While a good number of people have a hard time keeping houseplants alive, there are quite a few who are born with a talent for growing things. Ask anyone who’s tried and failed, and they’ll most likely agree that it can be quite the challenge to grow plants indoors. But don’t let that stop you from trying again! Houseplants offer a wide range of benefits, from cleaner air to natural beauty. And if you’re intimidated by the task of growing these plants, don’t worry. There are a number of these plants that are surprisingly hard to kill. If you are searching for a sturdy houseplant for your residence, 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.
At the top of the list of the hardest plants to kill while being both useful and attractive is the aloe vera plant. The fluid inside aloe vera leaves can be applied 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. Even with very minimal care, the aloe vera will flourish on its own.
It is vital to recognize when growing aloe vera plants, that they require bright but indirect sunlight. So, keep them away from sunny windowsills. It is a good idea, however, to keep your plant safely tucked away in designated areas out of your pet’s reach, since aloe vera 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.
For houseplant lovers who have killed more than a few houseplants over the years, lucky bamboo might be a good alternative. Bamboo grows well in bright light but can also easily tolerate low light conditions. Add more water to your bamboo when you deem necessary. This shouldn’t be difficult to do since bamboo is first grown directly in water. Bamboo can also be trained in beautiful bends and spiral shapes, making it an appealing addition to any pad.
You will need to plant the lucky bamboo in the soil after the roots are fully developed to make sure it sustains itself long term. Bamboo grows best when allowed to dry out between watering. Do this after you’ve allowed it to develop its roots. Noticing your lucky bamboo slowly wilting? No worries. A little water will usually bring it right back to life.
As the name indicates, 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 regularly flower indoors. It can survive long periods without water, making the job of keeping it alive more manageable for houseplant owners. The leaves of this plant are long and pointed, like a sword, making it a visually appealing addition to the artistry of your residence.
These durable plants are an outstanding selection for just about any house. For the individual who is houseplant-challenged or new to houseplant ownership, purchasing one of these plants may be the key to your green thumb success.
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