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The Top 3 Houseplants You Simply Cannot Kill

Healthy Green Houseplants in Front of a WindowIt’s a difficult task to keep houseplants alive. In fact, most of us will have a hard time doing so. There are a few people, however, who are born with a talent for growing things. If you have tried and failed at growing indoor plants, you will know, first hand, that it can be very challenging. In any case, don’t be dismayed; you can always try again. Houseplants offer a wide range of benefits, from cleaner air to natural beauty. One good feature of a number of these houseplants is that they are surprisingly hard to kill. Should you be interested to purchase a sturdy houseplant for your house, whether you’ve killed plants in the past or are shopping for your very first one, there are three that top every homebody gardener’s list.


If one were to come up with a list of the hardest plants to kill while being both useful and attractive, topping that list would be the aloe vera plant. The fluid inside aloe vera leaves can be very useful when used as a natural skin moisturizer. It also helps heal sunburn and minor cuts. Aloe vera is a succulent, which means that it needs very little water to grow. So, despite minimal care, this plant will continue to live in its container.

When growing aloe vera plants, never forget that they need bright but indirect sunlight; so, keep them away from sunny windowsills. While it’s important to take care of your plant, also take care of any pets you might have by placing the aloe vera safely out of their reach since the plant is toxic for animals. Lastly, if you plan to use the leaves, be careful not to remove more than a third of the plant at one time. Aloe vera is a very durable plant, but cutting too much away could still spell trouble for this hardy species.


If you’re a houseplant lover but have killed more than a few houseplants over the years, another option could be lucky bamboo. Bamboo grows well in bright light, but can also easily tolerate low light conditions. At the start, it’ll be very easy to tell when more water is needed for your bamboo because it is first grown directly in water. Bamboo can also be trained in beautiful bends and spiral shapes, making it an appealing addition to any room.

Keep your lucky bamboo healthy and active by planting it in the soil after the roots are fully developed.  After you transfer it to good soil, allow the lucky bamboo to grow best by drying it out between watering. A little water is all you need to cure the wilting of a lucky bamboo-this is usually brings it right back to life.

Cast-Iron Plant

As the name reveals, the cast iron plant can survive even under poor conditions. This hard-to-kill house plant has a reputation for enduring hardiness and actually prefers low light. Cast-iron plants commonly flower indoors. It can also survive long periods without water; this way, a forgetful houseplant owner would find it easy to keep it alive. The leaves of this plant are long and pointed, like a sword, making it a visually appealing addition to the four corners of your quarters.

In Conclusion

These durable plants are an exceptional preference for just about any living space. If you are houseplant-challenged or new to houseplant ownership, obtaining one of these plants may be the key to your green thumb success.

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