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Top 10: The best houseplants for every homeowner

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Give the gift that keeps on giving to either yourself or a friend by choosing one of these awesome houseplants meant for anyone on your list. Whether you want something to help better your air quality, lower your maintenance needs or bring safety for children and pets, we've got the plant for you.

Top 10 houseplants for kids


African violet

Adorned with fuzzy leaves and a beautiful blooming flower, this nontoxic plant is very child friendly.



Beautiful and practical, the orchid lives well with children and pets.


Boston fern

Not only is this easy to grow and nontoxic, the Boston fern is OK being incessantly touched by little fingers.


Zebra plant

With a unique appearance and an awesome name, kids will love having the zebra around the house.


Donkey's tail

Another fun-looking plant, the donkey's tail comes from Mexico and grows without any hairs or sap, making it very kid friendly.



Not only will this plant bring color and beauty into your home, it will withstand child's play without releasing any toxins.


Citronella geranium

The plant that fights mosquitoes is safe around the kiddos as well.


Bird of paradise

A nontoxic plant, the bird of paradise is safe for kids to get close to.


Christmas cactus

A gorgeous tropical plant, the Christmas cactus is no harm, no foul for little ones.


Creeping Jennie

This plant sometimes grows outdoors and can deal with stomping children's feet.

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