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

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.

5. Prayer Plant ( Maranta leuconeura )

The prayer plant folds it's leaves at night, giving it the name "prayer plant." They are non toxic and look great in the nursery. Another easy plant to care for. They should be kept moist, but not soggy, and love high humidity.

6. Pothos ( Epipremnum aureum )

Pothos are extremely easy to care for and provide wonderful color to even the darkest of places. Water when the leaves droop, but otherwise enjoy their beauty. This is a vine plant, so as it grows, you can hang them all over the room, propagate them, or let them fall to the ground. There are many different varieties, some of which are golden, marble, pearls and jade, etc.

7. English Ivy ( Hedera helix )

The English ivy is a classic plant and a fantastic option for the nursery. It tolerates low light, inconsistent watering, and continues to grow. Plus, because ivy is a vine, you can grow it in a hanging basket, let it trail over the sides of a pot, or let ivy climb to become a living curtain. It is dainty and perfect for a nursery.

8. Dumb Cane ( Dieffenbachia seguine )

These are gorgeous houseplants for a nursery. The leaves are bold and the patterns, incredible. This is a fairly easy to care for and brightens up any corner. These prefer indirect to bright light and watering every couple weeks to a month. They also love humidity, so mist often. These are mildly toxic so if you have pets or crawlers, place on a desk or dresser.

9. Baby Rubber Plant ( Peperomia obtusifolia )

The baby rubber plant is a cute addition to book shelves or dressers in the nursery. Although it needs high humidity, it does not require much care. It is enough with good lighting to maintain the bright and intense color of the leaves, these together with the stem are fleshy, so they do not need a very abundant or frequent watering. This makes for an easy and perfect nursery plant.

10. Dracaena ( Dracaena marginata)

This houseplant is an awesome addition to any space, specifically a nursery. Easy to care for, requires minimal watering, and loves indirect light. They do grow to upwards of 6 ft, but due to their thin trunks, they can be shaped or trimmed down according to preference.


Those were 10 houseplants that I love in the nursery. Below, I will list some other awesome alternatives. I'd love to hear your thoughts! Do you have any plants in your children's nursery?

1. Baby Tears

2. Monstera adansonaii, deliciosa

3. Ponytail Palm

4. Jade

5. ZZ Plant

From one houseplant enthusiast to another, I hope you love this list!

Peace, love, and babies,


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