Safe Plants

Below is a partial list of nontoxic plants that are not likely to harm your child if swallowed. Even if you have safe plants in your home and yard, it is still wise to keep them out of the reach of children. Always supervise children closely whenever they are near plants of any kind, and be sure to pick up immediately any fallen leaves or petals. To find out more about what to avoid, read our article on poisonous plants.

  • African violet
  • Boston fern
  • Carnation
  • Christmas cactus
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Coleus
  • Dandelion
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fern
  • Forsythia
  • Gardenia
  • Honeysuckle
  • Jade plant
  • Marigold
  • Mint
  • Rose
  • Rubber plant
  • Snapdragon
  • Spider plant
  • Swedish ivy
  • Tulip
  • Violet
  • Wandering Jew
  • Yucca

Note to parents: This is a general guide only. For more information, please consult your pediatrician or poison control center.

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