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9 Best Houseplants for Kids to Brighten Their Room

9 Best Houseplants for Kids to Brighten Their Room

These houseplants for kids are non-toxic, zany, and so much easier to look after than your actual kids.

There are about zillions of houseplants to choose from, but for parents, choosing houseplants for kids is a knotty task since it should be non-toxic. We all know that kids are like PAC-MAN, they eat or taste everything that they could reach. Furthermore, it should also be attractive, easy to look after, and unique.

So if you’re looking for interesting houseplants for kids, check out these pretty and safe indoor plants to brighten up your kid’s bedroom.

Barberton Daisy

Also known as Gerbera Daisy, this striking flower is one of the most popular houseplants for kids.

Sunlight: Gerbera Daisy loves bright windowsills and direct sunlight. Place in a south, east, or west-facing window.

Water: Keep the soil moist at all times.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Remove dead blossoms to encourage flowering.

Christmas Cactus

One of the holiday season’s most popular indoor plants and an elegant Christmas décor. It’s known for its colorful and exotic-looking flowers that bloom just in time for the holidays.

Sunlight: Christmas Cactus can adapt to low light conditions, but it thrives in bright, indirect light.

Water: Water the plant thoroughly and keep the soil evenly moist.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Christmas Cactus somehow thrives on neglect. Don’t be tempted to shower them with too much TLC.



One of the best and charming houseplants for kids because it appears in a variety of colors, leaf shapes, and sizes. It’s popular for its exotic appearance because of its bold and bright foliage.

Sunlight: Croton plant requires six to eight hours of direct sunlight every day to maintain and produce its gorgeous foliage.

Water: Watering a Croton plant depends on the situation. It can be daily or weekly because you should never let the soil stay dry for an extended period. However, check if the soil is dry before watering to avoid overwatering and root rot. Keep your Croton plant evenly moist in the summer.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Avoid moving your Croton plant as much as possible to prevent shock and falling leaves.

Flaming Katy

The Flaming Katy is a type of succulent that blooms small tubular flowers in various colors like lilac, orange, red, and yellow.

Sunlight: The Flaming Katy can tolerate various lighting conditions, but it prefers bright, indirect light.

Water: Allow the soil to dry out before watering again.

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Some parts of Flaming Katy are extremely poisonous when ingested, so make sure to keep it in a safe spot.

Living Stone

Lithops are one of the most unique houseplants for kids. It’s popular for its crazy-cool appearance which makes both adults and kids curious.

Sunlight: Lithops require five to six hours of direct sunlight every day. Turn its pot every few days for even growth.

Water: Water when the soil is completely dry. Water Lithops every couple of weeks during the growing seasons (spring and fall). 

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Keep Lithops dry in summer and winter.


Pink Quill

Despite its sweet little appearance, Pink Quill is a very easy and tough houseplant.

Sunlight: Pink Quill prefers bright, indirect light or an east or west exposure.

Water: Water it once or twice a week, depending on the season. 

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Spray with water until leaves are thoroughly wet at least twice a week.


Prayer Plant

They are one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful creations. Your kids love it, we promise! Prayer Plant folds up slightly during the nighttime, revealing the colorful undersides of their striking leaves.

Sunlight: Prayer Plant prefers bright, indirect light.

Water: Keep the soil consistently moist. 

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Prayer Plant loves humidity, so mist it often!

Vanda Orchid

One of the elegant houseplants for kids. It’s a heat-loving houseplant and native to tropical Asia.

Sunlight: Vanda Orchid requires bright, indirect light.

Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. 

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Vanda Orchid requires a humidity level of around 80%, so place your plant on top of a pebble tray filled with water.

Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew is an indoor vining plant that’s known for its green, heart-shaped leaves with purple stripes.

Sunlight: Wandering Jew requires bright, indirect light.

Water: Keep the soil slightly moist but not soggy. 

Omysa Plant Care Tip: Wandering Jew loves humidity, so mist it frequently!

Whether you want to add more greenery to your kid’s bedroom or you just want to build an indoor urban jungle to teach your kids the importance of nature, start with gorgeous these houseplants!

Help your houseplants get back in shape with these spring gardening tips from our favorite green thumbs! Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.

Whatever houseplant you choose to transform your home into a lively oasis, you’ll definitely need a stylish planter to display your plant baby in. No matter what your style, there’s an Omysa planter that will be perfect with your garden and home’s décor. From ceramics to fiberstone, check out Omysa’s Shop and add it to your cart!

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