Outdoor

Child and pet safe outdoor plants

Designed by
Freddie, Founder of Patch

While we wouldn’t normally recommend chowing down on your plant, these guys won’t hurt your lil’ ones if they have a sneaky nibble. They’re all totally non-toxic, so you can keep them in reach of tiny hands (or paws) without any worry.

All of the plants in this collection are offered with free delivery, and we also have pots to them in. If you already have a Patch plant and want to know if it’s pet- or child-safe, have a look at its product page (under ‘Living with children and pets’).

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Child and pet safe plants

Emil the Stipa tenuissima (or ‘Mexican feathergrass’) ain’t just any old tuft of grass: this beauty dances playfully in the wind, and looks great next to vibrantly-coloured flowers (like Harry, our Salvia, or Joe, our redhot poker).

Beryl the golden shield fern’s so-pretty-you-want-to-touch-them, leafy green fronds make a welcome addition to any space. Not only does she look good, she’s also totally safe to keep around your little ones.

These little guys may be small, but they’re big on looks. Hailing from their namesake mountains, Alpine succulents, or Sempervivums, are ideal for small urban spaces, since they’ll root down almost anywhere. They’re also totally non-toxic and super easy to care for — ideal for novice plant parents.

Go on, have a nibble at Ollie, our beaut Olive tree — his leaves are totally non-toxic, and can actually be made into a heart-healthy tea. Unfortunately, you probably won’t get any olives (he needs a hot, dry climate to fruit), but look out for pretty white flowers on his branches in summer.

Tougher than an old boot, Fats the Fatsia japonica can withstand practically anything. Seriously, put him anywhere — shady spot, sunny spot, something in between — and watch him thrive. He’s also totally safe for the lil’uns in your home, so no need to stress.   

Laura — our Bay pyramid — is a timeless plant with a low-maintenance personality. Not only is she non-toxic, she’s also delicious — pop one or two of her leaves in stews or curries to give your dish some extra flavour.

If you’ve got nosy neighbours, Inger is your girl. Her dense, fresh green foliage makes a brilliant privacy screen when planted side-by-side with a few of her sisters. That’s probably how she got the nickname ‘umbrella bamboo’ — oh, and she’s non-toxic, of course.

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Contains one Stipa Tenuissima, three Dryopteris Affinis, five Alpine succulents, one Olive Tree, one Fatsia Japonica, one Bay Pyramid and one Umbrella Bamboo. Pots, compost and drainage material are also included. 

£613.50

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