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The Top 3 Houseplants You Simply Cannot Kill

Healthy Green Houseplants in Front of a WindowIt’s a difficult task to keep houseplants alive. In fact, most of us will have a hard time doing so. There are a few people, however, who are born with a talent for growing things. It can be a very difficult task to grow plants indoors. If you’ve tried this and failed, you’d know just how real the difficulty is.  In any case, don’t be dismayed; you can always try again. Houseplants offer a wide range of benefits, from cleaner air to natural beauty. One good feature of a number of these houseplants is that they are surprisingly hard to kill. Whether you’ve killed plants in the past or are shopping for your very first one, if you’re on the lookout for sturdy houseplants, there are three that top every homebody gardener’s list.


This plant most commonly known as the aloe vera stands on top of the list of the hardest plants to kill while being both useful and attractive. The fluid inside aloe vera leaves is very beneficial when used as a natural skin moisturizer. It also helps heal sunburn and minor cuts. Aloe vera is a succulent, which means that it needs very little water to grow. This plant will thrive in the same container with minimal care.

It’s imperative to keep these plants away from sunny windowsills, as they require bright but indirect sunlight — remember this detail when growing aloe vera plants. However, aloe vera is toxic to animals. So when you decide to place it elsewhere, place it where it is safely out of your pet’s reach. Lastly, if you plan to use the leaves, be careful not to remove more than a third of the plant at one time. Aloe vera is a very durable plant, but cutting too much away could still spell trouble for this hardy species.


If you’re a houseplant lover but have killed more than a few houseplants over the years, another option could be lucky bamboo. Bamboo grows well in bright light, but can also easily tolerate low light conditions. Bamboo is first grown directly in water, which means that you can clearly see when more water is required. Bamboo can also be trained in beautiful bends and spiral shapes, making it an appealing addition to any room.

If you want your lucky bamboo to live a long and happy life, make sure to plant it in the soil after the roots are fully developed. Since lucky bamboo grows best when it’s allowed to dry out between watering, do so once you’ve let it settled into good soil.  A little water is all you need to cure the wilting of a lucky bamboo-this is usually brings it right back to life.

Cast-Iron Plant

As the name points out, the cast iron plant can survive even under poor conditions. This hard-to-kill house plant has a reputation for enduring hardiness and actually prefers low light. Cast-iron plants commonly flower indoors. It can survive long periods without water, making the job of keeping it alive more manageable for houseplant owners. The leaves of this plant are long and pointed, like a sword, making it a visually appealing addition to any homeowner’s space.

In Conclusion

These durable plants are a brilliant choice for just about any home. If you are houseplant-challenged or new to houseplant ownership, obtaining one of these plants may be the key to your green thumb success.

At Real Property Management Hometown, we can help you find the perfect Avilla rental home for you and your plants. View our available rentals and give us a call at 501-701-4702 or 501-303-6870 to schedule a showing today.

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