While a good number of people have a hard time keeping houseplants alive, there are quite a few who are born with a talent for growing things. 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 let that stop you from trying again! Houseplants offer a wide range of benefits, from cleaner air to natural beauty. Not all plants, though, require much attention; in fact, some plants 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.
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 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.
It is vital to recognize when growing aloe vera plants, that they require bright but indirect sunlight. So, keep them away from sunny windowsills. It is a good idea, however, to keep your plant safely tucked away in designated areas out of your pet’s reach, since aloe vera 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.
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. At the start, it’ll be very easy to tell when more water is needed for your bamboo because it is first grown directly in water. Bamboo can also be trained in beautiful bends and spiral shapes, making it an appealing addition to any pad.
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. Afterward, to ensure that it grows best, allow it to dry out between watering. 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 indicates, 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 usually 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 the artistry of your residence.
These durable plants are a good option for just about any house. For the individual who is houseplant-challenged or new to houseplant ownership, purchasing one of these plants may be the key to your green thumb success.
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