12 Houseplants That Don’t Die Easily

Keeping houseplants alive can be tricky, especially if you are not one of the more green-fingered people out there! However, there are a good few houseplants that don’t die easily – invest in a few of the following, and you can have a great indoor jungle in no time.

Houseplants That Don’t Die Easily

houseplants that don't die easily

Money Tree

The Money Tree, unlike ACTUAL money, is very easy to look after and keep healthy. It doesn’t need a lot of attention, making it great for the less green-thumbed among us!

This tree likes a full to partial sun position, which makes it perfect for one of your lighter rooms.

It will not need much water – in fact it really hates to sit in sogginess – so you will only have to give it a drink when the soil looks dry.


This elegant plant will happily grace your home and need very little input from you in order to survive and thrive.

It will grow in water, which only needs replacing every now and then, and it is also happy in low light conditions.

There is also a rumor that Bamboo can improve your Feng Shui – whether or not you believe this, it’s still a lovely and fairly indestructible plant to have around.

Air Plants

Air plants are great fun, and a real talking point in your indoor growing area – they don’t even need any soil!

All you ever need to do to these little plants is soak them well every two weeks, then leave them well alone in indoor light.

They will look beautiful, bring oxygen to your home, and be a great talking point – for years, because you will really struggle to kill them!


Unlike many other plants, this one will happily bounce back after repotting and requires very little maintenance.

Kalanchoes are great for lazy gardeners – they will put on a very pretty flower display which lasts and lasts, and it doesn’t need too much water.

These little beauties like a partial sun position, which is great for those who want a low maintenance, unfussy houseplant.

Peace Lily

This plant has a reputation for being incredibly easy to keep alive – and it lives up to this reputation very well!

It will let you know when it needs watering as its leaves will droop – you can happily hold off on the watering until you see this.

They are also unfussy about their light conditions, and actually thrive pretty well in lower light conditions.


Another very interesting plant that needs very little input to thrive, Bromeliads are beautiful and very interesting plants.

You won’t have to remember to water the soil; you simply water the plant from the top and it will absorb the moisture that pools in its leaves.

This plant will be happy being left well alone, and iit is not too fussy about its light and feeding requirements either.



Pothos are one of the best plants for you if you have a reputation for killing off your houseplants.

They don’t mind what sort of light conditions they have – although they won’t thank you for putting them in direct sunlight for too long!

Pothos are equally happy in soil that has dried out as they are in soil that has been overwatered – they will generally grow happily in any conditions.


Orchids have a terrible reputation for being really hard to look after, but the reality is they just don’t need too much attention!

Keep them in an indirect sunlight position; they don’t like it too bright as they are used to dappled rainforest light.

You will only need to water your Orchid around once a fortnight – any more than this will cause them problems.


These beautiful little plants are a lazy gardener’s dream! They really don’t need a lot of attention in order to thrive.

You will only need to water them around once a week or every 10 days – less often if the soil is still moist.

They like bright, indirect light and very little fussing, and they will reward you with their beautiful, heart shaped blooms.


Cactus and succulents are great for absent minded gardeners, as they will just grow without too much attention.

They are drought tolerant because they hail from the deserts, and they aren’t too fussy about their light requirements.

Most cacti are also very slow growing, which is great for the indoor gardener who doesn’t want to do too much maintenance.

Spider Plant

This plant is attractive, with its variegated leaves and its trailing fronds – and it has the added bonus of being very hard to kill!

Spider plants will thrive even in poor soil, and they don’t need to be watered too often in order to survive.

You also don’t have to worry about finding the perfect lighting conditions for it – it is equally happy in low light as it is direct light (just watch that the leaves don’t get scorched).

Rubber Plant

This is a great plant for those who want to fill a lower-lighted area with a beautiful plant – and also for those who are absent minded about watering!

The rubber plant is perfectly happy in low light conditions, and it won’t have a problem if you forget to water it.

It is a good idea to wipe those wide, glossy leaves now and then, but apart from that your Rubber Plant won’t need too much maintenance – and you only need to repot it every few years!

Final Thoughts

As you can see, even if you have a reputation for killing plants without even trying, there are some solutions – find a plant that is harder to kill than others and you’ll be laughing!

There is the perfect plant out there for everyone, even those of us who forget about our green babies once in a while – and, as you can see, some of them actually prefer a bit off neglect.

2 thoughts on “12 Houseplants That Don’t Die Easily”

    • Some cactus can survive in low light, but most need at least 4 hours of bright sunlight a day. They are extremely hard to kill, it’s true, but they will struggle without enough light.


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