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Baby-Safe and Apartment-Hardy Plants

African Violet Vermont

It's kind of a tall order to find plants that are kid-friendly and able to thrive in even a typical city apartment. But we do have a few thoughts. (FYI, we've used our editorial license to go right ahead and eliminate those plants that are particularly attractive to mealy bugs since you have bigger bugs and mice to worry about.)

  • African and flame violet (not good for cold climates)
  • Aglaonema (Chinese evergreen)
  • Begonias
  • Cast-iron plant
  • Coleus (does need enough light)
  • Corn plant
  • Geranium
  • Pothos
  • Snake plants
  • Spathiphyllum
  • Spider plants
  • Wandering Jew
  • Yucca (needs high light intensities)

The information on this Web site is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your or your child's condition.