In the house of granny many indoor plants. Either I inherited such affection from her, or simply out of habit, but now, when there are no plants in the apartment, it seems to me that something is missing there. Therefore, the question of whether to put green plants in the nursery was not even raised.
However, as it turned out, not all indoor plants would be appropriate in the baby’s room.
Harmful and helpful
The harmless plants include: a bite tail, chlorophytum, laurel, mint, fern, hibiscus, violet, aralia, gardenia, etc.
Dangerous when used for other purposes can be: milkweed, oleander, delphinium, azalea, nightshade, hydrangea, begonia, etc.
In the nursery, I selected the flowers, taking into account their influence on the room atmosphere, aesthetic properties, and also on the fact that the daughter does not have the habit of eating her green roommates.
As a result, she perfectly gets on with the following representatives of flora.
Geranium. This is a real doctor in the leaves. First, it emits phytoncides that destroy disease-causing organisms in the air. Secondly, the leaves can be used to treat inflammatory diseases. For example, if you have ear chilled – at night you can put a leaf of geranium in it. The next morning will be much better, tested on our grandmother.
It may have coincided with other factors, but since geranium settled in the nursery, the daughter has practically not been sick with colds. Of course, a houseplant is not a panacea. But a good assistant definitely.
Bucky tail. Unpretentious plant that can fully entrust the care of the child. In addition, it collects dust and perfectly absorbs carbon dioxide, emitting oxygen. The only drawback – the leaves end in hard corners.
Spathiphyllum. With this plant the situation is controversial. Its poles: attracts dust, neutralizes some harmful secretions from objects, blooms beautifully and does not have an aggressive odor.
Minus one – the plant secretes poisonous juice, therefore it is extremely undesirable for children to have contact with it. Getting juice on the mucous membranes (eyes, mouth) can be very dangerous.
If you are not sure that the baby will not taste the plant, the spathiphyllum must be placed in an inaccessible place.
Learning to care
Houseplants are also useful in the educational aspect. If you still do not decide to start a pet or, in principle, do not accept one, then the baby can learn responsibility and respect for living beings on houseplants.
In addition, it is so interesting to observe how, thanks to your care, mysterious buds appear on an inconspicuous green bush, which then turn into amazing flowers.
For this purpose, we have acquired a grass leaf – a figure made from sawdust and seeds of lawn grass, covered with nylon cloth and painted. Call him Frog. Docha took the venture with enthusiasm. Carefully studied Frog, helped soak him in the water for a couple of hours and put him on the window.
She now knows that frogs live in water, so her task is to ensure that Frog always has water. And periodically sprinkle it from the sprayer (and at the same time, my mother sometimes – just in case).
Now we know that plants appear from seeds and look forward to, when our Frog will germinate.