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15 Hard to Kill House Plants that Are Super Low Maintenance

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Adding a touch of green to your home is a great way to make it look stylish and beautiful. Hanging plants are beautiful and have become trendy in recent years mostly because they are easy to grow and maintain.

While they are a great way to add dimension to a bare room and make it trendy and stylish, you don’t want plants that require a lot of care. So, here are 15 hard-to-kill house plants that are super low maintenance—anyone would love to add them to their home.

All these plants are hard to kill and low on maintenance and even the laziest gardener will be able to keep them around. Sounds great, huh?

So, whether you want to try out plants inspired by Pinterest or born with a green thumb, they are suitable for just about anyone.

15 Beautiful but Hard to Kill Hanging Plants

1. Spider Plant

The spider plant is one of the most popular and easiest to grow making it perfect for beginners. Due to their unique appearance, they make a room look beautiful.

According to NASA’s clean air study, spider plants can filter formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene from the air. So, spider plants offer 2 benefits—they make your room look good and filter the air of toxins.

2. Boston Fern

Boston Fern or Sword Fern is one of the most common houseplants today. It is a natural survivor and its beautiful arching leaves adds vibrancy to any space.

Boston fern is also credited with improving air quality and is non-toxic too!

3. Asparagus Fern

Asparagus fern is virtually indestructible and its graceful green vines covered in tiny bright green leaves are a delight and add to the beauty of any room.

These plants can cause allergies to pets and children if their skin comes in contact with the plants and is toxic if ingested.

4. Bromeliad

Bromeliad is one of the most beautiful and low-maintenance flowering hanging plants. Their flowers may take a long time to bloom but they are worth the wait.

The best part about them is their ability to grow even without soil. They will give an exotic and dramatic look to your home.

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5. String of Pearls

I have to admit that I was fascinated by the String of Pearls at first sight. It’s unique because of its leaves which grow into spherical little balls. Plus it is extremely easy to take care of, just leave it in a place with sunlight and keep the soil moist.

6. English Ivy

English Ivy is a beautiful but quick-spreading plant and looks good as a vine or hanging plant. It looks attractive and is best suited for a cooler spot as it’s not too fond of warmth.

7. Devil’s IvyDevil's Ivy Hanging Plant

Devil’s Ivy is a climber and got its name because it can survive in any condition from acidic to alkaline which makes it almost impossible to kill. Its trailing stems carry heart-shaped leaves and can have multiple colors (gold is the most popular).

But Devil’s Ivy is mildly toxic, so make sure your children and pets don’t chew on it or ingest it.

8. Peperomia

Hanging peperomia varieties are hard to find compared to other peperomia varieties but they are equally easy to maintain. These plants are fancy and known for their ornamental foliage.

9. Ficusficus pumila

Ficus or Figs are among the most popular indoor plants mostly because they are easy to grow and maintain. Creeping Fig or Ficus Pumila is the best hanging variety of this plant.

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The beautiful variegated varieties of the Creeping Fig are more difficult to locate than the solid green type but it’s worth the effort.

10. Air Plant

As indicated by their name, air plants (real name Tillandsia) don’t need soil to grow as they get the majority of their nutrients from the air.

These little beauties can grow just about anywhere with protection from winds making them the perfect houseplants.

The plants with silver foliage are hardier than green ones. Air plants just might be the most low-maintenance plants you’ll ever grow.

11. String of Bananas

String of Bananas

This plant is unique and amazing—unique because of its leaves which resemble bananas and amazing because it grows like crazy.

It is not fussy about care as well, just leave in a warm and bright area but not under direct sunlight. It can go without water for 2 weeks!

It is also known as ‘Fishhook Plant’ and ‘String of Fishhooks’.

12. Dichondra Silver Falls

Dichondra Silver falls

It is an amazing trailing plant and looks stunning with its silvery-green foliage cascading from a hanging basket. It’s low on maintenance and prefers sunlight and dry growing conditions.

13. Fishbone Cactus

fishbone cactus

The unique appearance of this stunning plant is a real eye-catcher and can grow virtually everywhere with absolutely minimal care. Due to its unique appearance, it is also known as Ric Rac, Zigzag, and Fishbone orchid cactus.

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Fishbone cactus thrives in indirect light and prefers to dry out between watering.

14. Snake Plant

It is an extremely hardy plant—it can be neglected for a month and still look fresh.

They thrive in low light and humidity, so it’s best to place them in your bathroom. It only needs watering when the soil is dry to the touch. It looks beautiful with its snappy and tall leaves.

Plus, it can get rid of dangerous formaldehyde, a chemical used in a lot of cleaning products around your home. Though they look better when not hung up, they are good for those with the so-called ‘black thumb’.

15. Christmas Cactus

Christmas cactus is a great addition to nearly any home or office space and can thrive for many years with minimal care. It is renowned for its uniqueness and spectacular flowers which come in a variety of bloom colors including white, red, orange, purple, and shades of pink.

Put it anywhere and your home will definitely look like one of those trendy rooms you desire, just make sure not to keep it under direct sunlight.


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Now, you no longer have to worry about killing your green friends even if you are busy —these low-maintenance plants don’t need your attention always! For any questions about these plants, shoot a comment below! We’d love to hear from you and help you out!