Dieffenbachia, The Toxic Beauty

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Dieffenbachia is a popular ornamental plant that was usually planted in yard of house. Its beauty comes from shape of the canopy and the colors of it leaves that in many variation like green with spots light green or yellow. For the plants seller, this plants was knowned as Bunga Bahagia or Daun Bahagia ( Happy flowers or happy leaves).

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Besides the beauty of this plants, this plants was a toxic plants. The sap on the trunk and the leaves contained of calcium oxalate. This substances can caused the itchy and seizures on the tounge and lips. The calcium oxalate was also can disturb the respiratory system. If this plants swallowed in large quantities, the people will have difficulty breathing even it can caused dead.

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However, beside this plants was danger, this plants was also advantages as home decorators, as absorber of toxins in the air and filter the pollution around the house.

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