Top plants for children

Plants are not only for adults. Potted plants can offer a number of benefits to children too. There are just a few things to keep in mind when selecting a plant for your child’s room. Firstly, you need to choose the right plants for children and, secondly, you must choose the perfect spot for the plant. Here are some top plants that your child will love.

Venus fly trap

This is one of the most fascinating plants for children because of the fact that it is carnivorous. They need a good amount of light but you should avoid direct sunlight. The soil should be kept moist but you should take care not to overwater. They are great for terrariums and your child will love watching them catch their food. Remember, these plants should never be tampered with. It is important to remember that once the plant closes on what it expects to be its prey, it will begin to produce a substance to digest its meal. If there is no food inside, it will harm the plant much like our stomachs are hurt by chewing gum when we haven’t eaten anything. So, make sure that you place the plant out of reach or, if you child is old enough to understand, you can explain the needs of the plant to them.

Gerbera Jamesonii

Make sure that this flowering plant has lots of good light and moist soil. Remove the dead flowers to encourage blooming. These are great plants for children because they are so colourful and easy to grow.

Christmas cactus

Place this plant in indirect light and make sure that it has well-drained compost. Avoid over- and under-watering or the flowers will drop. When choosing these plants for children, make sure that you have the perfect spot picked out to ensure that they thrive.

Echeveria elegans

If you want to buy these plants for children, remember that they need bright light and slightly moist soil. The offshoots can be cut off if you want to prevent overcrowding in the pot and to grow more plants. They are easy to grow and they have a tendency to grow quite quickly too.

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Colourful and easy to care for, Kalanchoe make excellent plants for children. Place them in indirect sunlight and water only when the soil is dry. Pinch off the flowers as soon as they start to perish so that the plant will remain healthy and beautiful.

These are just some of the top plants for children. You can use them do decorate and bring life to their room. It’s also great for creating a calm environment and teaching them the responsibility of caring for something.