Indoor Gardening

Indoor Plants That You Could Not Possibly Kill

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. easy to care for tolerant plant that is low maintenance and hard to kill.

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

Snake plant in a black pot on a white surface, a tolerant plant that is low maintenance and hard to kill.

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 in pots on an outside patio.

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 plant sitting on the top of a desk.

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 plant leaves

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 Leaf Fig Tree, low maintenance house plants that you could not possibly kill.

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

Fully grown propagated 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 Hanging from a potted planter. A low maintenance indoor plant you could not possibly kill.

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, a low maintenance house plant you can't kill.

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.

10. Pothos

Pothos in a hanging pot

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.

Check out our other articles on pothos, because we love it so much and you should too. Shop at Markets for Cheap Plants and Devil’s Ivy (Pothos) Care Guide.

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.

Indoor Gardening

Indoor Plants That Love Low Light

Here is a list of indoor plants that love low light so you can enjoy them while they enjoy your home.

It can be frustrating when you love plants but your home doesn’t have enough windows or natural light to facilitate the plants you have.

You don’t always need a brightly lit home and a green thumb to keep pretty indoor plants. There are an abundance of indoor plants that are low-light tolerant, forgiving and easy to care for. There are even plants that prefer shade to sun! If you are looking for low-light, low-maintenance additions for your home, we’re glad you’re here.

Best indoor low light plants

1. Devil’s Ivy

Pothos in a hanging pot, indoor plants that love low light.

Devil’s Ivy (Pothos) is a plant that can grow vines in even the worst of conditions. Inside, outside, in the dark, in the sun, your pothos will grow.

Check out our pothos care guide here.

2. ZZ Plant

ZZ plant leaves, indoor plants that love low light.

ZZ Plants are loved for their thick, waxy leaves that add lush foliage and colour to your home while being very low maintenance.

3. Peace Lily

Peace lily in low light conditions.

Peace Lilies are an easy plant to keep and produce beautiful, tropical flowers. While tolerant of low light, Peace Lilies won’t bloom as frequently without more sun.

4. Monstera

Monstera in low light conditions.

Monstera avoid direct sunlight but enjoy bright rooms. Despite that, they are tolerant of low light conditions. Only water your monstera when the soil is dry. Regularly mist the foliage during dry, hot summer weather.

5. Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair ferns are loved for their delicate appearance. Keep your maidenhair fern in a warm spot with filtered light, they dislike high temperatures and direct sun.

6. Nerve Plant

Nerve Plant in low light conditions.

Nerve plants (fittonia) prefer bright light conditions but tolerate low light well. They come in a few colourful varieties to choose from like red, pink and white.

7. Snake Plant

Snake plant in a black pot on a white surface.

Snake plants are an easy maintenance succulent. They can even tolerate dark areas. Ensure that you do not overwater your snake plant as it is a succulent and wet soil will cause root rot.

8. Parlor Palm

Parlor palm, the perfect plant for low light conditions.

Parlor Palms are a household plant favourite as they are extremely resilient and do well in medium light conditions and are low light tolerant. They are guaranteed to liven a bland corner of your home.

9. Spider Plant

Spider plant sitting on the top of a desk in low light.

Spider plants are easy to grow and share, making it the perfect plant to gift to others. They tolerate a lot of neglect and thrive in indirect lighting conditions.

10. Staghorn Fern

Staghorn fern hanging in a basket, perfect indoor plant for low light conditions.

Staghorn ferns thrive in indirect light and high humidity. The optimal place to position your Staghorn fern inside your home is the bathroom to accommodate its humidity and lighting needs.

That concludes our list of the best indoor plants that love low light. We hope you’ve found a plant to suit your home. Check out our other articles on plant favourites, care guides and plant maintenance.