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What are hard to kill houseplants

Let's face it, most people out there don't have a green thumb, but there are some plants that are not only easy to take care of, but even kind of hard to kill.

These plants will add a bit of green to your living space with little effort on your part. Having plants around has many benefits such as helping to purify the air in your home by removing toxins and converting carbon dioxide to oxygen.

In addition to purifyig your air, they also release moisture vapour as they breath during photosysthesis, which can help increase humidity around your home, helping with respitory ailments.

Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)

  • lighting: bright
  • water: keep soil lightly moist spring through fall, slightly drier in winter, don't let soil get waterlogged
  • temperature: 18-24°C (65-75°F)
  • soil: normal potting soil

Devil's Ivy (Pothos)

  • lighting: medium indirect
  • water: Allow soil to dry slightly between watering. It will not tolerate soggy soil.
  • temperature: 17-30°C (63-86°F)
  • soil: normal potting soil
  • warning: can be toxic to small animals and children if ingested


  • lighting: full sun
  • water: regularly from spring through fall, sparingly in winter, be careful not to drench the soil
  • temperature: 18-24°C (65-75°F)
  • soil: use a potting mix that drains well

Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

  • lighting: indirect
  • temperature: 15-25°C (59-77°F)
  • soil: normal potting soil or water (grows better in soil)

Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)

  • lighting: sun, part-sun, shade
  • water: wet, moist, moderate, dry
  • soil: normal potting soil

Aloe Vera

  • lighting: full sun
  • water: drench the soil and let it become barely moist between waterings
  • temperature: 10-24°C (50-75°F)
  • soil: soil that retains water yet drains well