10 child-friendly indoor plants for your home

Non-toxic plants to brighten your space.

By Rebel Wylie

Indoor plants are the perfect option for sprucing up a tired 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.

However, like all things, there is the potential for young children and pets to get involved and messy with your indoor plants. However, when it comes to plants, mess is not the only potential disaster, plants can be toxic and a danger to your children if ingested.

Choosing non-toxic plants for your home

KidSafe NSW has some great advice around identifying toxic plants and poisoning.

If you're worried about a certain plant in your home, they suggest taking a photo or a piece fo the plant into your a local plant nursery, forestry or botanical agency to identify it and any risks it may pose to your children and pets.

The symptoms of pant poisoning are:

• Stomach cramps
• Nausea or vomiting
• Irregular heart beat
• Burning to the mouth
• Convulsions (fits)

In cases of suspected poisoning contact the Poisons Information Line on 13 11 26 for 24 hour advice.

However, that being said, there are plenty of options for indoor plants that are safe for kids and pets to be around. We've gathered up 10 of our favourite for you in the gallery below.

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