5 Houseplants Even YOU Can’t Kill (PHOTOS)

Philodendren "Why are all my houseplants dying?!" Thus goes the rallying cry of the amateur green-thumb. I've been there. You love plants, and you've managed to keep both children and animals alive, why are their Earth-bound compatriots proving to be so much more challenging? All they need is water and sun, right? How can it be so hard? And yet it is.

You've probably thought of giving up altogether, or at least cultivating a rock garden instead. Don't give up all of your dreams of being the next Susie Q. Gardener! Sure, there are absolutely some plants that are more difficult to care for than others. We're so often drawn to fragile, needy plants like orchids. But honestly, if even highly skilled professionals struggle with those guys, what did we think was going to happen?

But just because those tough-to-nurture plants weren't a great success, that doesn't mean you should give up. We've put together a short list of 5 houseplants that are almost impossible to kill. Everybody deserves a little green in their life! These houseplants are pretty, low-maintenance, and can stick with you for a very long time, and that is a beautiful thing!

Do you have a green-thumb or are you a plant killer?


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sylph... sylph_ironlight

As someone who has killed a cactus, I'm just going to laugh and laugh and laugh

the4m... the4mutts

I have killed 4 of the plants on this list. The only reason I haven't killed a rubber tree plant yet, is because I have never owned one.

So far, aloe vera plants are the only things I've kept alive for over a year. So of course, I have 20 of them.

StacyLC StacyLC

I have a jade plant.  And it has been going strong for a few years now.  I have even taken branches off and planted them in a new pot and grew new plants, as well as given away pieces of it.  This is the only plants I have not been able to kill

da_mi... da_miranda

i killed a cactus. I gave it ice cube (it such a small cactus) every 3 days, and i killed it. i try to ignore the other two, put them in my front room (since i coming home, dont try to get me out of my room or dining room). it's been 3 weeks since the last day I ice-cubed them and they started to look like going to cactus heaven with their brother.

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