Ten hard to Kill Houseplants - Almost indestructible houseplants
If you one who normally kills houseplants or are busy and have little time to care for your houseplants or you just want hassle-free houseplants, these hard to kill houseplants are perfect for you. The hard to kill houseplants are those houseplants which can tolerate some level of neglect. They are especially suitable for the forgetful and busy houseplants owner.
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria spp)
- Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)
- Spider Plant  (Chlorophytum comosum)
- Pothos - Devil's Ivy (Scindapsus sp)
- Castor Oil Plant (Fatsia japonica)
- Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)
- Asparagus plumosus (Asparagus Fern)
- Heartleaf Plant (Philodendron scandens)
- Desert Cacti
- English Ivy (Hedera helix)
Snake Plant is one of the houseplants with a tough constitution. This plant is slow growing, low maintenance and extremely hardy (almost indestructible). Snake Plant can withstand low light, dry air, draughts and periods of dryness. The only drawback for this houseplant is root-rot which is brought about by waterlogging. Snake Plant is also known for its air cleaning properties.
Like the name suggests, Cast Iron Plant is another houseplant with a tough constitution. It is slow grow and will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. Cast Iron Plant will withstand both pollution and neglect if kept away from direct sunlight.
Spider Plant is a popular houseplant for a hanging basket. It is fast growing and easy to care for and propagate. Spider Plant is extremely adaptable. It will grow in hot or cool rooms, in sun or shade and it will withstand dry air.
Golden Pothos also called Money Plant has a high ability to withstand draught and excess moisture. It does well in the hardest of conditions. If kept away from direct sunlight and with moderate watering, Pothos will thrive.
Castor Oil Plant also called Japanese Aralia is a popular houseplant with a tough constitution. It grows quickly and is extremely durable, accepting a wide range of growing conditions. Castor Oil Plant is an excellent specimen plant which bears large eight-lobed leaves and reaches a height of 4ft or more.
Monstera deliciosa commonly called Swiss Cheese Plant is another popular houseplant that can withstand some level of neglect. It easily adapts to a wide range of growing conditions. The large, deeply cut and perforated leaves of Monstera deliciosa are a sight to behold.
Though called a fern, Asparagus Fern is not a true fern. It much easier to grow than true ferns and adapts well to a wide variation in light, heat and frequency of watering. In other words it can withstand some level of neglect. Asparagus Fern bears beautiful, graceful, feathery, green foliage and is a great addition to any houseplant collection.
Heartleaf Plant also called Sweetheart Plant is a popular houseplant due to its ease of care and ability to withstand neglect and poor growing conditions. The Heartleaf Plant is suitable for a hanging basket and can also be grown as a climber.
The Desert Cacti are very hardy plants which easily withstand a high level of neglect. They thrive in well drained soil which is left to dry out between waterings. Desert Cacti hate to be waterlogged; monthly or fortnightly watering depending on existing temperatures is perfect for them.
English Ivy is easy to grow and adapts easily to a wide range of growing conditions. It is a hardy plant that will not die from a few days neglect. The attractive English Ivy is useful as a screen for the unattractive spots, as a hanging basket plant or as a climber on a trellis or on a moss-stick.