Plants can help add life and color into any room. On top of that, studies have shown that adding house plants into your living space can also help boost your mood and increase productivity. Not to mention, adding plants into your space can help reduce toxins in the air, making it less likely you'll fall ill with a cold. However, if you have pets or children, it is important to know what plants are safe to have in your home.


1. Add some color with a Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus is a beautiful plant and blossoms in the spring and summer months. Christmas cacti are extremely easy to care for and propagate. All you need to do is cut a Y shape from the stem tips. Make sure the segment is taken from healthy foliage only. Then place it a quarter of its length deep into some slightly sandy soil and place it in a well-lit area, but out of direct sunlight.

Once it begins to grow, you can transfer it to another pot with a mix of compost, loam, and sand. It will require thorough watering and prefers temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees with moderate to high humidity levels.

Non-Toxic Christmas Cactus Nadezhda_Nesterova / Getty Images


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