13 Houseplants You Can’t Kill Even If You Want

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Here are some of the best Houseplants You Can’t Kill Even If You Want. They thrive on neglect and will keep the lazy gardener in you happy!

If you are a forgetful person, who gets lazy around indoor plants, then this article is for you. We have a list of some of the best Houseplants You Can’t Kill Even If You Want. Read ahead!

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Houseplants You Can’t Kill Even If You Want

1. Mother of Thousands

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Botanical Name: Kalanchoe daigremontiana

The mother of millions is quite easy to grow and maintain. This drought-tolerant is extremely adaptable to different adverse environments and humid conditions.

Check out our article on Kalanchoe varieties here

2. Snake Plant

Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata

The architectural elegant appearance of this hard-to-kill houseplant with tall, striped green leaves makes it beautiful to look at. It is quite forgiving and thrives on neglect.

Here’s all the information you need about growing Snake Plant indoors 

3. ZZ Plant

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Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia

The beautiful stiff, leathery, glossy leaves of the ZZ plant are quite hardy. This hard-to-kill houseplant is drought tolerant and only needs bright light and occasional watering.

Check out our article on growing ZZ Plant here

4. Golden Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum

This popular houseplant can be seen anywhere thanks to its beautiful appearance and its surviving spirit. Pothos manage in a range of extreme conditions and won’t complain.

Have a look at our article on growing pothos indoors here

5. Air Plants

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Botanical Name: Tillandsia

Air plants get nutrients from the air using their leaves, not roots. They are quite hardy and low-maintenance houseplants and are perfect for beginner and forgetful gardeners.

Check out our article on best Air plants varieties here 

6. Sago Palm

Botanical Name: Cycas revoluta

The dark green fronds look beautiful on roughly textured stems and bring a tropical touch indoors. Sago palms are the hardiest and perform well on all occasions.

Here are the best indoor palms you can grow

7. Jade Plant

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Botanical Name: Crassula ovata

This good luck plant attracts wealth and fortune. It is also quite popular for its difficult-to-kill temperament. It doesn’t mind how naive you are in gardening.

Here’s all you need to know about growing Jade Plant

8. Cacti and Succulents

Botanical Name: Cactaceae

Cacti and succulents are hard-to-kill plants if you don’t overwater them. No matter which type you are growing, just keep them in bright light and they’ll continue to thrive!

Here are the best indoor cactus you can grow 

9. Cast Iron Plant

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Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior

Just like the name, this indestructible houseplant is quite strong in nature, and you can’t kill it even if you want. It can withstand low light, humidity, and infrequent watering.

10. Aloe Vera

Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis

Aloe vera is virtually indestructible in nature and does well in extreme conditions. The fleshy leaves store water like other succulent, so you don’t need to worry about watering.

Check out our article on growing Aloe Vera here 

11. Yucca

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Botanical Name: Yucca

Sometimes this plant is also called ‘no water plant,’ so if you unintentionally try to kill it with no watering, you will fail! It thrives in challenging conditions with the least care.

12. Lucky Bamboo

Botanical Name: Dracaena sanderiana

Lucky bamboo is a perfect choice for low light rooms. All you have to do is to change the water periodically, keep it on a pebble tray and it’ll thrive for years to come!

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13. Orchids

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Botanical Name: Orchidaceae

This beautiful indoor plant does not ask for frequent attention. Just find a nicely lit spot in your room and the plant will continue to bloom!

Here are the best types of Orchids you can grow 

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