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A Cute Non-Toxic, Kid-Friendly Plant

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“I’m a teacher and want to spruce up my classroom with plants. What’s a safe bet for a classroom filled with little kids?” Suzy, The Bronx


Sprucing up your classroom for the school year is a great idea! Aside from colorful projects hanging on the walls, some pops of green on the windowsills and desks will be the perfect back to school touch.

Looking for an ideal kid-friendly option for a room filled with young ones? The Peperomia Obtusfolia will be a great fit. Aside from it’s non-toxic appeal, those waxy peperomia leaves won’t be as tempting to play with as some other bushier or trailing varieties maybe! So, hopefully no soil spills in the near future.

With some indirect light and a splash of sunshine, this hardy plant will survive any tough classroom conditions. The best part? These new plants can help with some unique lesson plans that will be sure to take science and nature to a more hands on and personal level. Happy planting!


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