Houseplants can play multiple-benefitting roles in your home. For starters, a plant can change the look of a room by bringing a piece of nature indoors.
If you have children and pets, it’s important to research each plant first before bringing it into your home. There are a variety of blooming, air purifying and edible plants that are safe for children and pets.
There are many plants that provide color through the year that are safe for your family. If you are looking for a bloomer, try the African violet, Christmas cactus, orchid (Phalaenopsis) or Gerbera daisy. Other pet friendly plants: prayer plant, air plant, Buro’s Tail (succulent), ponytail palm, basil, thyme and sage.
Some plants emit high contents of oxygen, which makes them great plants to purify your home, including the Money Tree, palm, Boston fern, Spider plant, Wax plant or Tradescantia Zebrina.