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Posted by Jackie Levine on September 21, 2020 | Last Updated: September 22, 2020 Flowers

Hard to Kill House Plants

A great way to bring a little bit of nature into your home is with some beautiful, lush, green houseplants. If you’re afraid that you might not be able to take care of them, don’t worry. We’ve listed here for you the top six indoor plants that are the easiest to grow and the hardest to kill. Pick from the list and enjoy the many benefits of having plants around you.

Easty to Care for Plants for Beginners

Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)

Pothos is an attractive trailing vine plant with medium-sized leaves that are dark green or yellow and green variegated. They look best on top of a tall bookshelf or in a hanging planter. They are hard to kill and can tolerate nearly any type of growing environment. They can also hand infrequent waterings for those who sometimes forget to water their plants. For your pothos to thrive, place in indirect medium light and water once every one to two weeks.

Snake Plant

This striking plant has stiff, lengthy vertical leaves with pointed ends. The leaves are dark green with margins of bright yellow. They also come in green and yellow variegated patterns. The Snake Plant, also called the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is very resilient and hard to kill. It can handle low light or bright light and a spotty watering schedule. The Snake Plant is a great air purifier as it converts CO2 into oxygen during the night.

Ponytail Palm

As the name suggests, this is a plant with long, thin, hair-like leaves that cascade down from the top resembling a pony tail. Not actually a palm but rather a succulent, this no-fuss plant requires very little care. It can tolerate a decent amount of neglect and prefers to be left alone which makes it a great plant for people who travel a lot. They thrive in bright light and only like water once their soil has completely dried out.

Spider Plant

One of the more popular house plants, spider plants are festive, full, fun plants that are tough to kill. Their long, thin leaves hang gracefully over their pot which makes them perfect for hanging planters. They can tolerate most lighting conditions and infrequent waterings. When they grow they make quite a few spider “babies” that can be planted in pots and grow to maturity. Just place this plant in a bright spot and keep the soil moist and it will thrive.

Lucky Bamboo

Not actually bamboo but part of the Dracaena genus, Lucky Bamboo is easy to care for and can grow even in indirect light. Keep the soil moist and place in bright, indirect light for it to thrive. Considered to bring wealth and prosperity, Lucky Bamboo is a great starter houseplant and gift for new plant owners.

Rubber Plant

With large, oval-shaped leaves that are thick and glossy, this is a plant that makes a statement. They are easy to grow, require little maintenance, and are fairly hardy. For optimum growth, place in a well lit, indirect light area and keep the soil moist. The Rubber Plant is a great air-purifying plant but may be toxic to pets.