12 Houseplants That Are Virtually Impossible To Kill

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I don’t have a green thumb. In fact, I may have the least green thumb of anyone on this planet. However, I love plants! And I always have visions of them decorating the shelves in my living room, and sitting in large pots in the corner of my bedroom. Thankfully, there are types of houseplants that require very little care and are virtually impossible to kill. Here’s a list of 12 super easy-to-maintain houseplants!

1. Succulent

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There are many varieties of the succulent, and they’re all extremely easy to care for. Water very minimally, and put them somewhere with full sun.

2. Rubber Plant

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Rubber plants get by just fine with watering once a week and a spot with medium light. Plus, they look great in large pots as decor!

3. Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera is a hardy houseplant, but also one that’s useful – especially for treating sunburns! Water deeply (but let the plant dry out completely in between waterings) and keep in a sunny spot.

4. Snake Plant

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Snake plants are tall and striking, and only need to be watered once every two weeks. They like medium to full sun, and they also happen to be air-purifying plants!

5. Chinese Evergreen

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Chinese evergreens have lush, unique-shaped leaves, and enjoy medium light, but not direct sunlight. They also purify the air, and need to be watered every one to two weeks, depending on the season and rate of growth.

6. Fiddle Leaf Fig

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The fiddle leaf fig is a beautiful, tree-like plant that definitely makes a statement. They like indirect light, and only need watering when the top inch to two inches of the soil becomes dry.

7. Peace Lily

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The peace lily is another lush, air-purifying plant that thrives in low-light spaces. They like to be watered deeply, but ensure they are fully drying out between waterings.

8. Philodendron

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This bright, cheery plant likes medium light and should be watered when the top inch of soil becomes dried out. It’s important to note that some philodendron varieties are poisonous to both people and pets, so if you have young children or curious pets, you may not want to get one.

9. Neon Pothos

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The pothos plant has striking, bright green leaves and enjoys low to medium light, and should be watered when the top inch of soil dries out.

10. ZZ Plant

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ZZ plants are extremely hardy and have thick, waxy leaves. They can do well with low, medium, or full sun, and should dry out completely between waterings.

11. Yucca Cane

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The yucca plant will tolerate multiple types of light. As long as you keep it in a well-draining pot, it likes to be watered just enough to keep the soil from drying out.

12. Anthurium

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The anthurium plant offers a beautiful pop of color, and likes full but not direct sunlight. Water deeply, but let the soil dry out in between waterings. In the wintertime when the air is especially dry, you can spritz the leaves with a little bit of water.

Now that you know about these 12 easy-to-care-for houseplants, you’ll be able to enjoy a wide variety of indoor foliage with minimum effort required on your part!