Hey there folks, this article is for all of you out there who would love to have a garden around you but are hesitant, keeping in mind the children at home. We bring to you Home plants for Chennai Climate that are also 100% safe for Children.
Indoor plants are the perfect option for brightening up an empty space in your home. With many having air-purifying qualities and other health benefits as well, it makes sense to have some lush greenery in your home. Almost all indoor plants are safe for kids to be around, except for general cautions like 1) plants that have thons in them 2) plants that secrete milky substance when cut or broken 3) plants that are washed with intense pesticides. Even non-toxic plants can cause an unwanted reaction if they’re eaten, so try to keep them out of child reach nevertheless
Every plant otherwise is child friendly and in-fact boosts their environment by being air – purifiers , promoting sleep and much more .
Here we’ve gathered up some of our favorite for you in the gallery below.
1)Jade (Crassula ovata): This plant is safe for kids. Easy to care for and easy to harvest. You can snap some off, stick it in soil and in a few weeks a new plant will grow. It prefers warm, dry conditions, so you won’t need to water too often.
2)Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea elegans): This popular plant is non-toxic for your kids. This slow growing palm is perfect for indoors, as it loves low-light and doesn’t need to much watering.
3)Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica): This one is safe for your kids. Super popular with interior designers for it’s lush waxy leaves, Rubber Plants can be found in many modern homes. It loves sunlight and needs a bit of attention, but look after it well and you will be rewarded
4)Snake Plant or Mother-in Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata): This is another hardy plant which is safe for kids. This plant is perfect for those whose thumb is far from green. You can basically forget it exists and it will still thrive. Known for it’s air purifying qualities, it’s becoming super popular in recent times. Snake plant requires minimal care and to top it all, has superior air purification qualities. It removes four out of five toxins and is counted among one of the few plants that also remove carbon dioxide at night.
5)Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): This super-tough plant is safe for kids, and safe for pets and neither of them will be able to destroy it.
6)Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata): You’ll surely be familiar with this hardy fern. Safe for both kids and pets, it graces many a home. With the rare requirements of needing cool, humid places with indirect sunlight, it’s perfect for the lonely corners of your home.
7)Coleus (Plectranthus Scutellarioides): Safe for both children and pets, this hardy little plant is a great one for children to grow. Pop a cutting of Coleus in water and roots will sprout ready for you to replant.
8)Lucky bamboo plants are Safe for both kids and pets, and bring good luck and fortune, especially if the plants were given as gifts. These tough stalks can survive in vases of pure water or in containers of soil, and in a wide variety of light conditions.
9)Anthurium loves well-lit places, but avoid putting it in direct sunlight or near heaters. It is safe for children to touch the plant, but chewing any part of the plant can result in burning of the mouth and lips. So we recommend keeping the Anthurium high up and away from small children as mentioned earlier.
10)Emerald Ripple Peperomia, also know as Peperomia Caperata is named as one of the most safe plants for kids to be around. Something specific about the Pepermonia is that it likes shadier places during summer, but in winter it needs as much light as possible. It can also grow with only fluorescent light, which makes it ideal for terrariums.
We at HARITH THARANG have all of these plant varieties on display that you can purchase for your home and enjoy gardening with your little ones.
Harith Tharang is a decade old plant boutique that aims to spread love, positivity & greenery by means of the nature's gift - plants ; sells a variety of indoor , outdoor, medicinal, biowall plants , plant medicines, gardening tool, green gifts and so on. The shop also provides services in developing house gardens, terrace gardens, balcony gardens, kitchen gardens, terrariums and professional maintenance of gardens. The retail store located at 42, Bazullah Road, T.Nagar, Ch-600017, has a very unique theme of being ecologically friendly, innovative and elegant & offers many innovative products to consumers. It is a one stop, go-to store for all garden lovers. Call 9600120351 to know more details!