3 Hard to Kill Houseplants for Busy Moms

My husband is a green thumb. I on the other hand, kill anything that’s green. I leave the watering and pruning to him. But even though I have a hard time nurturing plant-life, I love having it around. We fill our home with greenery and over the years I’ve learned how to keep a handful of plants alive. Well, I’ve learned what houseplants are hard to kill. Here are three houseplants that will stylishly add to your home decor, improve air quality in your space, and help you maintain your sanity.

  1. Sansevieria Trifasciata or Snake Plant

    The care for these simple, green, straight-leafed plants is the easiest I’ve found. If you forget to water them for two months, who cares? If you water them a little too much, no big deal? Filtered sun or no sun at all? They aren’t worried. They are almost impossible to kill. If you want to do right by them though, allow soil to dry out between waterings, fertilize during the growing season and give them indirect light.

  2. Tilandsia or Air Plants

    I hesitated to include these, because honeslty most of the time I can’t tell if these are alive or dead. Ha! I keep them long after they’ve left this bodily world because even after they’re gone they still make a nice decoration. But, I digress, they are extremely hardy. if you want to keep them alive, give them bright filtered light, and soak them with mist once a week during the summer and once a month during the winter. No soil needed!

  3. Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily

    What’s better than a plant that literally shows you when it needs water? These hardy green plants flower with a pretty white lily and after the flower falls off they add a nice greenery to your home. They are low maintenance and adaptable to a lot of different home conditions. When they need water the leaves will start to droop. Give them a drink and within a couple of hours they spring back to life.

What other easy houseplants do you love? Let us know in the comments!

Photo by Kara Eads.