Generally, people have a hard time keeping houseplants alive. A few, though, seem to have been born with a talent for growing things. Ask anyone who’s tried and failed, and they’ll most likely agree that it can be quite the challenge to grow plants indoors. But don’t give up, keep trying until you succeed. Houseplants offer a wide range of benefits, from cleaner air to natural beauty. Though they are an added maintenance, with some other plants you don’t have to worry about too much because of how surprisingly hard they are to kill. Should you be interested to purchase 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.
If one were to come up with a list of the hardest plants to kill while being both useful and attractive, topping that list would be the aloe vera plant. The fluid inside aloe vera leaves can be applied 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 very minimal care, the aloe vera will flourish on its own.
The most essential thing to take note of when growing aloe vera plants is that they need bright but indirect sunlight, so 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. Finally, 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.
An option to consider for houseplant lovers who have killed more than a few houseplants over the years is lucky bamboo. Bamboo grows well in bright light, but can also easily tolerate low light conditions. Don’t hesitate to add more water to your bamboo if you think it’s needed, especially because bamboo is first grown directly in water. Bamboo can also be trained in beautiful bends and spiral shapes, making it an appealing addition to any home.
Keep your lucky bamboo healthy and active by planting it in the soil after the roots are fully developed. Once the bamboo is settled, let it dry out between watering. This is the best way for it to grow. If you notice your bamboo wilting, don’t worry. A little water will usually bring it right back to life.
As the name implies, 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 also survive long periods without water; this way, a forgetful houseplant owner would find it easy to keep it alive. The leaves of this plant are long and pointed, like a sword, making it a visually appealing addition to the four corners of your quarters.
These durable plants are an outstanding selection for just about any house. Perhaps you’re part of the majority of us who are houseplant-challenged or new to houseplant ownership; consider getting yourself one of these plants. They just might be the key to your green thumb success.
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