11 Houseplants That Are Invincible

Updated: Oct. 20, 2023

Well, maybe they're not really invincible but they're as close as it gets

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Snake Plant

The snake plant needs very little water, and it doesn’t require an abundance of sunlight, so it makes a great winter plant. Snake plants can even be left alone for a couple of weeks if you decide to escape to a warmer locale for a winter getaway.

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Aloe Vera

Try growing some aloe vera this winter so it’s ready to use when you get that summer sunburn! Aloe vera doesn’t need direct light, but it does need a warmer room. Try keeping aloe vera in a south or west facing part of your home and water it just once a week as it prefers dry soil. If you’re looking for tips to grow more succulents, then here are a few essential tips for jade plant care.

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Succulents can thrive with little water so they make the perfect plant for those who may tend to forget watering. Try planting succulents in a DIY terrarium.

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Jasmine plants produce white flowers that you can easily train to grow around a hoop. They do enjoy cooler temperatures at night and some daytime sunlight, making them a good option for winter growing.

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Staghorn Fern

You can keep a staghorn fern thriving with medium light and moderate moisture. These ferns do well in baskets hung from the ceiling.

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Zebra Plant

A zebra plant will add some personality to your space with its striped leaves. Zebra pants do well in high humidity, so add one to your bathroom for a fresh look.

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Spider Plant

Spider plants are a popular indoor plant choice as they help improve the air quality of your home. This plant requires light, so make sure it’s near a south or west facing window, but keep it out of direct light as the leaves can scorch. It needs occasional watering.

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If conditions are right for the cyclamen, the flowers can last a long time. Various colors are available, including red, purple, white and pink. A Christmastime favorite, cyclamens do well with filtered light and a temperature of no more than 65 degrees F. The soil should be kept moist.

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Peace Lily

The peace lily likes medium to low sunlight and it only needs water when the soil is dry. The peace lily is another popular choice for winter growing as it helps improve air quality.

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Streptocarpus, aka Cape Primrose, is a popular choice for indoor growing because the orchid-like flowers have a long bloom period. They thrive in indirect light and can come back to life if neglected for long periods of time.

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Cast-Iron Plant

If you’ve got a cast-iron stomach you can eat just about anything. Well, the cast-iron plant can withstand just about anything. It grows slow, prefers high humidity, lower temperatures and is perfect for low-light rooms. Check out one way to add light to a dark room.