There are many plants that we can find in nurseries, garden stores and local markets that, if we ingest them or if their sap comes into contact with any wound that we have, they can cause us many health problems. They are poisonous plants.

But, despite that, they have such a high ornamental value that they are worth knowing. So if you want to give them a chance too, below we will explain how to care for poisonous plants.

Know what they are

First of all it is important to know what types of poisonous plants there are. In this gallery you have the most common:

As you can see, some of them are widely used as indoor plants, such as diffenbachia or The most beautiful Euphorbia. It’s just a matter of learning to manipulate them and never experimenting with them. Ignorance is our worst enemy, especially when we deal with these types of plant beings.

How to take care of them?

The care will depend on the species, but to have an orientation here are some tips that will be very useful to be able to enjoy these plants:

  • Location: all the plants are outdoors, but there are some that are very sensitive to cold and, therefore, have to be grown indoors. The latter are easy to recognize as they are sold as “indoor plants.”
    As for sun / shade, it will also depend on the needs of the species. For example, azaleas and hydrangeas prefer semi-shade, but Euphorbia grow best in the sun.
  • Earth: all want good drainage. In the specific case of azaleas and hydrangeas, they have to grow in acidic soils or substrates, but the rest is not demanding.
  • Irrigation: again, it depends. But usually it will be watered 3-4 times a week in summer and somewhat less the rest of the year.
  • Subscriber: during spring and summer, with universal fertilizers following the indications specified on the product packaging.
  • Planting or transplanting time: in late winter, wearing gardening gloves.
Azalea in bloom, a beautiful shrub

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