If you find yourself often unintentionally killing your houseplants, you should consider owning one of these plants below. These hard to kill plants are extremely forgiving and easy to maintain. They can withstand neglect and low lighting and are great for beginners or those with gardening “black thumbs.”
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria): this household plant is popular for a reason. Snake plants are versatile and can tolerate a wide variety of neglect and conditions. They are also effective air purifiers, removing benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene from the air.
- Pothos (Epipremnum aureum): this plant tops many people’s lists for its attractive vining leaves and its ability to tolerate a wide range of environments. It doesn’t require a lot of attention and it will be happy as long as you provide it with a proper pot for drainage, don’t place it in direct sunlight, and water it every now and then.
- ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia or Zanzibar Gem): this plant is native to Eastern Africa and has adapted to growing in harsh conditions. It can grow in moderate to low light and can tolerate low humidity and infrequent watering.
- Peperomia: commonly referred to as the “baby rubber plant,” peperomia can tolerate low indirect light, any level of humidity, and should be watered infrequently, every 1 to 2 weeks.
- Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis): most known for the soothing gel it produces for cuts and burns, Aloe Vera is a simple succulent plant that needs very little watering, every 2 to 3 weeks.