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The most popular household plants you can’t kill

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There are countless reasons for decorating your home with indoor plants. Some benefits of plants in interior design include filling out empty spaces, adding a splash of color, making a space cozier, and purifying the air in your home. Although they are great additions to any room, they’re not always easy to care for.

In order to take care of them, you’ll have to ensure they get enough sunlight and water. In addition, most require specific care to ensure they grow healthy. Fortunately, you don’t need a green thumb to be able to decorate your home with plants because there are plenty of hard-to-kill plants you can choose from!

How not to kill your houseplants

Keeping plants alive is more straightforward than it sounds. Although there are plants that require a specific treatment to grow, almost many others require only simple care. Below are six plant care tips to help you keep your greenery alive.

    1. Choose the right pot. When choosing a pot for your plants, you must ensure they have enough space to grow. In addition to this, make sure that the pot you’re using has a hole in the bottom. Otherwise, you could end up drowning them.
    2. Use good potting soil. For your plants to grow healthy, you’ll need to plant them in nutrient-dense soil. You can buy it or make a potting soil mix at home.
    3. Give them the right amount of water. Water is essential to plants, but not all of them require the same amounts of water to grow. Of course, you can always research how much water a specific plant will need. It’s all about finding that balance between too much and too little water through trial and error.
    4. Don’t forget about the light. Just like water, all plants require sunlight. You just have to figure out what kind of light is best for your plants, whether direct or indirect, to choose where to put them.
    5. Keep your pets at bay. Plants and pets don’t always go well together. If you want your plants to thrive, it’s best to place them in areas your pets can’t reach or access. This will be beneficial to both your plants and your furry loved ones.
    6. Do your research. In order to care for them correctly, you must learn more about the type you own. All have unique requirements; learning more about them will help you keep your plants alive forever.

10 household plants that are hard to kill

If you want to decorate your home with plants but are scared of killing them, don’t worry! There are countless low-maintenance indoor plants you can choose from. And if that doesn’t work, you can always use fake ones instead. But first, why not give it a try to one of these 10 impossible-to-kill indoor plants listed below?

Snake plant

Snake plant

Also known as ‘mother-in-law’s tongue,’ this plant is great for spaces with limited lightings, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Moreover, the snake plant’s beautiful leaves store water, which is an excellent feature for those who often forget to water them.

Pothos

Pothos

This plant has heart-shaped leaves and long vines, making it perfect for hanging planters. It can grow in low-lighted spaces, with both natural and artificial light. Pothos can grow in any soil and don’t require much water.

Some simple pothos care tips are ensuring the soil is fully dry before watering them and trimming the vines once they grow too much.

Hoya

Hoya

Also known as the wax plant, this plant is perfect for hanging in your living room or bedroom. Simple hoya care tips include putting it somewhere with indirect light, allowing the soil to dry before watering it and trimming the vines every now and then.

Monstera deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa

This beautiful plant is highly resilient. And its long, swiss-cheese-like leaves make it a great addition to any room. In addition, the monstera deliciosa requires low to medium light and doesn’t require much water. You can water it once a week, plus mist it as often as possible for best results. It’s a great hard-to-kill plant.

Lucky bamboo

Lucky bamboo

Bamboo is not only a very low-maintenance plant but is also a great addition to any space. This plant thrives well when planted in soil or water. Some bamboo care tips are to keep it in an area where it gets bright, indirect light and to change its water every two months. Personally, I have 2 in my home, and they just keep on growing.

Spider plant

Spider plant

 

This is one of the most adaptable and resilient houseplants there are. It can grow in almost any condition and doesn’t suffer from problems other than brown tips. The most essential spider plant care tips are:

  • Keep them in an area with moderate, indirect light.
  • Water them once every week.
  • Maintain them at average room temperature.

Philodendrons

Philodendrons

Philodendrons are easy to care for and highly adaptable. There are two main kinds of philodendrons: vining and non-climbing, which makes it a very versatile plant for interior design. To care for your philodendron, keep it in a location that gets bright, indirect sunlight, and water it only when its soil looks dry.

ZZ plant

ZZ plant

The Zamioculcas zamiifolia is an excellent pick for forgetful caregivers. This plant can withstand long periods of drought and can thrive in low-lighted areas. In addition, the ZZ plant can grow quite large, which makes it a great addition to ample spaces such as living rooms, halls, and dining rooms. A family member has gifted me one, and I have to say it’s beautiful. It started to grow quickly, so I just changed the pot to a bigger one and added some soil, which continues to grow and shine. I love it. 

Rubber plant

Rubber plant

This indoor tree can thrive in lower-light conditions and won’t die if you forget to water it occasionally. All the care it will require is occasionally wiping off its leaves to remove the dust and watering it when the soil looks dry.

Succulents

Succulents

This family of plants is great for those that don’t have much time to care for their plants. Succulents require bright, indirect light and infrequent watering. A rule of thumb is to water them once a month or once they’ve completely dried. Examples of hard-to-kill succulents are aloe vera, tree cactus, and wax rosette. I have a couple of aloe vera and cactus in my living room. They are great because they don’t require too much attention as much as some other plants.

As you can see, keeping plants in your home is not so difficult. There are countless hard-to-kill plants you can choose from. And once you get the hang of it, you can also try caring for other high-maintenance ones!

 


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