A helpful guide! –
These days, being a plant lady is a badge of honor. Aside from the prestige, curating a windowsill flowing with greenery can also have mental and health benefits too. Not only does bringing the outdoors inside give you the feeling of being in a lush garden far away (especially if you don’t have a patio or balcony to retreat to), but some plants can remove nasty indoor chemicals.
However, if you have kids or pets, you’ll need to be a tiny bit more cautious picking out indoor plants as many can be toxic to them — or are simply dangerous due to their pointy leaves or presence of thorns.
While a great number of plants are sadly harmful to your furry friends and kiddos, there are still gorgeous houseplants that are safe for them to be around. If you have any concerns about bringing any plant home, though, it’s always recommended to speak with your vet or doctor first to be safe. As for those toxic plants — we’re looking at you, snake plants and monstera — if you don’t have adventurous pets or kids, you could try putting them up on a tall bookcase or in a hanging planter so they’re out of reach.