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    My parents argued with me this evening that "it is not safe to have plants or a single house tree in your bedroom"... Oh my God!!! I used to have plants in my bedroom at my old house including a small tree and slept like babe..."They breath your air!!!" I wouldn't mind, but they always sleep with a window open anyway.


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    Hi Tracey, welcome to the forum.

    I have heard that too, about plants, but I only thought it was perceived as being a problem if you are ill, elderly or infirm. Hence the irony of bringing flowers to people in hospital!

    I have no idea if there is any truth to it, or not. Kinda makes a mockery of moving to the country in order to breathe cleaner air.


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    I'm confused...what is it about plants that could be harmful...they remove CO2 and add oxygen?
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    The whole point may be moot for many people. Ring and check before taking live plant material to someone you're visiting. Hospitals don't want flowers or plants in many wards of hospitals where they might provoke allergies in other patients and because of the dangers, however slight, of moulds and other organisms in soil or water being inhaled by people who are already sick. Even where that's not the prime issue, some wards have rigid cleanliness protocols because of MRSA risks. The flowers and plants can't carry the infection, but neither can they be cleaned like other surfaces - so they're out.
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    Thank you m'lady...I can understand in a hospital...but what about in the OP...what dangers do plants present in your bedroom?

    Unless we are talking about poison ivy. (that I currently have on my face...Ahhhh!)
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    The only danger I can see in a bedroom is leaving flowers in water so long you have nasty fungi and mould spores floating around. From potplants, dust from the skeletised leaves of that thing you forgot to water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tracey View Post
    My parents argued with me this evening that "it is not safe to have plants or a single house tree in your bedroom"... Oh my God!!! I used to have plants in my bedroom at my old house including a small tree and slept like babe..."They breath your air!!!" I wouldn't mind, but they always sleep with a window open anyway.
    You're not fooling anybody, seems your parents know the difference between and a Bonsai tree
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    That doesn't seem like a very likely occurrence....according this this kitty:

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