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10 House Plant Ideas for Your Baby's Nursery; from a houseplant enthusiast and doula's perspective.

Updated: Aug 15, 2020

You've decorated your baby's nursery. Every frame is hung, every book is set, every pillow is placed. You have the stuffed animals strategically placed and the changing table is packed and ready. All you need is the final touch. For some, that's the baby. For others, it's the houseplant and then the baby.

I wanted to share with you the top plants that make the nursery. Maybe you want a jungle in the room or maybe just a simple tree would do. I am hoping that the following may inspire you to add some to the nursery. One plant completely changes the look of a room and several may even purify the room.


So, here are the Top 10 Houseplants for your Baby's Nursery in no particular order:

1. Fiddle Leaf Fig ( Ficus lyrata )

The Fiddle Leaf Fig makes a gorgeous and strong statement in any room. It can make a nursery pop with bold leaves of green. This is a plant that does well in bright, indirect sunlight where it doesn't have to move around a whole lot. Water on a regular schedule and otherwise forget about it. As it grows, it turns into a beautiful tree. One of my favorites!

2. Boston Fern ( Nephrolepis exaltata )

Boston ferns are popular indoor plants that work really well in a baby nursery. They do require additional humidity so mist the fern a few times a week for increased humidity. Otherwise, enjoy the soft and large look of the perennial plant.

3. Snake Plant ( Sansevieria trifasciata )

Snake plants are easy to care for house plant with stiff, upright leaves. They looks beautiful in interior designs, especially baby nurseries. This plant is extremely easy to care for and does well in low light settings. Water weekly to monthly depending on season. These are mildly toxic, so if you have pets or crawlers, these do well on desks and dressers/shelves.

4. Spider Plant ( Chlorophytum comosum)

Spider plants are very easy to care for and make excellent hanging plants. Because of the simplicity of care, these make a great choice for the baby's nursery. They do well in both high light and low light and require minimal watering.