One of the easiest ways to add beauty to your home decor is with plants. They are beautiful, add a touch of color and even help purify the air. I may be a little biased because I take after my paternal grandmother who loved plants. Yes, I’m a crazy plant lady and I will not confess to you just how many plants I have sitting around my home right now. Let’s just say I’ve got some experience planting and caring for house plants and I’m here to encourage you today that you can do it, too!
Maybe you don’t have a green thumb and you’re not sure where to start. You’re afraid you’ll mess it up and you don’t want to give house plants a try. If you’re in search of easy care houseplants that are hard to kill, I have good news! There are lots of options to choose from. Some only require watering every few weeks and that’s it! It’s a lot easier than you think, so it’s time to give house plants a try. Here are a few hard to kill house plants to consider adding to your home.
The Snake Plant, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is practically indestructible. It can survive in almost any environment including a dark closet. With care as little as a cup of water every few weeks, you’ll have a beautiful plant that grows and grows despite any neglect. It also helps purify the air and makes your home healthier. I have several of these in my home and they are by far the easiest plant to grow ever!
Aloe is super simple to grow. The plant does best in indirect sunlight. As far as watering is concerned, soak the dirt every 7 to 14 days and you’re good to go. Once the plant is big enough, you have the benefit of soothing aloe gel at your fingertips!
Spider plants have seemingly been around for generations. Almost everyone’s grandma has at least one of them. These fast-growing plants love to soak up the sun and require watering at least once a week. Shoots , also known as “babies” can be cut and re-potted to give as thoughtful little housewarming gifts or to enjoy yourself.
Looking for a hard-to-kill plant that also removes harmful toxins from the air? If so, say hello to a peace lily. These plants produce white flowers and grow as tall as six feet, depending on the variety. It’s recommended that you keep the soil moist at all times and re-pot the lily every spring.
Often referred to as a “peacock plant,” calathea is often grown simply because of its colorful foliage. The leaves show off a vibrant mix of pink, green, red and purple hues. For optimum growth, keep the soil moist and avoid direct sunlight.
Jade plants are very forgiving. They actually go dormant when they don’t get enough water. However, once they’re reintroduced to water, they rehydrate and start growing again. Keep an eye on this plant’s shallow roots, which can rot if kept too wet.
The Golden Pothos is another favorite of mine. It was the first plant I owned after I graduated from college, and I have a few around my house right now. It’s a beautiful vine plant that grows and drapes over shelves and ledges. When the stems get too long you can cut them and put them in water until they grow roots, then you have a whole new plant! It’s another plant that can thrive in low-light situations.
Remember, no plant is completely indestructible. But, if you stick to the varieties listed here, chances are you’ll realize success. Growing houseplants doesn’t have to be hard. Honestly, with these houseplants at least, it’s probably easier than you think!