Although others might be born with a talent for growing things, most people will likely have a harder time keeping houseplants alive. Someone who has tried and failed growing plants indoors will definitely agree that it can be very challenging. Though that shouldn’t suggest that you don’t try 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. Whether you’ve killed plants in the past or are shopping for your very first one, if you’re on the lookout for sturdy houseplants, 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 can work as a natural skin moisturizer, making it very useful. 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’s imperative to keep these plants away from sunny windowsills, as they require bright but indirect sunlight — remember this detail when growing aloe vera plants. But, since aloe vera is toxic for animals, don’t place it anywhere that is accessible to your pet. Best to put the plant in a place safely out of your pet’s reach. Finally, 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.
An option to consider for houseplant lovers who have killed more than a few houseplants over the years is 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 area.
If you want your lucky bamboo to live a long and happy life, make sure to plant it in the soil after the roots are fully developed. Afterward, to ensure that it grows best, allow it to dry out between watering. If you notice your bamboo wilting, don’t worry. A little water will usually bring it right back to life.
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 usually 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 your home.
These durable plants are an excellent option for just about any residence. So, if you find yourself houseplant-challenged or new to houseplant ownership, getting one of these plants may be the key to your green thumb success.
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