10 Hard to Kill Indoor Plants
We haven’t had any indoor plants when we moved here in Cavite. It was not until we had a house renovation last quarter of last year and I saw some plants in a bazaar near our area that I got interested in them. I thought that it would be nice if I’ll put some inside the house.
I bought 3 Selleum Plants and 1 Fortune Plant. It cost me less than P2000 for all.
They all looked nice at first, but after a few months, leaves of my Selleum turned brown and that I have no choice but to cut them. Then my Fortune plant followed the same path.
I was so disappointed because it cost me a lot.
This Quarantine, more and more people are becoming plantitas/plantitos and indoor plants are becoming “in” once again.
Since, I am one of the few that do not have a green thumb, I did some research of hard to kill indoor plants so that it would be my basis on what to get.
Without further ado, let me introduce to you all my plants that belong in this category 🙂
10 Hard to Kill Indoor Plants
This plant is tagged as the most hard to kill plant. It is adaptable to different conditions and needs low maintenance. The Snake Plant cleans the air better than most other indoor plants as it has the ability to absorb excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. It is perfect to put in the bedroom.
Areca Palm is considered one of the most efficient air purifying plants. This is one of my dream plants, one of the cheapest and I’m happy I’ve got one. It can tolerate low light so it’s perfect on our stairs near the window.
This is best known for its plump leaves that can provide a soothing gel for cuts and burns. More benefits here – https://www.healthline.com/
Is known as one of the easiest indoor plants to maintain, the Spider Plant produces oxygen whilst purifying the air in your home and office by absorbing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xylene. Spider Plants are non-toxic and are in fact edible, making them safe for pets and young children.
These indoor plants provide an amazing benefit that promotes restful sleep. For this reason, it is an amazing plant for your bedroom and it is a beautiful sight as well. It helps filter the indoor air, increase the levels of humidity, helping you breathe better. Plus, it also aids in good sleep as it absorbs airborne mold spores that are common allergens. Additionally, the beauty of these plants is known to bring calmness by alleviating feelings of stress in the mind and body. It is the best bedroom plant, according to Feng Shui, as it brings positive energy and a peaceful touch to the room. (via: https://www.theweek.in/)
This was given to me for FREE since I bought a lot of pots and a few plants from the seller who is also a neighbor. I placed it in our bathroom. This bamboo-like plant is a perfect fit for bathrooms because it needs very little light to grow. It doesn’t require any soil either; all you need is a container of water and perhaps some pebbles.
From the family of mother-in-laws tongue, this plant has similar characteristics – ie. tough, easy to grow, and extremely tolerant. The difference is that this form has slim, spear-like foliage that fits in well with contemporary decor. It’s one of those plants that doesn’t take up too much space, but it does have a big impact. Since this is an anti-radiation plant, I placed it on our study table.
This plant is also perfect to place in the bathroom since it doesn’t require sunlight. According to the clean air study by NASA, Pothos plant removes pollutants such as benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene from the air.
It is listed in NASA’s air purifying plants list. They are one of the best houseplants that purify indoor air.
I don’t have this one right now since it’s quite expensive, but I heard that this is one of the hardest to kill plants. Yucca offers numerous health benefits and is often used medicinally. Parts of the Yucca plant can be incorporated into your diet. It can also be used topically to treat skin conditions or wounds. Most commonly, Yucca is taken as a supplement.
I hope that all these hard to kill indoor plants will really not die on me.
How about you, what is your dream plant to have in your house?