8 Pet-Safe and Kid-Safe Houseplants for Mother's Day

May 10, 2024


Mother's Day is right around the corner, and that means a myriad of plants and flowers finding their forever homes this weekend. But whether you're a mom to kids, pets, or both, creating a safe environment is paramount. Let’s explore some of the best plants for moms that will ensure both her happiness and the safety of her little ones, whether they have two legs or four.


  1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)

With its striking upright leaves and resilience in the face of low light and irregular watering, the Snake Plant is virtually indestructible. It's perfect for busy households and safe for both kids and pets, making it an excellent choice for any mom.

  1. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Known for its air-purifying qualities and easy care, the Spider Plant is a favorite among families. Its arching foliage and tiny spider plant babies add a touch of whimsy to any space while being safe for both kids and pets, making it the perfect Mother’s Day plant. 


  1. Christmas Cactus (or Easter or Thanksgiving Cactus)

Holiday Cacti are another low-maintenance, nontoxic houseplant, boasting uniquely-shaped leaves and colorful blooms. With proper care, they bloom beautiful flowers, making them a festive addition to any mom's home.

  1. Boston Fern 

Boston Ferns thrive in a relatively cool environment with lots of humidity, making them an excellent choice for moms who want to create a lush and tropical atmosphere in their homes. As a pet-safe and child-safe plant, the Boston Fern is a perfect gift for any mom this Mother’s Day.

  1. African Violet

The African Violet adds a pop of color to any room and can be kept happy with regular watering and fertilizing. African Violets are safe for both kids and pets, making them a perfect addition to any mom's collection.

  1. Parlor Palm (Neanthe Bella Palm)

Parlor Palms love humidity and thrive in bright indirect light. They add a touch of elegance to any space and are safe for both kids and pets, making them a great choice for moms who want an indoor tropical oasis. 

  1. Sensitive Plant

These fascinating plants react immediately to touch, making them popular with kids. Sensitive Plants are safe for both kids and pets and add lots of fun to any mom's home.

  1. Burro’s Tail

As a trailing succulent, the Burro’s Tail is a gorgeous addition to any indoor space — and one of the easiest succulents to propagate. Nontoxic and safe for pets and kids, the Burro’s Tail makes an excellent gift for mom this Mother’s Day. 


This Mother’s Day, show mom how much you care with the gift of a new plant baby. Whether she’s a seasoned plant parent or new to the world of plant parenting, there’s a perfect houseplant for every mom. From Parlor Palms to Holiday Cacti, these botanical beauties will brighten her day and bring a touch of nature into her home. And with their nontoxic properties, she can enjoy them worry-free, knowing that her little ones, whether human or furry, are safe and sound. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there!


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