Hard to Kill Houseplants

Having plants indoors can be a wonderful way to bring nature inside. I have had a lot of houseplants over the years and some are incredibly difficult to keep alive, (looking at you Orchids). On the other hand, there are some wonderful houseplants that require very little maintenance, can clean the air in your home and provide some nature indoors. Here are my favorite hard to kill houseplants:

Pothos Plant

I have three of these plants in my home right now and honestly, I completely forgot to water one of them for over a month. A little water and it is still alive! They don’t require a lot of light, making them a perfect addition to nearly any room in your home. Any variety of Pothos is a great houseplant. I have one currently hanging in front of a window in the bedroom and it’s already beginning to vine downward – looking beautiful. This is my number 1 hard to kill plant to recommend for anyone looking to add a little bit of nature to their home. 🙂


Another nearly impossible to kill plant – there are many varieties. Cati in particular are nearly impossible to kill, (even though it can happen, it’s very rare). You can pretty much go wild with these types of plants – as they are all very unique, beautiful and VERY difficult to kill.

Dragon’s Tongue

On my latest “plant binge”, (where I go buy basically any plant that catches my eye), this one really stood out. I love the color of this plant and the fact that it’s very hard to kill. It lives well in medium light and needs water, (sometimes a mist), any time the soil feels dry. It’s a great, unique houseplant.

Spider Plant

These houseplants are extremely resilient, almost as much as the Pothos. They don’t require a lot of attention on your part and are fantastic for air filtration. They look pretty neat too.


Aloe Vera is another fantastic houseplant. Not only can you harvest Aloe Vera gel from this plant, it filters the air and does well in low-light. Just be sure to keep the soil moist, (careful not to over-water though). I did kill my first Aloe plant by over-watering it after re-potting. Other than that – these houseplants are very durable and are perfect for the desk.

Boston Fern/ Autumn Fern

These lovely plants are hard to kill. However, to keep them thriving, I would recommend misting the leaves of this quaint little plant at least once a week to really help it reach it’s full potential. It also removes toxins from the air and is a great addition to any home.

 Purple Waffle

Not to be confused with “Blue Waffle” – which you should NEVER, EVER Google!! Seriously..

Anyway, this was another plant that caught my eye when I was buying new houseplants. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s another hard to kill houseplant and it looks pretty cool. It thrives in medium light and needs to be watered whenever the soil feels completely dry.

I absolutely love having live plants in the house. It brightens the place up and fills the home with good vibes. The houseplants I mentioned are great for both beginners and experienced plant owners.

What are your favorite houseplants? Let me know in the comments and please don’t forget to share :).

Krissy October is a professional freelance writer, aspiring novelist and knowledge nerd who is dedicated to consistent self-improvement and finding clever ways to solve everyday problems.


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