Indoor plants that are impossible to kill

Keeping houseplants alive and thriving isn't always easy. Here are three indoor plants that are nearly impossible to kill.

Not all houseplants were created equally.
Not all houseplants were created equally.  © JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

We love a plant that brightens up your living space without needing much tending to.

The problem with many plants – yes, even succulents – is that you might get them with every intention of keeping it alive and thriving, then proceed to entirely forget they need some attention.

In what feels like the blink of an eye, you see the luscious beauties you invested in have become wilted and discolored, leaving nothing but shame in your heart and intrigue into how you might be able to keep a plant in a living state for once.

Whether you've struggled to find the perfect plant for your spaced out or globe-trotting ways, or simply just want to spice up your interior aesthetic, throwing down on low-maintenance plants might be the way to go.

Here are three of the best bets for the frequent plant killers among us.

Low-maintenance house plants

Snake plants (l.) and aloe vera plants (r.) thrive with on neglect and lack of watering.
Snake plants (l.) and aloe vera plants (r.) thrive with on neglect and lack of watering.  © Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/bollesnursery & soulsistaplants
  • Snake Plant

Snake plants are great for the frequent traveler or weekend couch-roamer, as they thrive on neglect. The best part about these luscious plants with dark green and yellow-striped leaves is the lack of watering they need.

In fact, snake plants do best when the soil is completely dried out between long waterings, which can be done every few weeks.

Whether your home is full of natural light or dark as a dungeon is irrelevant, as the snake plant thrives in low light.

  • Aloe Vera

If you've never invested in an aloe vera plant of any size, this is your sign to do so. The best part about these bad boys is not only their beauty, but how easy they are to grow.

Just when you think you haven't given your aloe vera plant enough love and it might be on the verge of dying, a quick watering and some indirect sunlight usually does the trick.

  • Jade Plant

Who doesn't love a good succulent that represents money and good luck, like the jade plant? These plants don't take much to not only survive, but thrive.

It's even OK to underwater these plants. The tell-all sign it's time for a watering is when its leaves begin to shrink. The jade plant only needs a few hours of direct sunlight each day, but many varieties of the plant will do just fine with indirect light.

These three plants will not only brighten up your space, but they'll keep your plant love alive with little effort!


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