For plant lovers who don’t have a green thumb, here are some of the easiest houseplants that are nearly impossible to kill.
1. Bromeliad Vriesea Intenso Orange
This resilient and non-toxic variety of bromeliad grows with a vibrant center spike, adding a pop of color to your collection of greens without the high-maintenance care that comes with most flowers.
2. Kalanchoe Flapjack
The name of this succulent comes from its unique leaves and their resemblance to pancakes. Though it’s typically rather small, it can also grow more than 12 inches tall. Giving the Kalanchoe Flapjack exposure to direct sunlight will bring out the pink/red pigments on the edges of its leaves.
3. Boston Fern
This easy houseplant does particularly well in bathrooms and kitchens as it requires more humidity than sunlight. The Boston fern will also do well on front porches in the summer months or in warmer climates where the lighting is a little shady but the air remains damp and warm. Using a mister between waterings will also keep this plant looking lush and green.
4. Money Tree
A good luck charm for your home and also easy to grow, the money tree will thrive with thrive in bright, indirect sunlight and only needs to be turned occasionally in order to grow evenly. Simply give it a drink weekly when the top few inches of the soil feel dry. In its native habitat it grows near water, so it’s also a great choice for any plant parents who have the tendency to overwater.
5. String of Pearls
Aptly named, this succulent resembles an elegant string of pearls and grows easily and swiftly when given lots of light. Simply place this plant in an area of your home that provides bright, indirect sunlight and then water when the top few inches of the soil start to feel dry.
6. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera not only contains a gel-like substance that can aid with healing minor burns, but it needs almost no care. Simply give it bright, indirect light and water every week or two weeks when it feels dry.
7. Philodendron Micans
Most philodendron varieties are extremely easygoing and this variety has velvety heart-shaped leaves and pinkish petioles to add a little pop of color to your home. For the Philodendron Mican, simply place it in a space where it will receive medium to bright, indirect light and water when you feel the top few inches of soil getting dry.
8. String of Dolphins
Another succulent variety, the aptly named string of dolphins received its name from its unique appearance which resembles tiny dolphins leaping out of the water. Similar to some of the other easy-going varieties, all this plant requires is watering when the top few inches of the soil feel dry and bright indirect sunlight daily.
9. Bird’s Nest Fern
Of the many varieties of ferns, the Bird’s Nest Fern is the least fussy type to grow. Its thick, glossy leaves make this plant capable of holding onto moisture longer than many other types of ferns. With bright, indirect sunlight and infrequent watering, this fern will easily thrive.
10. Golden Pothos
One of the best plants for beginners, this vining plant will grow quickly when given access to bright light daily. The Golden Pothos will also be forgiving and remain resilient in low light levels and only needs to be watered when the soil begins to feel dry.