16 Indoor Houseplants You Can’t Kill

If you struggle to keep your houseplants alive here are 16 plants you can not kill!

Monique SC
12 January 2017

This is a blog for those who aren’t blessed with green fingers, like me. So don’t worry there is still hope when it comes having beautiful pot plants in your home. I have selected 16 plants that you cannot kill!


Aloe has become one of the trendiest and most fashionable plants to place on your desk or a bedside table. This plant requires minimal attention with indirect light and watering fortnightly. 

aloe plant houseplant
Spider Plant

The Spider plant bring a bit of life, volume, and tropics into the house. This plant likes well-lit spots and only needs to be watered once a week. This plant is perfect for tables, shelves, and or side tables. 

spider plant house plant

Peace Lily

The Peace Lily is a sophisticated and elegant plant that is always a crowd pleaser.  This beauty can grow to be 30-180 cm tall, so make sure to check the size before you buy one. An added bonus is that the Peace Lily filters toxins in the air.

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English Ivy

The English Ivy is not traditionally known as indoor plant however if you have a nice wall space or shelving unit ivy would make a beautiful addition to a wall to introduce more greenery to the house.

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Dragon Tree

The Dragoon Tree is a minimalistic bright green plant that would be well suited to a modern home. This plant likes low-light and needs watering once a week. Warning this plant it toxic to dogs and cats so be sure to keep it out of reach.

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The Calathea is known as the peacock plant because of their beautifully patterned foliage. The foliage is a combination of green pink, purple, and red leaves. This plants likes indirect light and to be watered twice a week. 

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Rubber Plant

The Rubber Plant is a gorgeous plant with thick green full glossy foliage. This plant can be kept in ornamental size if consciously pruned. The Rubber Plant would be great for an earthy natural home with touches of Asian influence.

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Jade Plant

The Jade Plant is a stunning succulent with delicate little flowers. Native to South Africa this pretty plant is use to retaining water and living in desert conditions. The Jade Plant requires minimal care and watering once a fortnight.

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Prayer Plant

The Prayer Plant also called a calathea has large foliage with white washed patterns on its surface.  A great plant to place in the corner of a living room as it is large and vibrant. This plant likes moist soil and indirect sunlight. Be sure to water once to twice a week.

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Add a bit of bright pink colour to the house with the Kalachoe. The Kalachoe is a succulent that handles warm dry climates well. This plant likes direct sunlight and only requires watering once a week.  This pretty plant is ideal for a lounge room, side table and or balcony. 

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Ponytail Palm

The exquisite Ponytail Palm is a distinctive plant that will not go unnoticed in your house. As a native to Mexico this palm likes direct sunlight and being watered once a fortnight. This plant would be perfect for a foyer, hallway, entrance and or balcony. 

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Phalaenopsis Orchid

The Phalaenopsis Orchid is a tropical native to Asian countries. This plant likes low light and being watered twice a week. This plant makes a great addition to a dining table, coffee table, and or on top of a chest of drawers. 

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If you are looking for a tall vibrant green plant, then the Philodendron is the perfect pick. This plant is native to Brazil, Mexico and the West Indies. This plant has gorgeous, rich, shiny foliage that would be ideal in a space that is lacking greenery. It would be best places in a foyer, hallway, lounge room, or in big open spaces. This plant likes low light and needs to be watered once a week. 

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Mother-in-law’s Tongue 

The Mother-in-law’s Tongue is a tough plant to kill. This plant can go a month without being watered however it is recommended to water once a fortnight. It is a distinctive spikey and minimalistic plant. This plant is great for bedside tables, coffee tables, kitchen tables, and or shelfs. 

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ZZ Plant

The ZZ stands for zamioculcas zamiifolia which is native to East Africa. This plant can survive anywhere and through any weather condition. You cannot kill this plant. The ZZ plant likes low light and being watered once a week.  The ZZ Plant would be best placed in a bedroom, livingroom and or hallway. 

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The Cactus has always been my go to plant because if it can survive a desert it can survive in my house. There are several different types of cacti. Cacti can be placed in direct sunlight and require watering once a fortnight. They come in all shapes and sizes which make for great indoor plants. Depending on the size they can be placed on shelves, tables, balcony, side tables, and in lounge rooms if they are large. 

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Happy Gardening!  

Comments (2)

Great Help

Hi, The list of indoor plants is very helpful despite the fact that some black thumbs like me CAN still manage to kill some= even succulents. Thank you for the gardening download. I have several of your hose kits and look forward to purchasing other great products as my new backyard renovation is constructed: soaker hoses etc. Kind regards, Merilyn
, 17 January 2017

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Hi Merilyn, Thanks for the comment! Awesome to hear you have our product and are a fan! Don't worry I have black thumbs too I killed my cactus!!! But I know there is hope for us yet to improve and keep these 16 plants alive haha! Thanks, Monique

Bathroom plants

What plants would thrive in our large modern bathroom?
, 12 January 2017

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I would recommend the Dragon Tree, Rubber Plant, Philodendron, and Ponytail Palm. Sometimes with the humidity in the bathroom, you have to be careful maybe not to over water the plants. If these don't last maybe look at plastic plants for the bathroom because of the temperatures changes frequently and the light may not be enough unless it gets great direct sunlight. Hope this helps :), Thanks Monique
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