Houseplants not only improve interior design but also create a cozy atmosphere. What about the children’s room? In fact, a nursery requires more plants than any other room in the house: flowers are undoubtedly beautiful, but they also absorb toxins and enrich the air with oxygen. Check out 15 safe and beautiful houseplants for kids room – you don’t even have to be a botanics fan to grow some of them.
Note that some plants can cause allergies, burns, poisoning (when taken orally) and injuries. In this list, we included only 100% non-toxic and mostly odorless plants, so feel free to place them in the nursery.
Many people adore violets for non-toxicity, unpretentiousness, as well as a variety of colors and shapes of flowers. You can easily find the plant that fits perfectly into the interior of your child’s nursery. It is not poisonous and does not require special care. Cute flowers are pleasing to the eye, and the soft leaves are covered with soft fluff, so your kid won’t be hurt.
Sansevieria – unpretentious plant with beautiful decorative leaves and white small flowers. It grows well and quickly, but it likes to be looked after and the leaves are often rubbed: when the plant breathes, it clears the air.
Lemon tree fills the air in the nursery with freshness, purity, and ease by extracting essential oils from the leaves. Combining with ions of air, lemon oil destroys germs. These properties are preserved in flowers with fruits. Absence of obtrusive smell and citrus essential oils will help the baby to fall asleep faster.
These are perfect houseplants for nursery and any other room in your house! Kalanchoe is a very bright flower with many varieties and species – each with a different appearance. Kalanchoe does not have any strong smell. Besides, kalanchoe has healing properties: cut a leaf and use fresh juice to treat small wounds. It’s also used to cure nasal congestion in unorthodox medicine.
Simple and unfastidious, it blooms with small pretty white flowers. Like a sponge, it absorbs impurities, harmful substances, and dust from the air, giving out pure oxygen instead. Not dangerous, even if you chew a piece of leaf.
Cute striped leaves revive the interior, make it more comfortable. Chlorophytum will not be offended if you forget to water it in time, and if you water it timely and even feed it with natural fertilizers, it will provide much more foliage (respectively, the air in the nursery will become cleaner at times!).
6. Flavoring Herbs
There are many reasons to choose flavoring hers:
- They’re easy to grow and care about;
- Most are compact and small;
- Herbs look cute;
- You can eat them!
Start with something easy and odorless like cress or basil – your children will be delighted!
Must read: 12 Herbal Teas For Kids
7. Cypress (Chamaecyparis)
This cute plant simply pleases the eye and produces phytoncides, destroying pathogens in the air. It easily cleans the air by attracting dust. But, like any “chimney sweep,” cypress needs regular refreshing, after which it starts working with new power.
Thanks to essential oils, begonia works as a filter cleaning the air from bacteria and dust, so it has benefits for the respiratory tract. Better place the pot in a bright place. Begonia loves watering, but do not spray it. Place these house plants in the baby room to promote better sleep.
9. Tradescantia (Spiderwort)
This decorative plant will look ideal in flower pots. The long shoots of Tradescantia hang beautifully making it look like colored hair. Unpretentious, not poisonous. Place the pot with the plant higher – on the closet or in a wall-mounted flowerpot – away from playful children’s hands.
If your child gets sick easily, suggest using this plant in the nursery. It is able to clean the air from pathogens. Peperomia is not afraid of the shadows, it doesn’t demand much care, and often blooms.
11. Spathiphyllum (Peace lily)
Very beautiful plant with large flowers and leaves. Spathiphyllum not only purifies the air, but also moisturizes it. Not too time-consuming to care. It’s often called ‘the happy flower’ or ‘the flower of happiness’, so it’s often placed in a nursery to maintain the atmosphere corresponding to the name. Better buy this plant for children who won’t rip the beautiful leaves and flowers.
Also known as zygocactus or Christmas cactus, this plant with star-shaped blossoms starts blooming in December. Don’t be afraid of care and conditions maintenance – it will flower anyway.
This is a truly beautiful plant that’s highly valued all over the world: hibiscus has majestic flowers of different kinds. It’s absolutely not poisonous and emits no odor – a perfect choice for the nursery! However, some kinds of Hibiscus can grow 2 meters high, so give this thing more space.
14. Balsamine (patience plant)
In addition to being non-toxic for kids and pets, balsamine is a very unfastidious plant. It will easily survive with dry soil and change of places. A great option for teaching your children to care about greenery.
Want small indoor plants? Fittonia grows slowly and has a moderate size while boasting very beautiful leaves of green-pink colors. It’s absolutely safe for kids and pets but requires your care. It’s sensitive to air temperature and needs moderate regular watering (excess and lack of moisture can easily damage it). Fittonia needs daylight but without direct sun rays, and loves humid air without spraying. That’s why nursery is the best place for it.
What NOT to place in the nursery?
Avoid the following poisonous plants:
- nightshade (poisonous fruit),
- dieffenbachia, aglaonema (very hot juice),
- cacti (thorns can hurt)
- Alocasia (the juice contains toxic substances – alkaloids and hydrocyanic acid),
- pepper (too hot if eaten),
- oleander (all parts of the plant are very poisonous, the smell of flowers can cause fainting)
- sinadenium, or euphorbia (the milky juice is very toxic, a strong skin irritant and carcinogenic, causes redness and swelling of the skin if you get juice in your eyes you might get blind).
To make nursery more vivid and cozy, buy some houseplants for kids room. Even if you are not a fan of botanics, there are many unfastidious variants that won’t need much of your time. If you have a more or less grown child, choose plants with them! Growing plants is great because it teaches kids to care about live creatures and feel responsible. Besides, the green corner can be decorated as you wish – switch your fantasy and make it look fancy! I found boatloads of cool ideas here.
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