What should you remember if you want to introduce greenery in a children's room?
Choosing vegetation for a child's room is extremely difficult. First of all, you should think carefully about this step and, if the child's age allows it, also discuss it with him. If he understands what is involved in having flowers in his own room and what are the rules of living with them, then such an experiment (of course, under the supervision of parents) can not only succeed, but also teach the child to care, care and diligence. However, it should be remembered that before giving the child to the care of plants, you must first teach them how to look like this care properly and practice it with him. Thanks to this, we will be sure that our child will cope with this task and will not be discouraged by any failure.
However, if our child is still a toddler, and we ourselves will be dealing with growing plants in the children's room, it is worth thinking about proper protection of plants against children and vice versa. In this case, it is best to arrange the flowers so that they blend in with the space as much as possible and do not interfere with the toddler's daily functioning in his kingdom. What's more, it's a good idea placing plants on furniture, in a corner of the room or in hanging pots.
What plants should be avoided in a children's room?
Caring for the safety of children, it is worth knowing which plants we should absolutely avoid. These are among others:
- Poisonous plants - such as poetry, diphenbachia, philodendron, oleander, sygonium, monster, persian cyclamen, zamiokulkas, triple-crotch (croton) as well as common ivy and ficus.
- Plants with decorative fruit (for example, coral nightshade and creeping nerter) - these fruits are particularly attractive to children and are willingly tried.
- Strong fragrant and flowering plants - may cause allergies or allergies in the child, especially if the child has a tendency to be hypersensitive.
- cacti - through their spikes they become extremely dangerous for children.
It should be remembered that before buying potted flowers for a child's room, it is always worth asking the advice of garden store employees. They will certainly advise which plants will work best in this case, and which ones are worth avoiding, and will share advice on the proper care of selected plant species.
What potted plants and flowers will be a good choice for a child's room?
Maybe the list of banned plants is quite large, but fortunately there are still plenty of species that can stand in the children's room without any problems. These include, for example, undemanding and inconspicuous herbaceous or sanseweria, shapely gerbera or an interesting paperomia luna. It will also be cute African violet, striped threefold, but also paperomia or sun-loving crassula and eszewerie.
A good choice for plants for a children's room will also be edible plants - in this way there will be no risk that accidental consumption will turn out to be dangerous, and caring for them will certainly bring a lot of fun, especially if it can be used in the kitchen. It works best here chives, parsley, cress, basil and even rocket salad.
What to remember when growing plants surrounded by children?
If we have children, when choosing domestic vegetation we must be especially careful not only when it comes to their own room, but also in the whole house, apartment and on the balcony. What's more, if you decide to own plants for some dangerous reasons, remember some of the most important rules:
- First of all, do not grow poisonous plants, because they can pose a direct threat to the health and life of our toddler. However, if you decide to breed them, you will need them adequate security. If possible, such flowers should be set high (for example, on furniture or a suspended flower bed) and out of reach of children.
- High and stable - exactly how flowers should be placed next to very small babies, e.g. crawling babies, who are extremely interested in the world around them.
- Avoid large and heavy pots and plants - especially with older children. The energetic teenagers can turn them over in the heat of fun and hurt themselves or other household members.
Fertilizers and other chemicals for the care of vegetation should be kept tightly closed and well marked out of reach of children.
To sum up, when deciding to grow flowers in a children's room, first of all you need to take into account the safety of the toddler. It should be remembered that the health of our child is always more important than even the most beautiful floral room arrangement, which can always be created when the child is older.