
The blushing philodendron prefers temperatures between 68 to 105 ℉ (20 to 41 ℃) as it is native to tropical areas. During summer and spring, adjust the temperature by placing the plant near a window with partial shade as temperatures get too high. In winter, keep it away from drafts and avoid temperatures below 60 ℉ (15.5 ℃).
Temp for Healthy Growth
Transplant
6-10 inches
For transplanting blushing philodendron, early to mid-spring is the perfect time, as the warmer weather encourages vigorous growth. Choose a location with well-draining soil and partial shade to ensure its healthy transition. Don't forget to keep the soil moist while your blushing philodendron settles into its new home.
Transplant Techniques
Overwinter
20 ℃
Blushing philodendron hails from tropical rainforests, not designed for harsh winters. Naturally, it stays evergreen in its temperate climate, but in colder regions, it requires indoor care. Gardeners must ensure it has adequate warmth and humidity, shielding it from drafts and heater vent dryness. Ensuring proper winter care for blushing philodendron entails replicating its native warmth and moisture-rich environment.
Winter Techniques
Leaf rot
Leaf rot in Blushing philodendron is a common plant disease, which often results in decay and premature wilting. The condition primarily results from overwatering, poor drainage, or an excessive humidity environment. It can severely compromise the plant's health and aesthetics if not mitigated timely.
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Wilting
Wilting in Blushing philodendron is a plant disease primarily caused by Fusarium fungi that can also be triggered by environmental stress. It significantly impacts the plant's health and appearance, inducing leaf yellowing, drooping, and eventual death if untreated.
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Brown blotch
Brown spot, a common foliage ailment, affects Blushing philodendron's overall health and growth. Characterized by the appearance of brown spots on leaves, the disease can lead to severe condition and, eventually, growth hindrance. Proper care and timely interventions can help manage the disease.
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Toxic
Slightly Toxic to Humans
Poisoning from blushing philodendron is most likely to occur from accidental ingestion of the plant. Although the toxic compound calcium oxalate is mostly in the leaves and stem, all parts of the plant are mildly toxic. Eating any part of the plant may result in mild to severe illness including vomiting and mouth, throat, and digestive tract irritation. The toxins in blushing philodendron can also interact with other medications in the body and cause adverse side effects. Blushing philodendron is likely to be encountered as a houseplant and may present a higher risk of accidental consumption to children.
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Feng shui direction
North
The blushing philodendron is often viewed as auspicious in Feng Shui, typically harmonizing energetic flows. Facing North, it serves to foster career growth, as North symbolizes water and the career path in Feng Shui's Bagua map. However, interpretations may vary according to personal Feng Shui readings.
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Glossy privet
The glossy privet can be grown as a shrub or tree. This hardy, drought-tolerant plant has attractive glossy leaves and appealing white flowers. The flowers of glossy privet have a strong odor, so before planting make sure you find the scent acceptable. The berries that they produce are toxic if consumed.
Madagascar periwinkle
Madagascar periwinkle
The madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) is an evergreen subshrub or herbaceous plant. It has a long history of cultivation. Over the years, many cultivars have been developed, most commonly with the aim of incorporating new colors or making the plant more tolerant to cold.
Scarlet firethorn
Scarlet firethorn
Scarlet firethorn (*Pyracantha coccinea*) is a semi-evergreen shrub featuring spiky branches that are covered abundantly by clustered white flowers, which contrast attractively with its lustrous, deep green foliage. It also bears vibrant crimson berries which are devoured by birds. From the genus name, *Pyracantha coccinea*, "Pyr" means "fire" in Greek, while "Akantha" means "thorn" in English, which apparently refers to the plant's thorny stems and crimson fruits.
Pokeweed
Pokeweed
Although its berries look juicy and tempting, the fruits and the root of pokeweed are toxic and should not be eaten. Pokeweed is considered a pest species by farmers but is nevertheless often grown as an ornamental plant. Its berries can be made into pokeberry ink as well.
Redroot amaranth
Redroot amaranth
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Evergreen spindle
Evergreen spindle
Evergreen spindle(Euonymus japonicus) is a popular ornamental evergreen shrub with numerous cultivars. Due to its superb adaptability and decorative looks, evergreen spindle can be found in parks and gardens all over the world. Its flowers produce a lot of nectar, which makes this plant very attractive to bees.
Cape jasmine
Cape jasmine
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Golden pothos
Golden pothos
The golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a popular houseplant that is commonly seen in Australia, Asia, and the West Indies. It goes by many nicknames, including "devil's ivy", because it is so hard to kill and can even grow in low light conditions. Golden pothos has poisonous sap, so it should be kept away from pets and children.
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Philodendron erubescens
Also known as: Philodendron, Red emerald philodenron
Blushing philodendron (Philodendron erubescens) is a climbing evergreen plant that is commonly cultivated as a houseplant. Blushing philodendron is a preferable houseplant because it does not need much regular maintenance. Mature species sometimes produce a reddish-purple flower. This species cannot tolerate lower temperatures.
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Attributes of Blushing philodendron

Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Vine, Herb
Planting Time
Spring, Summer, Fall
Bloom Time
Summer
Plant Height
2.5 m to 4 m
Spread
50 cm to 1 m
Leaf Color
Green
Purple
Flower Color
Purple
White
Red
Stem Color
Green
Purple
Dormancy
Non-dormant
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Evergreen
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Blushing philodendron
Blushing philodendron is a species true to its common name. The leaves, the petioles, and the spathe of Philodendron erubescens have the ability to turn slightly red or to "blush", hence the common name. The specific Latin epithet "erubescens" in its botanical name also refers to something that has the ability to turn red or "to blush".

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Garden Use
Blushing philodendron is valued for its large heart-shaped green leaves which have burgundy-red undersides, creating a wonderful aesthetic when these climbers are used as part of a vertical aspect. Blushing philodendron is suitable for containers and patios. Once established, gardeners will have an easy job maintaining this drought-tolerant plant.

Trivia and Interesting Facts

Legend has it that a couple could not stay together because of family opposition. They were ready to elope, but unfortunately died in an accident. Two plants sprouted and grew in the place where they died. Red buds were wrapped in green leaves layer by layer, just like the love of the two people. This is now the blushing philodendron.

Scientific Classification of Blushing philodendron

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Common Pests & Diseases About Blushing philodendron

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Leaf rot
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Leaf rot in Blushing philodendron is a common plant disease, which often results in decay and premature wilting. The condition primarily results from overwatering, poor drainage, or an excessive humidity environment. It can severely compromise the plant's health and aesthetics if not mitigated timely.
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Wilting
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Wilting in Blushing philodendron is a plant disease primarily caused by Fusarium fungi that can also be triggered by environmental stress. It significantly impacts the plant's health and appearance, inducing leaf yellowing, drooping, and eventual death if untreated.
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Brown blotch
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Brown spot, a common foliage ailment, affects Blushing philodendron's overall health and growth. Characterized by the appearance of brown spots on leaves, the disease can lead to severe condition and, eventually, growth hindrance. Proper care and timely interventions can help manage the disease.
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Brown spot
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This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Solutions: In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary. Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
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Scars
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Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Solutions: Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
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Aged yellow and dry
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Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Solutions: If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
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Leaf rot
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What is Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What is Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
Leaf rot in Blushing philodendron is a common plant disease, which often results in decay and premature wilting. The condition primarily results from overwatering, poor drainage, or an excessive humidity environment. It can severely compromise the plant's health and aesthetics if not mitigated timely.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Blushing philodendron's leaf rot usually presents as brown, wilted, and decaying leaves. Additionally, the plant may exhibit yellowing leaves and stunted growth. In severe cases, darker colored patches or even complete defoliation can occur.
What Causes Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What Causes Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Fungi
Phytophthora and Pythium species often cause leaf rot, taking advantage of damp, humid conditions to invade the plant tissue. Their lethal activity results in tissue destruction and decay.
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Poor Drainage
Overwatering or insufficiently drained soil can engender waterlogged conditions that drive root and leaf rot.
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Overcrowded Plantings
These conditions restrict airflow around Blushing philodendron's foliage, promoting humidity and setting the stage for leaf rot.
How to Treat Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
How to Treat Leaf rot Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Regulation: Properly regulate watering and ensure good drainage. Overwatering is a common cause of leaf rot, so aim to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.

Quarantine: Isolate the infected plant from others to limit disease spread until after you've treated the rot.
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Fungicide Application: Apply a commercial anti-fungal agent suitable for Blushing philodendron to kill off the fungus responsible for leaf rot. Follow the manufacturer's directions closely.
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Wilting
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What is Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What is Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
Wilting in Blushing philodendron is a plant disease primarily caused by Fusarium fungi that can also be triggered by environmental stress. It significantly impacts the plant's health and appearance, inducing leaf yellowing, drooping, and eventual death if untreated.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Blushing philodendron displays visible signs of wilting by its droopy, yellowing leaves that later turn brown. Additionally, the plant's stem may appear water-soaked or darkened and, in severe cases, the plant might demonstrate stunted growth.
What Causes Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What Causes Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Fusarium fungi
These pathogens invade the plant's roots and travel up to its stem and foliage, blocking nutrient and water transport, leading to wilting.
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Environmental stress
Factors such as overwatering, temperature fluctuations, nutrient deficiencies, or transplant shock may weaken the plant, making it susceptible to wilting.
How to Treat Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
How to Treat Wilting Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Proper watering: Overwatering should be avoided to prevent root rot - a common cause of wilting.

Monitoring temperature: Both hot and cold shocks can lead to wilting, so maintaining an optimal temperature is key.

Adequate nutrients: Providing the necessary nutrients can help the plant resist infections and recover from wilting.
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Fungicides: Application of suitable fungicides can control Fusarium-related wilt.

Biological control: Using Trichoderma species, a beneficial fungus, can suppress the Fusarium fungi.
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What is Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What is Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
Brown spot, a common foliage ailment, affects Blushing philodendron's overall health and growth. Characterized by the appearance of brown spots on leaves, the disease can lead to severe condition and, eventually, growth hindrance. Proper care and timely interventions can help manage the disease.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Blushing philodendron exhibits dark, brown spots on its leaves, often surrounded by a yellow halo. As the disease progresses, the spots may grow larger and spread, potentially leading to leaf drop in severe cases.
What Causes Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
What Causes Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Bacteria
Often caused by a type of bacterial pathogen, Pseudomonas spp., thriving in wet or humid conditions.
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Micro-environment
Excessive watering, poor drainage, and little airflow contribute to the disease.
How to Treat Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
How to Treat Brown blotch Disease on Blushing philodendron?
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Isolation: Separate infected plants to prevent disease spread.

Hygienic Practices: Regularly clean the surrounding area, remove and dispose of diseased leaves to mitigate the disease.
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Copper-based Sprays: Use copper-based sprays as a treatment, especially during wet or humid seasons.

Bactericides: If disease persists, apply specified bactericides following the instructions provided.
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This infection can cause brown spots or patches to appear on the plant.
Overview
Overview
Discolored spots on the foliage of plants are one of the most common disease problems people observe. These spots are caused by fungal and bacterial diseases, with most infections related to a fungal pathogen.
Brown spot can occurs on all houseplants, flowering ornamentals, vegetable plants, and leaves of trees, bushes, and shrubs. No plants are resistant to it, and the problem is worse in warm, wet environments. It can occur at any point in the life stage as long as leaves are present.
Small brownish spots appear on the foliage and enlarge as the disease progresses. In severe cases, the plant or tree is weakened when the lesions interrupt photosynthesis or cause defoliation.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
In most cases, brown spot only affects a small percentage of the whole plant, appearing on a small amount of the leaves. A small infection only puts minor stress on the plant. However, if left untreated and the disease progresses over numerous seasons, it will severely impact the health and productivity of the infected specimen.
  • Sporulation begins (reproduction of the fungal spores), and tiny spots appear on leaves.
  • Placement is often random and scattered as diseases are spread through raindrops.
  • May appear on lower leaves and the interior of the plant where humidity is higher.
  • Brown spots enlarge and grow large enough to touch neighboring spots to form a more prominent blotch.
  • Leaf margins may turn yellow.
  • Tiny black dots (fruiting bodies of the fungi) appear in the dead spots.
  • Blotches grow in size until the entire leaf is brown.
  • The leaf falls off the plant.
Severe Symptoms
  • Partial or complete premature defoliation
  • Reduced growth
  • Increased susceptibility to pests and other diseases
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Brown spot, or leaf spot, is a common descriptive term given to several diseases affecting the leaves of plants and trees. Around 85% of diseases exhibiting leaf spots are due to fungus or fungus-like organisms. Sometimes brown spot is caused by a bacterial infection, or insect activity with similar symptoms.
When conditions are warm and the leaf surfaces are wet, fungal spores being transported by wind or rain land on the surface and cling to it. They do not rupture the cell walls but grow in the space between the plant plasma membrane and the plant cell wall. As the spores reproduce, they release toxins and enzymes that cause necrotic spots (i.e., dead tissue) on the leaves, allowing the fungi to consume the products released when the cells degrade.
Solutions
Solutions
In minor cases of brown spot, there isn’t any need to treat the disease. However, if much of the foliage is affected and defoliation occurs, the plant will benefit from getting rid of the infection. It is recommended to start by applying organic treatment options, working up to the more potent synthetic, chemical fungicides if necessary.
Organic options won’t kill the fungus, but will prevent it from spreading.
  1. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid soap in a gallon of water. Using a spray bottle, spray on tops and bottoms of leaves until the mixture drips off. Repeat every two weeks until existing spots stop enlarging and new spots no longer appear.
  2. Spray a copper-based fungicidal soap on the leaves, coating the top and bottom leaf surfaces. Reapply as directed on the product label. Copper penetrates the leaf surface and prevents germination of spores so the fungus cannot spread.
  3. Apply an all-purpose fungicide to the entire plant, following the label instructions carefully.
Prevention
Prevention
Like many other diseases, it is easier to prevent brown spot than cure it, and this is done through cultural practices.
  • Clear fall leaves from the ground before winter to minimize places where fungi and bacteria can overwinter.
  • Maintain good air movement between plants through proper plant spacing.
  • Increase air circulation through the center of plants through pruning.
  • Thoroughly clean all pruning tools after working with diseased plants.
  • Never dispose of disease plant material in a compost pile.
  • Avoid overhead watering to keep moisture off of the foliage.
  • Keep plants healthy by providing adequate sunlight, water, and fertilizer.
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Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Scars form when the plant repairs wounds. They can be the result of people or pets passing by and scraping the plant. Once the underlying issue is resolved, the plant will heal but a scar may remain.
Pests and pathogens can also cause scarring. Insects may attack the plant for a meal, resulting in extensive scarring when a few invaders turn into an infestation. Diseases such as fungus and bacteria can weaken the plant, causing brown spots, mushy areas, or blisters that lead to scars.
Scars occur on stems when a leaf or bud has been lost and the plant has healed. The harder tissue is like a scab that protects a wound.
On other occasions, scars can signal problems from environmental conditions, such as overexposure to sunlight or heat. It might surprise you to know that plants can suffer from sunburn, even desert dwellers like cactus!
Solutions
Solutions
Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover.
  1. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes.
  2. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray.
  3. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs.
  4. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
Prevention
Prevention
Preventing some sources of scarring is easier than others, but all start with careful attention to your plants once you decide to bring them home.
  1. Review specific guidelines for your plant, including soil drainage, watering, and fertilizer requirements.
  2. Inspect plants before planting and use sterile pots and fresh potting soil or media to limit transfer of fungi or bacteria.
  3. Once established, check your plants regularly for signs of scarring or the presence of pests, as it is better to catch problems as early as possible.
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Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
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Overview
Regardless of the type of plant or where it is grown, at some point, it will begin to aged yellow and dry. This is a natural, unavoidable process that happens when the plant has completed all of the steps in its life.
Annual plants go through this process at the end of a single growing season. Perennial plants live for multiple years, if not tens or hundreds of years, but will still ultimately exhibit these symptoms.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
When plants have progressed through their natural developmental stages and are nearing the end of their lifecycle, they begin showing signs of decline. Leaves will start to yellow and droop, and over time they turn papery brown and dry.
Once completely dry, the leaves begin to fall from the plant until the entire plant has dried out.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
At the end of its life, genetic coding within the plant increases the production of ethylene, a phytohormone that controls senescence or natural aging and death. Cell division stops, and the plant begins catabolizing resources to use in other parts of the plant.
As this happens, the tissues begin yellow and drying until the entire plant is desiccated and perishes.
Solutions
Solutions
If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
Prevention
Prevention
Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent plants from dying of “old age.” To help prolong their life, and put off symptoms of aged yellow and dry for as long as possible, take care of them by giving them enough water, fertilizing them appropriately, and making sure they get enough sunlight.
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Blushing philodendron and Their Toxicity

* The judgment on toxicity and danger is for reference only. We DO NOT GUARANTEE any accuracy of such judgment. Therefore, you SHALL NOT rely on such judgment. It is IMPORTANT TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE in advance when necessary.
Slightly Toxic to Humans
Poisoning from blushing philodendron is most likely to occur from accidental ingestion of the plant. Although the toxic compound calcium oxalate is mostly in the leaves and stem, all parts of the plant are mildly toxic. Eating any part of the plant may result in mild to severe illness including vomiting and mouth, throat, and digestive tract irritation. The toxins in blushing philodendron can also interact with other medications in the body and cause adverse side effects. Blushing philodendron is likely to be encountered as a houseplant and may present a higher risk of accidental consumption to children.
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Toxic to Dogs
Often encountered inside homes, blushing philodendron can be moderately to severely toxic to dogs. Their sap circulates calcium oxalate crystals throughout their stems, leaves, and roots. Ingestion of these crystals often causes irritation or swelling around the mouth and throat, which is usually accompanied by difficulty swallowing, pawing at the mouth, excessive drooling, vomiting, or diarrhea. In more severe cases, symptoms including difficulty breathing or an abnormal heart rate can occur. In such situations, you should seek veterinary treatment. Thankfully, dogs don't tend to consume a lot of this toxin, as these plants tend to be very distasteful.
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Toxic to Cats
Many varieties of blushing philodendron contain insoluble calcium oxalates in their sap which are moderately toxic to cats. Depending on the side effects of the swelling reaction, veterinary attention may be required. The toxic compounds are found in all parts of the plant. The symptoms of poisoning include swelling and burning of the mouth, tongue, and lips, vomiting, drooling, and difficulty swallowing..
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Your pets like cats and dogs can be poisoned by them as well!
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Do not let your lovely pets eat any parts, nor contact with the sap of toxic or unknown plants;
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It’s better to kill those growing around your house. Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants and gloves with sharp tools to dig it out completely;
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Clean the tools with rubbing alcohol or soap and water but do not do that with bare hands;
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Clean your hands and skin once exposed to plants with soap and water;
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Consider using barrier creams that contain bentoquatam to prevent poison oak, ivy and sumac rashes;
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Dump it in special trash cans in sealed garbage packages, and do not let your pets reach it;Do not let your lovely pets eat any parts, nor contact with the sap of toxic or unknown plants;
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If you take your pets to hike with you in the wild, please don’t let them eat any plants that you don’t know;
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Once your pets eat, touch or inhale anything from toxic plants and act abnormally, please call the doctors for help ASAP!
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Pets
Some pets are less likely than children to eat and touch just about everything. This is good, as a pet owner. However, you know your pet best, and it is up to you to keep them safe. There are plenty of poisonous weeds that can grow within the confines of your lawn, which might make your dogs or cats ill or worse if they eat them. Try to have an idea of what toxic plants grow in your area and keep them under control and your pets away from them.
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Common Toxic Houseplants
Common Toxic Houseplants
When it comes to decorating a house, there is nothing more refreshing than adding some beautiful houseplants. Some common house plants can also be toxic.

Aloe

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Aloe is famous for its sunburn-soothing properties and its gorgeous desert design. However, many people do not realize that the latex the aloe vera plant produces can be mildly toxic to pets and children.

The latex contains a chemical compound known as saponin. Which when ingested, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and low blood sugar. This, if left unchecked, can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. The proper response is to contact poison control or a veterinarian to know what to do in your particular circumstance if either your child or pet consumes aloe.

The latex of the plant is similar to the sap of the tree. It is inside the leaf, but sticks mainly toward the edges. If aloe gel is prepared properly it should be safe for use, but be sure to apply it only topically when treating burns.

Philodendron

Philodendron
Philodendron, also known as sweetheart vine, has become a resident at many houses and even businesses. They are glossy green and the leaves elegantly split, displaying interesting designs. Behind this beauty there is a needle-like toxin called calcium oxalate crystals.

These crystals are held within the plant and only affect you, your pets, or your loved ones if the plant tissue is broken. If ingested, the crystals can cause severe swelling, difficulty breathing, stomach pain, burning and pain. If they are accidentally caught on the skin, they can cause skin irritation.

If anyone accidentally ingests philodendron and they find it difficult to breathe or their tongue starts to swell up, it is important to seek medical attention immediately to avoid suffocation. If you have very young children or pets who have a tendency to tear at plants, keep them away from any philodendrons.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily
Peace lilies produce stunningly white flowers that bring to mind peace and serenity. This is one reason they are invited into our homes and given a place to stay. However, similar to philodendrons, the peace lily contains oxalate crystals known as raphides.

The raphides, once ingested, will cause swelling and burning sensations and can also cause skin irritation. Both pets and humans can get these symptoms so it is important to keep these plants from anyone who is likely to tear or chew it. Symptoms can become dire if the raphides cause the tongue and throat to swell to a point where the person or pet is having difficulty breathing. Seek proper medical attention if this is the case.

Snake Plant

Snake Plant
The snake plant is an interesting and popular house plant. Its stark architecture and wavy coloring has made it a fan favorite. This plant too, however, is toxic when ingested or if the sap touches your skin.

Snake plant sap will cause rashes if it comes into contact with your skin. In addition, it will cause diarrhea and vomiting when ingested. Again these symptoms are very serious and would be best avoided by keeping snake plants out of reach or by choosing a different houseplant.
Common Toxic Garden Plants
Common Toxic Garden Plants

Daffodil

Daffodil
Daffodils are a strikingly colorful flower. This can sometimes bring them much attention not from just onlooking adults but children as well. Since kids are more drawn to colorful objects, they may have a higher chance of just grabbing the flower and eating it. Adults have also been known to accidentally grab daffodil bulbs instead of onions.

Why are these mistakes so dangerous? Daffodils contain lycorine, which can induce nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It also contains oxalates which can cause swelling and pain. The symptoms can be worse in animals, because if your pets eat daffodils they may experience drowsiness, low blood pressure or even liver damage.

Make sure to call poison control when these symptoms set in. The vomiting and diarrhea have been known to go away after 3 hours, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Ingesting liquids to keep hydration up can be important. If the patient is having difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea
Hydrangeas are unique, with their soft blue and pink flowers. They are a great addition to any garden, but should not be snacked on—not that you would want to. Hydrangeas can be especially nasty because they contain compounds known as glycosides. These will release hydrogen cyanide into the bloodstream when consumed. This will block your body’s ability to uptake oxygen to the cells in your body.

The way to combat this kind of poisoning is through getting IVs from the vet or doctor. It is important to contact your medical professional immediately since the symptoms can be fatal within minutes or hours.

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons
Rhododendron, the state flower of Washington, is also toxic. The multitudinous, pink flowers can be quite dangerous. All parts of this plant are toxic, the leaves and seeds more so than the flowers. However, even the nectar of the flower is toxic and in the Mediterranean, where rhododendrons grow in more dense quantities, the honey from bees who gather rhododendron nectar can be poisonous.

Normally kids and pets do not eat enough to experience the full poisoning effect. However, just eating two leaves is enough to be considered dangerous. The grayanotoxin glycosides within the rhododendron can cause vomiting, diarrhea and irregular heartbeats. Things can get very serious when too much rhododendron is consumed and can lead to necessary medical intervention.

Start by calling poison control first if you suspect anyone has been munching on rhododendrons. The experts there will be able to help guide you through the necessary processes to cure your loved one.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb
Yummy rhubarb has a nasty side to it. While the stems are used in many recipes, including for rhubarb strawberry pie, the leaves are toxic. They contain oxalic acid which is known to blister the mouth, cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and kidney stones. The leaves are known to be more toxic to pets than humans, but in either case, it is important to contact poison control immediately to figure out necessary steps to cure the patient.
Common Toxic Weeds in the Yard
Common Toxic Weeds in the Yard

Bittersweet Nightshade

Bittersweet Nightshade
Nightshade is an invasive, noxious weed that is extremely poisonous. It has been found along the East and West Coast of the U.S. It makes its home in areas with disturbed soil. This could be near your garden or areas that have recently had bushes/trees put in.

These plants are dark green with purple flowers that develop into bright red berries. The whole plant is toxic and should be avoided by pets and children alike. If ingested it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The colorful berries are especially enticing to young children. If you see any plants that look similar to tomato or pepper plants that you did not plant in your yard, it is best to just pull them immediately.

Call poison control immediately if you think someone has fallen victim to nightshade.

Buttercups

Buttercups
Buttercups are found throughout the United States, especially in wet areas. The shiny, yellow flowers will pop up in the springtime, accompanying their dandelion friends. However, unlike dandelions, buttercups are not edible.

Buttercups will release a compound called protoanemonin. This toxin is known to cause vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stool, hypersalivation, depression, blisters, and more. These symptoms will affect both humans and animals. The sap may also cause irritation when it comes into contact with skin. These yellow flowers are dangerous and children should be observed cautiously when around them.

Foxgloves

Foxgloves
Foxgloves are beautiful plants that build towers out of vivid purple bell-shaped blossoms. They are very pretty to look at, but they contain a compound known as digoxin. This chemical is used in certain medicines to help people with certain heart conditions. However, the medicine is made by specialists, whereas someone eating foxgloves will receive unregulated amounts of the chemical.

This toxin can make you vomit and lower your heartbeat. This often causes dizziness and faintness. It is extremely important to call poison control immediately to know what to do in the case of foxglove poisoning. Some people have confused the young leaves of foxglove with borage, making adult foragers at risk as well as kids and pets.
How to Tend to or Get Rid of Toxic Plants
How to Tend to or Get Rid of Toxic Plants
Now that you know where to start with toxic plant identification, let us discuss how to either tend to the poisonous plants you decide to keep or get rid of them that plague your yard.

How to Tend to Poisonous Plants

Many plants that are toxic when ingested are also skin irritants. The philodendron is a good example of this. When the sap comes into contact with skin, it can cause a rash to form. To help protect yourself when tending to toxic plants, it is important to wear some sort of gloves.
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Latex gloves may be the best solution due to their disposability. Regular gloves could potentially keep the poisonous sap on their surface. If the gloves aren’t cleaned then you could accidentally touch the irritant or pass it to someone else.

In addition you will want to plan where to keep your deadly beauties. If you have a toxic indoor plant try to keep it up high or out of reach of children and pets. This will keep accidents few and far between. Another idea is keeping your plants in areas that are usually inaccessible to children or pets. Areas such as an office, study room, or guest bedroom could be good locations. If applicable, you could also set up a terrarium for your little plant baby, making it more difficult for curious hands or paws to access.
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If you plan to have outdoor plants, location will be key. You will want to put plants in an area that will be inaccessible to children, pets and even wild animals. You will probably want to avoid planting the plants in the front of your house if kids walk by on a regular basis, just to be cautious. Having the plants behind a fence will be best, but use your discretion when choosing a spot.

How to Get Rid of Poisonous Plants

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The easiest but possibly most controversial way to get rid of poisonous plants is by using herbicides. This can be especially easy if you own a grass lawn and use an herbicide that targets broadleaf (non-grass) species. You can find many herbicides meant for yard use by simply searching the term online. Once you have purchased the herbicide you will want to make sure to follow the label posted on the container. If you follow the instructions precisely, then everything should run smoothly for you.

If you don’t plan on using herbicides, there are a few organic methods you can use to try to get rid of toxic plants. You can manually pull the plants out of the ground. This is probably one of the most difficult methods because there is no assurance that you will get the whole plant out this way.

You can also try pouring boiling hot water or spraying white vinegar on the target plants. This may take more time than using a synthetic herbicide, but you can feel a little better about using these products.

You can also try to use wood chips to cover a certain area where you do not want anything to grow. This will not stop all the weeds, but the few that make it through can be easily picked by hand.
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Everyone should keep the following in mind to prevent being poisoned:
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Do not eat any parts, nor contact with the sap of toxic or unknown plants;
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If you need to kill it, wear long-sleeved shirts, pants and gloves with sharp tools to dig it out completely;
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Clean the tools with rubbing alcohol or soap and water but do not do that with bare hands;
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Clean your hands and skin once exposed to plants with soap and water;
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Consider using barrier creams that contain bentoquatam to prevent poison oak, ivy and sumac rashes;
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Dump it in special trash cans in sealed garbage packages;
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Wear properly when you hiking or working in the wilderness. Long pants, long sleeves, gloves, hiking shoes, etc., that protect you from being hurt by any plants;
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Once you or your family aren’t feeling well after eating, touching or inhaling anything from toxic plants, please call your doctor for help ASAP!
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Outdoor Workers and Recreationalists
Those who enjoy the outdoors either as a hobby or as part of their work will rarely see a plant and decide to munch on it (although the scenario is not unheard of). However, they do tend to deal with moving through and brushing aside plants. These people are more at risk of being poisoned by touching toxic plants than by ingesting them.
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Foraging for food and medicinal plants is a desirable skill among people who want to feel at one with the land. This hobby can be very useful and enjoyable, but if done wrong , it can lead to disastrous effects. People who forage are picking and grabbing plants with the full intention of using those plants, most of the time to ingest them.
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While outdoor workers are more likely to touch poison and foragers are more likely to ingest poison, children can easily do both. These bundles of joy just love to run around and explore the world. They enjoy touching things and occasionally shoving random stuff in their mouth; this is a terrible combination with toxic plants in the mix.
If you let your children run about, it is important to know what are the local toxic plants that they could accidentally get into. Try to educate the children and steer them away from where the toxic plants are located.
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Common Toxic Houseplants
Common Toxic Houseplants
When it comes to decorating a house, there is nothing more refreshing than adding some beautiful houseplants. Some common house plants can also be toxic.

Aloe

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Aloe is famous for its sunburn-soothing properties and its gorgeous desert design. However, many people do not realize that the latex the aloe vera plant produces can be mildly toxic to pets and children.

The latex contains a chemical compound known as saponin. Which when ingested, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and low blood sugar. This, if left unchecked, can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. The proper response is to contact poison control or a veterinarian to know what to do in your particular circumstance if either your child or pet consumes aloe.

The latex of the plant is similar to the sap of the tree. It is inside the leaf, but sticks mainly toward the edges. If aloe gel is prepared properly it should be safe for use, but be sure to apply it only topically when treating burns.

Philodendron

Philodendron
Philodendron, also known as sweetheart vine, has become a resident at many houses and even businesses. They are glossy green and the leaves elegantly split, displaying interesting designs. Behind this beauty there is a needle-like toxin called calcium oxalate crystals.

These crystals are held within the plant and only affect you, your pets, or your loved ones if the plant tissue is broken. If ingested, the crystals can cause severe swelling, difficulty breathing, stomach pain, burning and pain. If they are accidentally caught on the skin, they can cause skin irritation.

If anyone accidentally ingests philodendron and they find it difficult to breathe or their tongue starts to swell up, it is important to seek medical attention immediately to avoid suffocation. If you have very young children or pets who have a tendency to tear at plants, keep them away from any philodendrons.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily
Peace lilies produce stunningly white flowers that bring to mind peace and serenity. This is one reason they are invited into our homes and given a place to stay. However, similar to philodendrons, the peace lily contains oxalate crystals known as raphides.

The raphides, once ingested, will cause swelling and burning sensations and can also cause skin irritation. Both pets and humans can get these symptoms so it is important to keep these plants from anyone who is likely to tear or chew it. Symptoms can become dire if the raphides cause the tongue and throat to swell to a point where the person or pet is having difficulty breathing. Seek proper medical attention if this is the case.

Snake Plant

Snake Plant
The snake plant is an interesting and popular house plant. Its stark architecture and wavy coloring has made it a fan favorite. This plant too, however, is toxic when ingested or if the sap touches your skin.

Snake plant sap will cause rashes if it comes into contact with your skin. In addition, it will cause diarrhea and vomiting when ingested. Again these symptoms are very serious and would be best avoided by keeping snake plants out of reach or by choosing a different houseplant.
Common Toxic Garden Plants
Common Toxic Garden Plants

Daffodil

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Daffodils are a strikingly colorful flower. This can sometimes bring them much attention not from just onlooking adults but children as well. Since kids are more drawn to colorful objects, they may have a higher chance of just grabbing the flower and eating it. Adults have also been known to accidentally grab daffodil bulbs instead of onions.

Why are these mistakes so dangerous? Daffodils contain lycorine, which can induce nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It also contains oxalates which can cause swelling and pain. The symptoms can be worse in animals, because if your pets eat daffodils they may experience drowsiness, low blood pressure or even liver damage.

Make sure to call poison control when these symptoms set in. The vomiting and diarrhea have been known to go away after 3 hours, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Ingesting liquids to keep hydration up can be important. If the patient is having difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea
Hydrangeas are unique, with their soft blue and pink flowers. They are a great addition to any garden, but should not be snacked on—not that you would want to. Hydrangeas can be especially nasty because they contain compounds known as glycosides. These will release hydrogen cyanide into the bloodstream when consumed. This will block your body’s ability to uptake oxygen to the cells in your body.

The way to combat this kind of poisoning is through getting IVs from the vet or doctor. It is important to contact your medical professional immediately since the symptoms can be fatal within minutes or hours.

Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons
Rhododendron, the state flower of Washington, is also toxic. The multitudinous, pink flowers can be quite dangerous. All parts of this plant are toxic, the leaves and seeds more so than the flowers. However, even the nectar of the flower is toxic and in the Mediterranean, where rhododendrons grow in more dense quantities, the honey from bees who gather rhododendron nectar can be poisonous.

Normally kids and pets do not eat enough to experience the full poisoning effect. However, just eating two leaves is enough to be considered dangerous. The grayanotoxin glycosides within the rhododendron can cause vomiting, diarrhea and irregular heartbeats. Things can get very serious when too much rhododendron is consumed and can lead to necessary medical intervention.

Start by calling poison control first if you suspect anyone has been munching on rhododendrons. The experts there will be able to help guide you through the necessary processes to cure your loved one.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb
Yummy rhubarb has a nasty side to it. While the stems are used in many recipes, including for rhubarb strawberry pie, the leaves are toxic. They contain oxalic acid which is known to blister the mouth, cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and kidney stones. The leaves are known to be more toxic to pets than humans, but in either case, it is important to contact poison control immediately to figure out necessary steps to cure the patient.
Common Toxic Weeds in the Yard
Common Toxic Weeds in the Yard

Bittersweet Nightshade

Bittersweet Nightshade
Nightshade is an invasive, noxious weed that is extremely poisonous. It has been found along the East and West Coast of the U.S. It makes its home in areas with disturbed soil. This could be near your garden or areas that have recently had bushes/trees put in.

These plants are dark green with purple flowers that develop into bright red berries. The whole plant is toxic and should be avoided by pets and children alike. If ingested it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The colorful berries are especially enticing to young children. If you see any plants that look similar to tomato or pepper plants that you did not plant in your yard, it is best to just pull them immediately.

Call poison control immediately if you think someone has fallen victim to nightshade.

Buttercups

Buttercups
Buttercups are found throughout the United States, especially in wet areas. The shiny, yellow flowers will pop up in the springtime, accompanying their dandelion friends. However, unlike dandelions, buttercups are not edible.

Buttercups will release a compound called protoanemonin. This toxin is known to cause vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stool, hypersalivation, depression, blisters, and more. These symptoms will affect both humans and animals. The sap may also cause irritation when it comes into contact with skin. These yellow flowers are dangerous and children should be observed cautiously when around them.

Foxgloves

Foxgloves
Foxgloves are beautiful plants that build towers out of vivid purple bell-shaped blossoms. They are very pretty to look at, but they contain a compound known as digoxin. This chemical is used in certain medicines to help people with certain heart conditions. However, the medicine is made by specialists, whereas someone eating foxgloves will receive unregulated amounts of the chemical.

This toxin can make you vomit and lower your heartbeat. This often causes dizziness and faintness. It is extremely important to call poison control immediately to know what to do in the case of foxglove poisoning. Some people have confused the young leaves of foxglove with borage, making adult foragers at risk as well as kids and pets.
How to Tend to or Get Rid of Toxic Plants
How to Tend to or Get Rid of Toxic Plants
Now that you know where to start with toxic plant identification, let us discuss how to either tend to the poisonous plants you decide to keep or get rid of them that plague your yard.

How to Tend to Poisonous Plants

Many plants that are toxic when ingested are also skin irritants. The philodendron is a good example of this. When the sap comes into contact with skin, it can cause a rash to form. To help protect yourself when tending to toxic plants, it is important to wear some sort of gloves.
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Latex gloves may be the best solution due to their disposability. Regular gloves could potentially keep the poisonous sap on their surface. If the gloves aren’t cleaned then you could accidentally touch the irritant or pass it to someone else.

In addition you will want to plan where to keep your deadly beauties. If you have a toxic indoor plant try to keep it up high or out of reach of children and pets. This will keep accidents few and far between. Another idea is keeping your plants in areas that are usually inaccessible to children or pets. Areas such as an office, study room, or guest bedroom could be good locations. If applicable, you could also set up a terrarium for your little plant baby, making it more difficult for curious hands or paws to access.
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If you plan to have outdoor plants, location will be key. You will want to put plants in an area that will be inaccessible to children, pets and even wild animals. You will probably want to avoid planting the plants in the front of your house if kids walk by on a regular basis, just to be cautious. Having the plants behind a fence will be best, but use your discretion when choosing a spot.

How to Get Rid of Poisonous Plants

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The easiest but possibly most controversial way to get rid of poisonous plants is by using herbicides. This can be especially easy if you own a grass lawn and use an herbicide that targets broadleaf (non-grass) species. You can find many herbicides meant for yard use by simply searching the term online. Once you have purchased the herbicide you will want to make sure to follow the label posted on the container. If you follow the instructions precisely, then everything should run smoothly for you.

If you don’t plan on using herbicides, there are a few organic methods you can use to try to get rid of toxic plants. You can manually pull the plants out of the ground. This is probably one of the most difficult methods because there is no assurance that you will get the whole plant out this way.

You can also try pouring boiling hot water or spraying white vinegar on the target plants. This may take more time than using a synthetic herbicide, but you can feel a little better about using these products.

You can also try to use wood chips to cover a certain area where you do not want anything to grow. This will not stop all the weeds, but the few that make it through can be easily picked by hand.
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Weed Control About Blushing philodendron

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Although a highly popular houseplant, the blushing philodendron is toxic to both humans and animals. Severe cases of poisoning are rare, but these can sometimes be life-threatening.
How to Control it
Growing your blushing philodendron plants in containers is the best way to keep them out of reach from children and pets. You will also need to make sure that you immediately pick up any fallen berries or leaves. Making control of blushing philodendron is relatively easy. Simply cut back any unwanted parts of your plant to keep them in shape.
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Essentials
Blushing philodendron flourishes in environments that offer moderate sun exposure. In its natural habitat, it often grows under larger plants, availing partial light coverage. While it can survive in entirely shaded areas, a lack of sufficient light may stunt healthy growth, losing its vibrant colouration. Conversely, overexposure might cause leaf scorching.
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Indoor plants require adequate lighting for optimal growth. When natural sunlight is insufficient, particularly in winter or in less sunny spaces, artificial lights offer a vital solution, promoting faster, healthier growth.
1. Choose the right type of artificial light: LED lights are a popular choice for indoor plant lighting because they can be customized to provide the specific wavelengths of light that your plants need.
Full sun plants need 30-50W/sq ft of artificial light, partial sun plants need 20-30W/sq ft, and full shade plants need 10-20W/sq ft.
2. Determine the appropriate distance: Place the light source 12-36 inches above the plant to mimic natural sunlight.
3. Determine the duration: Mimic the length of natural daylight hours for your plant species. most plants need 8-12 hours of light per day.
Important Symptoms
Insufficient light
Blushing philodendron is a versatile plant that thrives in partial sunlight but can tolerate full sunlight in cooler weather. Although symptoms of light deficiency may not be easily noticeable, inadequate light conditions can affect their growth indoors.
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Leggy or sparse growth
The spaces between leaves or stems of your blushing philodendron may become longer, resulting in a thin and stretched-out appearance. This can make the plant look sparse and weak, and it may easily break or lean due to its own weight.
Small leaves
New leaves may grow smaller in size compared to the previous ones once they have matured.
Slower or no new growth
Blushing philodendron enters a survival mode when light conditions are poor, which leads to a halt in leaf production. As a result, the plant's growth becomes delayed or stops altogether.
Lighter-colored new leaves
Insufficient sunlight can cause leaves to develop irregular color patterns or appear pale. This indicates a lack of chlorophyll and essential nutrients.
Solutions
1. To optimize plant growth, shift them to increasingly sunnier spots each week until they receive 3-6 hours of direct sunlight daily, enabling gradual adaptation to changing light conditions.2. To provide additional light for your plant, consider using artificial light if it's large or not easily movable. Keep a desk or ceiling lamp on for at least 8 hours daily, or invest in professional plant grow lights for ample light.
Excessive light
Blushing philodendron thrives with partial sun exposure but is more prone to sunburn. The intense sunlight during summer can cause leaf sunburn, making it important to provide adequate shade and protection.
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Chlorosis
Chlorosis is a condition where the plant's leaves lose their green color and turn yellow. This is due to the breakdown of chlorophyll from excessive sunlight, which negatively affects the plant's ability to photosynthesize.
Sunscald
Sunscald occurs when the plant's leaves or stems are damaged by intense sunlight exposure. It appears as pale, bleached, or necrotic areas on the plant tissue and can reduce the plant's overall health.
Leaf Curling
Leaf curling is a symptom where leaves curl or twist under extreme sunlight conditions. This is a defense mechanism used by the plant to reduce its surface area exposed to sunlight, minimizing water loss and damage.
Wilting
Wilting occurs when a plant loses turgor pressure and its leaves and stems begin to droop. Overexposure to sunlight can cause wilting by increasing the plant's water loss through transpiration, making it difficult for the plant to maintain adequate hydration.
Leaf Scorching
Leaf scorching is a symptom characterized by the appearance of brown, dry, and crispy edges or patches on leaves due to excessive sunlight. This can lead to a reduction in photosynthetic capacity and overall plant health.
Solutions
1. Move your plant to the optimal position where it can receive abundant sunlight but also have some shade. An east-facing window is an ideal choice as the morning sunlight is gentler. This way, your plant can enjoy ample sunlight while reducing the risk of sunburn.2. It is recommended to trim off any completely dehydrated or withered parts of the plant.
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Just like people, each plant has its own preferences. Learn about your plants' temperature needs and create a comforting environment for them to flourish. As you care for your plants, your bond with them will deepen. Trust your intuition as you learn about their temperature needs, celebrating the journey you share. Lovingly monitor the temperature around your plants and adjust their environment as needed. A thermometer can be your ally in this heartfelt endeavor. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you explore your plants' temperature needs. Cherish your successes, learn from challenges, and nurture your garden with love, creating a haven that reflects the warmth of your care.
Essentials
The blushing philodendron prefers temperatures between 68 to 105 ℉ (20 to 41 ℃) as it is native to tropical areas. During summer and spring, adjust the temperature by placing the plant near a window with partial shade as temperatures get too high. In winter, keep it away from drafts and avoid temperatures below 60 ℉ (15.5 ℃).
Regional wintering strategies
Blushing philodendron is extremely heat-loving, and any cold temperatures can cause harm to it. In the autumn, it is recommended to bring outdoor-grown Blushing philodendron indoors and place it near a bright window, but it should be kept at a certain distance from heaters. Maintaining temperatures above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min} during winter is beneficial for plant growth. Any temperatures approaching {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min} are detrimental to the plant.
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Low Temperature
Blushing philodendron prefers warm temperatures and is not tolerant of low temperatures. It thrives best when the temperature is above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min}. During winter, it should be kept above {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}. When the temperature falls below {Limit_growth_temperature}, the leaves may lighten in color. After frost damage, the color gradually turns brown or black, and symptoms such as wilting and drooping may occur.
Solutions
Trim off the frost-damaged parts. Immediately move indoors to a warm environment for cold protection. Choose a spot near a south-facing window to place the plant, ensuring ample sunlight. Additionally, avoid placing the plant near heaters or air conditioning vents to prevent excessive dryness in the air.
High Temperature
During summer, Blushing philodendron should be kept below {Suitable_growth_temperature_max}. When the temperature exceeds {Tolerable_growing_temperature_max}, the color of the leaves becomes lighter, and the plant becomes more susceptible to sunburn.
Solutions
Trim away the sunburned and dried-up parts. Move the plant to a location that provides shade from the midday and afternoon sun. Water the plant in the morning and evening to keep the soil moist.
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How to Successfully Transplant Blushing Philodendron?
For transplanting blushing philodendron, early to mid-spring is the perfect time, as the warmer weather encourages vigorous growth. Choose a location with well-draining soil and partial shade to ensure its healthy transition. Don't forget to keep the soil moist while your blushing philodendron settles into its new home.
What Preparations are Needed Before Transplanting Blushing Philodendron?
What is the Ideal Time for Transplanting Blushing Philodendron?
The prime time to transplant your blushing philodendron would be from the initiation of spring till its mid-way point. This timing ensures that your blushing philodendron takes root effectively and gets a head start to the growing season. With the warming soil and more daylight, the plant makes the best use of nutrients and has ample time to establish before the summer heat comes. Trust us, your blushing philodendron will thank you for it!
How Much Space Should You Leave Between Blushing Philodendron Plants?
When transplanting your blushing philodendron, make sure to space each plant about 6-10 inches (15-25 cm) apart. This allows them enough room to grow and helps prevent overcrowding.
What is the Best Soil Mix for Blushing Philodendron Transplanting?
For blushing philodendron, use a well-draining soil mix, preferably with peat moss, perlite or sand for added drainage. Before planting, mix in a slow-release all-purpose fertilizer to provide essential nutrients.
Where Should You Relocate Your Blushing Philodendron?
Choose a location for your blushing philodendron that receives bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sun, as it can scorch the leaves. A spot near a window with filtered light is perfect!
What Equipments Should You Prepare Before Transplantation Blushing Philodendron?
Spade or Trowel
To dig the ground for removing the plant and creating a new pit.
Gardening Gloves
To protect your hands while working with the soil and blushing philodendron.
Watering Can
To water the plant before and after transplanting.
Organic Matter or Compost
Used in the new location to provide necessary nutrients for the blushing philodendron.
How Do You Remove Blushing Philodendron from the Soil?
From Ground: Begin by watering the blushing philodendron plant to moisten the soil which makes it easy to pivot the spade. Dig a circle around the plant with your spade or trowel, being careful to keep the root ball intact. Gradually go deeper, gently prying the plant up as you go.
From Pot: Water the plant first to make the removal process less traumatic. Turn the pot sideways and hold the blushing philodendron at the base, gently pull and twist until the plant comes out. If it doesn't, tap the rims of the pot to loosen it.
Seedling Tray: Water the trays well before transplanting. Push up the bottom of each cell to dislodge the seedling. Be careful to hold onto the root ball and not the stem of blushing philodendron.
Step-by-Step Guide for Transplanting Blushing Philodendron
Step1 Prep the New Site
Begin by preparing the new site. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the blushing philodendron's root ball using your spade or trowel. Add some organic matter or compost to the hole.
Step2 Remove blushing philodendron
After the plant has been removed from its initial location, take care to handle the root ball carefully to minimize root damage.
Step3 Plantation
Place the blushing philodendron into the newly prepared hole. Adjust the plant so that it is at the same depth as it was in its previous location. Fill the hole with the excavated soil, packing gently to secure the plant.
Step4 Water Immediately
Generously water the blushing philodendron after transplanting to help settle the soil around the roots. However, avoid watering to the point where the water pools.
How Do You Care For Blushing Philodendron After Transplanting?
Watering
Water the blushing philodendron thoroughly after planting, and continue to do so regularly. Make sure the soil is moist, not soggy. Avoid watering the leaves directly to prevent any fungal infection.
Trimming
If you notice any yellow, wilting, or dead leaves on the blushing philodendron post-transplanting, feel free to prune them away. This will allow the plant to focus all its energy towards new growth.
Observation
Keep a keen eye on the blushing philodendron for the first few weeks after the transplant. Check for any signs of transplant shock like wilting, scorching or browning, and take corrective measures as needed.
Troubleshooting Common Issues with Blushing Philodendron Transplantation.
When's the most suitable time to transplant blushing philodendron?
The best time is during the introduction of spring to mid-spring. It's when blushing philodendron is most receptive to planting.
What's the recommended spacing when planting blushing philodendron?
To acheive ideal growth, ensure blushing philodendron is planted 6-10 inches (15-25 cm) apart. This gives room for optimal growth.
Why are the leaves of my newly transplanted blushing philodendron turning yellow?
Yellowing leaves might be due to overwatering or poor drainage. Always ensure the soil is moist, not soaking.
Can I transplant blushing philodendron in any type of soil?
Blushing philodendron prefers well-draining, rich, and slightly acidic soil. A mixture of potting soil, peat, and perlite can work well.
Do I water blushing philodendron immediately after transplanting?
Yes, water your blushing philodendron right after transplanting. This helps to settle the soil around the roots and reduce transplant shock.
Why is blushing philodendron wilting after transplanting?
Wilting may be a sign of transplant shock. Be patient, ensure regular watering and avoid direct sunlight until it recovers.
Can I transplant blushing philodendron in the summer?
Transplanting blushing philodendron is best in early to mid-spring. Summer heat might cause undue stress to your blushing philodendron.
Why are the leaves of transplanted blushing philodendron turning brown?
Browning leaves might be due to a lack of humidity. Keep the environment around your blushing philodendron humid by using a humidifier or a pebble water tray.
How to care for blushing philodendron right after transplanting?
First, hydrate your blushing philodendron after planting. Afterwards, keep the plant in a partially shaded area away from harsh sunlight for the first two weeks.
What is the ideal pot size for transplanting blushing philodendron?
You'll want a pot that's slightly larger than the root system. Generally, 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) in diameter is a good size.
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Is Blushing Philodendron toxic to human?
Poisoning from blushing philodendron is most likely to occur from accidental ingestion of the plant. Although the toxic compound calcium oxalate is mostly in the leaves and stem, all parts of the plant are mildly toxic. Eating any part of the plant may result in mild to severe illness including vomiting and mouth, throat, and digestive tract irritation. The toxins in blushing philodendron can also interact with other medications in the body and cause adverse side effects. Blushing philodendron is likely to be encountered as a houseplant and may present a higher risk of accidental consumption to children.
Is Blushing Philodendron toxic to dog?
Often encountered inside homes, blushing philodendron can be moderately to severely toxic to dogs. Their sap circulates calcium oxalate crystals throughout their stems, leaves, and roots. Ingestion of these crystals often causes irritation or swelling around the mouth and throat, which is usually accompanied by difficulty swallowing, pawing at the mouth, excessive drooling, vomiting, or diarrhea. In more severe cases, symptoms including difficulty breathing or an abnormal heart rate can occur. In such situations, you should seek veterinary treatment. Thankfully, dogs don't tend to consume a lot of this toxin, as these plants tend to be very distasteful.
Is Blushing Philodendron toxic to cat?
Many varieties of blushing philodendron contain insoluble calcium oxalates in their sap which are moderately toxic to cats. Depending on the side effects of the swelling reaction, veterinary attention may be required. The toxic compounds are found in all parts of the plant. The symptoms of poisoning include swelling and burning of the mouth, tongue, and lips, vomiting, drooling, and difficulty swallowing..
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* The judgment on toxicity and danger is for reference only. We DO NOT GUARANTEE any accuracy of such judgment. Therefore, you SHALL NOT rely on such judgment. It is IMPORTANT TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE in advance when necessary.
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