Who doesn’t love a pop of green in their home provided by beautiful plants? Adding greenery to the house is a wonderful way to add life and decor in. However, as these plants are actually living things, that means you are required to actually take care of them. While that might be really easy to some, others might feel like no matter how hard they try, they simply cannot grow plants for the life of them. However, there are some plants that are near impossible to kill, and we’ll tell you exactly which those are, as well as plants you should stay far away from if you’re a known plant killer.
Good for beginners:
These are a wonderful addition to the house, especially on windowsills and make for a really nice housewarming gift as well. These are bulbs that are grown specifically for blooming in doors, and you can get paperwhites, daffodils, hyacinths, and amaryllis, and have minimal care needed in order to keep them alive. Just make sure to pick ones that are healthy looking and not fully bloomed.
These are seriously some of the most easygoing plants in terms of care, as they are very forgiving and quite tolerant. They love indirect and bright indirect light, which is super helpful. They can be watered every 5 to 7 days, as long as the soil is not damp so you can avoid root rot, and you should be good to go.
There’s a reason why so many people have succulents in their homes. They are super low maintenance and affordable, which makes them the perfect beginner-friendly plants. They do need bright light but minimal watering, so as long as it has enough light, even if you forget to water it for a while, it will be fine. Make sure you don’t overwater, just like with other plants, as this will cause them to rot.
Stay away from:
Orchids are notoriously difficult to keep alive, and even the ones that have become commercially popular, which are not as bad, are still trickier than simple plants. They need a particular indoor potting mix that’s different from most other plants, they have a specific watering schedule, and they need special attention in order to re-flower.
While these are so temptingly lovely, think hard before actually getting a Maidenhair Fern, as they are tricky. They require a fair bit of water, but too much will suffocate them, while keeping them too dry will cause the leaves to become crispy. They need a lot of light, but not too direct, and not too indirect. In short, this might remind you of Goldilocks, and if you don’t have the patience for getting it just right, simply skip this one altogether.
Varieties of alocasia include Regal Shield, Metalhead, and Frydek, all of which need to be avoided if you are a beginning, since they are very sensitive to temperature and also require a bunch of water. The leaves are especially particular about light exposure, as they can become sunburned due to too much bright light.