Houseplants are amazing to have around the house! They have many benefits and are also just an amazing way to make any space look great. However, when you have pets or small children, you have to pay extra attention when buying plants. Many houseplants are toxic to your pets and young children, so you need to be careful when choosing plants to bring indoors.
Luckily there are still a lot of amazing plants that are completely safe for your kids and pets. On this page you can find the plants we've already covered that are completely safe to have around your pets and children.
If you're looking for other plants, including those that could be toxic to your pets and children, you can have a look at all plants we've written about. You can still get these plants and keep them in places your pets and children can't reach them.
1. Areca PalmBack to the top
The Areca Palm is a beautiful and large houseplant that can turn any room into a tropical paradise. It's the perfect large plant for those that have pets and/or small children. It's the perfect plant for pet owners, because this plant is non-toxic and won't harm your pets when they chew on its leaves. If you accidentally don't give this palm the care it wants, it will let you know quickly. This helps you to change your plant care routine quickly, before it's too late.Read more about taking care of an Areca Palm
2. Calathea OrnataBack to the top
Calathea's are notoriously tough plants to keep happy. They love all the humidity you can give it and then some. However, there are a few plant tips you can use to keep even this plant happy and help it thrive in your favorite room in your house.Read more about taking care of a Calathea
3. Calathea TriostarBack to the top
The Calathea Triostar is a beautiful and colorful tropical houseplant that's great for those plant owners who like a challenge. Like other Calatheas, the Calathea Triostar is not the easiest houseplant and has very specific plant care needs.Read more about taking care of a Calathea Triostar
4. Maranta Prayer PlantBack to the top
The Maranta Leuconora, also known as the Prayer Plant, is a close cousin of the famous Calathea. Unlike the Calathea, a Maranta is actually quite easy to take care of. The Maranta Prayer plant is a beautiful tropical plant from the jungle floor that can brighten up your space significantly.Read more about taking care for a Maranta
5. Parlor palmBack to the top
The Parlor Palm is a great plant to start your plant collection with. It's low-maintenance and not toxic to your pets and/or small children. This makes it the perfect beginner-friendly plant for your house. It tells you exactly when it's not happy and it grows quickly, yet stays small.Read more about taking care of a Parlor Palm
6. Spider plantBack to the top
If you love plants that instantly show you when they're not happy and give you a lot of baby plants very quickly, the spider plant is the perfect plant for you. This plant is very thirsty, so it's a perfect plant for those that overwater their plants. In this ultimate guide we'll go over how to care for a spider plant, how to propagate it, and how to eventually repot the plant.Read more about taking care of a Spider plant