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Not everyone is born with a green thumb. But that doesn’t make them any less passionate about gardening. They love plants; it’s just that they can’t make plants thrive. So, what should they do? Give up on the idea of a home garden? Well, no! They can find houseplants that are hardy. There are many plants that are beautiful, easy to maintain, and can withstand a little neglect. These plants are great for beginners and those with brown thumb. And if you are among those who forget to water their plants, the undermentioned 5 hard-to-kill houseplants are a must-have for your garden. So, let’s check out—

  1. Aloe Vera:

This succulent is easy to grow and is beautiful. Aloe plants are arranged in a central cluster and produce tall, stiff leaves that are filled with gel. This gel can be used for beauty and health purposes. Some varieties may have tiny but not very sharp spikes along the edges.

Aloe plants thrive in succulent potting soil or rich potting soil with vermiculite to facilitate drainage. Aloes love a long, refreshing drink. After that, you should let the water drain completely from the soil. Don’t water again until the soil has dried fully.

Overwatering an Aloe Vera plant can kill it. However, if you water sparingly, it will flourish. Aloe plants love bright indirect light, so make sure they are in a sunny area.

2. Rubber plant:

A rubber plant is a great choice if you are looking for houseplants that are hardy and easy to take care of. Although it is considered a plant, rubber plants can grow up to sixty-eighty feet in the wild.

The rubber plant can be grown quickly in your home if the conditions are right. Even when the plant is small, it looks utterly attractive. There are many types of these plants, including dark rubbery green varieties and pale variegated ones.

To grow rubber plants, you need a place that receives lots of indirect sunlight. The soil should be kept moist but not soggy. You can clean the leaves with a damp cloth if they look soiled. You will need to repot the rubber plant as it grows.

3. Pothos

Pothos is another important plant that comes to our mind when we think about hard-to-kill houseplants. There are many beautiful, attractive varieties of pothos, but one of the global bestsellers is the silver satin variety. Pothos love bright, indirect light and moist earth. A yellow leaf on the plant means you should reduce the amount of watering. Pothos is easy to propagate into new plants. Simply cut a piece of the plant and place it in a glass of water. Roots will slowly begin to form. You can then either plant it in soil or keep it in a jar.

4. ZZ Plant

This plant is resilient and can withstand even low light conditions. ZZ plant is great for purifying the air and is a great option to include in your home garden if you are moving into a new house. The leaves of this plant are thick and wavy and look extremely beautiful. Pothos is a popular houseplant when it comes to authentic appeal.

5. Snake Plant:

Snake plants don’t need a lot of care to thrive. In fact, they don’t mind any neglect at all. They have long, stiff, dark green leaves. Variegated varieties have yellow stripes running down the leaves’ edges.

Your snake plant can go without being watered for several weeks. This plant actually does better if the soil is completely dry between two watering sessions.

Snake plants prefer a long, deep, and continuous drink. Once you have watered, let all of the water get drained out. This plant thrives well in low light conditions, which is a wonderful trait if you live in a city apartment. It can also thrive in fluorescent lighting or indirect lighting.

Final thoughts

Some people simply don’t have the ability to grow plants or make them thrive. Thankfully, there are houseplants that need little care and are hard to kill. Being low maintenance, these plants will help people with a brown thumb add greenery to their indoor space. One thing you need to note here is that they are much more resilient than their fragile appearance suggests. Some can even withstand extreme neglect.

So, no matter if you’re a gardener or not, the plants listed above can be a great way to brighten up your home garden. These plants are breathtakingly beautiful and can add to the aesthetics of your home. Not just that, they can also convert any interior space into a peaceful place to live in.