Having plants in your home brings life and color to the space. But for those of us who seem to kill every plant that comes into the house, it can be a challenge. Here are three hard-to-kill house plants for the not-so green thumbs.
1. Jade Plant
Jade plants are superstars at storing water in their leaves, meaning you don’t need to worry if you forget to water them. As succulents, jade plants do well near bright, sunny windows. Only water when the soil feels dry to avoid overwatering!
2. Snake Plant
The snake plant is very forgiving and will grow in a variety of lighting conditions, including low or indirect light. Forget to water your plants for weeks at a time? No problem! Snake plants prefer going a few weeks without watering so their soil can be completely dry. This plant is a great option for bringing greenery to a low-light area of your home. However, the leaves can be toxic to pets and children if ingested, so keep them up and out of reach.
3. Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)
The pothos (also known as “Devil’s Ivy”) is a trailing plant that will thrive in almost any lighting condition. There are many different variegated and non-variegated types. Pothos plants can also go a while without being watered, as they prefer to be completely dry. However, waiting too long may cause their leaves to wilt. These plants are a great option for beginners!
If you have trouble keeping houseplants alive, give these three varieties a try. The experts at your local plant nursery can help you pick ones based on your home environment and give you even more options for low-maintenance plants. Give your local nursery a visit today!