Hard to Kill House Plants – Our Top 10
A handy guide for you plant killers out there. Here is our Top 10 of the hardest plants to kill. Click on the title or image to purchase a plant. We are always happy to give you advice on our plants and caring for your indoor plants once they arrive at your home or office. Feel free to call or contact us here.
The Aspidistra will tolerate most light conditions except direct sun. To thrive well it needs a fair amount of water during the growing season, although it likes to dry out between watering. If you have chosen a dark area for your plant the watering needs to be less so be careful not to over water.
The rubber plant (Ficus Elastica) is a popular ornamental plant from the Ficus genus. Also the Ficus Elastica has a woody stem with thick oval shape dark green glossy leaves and will survive well in a nice brightly lit spot. The elastica is a great air cleaning plant so an office or home would benefit greatly from this stunning specimen.
3 – Kentia Palm
This classic indoor palm known as the Kentia is native to Australia.The Kentia palm also known as the Howea Forsteriana has elegant structured lush green leaves and is fairly easy to maintain. The Kentia Palm is a truly timeless specimen that will compliment any home or office.
The Philodendron Scandens also known, as the heartleaf plant is an elegant slender moss pole plant with luxurious glossy green leaves. The Philodendron Scandens is perfect for the home or office and will work well in a light low light. The philodendron is very easy to care for.
5 – Pony Tail Palm
This Beautiful specimen grows slowly. The plant will do ok in a slightly shady spot, however it does need bright light for success. If you can provide some sun you will see the plant producing lush new visible leaves, i.e. more light equals more growth.
6 – Sansevieria
This makes a change from the usual “Mother in Law’s Tongue”. The leaves form cylindrical spikes. It is an interesting and unusual gift, but perhaps not for the Mother-in-law
Devil’s Ivy are great plants for giving “colour” in poor light. This gorgeous green and gold marbled epipremnum, also known as the ‘devils ivy’ and ‘golden pothos’is a highly versatile and air purifying plant that would brighten up any home or indoor space. The epipremnum is a charismatic specimen with glossy heart shaped leaves. It would compliment most if not all interior styles and would be the finishing touch to any space.
The timeless ‘Eternity Plant’ or Zamioculcas is a prehistoric beauty that would compliment any interior setting whether traditional or modern. Also known as the ZZ plant that grows strongly from a tuber to a height of about 1.1m, Easy to grow – designers and dinosaurs love them.
The calming delicate Peace Lily, also known as the Spathiphyllum, will brighten your room and day. The Peace Lily is one of the most air purifying plants from the Araceae family. The Lily has white sail like flowers against a deep green foliage. This is an iconic plant and easy to care for. However, you will need to remember to water it!
10 – Anthurium
This Anthurium has a waxy red flower and deep glossy green leaves. Flowers will keep coming if the plant is fed and kept in good light. Also known as the Flamingo Flower and Painted Tongue. Planted in a lovely Lechuza Classico or Quadro planter.