Generally, people have a hard time keeping houseplants alive. A few, though, seem to have been born with a talent for growing things. It can be a very difficult task to grow plants indoors. If you’ve tried this and failed, you’d know just how real the difficulty is. Though that shouldn’t suggest that you don’t try again. Houseplants offer a wide range of benefits, from cleaner air to natural beauty. Don’t let the fear of keeping these plants alive stop you from trying because there are some plants that 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.
If one were to come up with a list of the hardest plants to kill while being both useful and attractive, topping that list would be the aloe vera plant. 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. So, despite minimal care, this plant will continue to live in its container.
The most essential thing to take note of when growing aloe vera plants is that they need bright but indirect sunlight, so keep them away from sunny windowsills. While it’s important to take care of your plant, also take care of any pets you might have by placing the aloe vera safely out of their reach since the plant is toxic for animals. 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. 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 room.
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. 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 points out, 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 commonly 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 a brilliant choice for just about any home. 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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