Kids love houseplants, especially ones that are eye-catching.
There are many varieties that are safe for them to have in their bedroom. One of the most popular is Crassula, also known as the friendship tree or jade plant, has lovely fleshy-lobed deep emerald leaves and can be grown from cuttings by simply breaking the tip off of one and leaving in a little bit of water to root.
Kalanchoe, or flaming Katy, is another easy plant to care for and, again, fleshy leaves enable it to hold a lot of moisture. Its beautiful bright flowers come in hues of orange tones, warm reds and pretty pinks.
Kids will adore the Christmas cactus—this is a forest cactus rather than a desert cactus, so it doesn’t have spines, ideal for younger children.
They’ll find the abundance of flowers that reappear really rewarding to grow.