6 easy plants you can’t kill

easy plants

I think the thing I get asked about most is plants, especially now that it’s warming up and people want to bring spring indoors. It’s understandable, since I now have quite the collection (I think I have 50?). I recently shared my visit to Ott’s and Friday is Earth Day, so it only makes sense to share a handful of plants that I think are the easiest to keep alive (unless you just straight up aren’t watering them)! Here’s the 6 plants that I think even someone with a black thumb could keep alive if they put the tiniest effort in:

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1. Spider Plants

  • They can survive in shaded areas, but will thrive in indirect sunlight.
  • These plants will grow vines with more baby spider plants on the end. Clip them off, throw em in a cup of water, and within two weeks you’ll have roots to start new babies!

 

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2. Golden Pothos

  • This is a pretty fast growing plant. Let the vines go crazy or clip them and root more!
  • They do well in indirect sunlight, but I have some sitting far away from the window and they’re fine.
  • I like to put these in mason jars so the roots are visible. No worries about watering as often and they look really cool!

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3. Snake Plants

  • Seriously, you’d have to not water this plant for a month for it to die on you.
  • Also known as “mother-in-law’s tongue” which is kinda rad.
  • They can thrive in low light conditions, but really likes the sun! They’ll grow faster in a sunny window.
  • This plant really will thrive in neglect more than in being overly cared for, but try to water it every other, or every third week.

 

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4. Bamboo

  • These guys need indirect light!
  • Bamboo needs clean water, so make sure when you go through and water your plants once a week/every other week that you switch out the water that they’re hanging out in.

 

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5. Jade

  • These guys will be fine with indirect sunlight, but won’t hate you if they’re right up in the window.
  • They actually change color depending on the amount of light they get! More sunlight will turn the tips of your jade plant’s leaves red, and the stalk will become more woody.

 

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6. Parlour Palm

  • Thrive in shaded areas, but would be good in indirect sunlight. This plant is great for sprucing up a desk or shelf space.
  • Pretty slow growing, so they won’t need to be re-potted for a while.

 

easy plantsExtra tips on how to really not kill your plantseasy plants

  1. Pick ONE day a week to go through and water all your plants. Are you off Fridays? Then focus on just watering your plants on Fridays unless absolutely necessary.
  2. Research your plant. It really doesn’t hurt to just take a peek on Google into any extra facts and info on your plants! Treat em as an investment and take 5 extra minutes to google how much sun your plant really needs.
  3. Sometimes drooping leaves on your plant DOES NOT mean that your plant is thirsty. If you see the leaves drooping and an extra dose of water doesn’t help, chances are your plant is actually suffering from being root bound! That means the roots are so squished they’re not able to absorb any nutrients. If you think this is happening, put your plant into a bigger pot!
  4. Put your plant into a terracotta pot. It’ll help you keep from overwatering your plant by absorbing some of the water, and they’re good for drainage so you won’t rot your roots.
  5. Every few months, go through and fertilize your plants. They make their own food with water and sun (hello photosynthesis) but adding in some extra nutrients is good!

 

peasy plants My favorite places in the area to purchase plants easy plants
•  Ott’s, obviously (the selection is amazing)
•  Home Depot/Lowes (pothos/palms)
•  Ikea (palms/bamboo/pots)
•  Urban Jungle (good for succulents!)
 

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13 Comments

  1. Joan April 20, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Love this list as I did not know about this 🙂 Will definitely have to go get a few of these as I am so not a green thumb lol Great to know 🙂 Appreciate you sharing, thank you!!

    • thegoldsister@gmail.com April 22, 2016 / 10:50 am

      No problem! Good luck with the new plant friends!!

  2. Katie April 20, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    LOVE !! THANK YOU <3 So glad I subscribed to your emails! Needed this shortcut to set up my office with some plants!!

    • thegoldsister@gmail.com April 22, 2016 / 10:50 am

      Of course chica!

  3. Kaley April 20, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    I’ve totally killed a bamboo plant before! I got a stunning succulent plant from a friend’s wedding and I may have also killed a couple of those…

    I definitely want to look into getting some more plants for my space, though! These are going on my to-buy list! Thanks for sharing. 😀

    • thegoldsister@gmail.com April 22, 2016 / 10:53 am

      Oh no!! What kind of succulent? I’ve definitely killed a few of those. Try putting em in a cup of water (like a mason jar) instead of in a pot! I have a lot of succulents I just set and forget in water and they seem to do pretty well. 🙂

  4. Alice April 21, 2016 / 7:58 am

    Nice! Does your cat leave your plants alone? Mine always try to nibble on plants, flowers, anything, it’s hard to find safe but appropriate places for plants, so far I only have a little greenhouse that sits on a windowsill but it gets extremely sunny there. I was thinking of hanging up some high shelves but none of my walls get much sunlight high up so this list is a good one.

    • thegoldsister@gmail.com April 22, 2016 / 10:54 am

      Yea George pretty much leaves my plants alone (maybe because he’s older?), which is good because a lot are not safe for pets. I was thinking of sharing a DIY for a hanging macrame pot, that might be helpful to keep the plants out of the way if you don’t want to add a shelf!

      • Alice April 23, 2016 / 1:04 pm

        Oh yeah, hanging pots! I didn’t think of those, that’s actually a great idea, I have hooks in my ceiling already. I wonder if my cats wouldn’t spend all day plotting how to get at it though haha, I’ll definitely have to stick to cat safe plants just in case, they’re real menaces.

  5. Inez April 21, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    This is amazing! Haha. Thanks for sharing. I will be pinning for later. ?

    • thegoldsister@gmail.com April 22, 2016 / 10:56 am

      Thank you!!

  6. Celeste April 22, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Ha! My kind of post! Love this, and great info!

  7. Nellwyn April 22, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    This is a great post, thank you!
    I’m a notorious plant murderer but I’m trying to change so this is a huge help in my quest to develop a greener thumb!

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