Beautifying your home with nature is so simple and good for the over-all wellbeing of your family. But, taking care of houseplants is time demanding because they require different levels of attention. But, did you know that there are plants that can thrive even when they are neglected?
So if you want some beautiful plants in your home, then check out these ten extraordinary houseplants that are really, really hard to kill.
Warning: The majority of these plants are harmful for human and animal consumption. So make sure that you keep these plants out of reach of small children and pets.
A succulent plant characterized with spiky leaves, aloe vera serves as both decorative and has healing properties. Often grown as a potted plant, it certainly looks good by your bed side or on your dining table. Aloe is not too demanding as it only requires sunlight and watering once a week or two weeks. Aloe combats air pollutants and keeps the air in your home fresh and crisp.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
Also referred to as the ‘mother in law’s tongue’ plant, snake plants love being grown in pots and don’t require a ton of attention at all. Its leaves are thick and waxy, thus they are capable of enduring hard times.
Traveling for up to a month? Snake plant thrives in very dry conditions and don’t really need your pampering. Whether the sun shines constantly or not, it really doesn’t care. This ‘mother in law’s tongue’ is a great removal of killer pollutants from your home.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
The only thing that seems to kill this plant with dark green leaves and white flowers is over watering. Peace lilies are excellent at purifying the air. They thrive pretty well when neglected, however, check once in a while to see if it needs watering or not. Peace lilies are lovers of cool darkness and grow up to six feet tall.
Are you an lover of nature but there is not enough space in your home? Air plants don’t need soil to grow. These plants need little space but enough air to thrive. You can dunk them in a dish or ornament and they will grow beautifully.
A lover of indirect sunlight, Boston Fern is a pleasant plant that appreciates humid conditions. Its beautiful fronds lighten up your home or workspace.
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia (ZZ Plant)
Native to East Africa, the ZZ plant survives in the most difficult conditions. Although it thrives anywhere, it tolerates low light, absolute dryness, low humidity and even bugs. Yeah! It is that strong. It is indestructible and a perfect sight to behold. It grows up to a foot and probably needs watering once a month.
The Dracaena family consists of about 40 species. It possesses beautiful color patterns that’ll brighten up any home. With a height of almost three feet, its leaves are glossy, long and wide. Dracaena improves the air quality of your home which enables you to breath freely.
Philodendron is a charming plant with heart shaped leaves. Once they are comfortable with the environment, they grow very fast. They are independent and do not need watering more than once a week.
Characterized with fleshy, round green leaves that retain water, the Jade plant is natie to South Africa. Easily planted in the soil, it illuminates its environment with fresh colors and beauty.
Neglecting them for a few days? Spider plants will be just fine. They are lovers of bright environments and indirect sunlight. Spider plants are also fast growers, thus they reproduce little ones which can always be re-potted.
If you’re looking to brighten up your home with some houseplants, but don’t have time to take care of them, then these low maintenance plants are perfect for you!
So try them out and let me know what you think!
PS. Looking for more house plant ideas? Then check out these 10 hanging plant ideas from our friends over at Chasing Foxes.