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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