Are violets safe for kids?

Are violets safe for kids?

Are violets safe for kids?

The best child-safe flowering plant Pascoe, Pisegna, and Ben Team who is an arborist and environmental educator had the African violet on their lists. The blooms are edible and according to Pascoe it's an obvious pick.

Are African violets dangerous?

African Violet (Saintpaulia) Both the plant and flowers are non-toxic to cats and dogs, making them perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance, blooming plant.

Is the African violet plant poisonous to cats?

By the way, African violets are non-toxic to curious cats, dogs, and horses, according to the ASPCA Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants page.

Is it safe for children to eat African violets?

Though African violets are not known to be toxic, it is generally never a good idea to let a child chow down on any houseplant, as individuals may have varying sensitivities to the plant’s sap or hairy leaves. Children can also choke on ingested leaves or plant parts.

Is the fuzz on an African violet harmful?

Many fuzz-covered plants are skin irritants, but African violet isn’t reported to cause rashes or other harm. In fact, classrooms often use African violets for hands-on demonstrations of plant propagation, since happy, vigorously growing plants produce offshoots that transplant easily.

Is it OK to water an African violet plant?

Everyone knows plants need water to survive, and a child may be particularly eager to give special attention to an African violet by watering it frequently. However, this is one of the primary reasons African violets fail as houseplants -- overwatering quickly leads to rotting and decline.

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