Warning: Do not keep this plant at home

People love potted plants. They purify the air of toxins, brighten up sad spaces and create an amazing atmosphere. You have to be careful when it comes to choosing a plant type, because some of them are very poisonous!

A 5-year-old boy named Esteban was playing with a ball in front of his house when he felt a severe abdominal pain. His parents downplayed the symptoms, thinking that he had eaten too much candy. After some time, the symptoms began to worsen and the toddler was taken to the hospital. The child went through anaphylactic shock.


Doctors found that the cause of his serious condition was severe poisoning. It soon turned out that Esteban had contact with a popular pot plant – dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia Schott).

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