These are my favorite houseplants you can’t kill. I used to have the worst luck with houseplants. I’d kill everything I brought home…to the point where my boys started joking that “this is where plants come to die”. But now, with these plants of iron, you, too, can have gorgeous greens throughout your home.
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And now, for our plants of iron…
Pothos are one of the easiest and toughest trailing plants available and my Golden was the first plant I fell in love with because it was so easy to care for. I let it dry out in between waterings (I’m fighting my tendency to love my plants to death by overwatering). I love seeing the tendrils beginning their journey over the side of the urn in our living room.
Despite the creepy “spider” in the name, these are fun plants to have around. I got mine on super clearance at Lowe’s and she’s doing great near some North and East facing windows in my home. The variegated leaves are pretty to look at and it will send out “babies” you can use to propagate new plants! See more about the care of these lovelies here.
(And yes, I know this pot is too small for the plant, but I care not.)
Janet Craig Dracaena
Another great choice for those of us who tend to forget their plants. The Dracaena thrives on neglect and it’s main cause of death is overwatering. So this one, I let get really dry in between waterings (code for: I forget about it for weeks on end). I’ve seen photos of these that have gotten huge, but for now, mine is remaining at a nice manageable size, sitting pretty in our dining room out of direct sunlight.
And can we talk about that gorgeous basket it’s sitting in for a second? Ya’ll. I got that for $3 at Goodwill! *insert happy dance*
And last but certainly not least, my Philodendron. I actually got this beauty at Aldi, of all places, and she’s happy as a clam, hanging in the dining room in a macrame plant hanger I made one day. Again, you can tell I’m kind of a sucker for these trailing plants. 🙂 Philodendron is another easy-care plant that makes no demands on you. They can even tolerate being forgotten for a bit. They are inexpensive and a joy to have around.
Well there you have it! These are my best houseplants you can’t kill. I mean, I guess you *could* if you never ever watered them or if you cooked them over a heater, but you get the gist. 😉
While I wish I could be one of those trendy people who can nurture plants like Fiddle Leaf Figs, Citrus trees, and Gardenias, I’m just not there yet. Maybe someday I’ll be a crazy plant lady who can keep everything alive, but for now, I’m delighted that these houseplants are thriving for me.
Don’t want to deal with live plants? There are some (aff) really believable faux plants here – your secret is safe with me.
Oh! And guess what?? My seeds that I started with these goodies here are doing GREAT!!! I’m going to have more plants than I even know what to do with this summer! Bring on all the tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, and flowers!!
Do you know of some other great houseplants I need to meet? I’d love to hear about your favorites in the comments! Tell me all the things…