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The slipper flower (Calceolaria), which we mainly cultivate as an annual indoor or balcony plant, originally comes from Central and South America, where it mainly grows in the equatorial climate of the Amazon region and Cajamarca. Most of the around 270 different species are found here, but the plant is actually widespread from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego.

The slipper flower is neither poisonous nor edible

No indication of toxicity

In view of the eye-catching color and shape of its flower, the question of the toxicity of the popular houseplant naturally arises. However, both parents of small children and pet owners can be reassured: the slipper flower is not poisonous to humans or animals, at least no symptoms of poisoning have been reported so far.

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However, the plant is not suitable for consumption either - it is therefore not advisable to use the flowers in the kitchen, for example. The statements made apply to both the indoor slipper flower (Calceolaria herbeohybrida) and the garden slipper flower (Calceolaria integrifolia).

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