Sometimes gardening is hard, and maybe you just don’t have a green thumb. Low maintenance plants are the answer you are looking for to enjoy greenery in your home without being a pro. We’ve found sturdy plants that thrive on neglect so you can enjoy plants in your home while doing very little for them, indoor plants that you could not possibly kill.
10 Hard to Kill House Plants
1. Air Plants
Air plants, as the name suggests, don’t need soil to grow because they attach themselves to trees and rocks to absorb moisture. In your home, you can place air plants in terrariums or an ornamental dish. To take care of them, mist the plant weekly or bi-weekly and soak them in water once every few weeks.
2. Snake Plant
The Snake plant, Mother-in-law’s tongue or ribbon plant is most known for its striped waxy leaves. They enjoy being root-bound and need very little water.
Snake plants can tolerate a month without water, making it ideal for busy and forgetful people. Place your snake plant in the sun and water when the soil is completely dry.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a useful plant that has plump leaves that provide a soothing gel for skin problems like cuts and burns. Like most succulents, it is important to allow time between waterings for the water to dry out.
4. Spider Plant
Spider plants are super quick growers that produce offshoots called ‘pups’. They are super easy to root and can be grown in water.
5. ZZ Plant
ZZ Plants are a great indoor plant as they are extremely tolerant and have a display of bright green leaves. They can handle dry air, low light, a lack of water and bugs so there is no way you could kill them! The best part is that they only need to be watered once a month.
6. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
Fiddle leafs are known to be finicky but are a popular house plant across the world. They enjoy bright light and semi-moist soil, but do not overwater it. Wipe your leaves with a damp cloth to ensure they are shiny and soak up the sunlight.
7. Jade Plant
Jade plants are a popular succulent also known as money plants. Their care is simple and they live for a long time without much effort. Water when dry but ensure the soil is not soggy to prevent root rot.
8. English Ivy
English Ivy is a good plant to add interesting texture and colour to your home. You can let its vines hang or climb and all they need is a little bit of water when dry and a position in your home that has bright indirect sunlight.
9. African Violets
African Violets are a popular flowering houseplant world wide as they bloom multiple times per year. They enjoy indirect light and good drainage. Fertilising it fornightly will help with flowering.
Of course we had to include pothos onto this list! It’s a super easy, fast growing climber that needs very little love and as much or little water as you’d like.
That concludes our list of 10 indoor plants you could not possibly kill. We hope you have found one (or a few) new plants to add to your collection.