Respiratory question

Asked February 15, 2019, 4:09 PM EST

I'm wondering if there can be any respiratory troubles that could come from the cactus Christmas cactus could it cause problems for humans to have respiratory troubles I have a father that has COPD and it seems like he keeps getting episodes of going back to the hospital he's got oxygen that he uses so I'm just curious if a plant could cause any troubles

New York County New York

1 Response

I am not aware of Christmas cactus causing problems unless ingested but it is possible for mold to be present in potting soil or on degrading plant matter. It seems wise to remove the plant.