Indoor Plants That Are Impossible to Kill


Indoor plants offer many proven benefits. Living or working in a home or office with houseplants creates a comforting and soothing effect that reduces stress. Indoor plants have a positive effect on the mind. They sharpen your focus and improve your mood.

However, if you plant houseplants and are very busy, you may forget to take proper care of them. What do you do if you have no time for watering, weeding, fertilizing, and pruning?

Fortunately, you can still enjoy the benefits of houseplants even when you don't have the time to tend them.

Read on to discover houseplants that are next to impossible to kill.

1. Spider Plant

The spider plant is self-multiplying. You can't find one without small shoots attached to it. You can transfer these shoots to another pot and place them in different parts of your home.

While the spider plant thrives in a low-light environment, it's better to place them where they can get a fair share of natural lighting during the day. If you have kids or pets at home, this plant is ideal for you since it's pet-safe.

2. Jade Plant

The Jade plant is another plant that's difficult to kill. But unlike the spider plant, it's more sensitive to watering and soil moisture.

Experiment a little to get a watering pattern for your plant. Its thick succulent leaves will droop if you starve it for too long. On the other hand, watering too often will cause its roots to rot.

If your plant has become rotten, it is still possible to revive your jade plant. Changing your pot to one with better drainage and taking out unhealthy roots are two proven methods of mitigation.

3. Parlor Palm

Bring in a tropical twist into your home with parlor palm. Even if your home has low light, you can still keep your plant alive. Get a seedling from a garden center and start nurturing it till it becomes a tall, attractive, and resilient tree.

Parlor palm is also safe if you have dogs or cats in your home. However, you need to water it often;  it's quite sensitive to a buildup of hard water.

4. Peace Lily

The peace lily is one of the few indoor plants that thrive in low-light conditions and produces beautiful flowers. The ideal conditions for the peace lily are warm and humid weather. But it will still thrive in your house as long you don't place it near a continuous stream of cold air.

So avoid placing it in a room that stays cold for a long time (or prone to drafty conditions). It may be better to plant peace lilies in offices since they are toxic to domestic pets.

5. Chinese Evergreen

This is one of the resilient, low-maintenance indoor plants. Chinese evergreen is also called "silver queen", and it can grow in low-light environments.

This plant is ideal if you only have time to water your plants at the weekend. You can leave it dry for several days because it adapts to different weather conditions.

However, beware that the plant does not like prolonged cold temperatures or drafts. Just keep it out of reach of your dogs and cats because it is toxic to them.

6. Aloe Vera

Keep aloe vera in your home, not just for its beauty but for its usefulness. Aloe vera is a popular plant with medicinal properties. You can use it as a skin moisturizer or treat sunburns and cuts.

Aloe does not demand much attention from you, and it does not need much water. Keep this succulent plant in bright but indirect natural light, particularly if you live in a cold environment.  Just remember to keep it beyond the reach of your pets because it is toxic to dogs and cats.

7. Snake Plant

The snake plant is a favorite of many household plant lovers. Its beautiful foliage and ability to grow in dark rooms make it suitable for various indoor conditions.

It does not wither quickly, even if you travel or forget to pick up your watering can for weeks. You only need to give it water once a week or when the soil is dry. Unfortunately, this attractive plant with pointed dual-colored leaves is toxic to pets, so keep them where your dogs or cats can’t gain access to them.

8. Pothos Vine

If you want a creeping plant that needs little attention, consider pothos. The more you ignore it, the better it thrives. If you prune it shortly after it starts spreading its branches and leaves, it will be fatter at the base, and it can grow up to 10 feet in a room.

Subsequently, you may only need to water your plant once in two weeks. Pothos can adapt to various lighting conditions including, the bright office lights. But remember to keep it out of the reach of your pets.

Choose any of the plants on this list and start enjoying the benefits of these low-maintenance indoor plants today. Be conscious of their water requirements and pet-friendliness (especially), so you can avoid putting your fluffy or furry friends at risk. Happy planting!