Follow a few basic rules: Before you carry that pot inside, check for pests (especially slugs hidden in the drainage holes). Repot the plant if necessary. Also, think of your friends in the animal kingdom; some common plants, such as cutleaf philodendron, asparagus fern, and even aloe, can be toxic to pets.
Left: Tradescantia Common in gardens and indoors, varieties of this plant prefer bright light and to be kept evenly moist.
Here: T. ‘Golden Oyster’ (top) and T. ‘Tricolor’ (bottom).