Do you love the feeling of being surrounded by healthy green plants but lack the skills to keep them alive? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, I used to be like that until I discovered the world of hardy plants. And right now, I’m more than proud to say that our house is filled with lovely green hard-to-kill houseplants that anybody would find pretty hard to get rid of. And if these plants can survive in our house, then they will definitely survive anywhere.
One funny thing with plants and me though is that I never forget to water edible plants. Come summer, and I have the most beautiful vegetable patch in the countryside. Priorities? lol
So, without further ado, here’s a list of my top 10 favorite hard-to-kill houseplants. Give one or two (or more if you’re feeling brave enough) of them a try and let me know how things go:
1. Christmas Cactus (Zygocactus or Schlumbergera)
First on the list of hard-to-kill houseplants is the Christmas Cactus.
A member of the cactus family, the Christmas cactus is such an easy plant to keep alive.
You can place it in any room in your home as long as there’s enough sunlight coming in through the windows.
I have three potted Christmas cactus plants and have had them for way over five years now. An easy and non-fussy houseplant.
2. The Snake Plant aka Mother-in-law Tongue
The mother-in-law Tongue is a hardy evergreen perennial plant with sharply pointed leaves that grow vertically from a basal rosette.
It’s an easy plant that needs very little water and can survive very well even in areas with little sunlight. Green thumbs are not a requirement with this one! You can purchase one HERE.
3. The Spider Plant
Love, love this plant. It hangs beautifully suspended in a hanging basket in our dining room and gives our home a reassuringly crisp and elegant feel.
I’ve had my Spider plant for about seven to eight months now, and it’s already given us three baby Spider plants.
Spider plants can grow upwards of 2 feet wide and can quickly grow up to 2 to 3 feet long.
4. Golden Pothos
The Pothos plant is one of the best hard-to-kill houseplants on the planet – it’s almost impossible to kill.
It trails and looks beautiful placed on top of a bookshelf or a dresser.
Pothos plants are also great at purifying the air in your home.
Also, you don’t want to overwater your Pothos as they like to dry out a tiny bit between waterings.
5. English Ivy
The English Ivy is yet another hard-to-kill houseplant that will trail beautifully down your bookshelf. What’s more, this pretty plant easily multiplies to give loads of baby English Ivy plants.
6. Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree
A species of the Ficus, the Fiddle-Leaf fig tree is literally a houseplant to die for. This elegant plant gets its name from its large green leaves that seem to form the outline of a fiddle or violin.
Philodendron is a hardy houseplant that will survive even the toughest of ‘non-green thumbs.’ It will thrive pretty much anywhere you place it in your home but is happiest when placed in a sunny spot.
8. Hard-to-Kill Houseplants – The Aloe Vera
The Aloe Vera plant is another favorite of mine. It’s well known for it vast array of medicinal properties.
Aloe Vera is an easy houseplant that can grow up to 3 feet high and makes a stunning impression indoors.
9. Boston Fern
The Boston fern is among one of the most elegant hard-to-kill houseplants out there. Takes little effort to care for and looks beautiful hanging from a basket.
Place your fern in a cool place, water it now and then, and it will be happy for years.
10. Chinese Money Plant
And finally on my list of the Top 10 Hard-to-Kill Houseplants is the Chinese Money plant. Also known as the Lefse plant or Missionary plant, the Chinese Money plant is a popular, elegant, attractive, and easy to grow houseplant.
As one would expect, the Chinese Money plant can prove tough to find in the US, but you can purchase one for yourself HERE if you’re interested.
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