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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. But don’t let that stop you from trying again! Houseplants offer a wide range of benefits, from cleaner air to natural beauty. Not all plants, though, require much attention; in fact, some plants 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.


This plant most commonly known as the aloe vera stands on top of the list of the hardest plants to kill while being both useful and attractive. The fluid inside aloe vera leaves is very beneficial 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. This plant will continue to grow in a vessel with minimal care.

It is vital to recognize when growing aloe vera plants, that they require bright but indirect sunlight. So, keep them away from sunny windowsills. If you have pets, though, best to keep the aloe vera safely out of your pet’s 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.


For houseplant lovers who have killed more than a few houseplants over the years, you could try growing lucky bamboo. Bamboo grows well in bright light, but can also easily tolerate low light conditions. Bamboo is first grown directly in water, which means that you can clearly see when more water is required. Bamboo can also be trained in beautiful bends and spiral shapes, making it an appealing addition to any home.

Keep your lucky bamboo healthy and active by planting it in the soil after the roots are fully developed.  Since lucky bamboo grows best when it’s allowed to dry out between watering, do so once you’ve let it settled into good soil.  If you notice your bamboo wilting, don’t worry. A little water will usually bring 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 are known to flower indoors. It can survive long periods without water, making it easier for preoccupied houseplant owners to keep it alive. The leaves of this plant are long and pointed, like a sword, making it a visually appealing addition to any homeowner’s space.

In Conclusion

These durable plants are an exceptional preference for just about any living space. 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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