Hard-to-Kill Houseplants

easy plants to take care of if you weren’t born with a green thumb

Sawyer Hoff

If you’re like me, you love the vibe of plants around your house but can’t seem to keep them alive. I’ve been through more house plants than I’d like to admit, so I switched to the fake plastic ones, but they’re just not the same. So if you’re in the same sad situation I’m in, here are some house plants that are low maintenance but still very pretty.

1.  SNAKE PLANTS. These funky looking tall plants will give your space a super earthy vibe, and there is a variety of different looking leaf shapes to choose from. They can grow in basically any kind of light and don’t need to be watered often. Just feel around in the soil, if it’s dry, water it. If it’s not dry… don’t water it. Simple.

2.  PHILODENDRON. These plants are so cute: They look like little glassy hearts. They’re great hanging plants as well, so if you have a book shelf or a cute hanging basket, these will look adorable dangling down. Philodendrons can also thrive in low light and only need watering when the soil is dry. NOTE: These are poisonous to eat, so they’re not really recommended for those with pets or small children … or as a salad topping.

3.  SPIDER PLANTS. These are weird but in a super cool way. As the name implies, they are spidery, and they will create little baby plants at the end of their leaves – again weird but cool. These need a tad bit more light than the others, so place them near a window and keep the soil as moist as possible. These babies are super cheap as well.

4.  HOYA. These unique plants are some of the most beautiful out there, and they’re super low-maintenance. They need medium to bright light, but only need water when the soil is dry. They can also occasionally sprout some really sweet smelling flowers, if you’re into that kind of thing.

5.  POTHOS. This is also known as the Devil’s Ivy – don’t ask me why, it’s a sweet and low-maintenance plant. This is another nice hanging plant, great for high baskets or tall structures. NOTE: This one is also poisonous, so don’t eat it. Oh, maybe that’s why it’s called the Devil’s Ivy?

 

Chippewa Valley Home & Garden is sponsored by:

Down to Earth Garden Center & Shops
6025 Arndt Lane,
Eau Claire

Down to Earth Garden Center
Down to Earth Garden Center

Chippewa Valley Home & Garden is sponsored by:

Down to Earth Garden Center & Shops
6025 Arndt Lane,
Eau Claire

Down to Earth Garden Center
Down to Earth Garden Center