Generally, people have a hard time keeping houseplants alive. A few, though, seem to have been born with a talent for growing things. It can be a very difficult task to grow plants indoors. If you’ve tried this and failed, you’d know just how real the difficulty is. However, don’t get too discouraged. Houseplants offer a wide range of benefits, from cleaner air to natural beauty. Don’t let the fear of keeping these plants alive stop you from trying because there are some plants that are surprisingly hard to kill. If you are in the market for a sturdy houseplant for your house, whether you’ve killed plants in the past or are shopping for your very first one, there are three that top every homebody gardener’s list.
Not all plants make it to the list of the hardest plants to kill while being both useful and attractive. One, however, sits at the top: the aloe vera plant. The fluid inside aloe vera leaves can be utilized as a natural skin moisturizer. It also helps heal sunburn and minor cuts. Aloe vera is a succulent, which means that it needs very little water to grow. Even with minimal care, the aloe vera will survive.
When growing aloe vera plants, never overlook their need for bright but indirect sunlight. Remember to keep them away from sunny windowsills. If you have pets, though, best to keep the aloe vera safely out of your pet’s reach, since the plant is toxic for animals. Lastly, if you plan to use the leaves, be careful not to remove more than a third of the plant at one time. Aloe vera is a very durable plant, but cutting too much away could still spell trouble for this hardy species.
For houseplant lovers who have killed more than a few houseplants over the years, think about giving lucky bamboo a try. Bamboo grows well in bright light but can also easily tolerate low light conditions. Because bamboo is first grown directly in water, it’s obvious when more water is necessary. Bamboo can also be trained in beautiful bends and spiral shapes, making it an appealing addition to any room.
Once the lucky bamboo is ready, you will need to plant it in the soil after the roots are fully developed, to ensure it lives long. Since lucky bamboo grows best when it’s allowed to dry out between watering, do so once you’ve let it settled into good soil. What happens if the bamboo starts to wilt? A little water will do the trick — it usually brings it right back to life.
As the name points out, the cast iron plant can survive even under poor conditions. This hard-to-kill house plant has a reputation for enduring hardiness and actually prefers low light. Cast-iron plants are known to flower indoors. It can survive long periods without water which makes it easier for busy houseplant owners to keep it alive. The leaves of this plant are long and pointed, like a sword, making it a visually appealing addition to your already elegant house.
These durable plants are a brilliant choice for just about any home. For the people who are houseplant-challenged or new to houseplant ownership, spending for one of these plants may be the key to your green thumb success.
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