Here at STYLE CURATOR HQ we love indoor plants… trouble is, we’re not that great at keeping them alive!
Some of our recent victims include that pretty lace fern, a chilli plant and a CACTUS! Yes, seems we can even kill a cactus, ha!
We have tried and tested most of the plants on our top 20 hard to kill indoor plants list so we’re pretty confident even someone with a black thumb could keep them alive.
Top 20 hard to kill indoor plants
1. String of pearls
2. Peace lily
Gina’s peace lily has been going strong for over 6 years and the best thing about this plant is it shows you when it needs water (all the arms of it just flop down) and once you give it water, it’s back to being A-OK.
Don’t worry if it looks like it has well and truly died with every single leaf turning brown, this plant has a way of rising from the ashes. Simply remove all the dead leaves (you may be looking at nothing but dirt) and just water well once a week — there’s a good chance you’ll see new leaves coming up in just a couple of weeks.
3. Golden pothos
4. Spider plant
5. Mother-in-law’s tongue
Echeverias is the succulent on our desk below and not only is it still going strong, we’ve been able to take cuttings and propagate it many times.
8. Ponytail palm
9. Ox tongue
10. Zebra haworthia
11. Jade plant
The other week we used a jade plant in our DIY mini moss ball tutorial and that is one super hardy plant!
It can tolerate a lot, including infrequent watering and strong sun, and is said to be a lucky tree or money tree 🙂
13. Prayer plant
14. String of hearts
15. Fiddle leaf fig
16. Umbrella plant
17. Burro tail
19. Rubber plant
Also known as a Ficus elastica, this large indoor plant has beautiful deep green glossy leaves and is easy to keep alive when you know how.
Position the plant in a room where it gets bright light but not direct sunlight. When it comes to watering, you can water it 1-2 times a week during summer months and only 1-2 times a month during winter months. It’s also a good idea to wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to avoid dust build up — your plant will love it and it will look more beautiful too.
20. English ivy
If you love these plant suggestions, you might like to also check out the Top 10 trending indoor plants right NOW here.
And if you could do with a little extra help in learning how to keep plants alive, find out the Top 12 reasons your killing your indoor plants and what to do about it here.
What’s your go-to indoor plant? Tell us in the comments below!