Some people are naturally born with a talent for growing things. Most of us, however, will have a harder time keeping houseplants alive. Have you ever tried and failed at growing plants indoors? If so, you’d know full well that the task is anything but easy. 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. If you want to get your place a sturdy houseplant, 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.
The aloe vera plant rests at the pinnacle of the list of the hardest plants to kill while being both useful and attractive. The fluid inside aloe vera leaves is very beneficial when used 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. This plant will thrive in the same container with minimal care.
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. However, aloe vera is toxic to animals. So when you decide to place it elsewhere, place it where it is safely out of your pet’s reach. 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.
For houseplant lovers who have killed more than a few houseplants over the years, you could try growing 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.
Naturally, to maintain the lucky bamboo over a long period of time, you will need to plant 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 some time goes by and you notice the bamboo withering, just pour a little water. This usually brings 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 widely known to flower indoors. It can survive long periods without water, making the task of keeping it alive a lot easier for forgetful houseplant owners. The leaves of this plant are long and pointed, like a sword, making it a visually appealing addition to any homeowner’s space.
These durable plants are a good option 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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