Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Paris, TN
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I let a whole litter of kittens die from playing with a Philodendrum many years ago. Since that episode, I have been pretty careful about house plants. But I know of a few blooming non=toxic ones:
Begonias: The angel wing one is beautiful
Kolanche: the bloom is not much though
Wandering Jew: makes a great hanging plant and has tiny violet blooms all over
Christmas Cactus: The blooms on this one are really pretty usually from Thanksgiving through Christmas depending on when the light changes. I keep mine on the shaded porch all summer and bring in before last frost date, so when I put it in the north facing window, it is full of blooms by Thanksgiving. If one wanted to have the blooms later, he would have to put in the same light as the porch.
None of the ferns are toxic, corn plant, palms, mother-in law tongue, etc.
I still have one philodendrum. Josie climbed up on the shelf and knocked it off and I threw it out; but repotted it and now have it on the top of my desk armoire. She can't get up there as far as I know. It was a cutting from one my mother had had for 40 years and I just had to keep it.