7 Hard-to-Kill Indoor Plants for beginners to start your gardening journey – Trellis Bliss

7 Hard-to-Kill Indoor Plants for beginners to start your gardening journey

Every person in the world likes plants. And most of them have this perception that taking care of plants is hard

Why do we think gardening/planting is hard?

  1. Soil: Unearthing soil and preparing the soil for doing gardening is a messy and time-consuming process.

  2. Plants die: We get discouraged when our 1st plant dies. It happens to the best of the experts as well!

  3. Watering: We tend to add  excess water or forget to water plants, eventually, the plant dies

Keep it Simple. Start with 1 hard-to-kill plant and use a ready potting soil mix that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and care. The thing with Plants is that they liven up your Indoors and also clean the toxins from the air simultaneously. A win-win situation for all of us, isn’t it?

Here’s a list of 7 easy-to-grow and hard-to-kill plants to begin with. These plants will need very little effort to thrive and boost you up to get more plants 😉

Snake Plant

Snake Plant

Sansevieria is one of the hardiest and perfect indoor plants that does not require bright or sunlight as well as frequent watering. It was found to be one of the most effective air purifier plants which remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene from the air. Below are its grow habits and overview as a houseplant:

Location – The Bedroom

Light –  Thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Can tolerate lower indirect light

Watering – Only when the soil is completely dry

Common names – Mother in laws tongue, snake plant

Botanical name – Sansevieria laurentii

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Zamioculcas zamiifolia

ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia or the “ZZ” plant is at the top of our list, and for good reasons too. The ZZ plant not only looks pretty, but it also acts as an efficient air purifier. Harmful petrochemicals like toluene and xylene.

Location – Coffee Table in the living room or your home office

Light – Thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Can tolerate lower indirect light

Watering – less frequent(once every 2-3 weeks)

Common names – Zamioculcas zamiifolia, ZZ plant or aroid palm

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Money Plant:

Money Plant

 The money plant is one of the most common house plants, it is a species of the plant family Araceae, native to French Polynesia. Money plant is one of the hardiest plants which do well in most of the indoor environmental conditions. It is effective in cleaning benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene from the air. Below are its grow habits and overview as a houseplant:

Location – Any Room

Light – Thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Can tolerate lower indirect light

Watering – Less frequent

Common names – Golden pothos, hunter’s robe, ivy arum, money plant, silver vine, islands ivy, devils ivy

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Aglaonema:

Aglaonema

Aglaonema is a popular indoor plant that comes from the arum plants family Araceae which is native to tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia. It has more than 100 popular varieties which are very appealing and easy to care about. It is found to be effective in cleaning benzene and formaldehyde. Below are its grow habits and overview as a houseplant:

Location – The bedroom or the living room

Light –  Thrives in medium to the low indirect sun. Not suited for intense, direct sunlight.

Watering – Less frequent, water it thoroughly when the top one inch is dried

Common names – Chinese evergreen

Botanical name – Aglaonema Modestum

Planter: https://www.trellisblissindia.com/product/bamboo-ornamental-plant-pot/

Rubber Plant

Rubber Plant

Rubber Plant is species under genus ficus categorized in the plant’s family Moraceae, native to South Asia. The plant is found to be effective in cleaning formaldehyde. Below are its grow habits and overview as a houseplant:

Location – Any Room

Light – Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, and can tolerate bright direct light

Watering – Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings

Common names – Rubber plant, ficus elastica

Botanical name – Ficus elastica

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Spider Plant:

Spider plant

Spider Plant  falls in the Asparagaceae plants family, native to southern Africa. It is an easy-care, elegant, fast-growing, and popular houseplant, a report published by the university’s Cooperative Extension Service cited the spider plant as one of the top varieties for removing VOCs. Spider plant was found to clean formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. Below are its grow habits and overview as a houseplant:

Location – The bedroom or the living room

Light –  Thrives in medium to the low indirect sun

Watering – Less frequent, water it thoroughly when the top one inch is dried

Common names – Spider plant, airplane plant, spider ivy, ribbon plant, Bernard’s lily

Botanical name – Chlorophytum comosum

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Dumb Cane

Dumb Cane

Dumb Cane is a genus of tropical flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to Mexico. It is found to be effective in cleaning xylene and toluene from the air. Below are its grow habits and overview as a houseplant:

Location – Bedroom

Light – Thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Never maintain direct sunlight over Dumb Cane

Watering – Water about every 1.5 to 2 weeks depending on your climate.  Water more in summer

Common names – Dieffenbachia, dunb cane

Botanical name – Dieffenbachia spp.

Planter: https://www.trellisblissindia.com/product/spiral-cane-ornamental-planter/

Have we tempted you to buy your first plant yet?