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10 Hard to Kill Houseplants, We Promise

10 Hard to Kill Houseplants, We Promise

These hard to kill houseplants is the answer for people cursed with black thumbs.

Not all houseplants are as fickle as fiddle leaf figs that require at least a bit of gardening expertise and lots of understanding and patience. If you’re a beginner or simply cursed with a black thumb, start with these hard to kill houseplants. Trust us, they can handle a little neglect.

One of the secrets of being a successful plant owner is to buy plats according to your plant personality and the environmental condition of your space. Does your home receive lots of light? Do you have lots of time to watch over your plants or are you the forgetful type? So if you’re curious about what hard to kill houseplants to buy from your local plant store, check out our list!


The jade plant is one of the hard to kill houseplants, except if you overwater it since it’s a drought-tolerant plant. The jade plant is also considered to bring good fortune and wealth. It needs at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight or full sun each day. Water your jade plant every two or three weeks, depending on your home’s temperature and season. Keep the soil moist, but do not overwater it.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is considered to be a must-have kitchen plant because of its healing ability. Aloe Vera prefers bright light for at least six to eight hours every morning. Water your Aloe Vera plant only when the soil is completely dry. Be sure to completely wet the soil and let the water flow freely from the bottom of the planter.


Snake Plant

The snake plant is one of the best bedroom plants because it increases oxygen levels to improve breathing and helps have a more restful sleep. Snake plants prefer bright, indirect light and to be watered once a week or when the soil is dry.


Philodendron is also one of the hard to kill houseplants. No, it’s the hardest to kill houseplant, which makes it perfect for people with a really bad black thumb. Philodendron plants grow best in medium light and bright, indirect sunlight. Water when the top 50% of the soil is completely dry.


Spider Plant

The spider plant is considered one of the easiest houseplants to grow and most adaptable. It’s a tough indoor plant that can tolerate a bit of neglect. Spider plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight. However, they can also thrive in areas with a mix of fluorescent and natural light. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry before watering. Usually, once a week is enough.


Rubber Plant

The rubber tree is also one of the hardiest members of the ficus family, a perfect houseplant for beginners. Keep in mind that the rubber tree doesn’t like change, so pick a bright spot for your rubber tree and let it do its thing. It prefers bright, indirect light that isn’t too hot. It’s best to place it near a window with a sheer curtain so that it will receive the right amount of sunlight. Rubber Tree’s water needs vary according to season. During summer, keep the soil of your Rubber Tree moist, but do not overwater it.


Similar to philodendron, pothos is another hard to kill houseplant. This houseplant refuses to die, we promise! It can tolerate low light but grows well in medium and higher light areas. Keep soil moist, but be careful not to overwater.



Of course, cactus is another hard to kill houseplant. It’s perfect for busy and forgetful plant owners since it can survive days or even two weeks without water. However, to keep it in shape, it’s best to water it at least once a week. Provide at least 4 hours of direct sunlight every day.


Cast-Iron Plant

Cast-iron plants thrive under full or partial shade. It enjoys humid environments, so try to increase the humidity by misting it regularly or placing it on a pebble tray. Water when the top inch of the soil is dry.


Umbrella Tree

Umbrella tree isn’t as popular as other houseplants, but they are easy-to-care-for. They are also hard to kill houseplants, which makes them perfect for beginners. It can tolerate direct indoor light, but it grows well in bright, indirect light. Water thoroughly when the soil in the pot dries out. Be sure to empty the drainage saucer after watering.

Start building your indoor plant collection by adding these hard to kill houseplants! Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.

Whatever houseplant you choose to transform your home into a lively oasis, you’ll definitely need a stylish planter to display your plant baby in. No matter what your style, there’s an Omysa planter that will be perfect with your garden and home’s décor. From ceramics to fiberstone, check out Omysa’s Shop and add it to your cart!

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