Top potted plants if you have children

Those who have children know just how important it is to maintain a safe environment. Every home is full of dangers that can easily be prevented if we take the time to protect our younger family members. Potted plants might seem harmless but, when your child becomes curious enough to give them a nibble, it can have disastrous consequences. Fortunately, there are a number of plants that do not pose any threat to children.

Aloe Vera

Aloe is known for its many health benefits. They can be used to treat a number of ailments. Apart from the fact that these potted plants are not toxic, they are also easy to grow. They are extremely hardy and you do not need to provide any extra special care.

African violets

Beautiful, lush and easy to care for, African violets add amazing colour to any home without too much effort. The leaves are soft to the touch and consuming them will not have any severe side effects.

Zebra plant

This is a truly unique plant and it is loved for its exotic appearance. Which is why it can easily attract the attention of a young child. The leaves are striped (hence the name) and the yellow flower that these potted plants produce are just as attractive. The more beautiful a plant, the more likely they are to attract attention and curiosity.

Christmas cactus

Cacti are not necessarily ideal since your little one could prick their delicate fingers. The Christmas cactus is not like your average cactus and it does not have thorns or any sharp edges. The flowers are bright and beautiful. These potted plants will bring life and colour to your home for years which means that you can enjoy them as your child grows up.

Spider plant

A spider plant is a wonderful addition to any home and particularly homes with children. They are easy to maintain even if you forget to water them from time-to-time. Their appearance is captivating and you can be sure that your child will love staring at it.

If you are planning on decorating your own home or you would like to send potted plants as gifts to loved ones with children, make sure that you choose the right plant. There are a number of dangerous and toxic plants out there that are best for homes with older children or no children or pets at all.