For some, gardening isn’t easy; we get it. So, if you’re a beginner and have just started to indulge in growing some beautiful plants, it’s all right if you forget to water them when you’re supposed to. If you’ve just begun dabbling with gardening, we suggest you grow or get plants that are hard to kill. Aka: strong houseplants.
Strong Houseplants Make The Best Plants
Some plants are stronger than other plants. Strong houseplants have a much higher tolerance to neglect and can’t be killed easily. Much easier to care for. Even if you forget to water them, they’ll be fine. So, don’t worry so much and improve your gardening skills by practicing on strong and hard-to-kill plants. Here are eight of the strongest, and most hard-to-kill plants that'll make your plant life a little easier.
Philodendron grows heart-shaped leaves perfect for your indoor setting. You can drape them over your shelves or cabinets to make them look more beautiful. If you aren’t very experienced in looking after plants, this one will be perfect for you as it has more vital survival skills than other plants.
2. Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)
Aloe vera is pretty easy to grow, so you don’t have to be a master gardener who has all the tips and tricks to grow plants. Growing aloe vera is pretty basic and has plenty of benefits. The easiest way to kill aloe vera is by over-watering it. If you forget to water it, you’ll be good (and so will your aloe vera).
3. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas)
We’ve found another excellent plant that will be hard to kill for you; the ZZ plant. This plant does fine under any conditions, and you don’t have to be on your toes to ensure it grows adequately. So, if you’re unable to provide them with proper light or forget to water them, you’ll be fine, so don’t worry!
4. Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea)
Adding another plant to the list is the Bamboo Palm. This plant grows long and produces yellow flowers. It’s a pretty low-key and easy-to-maintain plant, not requiring you to have intricate knowledge regarding plant care. It grows happily in the shade, and you won’t have to keep looking after it obsessively to ensure it thrives.
5. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
The Peace Lily plant is a super cheap plant to buy so it won’t put a big dent in your wallet. Also, you can easily find it at any store, preventing you from going store to store in search of it. This plant is super easy to maintain, making it hard to kill in the worst conditions.
6. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum Variegata)
This plant has large variegated leaves that are yellow. The Golden Pothos is easy to care for as they thrive in minimal conditions. If you can’t provide them with direct sunlight, you can always place them under artificial light; it’ll do fine.
Read more about Pothos here: 'Pothos Plants - Care & All There’s to Know About This Houseplant'.
7. Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)
If you doubt your gardening skills and aren’t sure if you’ll be able to care for a plant properly, the Rubber Plant is a plant you can’t go wrong with. This plant grows well under non-ideal conditions; not that this should give you a reason to neglect them, but generally speaking, they’re easy to care for.
8. Snake Plant (Sansevieria Laurentii)
This plant has long and elongated leaves, earning it its name. You’ll be happy to know this plant doesn’t require you to run like crazy to maintain it, as it’s pretty low-key.