5 Indoor Plants That are Nearly Impossible to Kill

by Marianna E Perez 01/12/2020

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Do you buy plants for your home – just to find them shriveled up and browning just a few short days later? You may be purchasing plants that require too much care – or that are known for being tricky to keep alive.

Whether you’ve been cursed with a black thumb, have a busy schedule (that barely allows time to care for yourself, let alone plants) or are simply new to house plants, the following varieties may serve you best.

5 Plants that are Tough to Kill

Jade Plant: This emerald beauty looks stunning in just about any planter and is ideal for a desktop or tabletop. It is also nearly impossible to kill with neglect. The jade plant grows so well that simply poking a cutting of it into the soil will result in a new plant.

Air Plants: They don’t need dirt to survive – and need only occasional mists of water. If your plants die because you are too busy to care for them (or you simply forget about them) consider trying some air plants instead. These small beauties are particularly fun to work with, too. Tiny, artisanal pods, planters and baskets designed specifically for air plants can be found from a variety of vendors and make unique home accents.

Barrel Cactus: Most succulents are tough to kill, but this variety is particularly hardy. Round with large spikes, a barrel cactus stores water so it does not need to be cared for often at all. It also has natural defenses against pets and other plant predators, those spikes make it difficult and uncomfortable to pick up, but don’t cause lasting damage. Shallow roots make this one easy to transplant as it grows and ensure it can thrive even if left unpotted for days.

Aloe: This fast-growing, low care beauty has some medicinal properties, too. Just snap off a stem to treat sunburn or other mild burns. While aloe is incredibly easy to grow and care for, it is toxic to pets, so try this one as an office plant if you have pets at home. Short of setting it on fire, you can’t kill this one.

Spider Plant: This is a houseplant staple, and it is easy to see why. Spider plants are powerful air purifiers, very difficult to kill and even produce their own offspring. You can forget to water this one for days at a time (weeks in cooler weather) and it will not only survive, but grow and thrive. Spider plants are inexpensive and available pretty much anywhere plants are sold, so this is a solid choice if you are new to houseplants or have a few victims to show for your plant growing efforts.

Choosing one of these varieties can make it easier for you to enjoy the benefits of having houseplants, without the guilt that comes from throwing away another shriveled, dried up victim.

About the Author
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Marianna E Perez

I am a Real Estate professional with over 20 years of experience. As a lifelong resident of South Florida, I keep my finger on the pulse of the latest trends and movements in the real estate market. 

Before I got into Real Estate I graduated from FIU where I earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. I was Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Banking at City National Bank of Florida. I provided strategic leadership facilitating profitable and efficient origination of real estate loans. 

I am a member of the Miami Association of Realtors, a lifetime board member of the BASF (Builders Association of South Florida). I'm still involved with them as this has allowed me to learn the most up to date residential projects and share housing updates and trends with my clients.

I am also involved with the Women’s Leadership Council (United Way TNC). 

I have received these special industry accolades: Housing Hall of Fame inductee 2017 Builders Association of South Florida, Associate of the Year 2017 Builders Association of South Florida. 

 I offer clients top-notch guidance from start to finish, ensuring the entire process is seamless, efficient and rewarding. I am firmly committed to the philosophy “not quantity, but quality,” which I practice in both my personal and professional life. 

Here's what one of my recent clients have said about me.

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