10 hard to kill houseplants

As much as I pride myself on my domestic abilities I must admit that when it comes to maintaining houseplants, I am not such a perfectionist! I love plants because they add wonderful color and life to your home, but I’ve not been particularly successful in keeping most of them alive for an extended period of time. I recently bought home this succulent and everyone knows that they are very hard to kill. And as you all know through my previous posts that I am gradually buying lots of outdoor and indoor plants for my home, I bought these so that they remain with me for a longer duration than others. So this time I have read so many write ups to know the reasons of them dying, how to keep them alive, how and when to water them, where to keep them in sunlight etc. Its a very tedious and mind boggling task. Especially for a person like me who have a house, a baby and lots of book to look after. So in my spree of searching almost everything , related to plants, on internet, I found these 10 hard to kill houseplants who will be better off with people like me and many others, I am sure .

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Succulents like bright, indirect sunlight and need to be potted in well-draining soil. Water once per week and be sure not to over water. Your soil should completely dry out in between waterings.

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Philodendrons prefer partial shade and a well-draining soil. When the top 2-3 inches of the soil dries out, it’s time to re-water. Keep the soil slightly moist in the winter. In the summer mist the leaves regularly. Bonus – philodendrons are a great, natural air purifier as they help filter toxins from the air!

 

ALOE VERA

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Aloe vera plants prefer bright, direct sunlight. Water when the soil is dry 2-3 inches below the surface, about once every week and a half to two weeks or so. It will require less watering in the winter.

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Yucca plants don’t need a lot of attention but prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Yucca plants are known for being drought tolerant so constant watering isn’t necessary. Once every 10 days or so should do the trick.

 

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They don’t call this a cast iron plant for nothing. This nearly indestructible plants can handle low light, extreme temperatures and can survive for a good length without water. However, It’s still a good idea to keep the soil moist for healthy growth by watering every 2-3 weeks.

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Sansevieria, also known as snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue can tolerate low light, a variety of temperatures and like the cast iron plant, doesn’t need constant watering. Water when the soil is dry, usually once a week. In the winter moths water once per month.

 

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Dracaena grows best in bright, indirect light and can also tolerate low-light conditions although it may not grow as quickly. This plant prefers warmer temperatures. Be sure to remove any yellowing leaves and trim brown tips to the natural leaf shape as needed. This is also a great plant for natural air purification.

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Air plants are awesome because they grow without soil. They need indirect sunlight and to water them simply submerge in water for 10-12 hours once every two weeks or so. Mist leaves once per week or if you notice the leaves beginning to curl.

 

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Rubber plants can thrive in a variety of light conditions and need evenly moist soil for optimal growth. Be careful not to overwater to avoid rotting. Rubber plants are also very susceptible to envrironmental changes so keep it put in one place vs moving it around your home.  This plant is also a great air purifier!

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Jade plants need full sun in order to grow properly and need to be drained well. Allow the soil to dry out completely before each watering. Softening leaves indicate it’s time for more water.

 

 

So these are my picks for my houseplants as they require minimal care , water and sunlight. Apart from these I have several other plants as well but succulents are my favorite. They are not only easy maintenance, they are a nice decor piece for the center table, side table or dining table. I have placed my succulents in nice planters and place them in several corners of my house for a peaceful green effect.

Happy planting…

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