Hard To Kill Houseplants For Homeowners
It’s probably no secret or surprise that having plants within your home can help boost your energy levels and make your feel happier and more energetic. But what about those of us that seem to lack the green thumbs needed to keep plants alive, let alone healthy? Here are a few options for hard to kill houseplants that will survive even the toughest of household conditions.
Spider plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
This is one of the most popular hard to kill houseplants. These easy to grow houseplants look nice hanging in a basket or planted in a decorative pot next to a windowsill. During the summer months, healthy spider plants may produce baby spider (offsets) called pups. The pups look like little spiders – hence why the plant is commonly referred to as a spider plant!
Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
Probably the most tolerant and forgiving, chances are quite likely you’ve seen a snake plant or two around apartments rented by college students and busy office buildings. Snake plant care is pretty easy and the best part is that even if you get a little neglectful and forget about your snake plant, they’ll still stay healthy. Snake plants can survive low light levels, drought, and aren’t prone to insect problems, making them the perfect hard to kill houseplants. In addition to their hardiness, snake plants provide a sculptural and architectural shape – which is a nice addition to modern home decor.
One of the most commonly found succulents all over the world, aloe vera is hardy and useful plant. If you’re prone to burns or sunburn, you can use the soothing fresh gel from your aloe vera plant’s leaves to help heal yourself. Unlike the previous two plants, aloe does require a little more TLC. Inside, it needs as much light as possible. You also need to wait until the soil is almost completely dried out before watering again as it’s prone to being over-watered by well-intentioned homeowners.
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)
A great option if you’re looking for a plant to brighten up your kitchen or bathroom space. Especially great if you’re someone that provides your plants with a bit too much love – meaning you’re someone that has a tendency to overwater your plants. These plants thrive in water and dimly lit rooms.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum Wallisii)
If you’re looking for hard to kill houseplants that will flower, your options are a little limited, but the peace lily is a good pick. Peace lilies are an adaptable and low-maintenance houseplant. The flowering part of the plant is a white, hoodlike sheath (aka spathe) that looks like a white flag of surrender – giving to it’s name of “peace” lily.
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