10 Plants That Never Die Even If You Try to Kill Them

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Meet 10 resilient Plants That Never Die Even If You Try to Kill Them – some of them grow indoors and some outdoors.

If you are not so good at maintaining green specimens and always end up murdering one, then don’t worry. Try one of these from this list of plants that refuse to give up, no matter what!

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Plants That Never Die Even If You Try to Kill Them

Avoid planting many of these plants directly on the ground, as they can be invasive and difficult to get rid of, especially the number one and two in the list.

1. Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe daigremontiana)

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This succulent grows many plantlets at the edges of its leaves – an attribute that makes it nearly impossible to kill, as leaves that drop off can grow new plants from the plantlets!

2. Mother of Millions (Kalanchoe Delagoensis)

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This unique plant is even more productive in growing baby plants from the leaves that readily root when they come into contact with soil. Its drought tolerance makes it a hardy survivor and it can also grow indoors.

3. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

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The Snake Plant is a champion when it comes to withstanding low light conditions, infrequent watering, and poor soil quality.

Fun Fact: Its rhizomes can grow new shoots and roots and multiply, enabling it to spread and survive in less-than-ideal conditions. 

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4. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller)

Aloe Vera thrives in poor soil and requires minimal water, making it a pro when it comes to surviving and continuously increasing its population in harsh conditions. It can propagate easily from pups, which grow around its base.

5. Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)

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The ‘hen’ (main plant) produces numerous ‘chicks’ (offsets) that quickly become new plants. Its ability to store water in the leaves and survive in poor soil makes this succulent nearly immortal!

6. Portulacaria afra (Elephant Bush)

Elephant Bush looks similar to the famous jade plant and thrives in dry environments. It easily propagates from cuttings, making it hard to kill and easy to spread.

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7. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

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Dandelion flowers can produce hundreds of seeds that are easily dispersed by wind. They have a deep taproot, making them difficult to eradicate completely. Considered as a weed, it is edible and has many amazing benefits, you can try to grow it in pots as a fun 😃 project.

8. Bamboo

Bamboo is incredibly hardy due to its extensive root system and rapid growth rate (The plant spreads through its underground rhizomes). It can grow in a variety of climates.

9. Agave (Agave spp.)

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Agaves store water in their thick leaves, which helps them to survive in neglect and lack of water. Its species produce offsets, or ‘pups,’ that can be separated and planted as new individuals.

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10. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos is a hardy houseplant that can thrive in various lighting conditions. It can propagate from stem cuttings, which root easily in water or soil – making it a champion survivor!

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  1. You should have mentioned how difficult it is to transplant morning glories, when they are little or large, so it’s easiest to plant em where you want em to grow.

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