Top Non-Toxic Plants for the Baby Nursery

Let’s talk about babies! No, not plant babies, for once we mean real human babies.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, plants are great for your overall well-being, and that applies for babies too. Babies, they’re just like us! Who would’ve thought. So for all you mamas wanting to spruce up your babies’ rooms this spring, we’ve got the perfect baby-friendly plants to brighten any nursery. See below for our top non-toxic plant babies to enjoy amongst your real babies.

Boston Fern

Boston ferns and babies go together like baby butts and diapers – very well. These plants have gorgeous green foliage for you and your baby to gaze at and happen to look lovely in hanging baskets like these, which will also keep them up high and away from your little one. This plant thrives on humidity and indirect bright light so keep it in a hanging basket near a window for best growth.

African violet

If you haven’t got much room to spare in your baby’s nursery, consider an African violet plant. It’s a more petite plant but packs a nice punch of color and works perfectly on a sweet side table. This plant is also traditionally known to symbolize motherhood, so if there’s any room this plant belongs in, its a nursery. Put this plant on a hanging shelf for maximal beautification.


Studies show that having a dracanea in your baby’s room will make him or her smarter! Ok maybe we made that up, but if you’re looking for a plant with some height to it, go with the always stunning dracanea. These plants can brighten a nursery corner or bring extra appeal next to your rocking chair. Just keep in mind that while dracaneas are safe for your children, they sadly are toxic to dogs and cats.

Prayer Plant

This plant will say a little prayer for youuu, forever and ever you’ll stay in its heart. Ok good song, but even better plant. Prayer plants have beautiful foliage and come in many varieties so get a few to take in all their diverse beauty.

Whether you get one of these plants or get them all, we think your babies will thank you for adding some green into their lives. Just be advised, their way of thanking you will likely come in the form of a dirty diaper. Good thing you love them! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to *Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc., or its affiliates.