6. Aloe Vera
Aloe is a fast-growing decorative succulent that doubles as a soothing gel if you break the leaf in half (it’ll grow back, don’t worry). Aloe vera is totally safe for skin and people, but it’s toxic for cats and dogs, so keep it out of reach.
NOTE: Leaves are toxic so keep away from pets.
Available at Ikea ($4), Amazon ($8), or your local plant store.