House plants can add interest to any space! If you want your home to feel welcoming, trees and flowers definitely do the trick. Perhaps you love the idea of having plants but are worried about them dying. After all, not everyone has a green thumb! In this blog post, we’re going to share a few of the best Kansas City house plants that are hard to kill.

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What To Look For

We know not everyone has the time or energy to keep up with watering and caring for their plants. As a result, a lot of us can admit to killing a plant or two while trying out a beginner’s gardening phase! Give greenery another shot in your home with plants that are easy to care for. Characteristics to look for in easily managed plants are:

  • Those that grow in low-light
  • Those that love room temperature
  • Those that grow well in potting soil
  • Those that don’t require a ton of water

Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)

Pothos are yellow, white, and green plants that are also known as the devil’s vine or ivy. They thrive in indirect light and can grow in regular house temperatures and potting soil. For instance, you can allow the leaves to dry out before repeating watering! Pothos can grow up to thirty feet long, but their heart-shaped leaves can be cut short if you prefer. 

Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

You can forget to water this plant for a few weeks! If you have a busy schedule and the tendency to forget, that is quite alright. These plants have tall, stiff, green leaves and some have yellow stripes. They thrive in low light and can also be known as mother in laws tongue!

Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea Seifrizii)

Bamboo Palm’s are often found in offices. They enjoy humid environments and either low or indirect light! Most importantly, these plants require a minimum amount of upkeep.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)

These plants can be found in light green or a variation of green and white. They enjoy being in a pot, thrive in bright indirect light, and don’t need to be watered often! Spider Plant’s are perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)

Aloe Vera is beautiful and easy to grow! Got a sunburn? Its cooling gel will make your skin feel brand new! These plants are best grown in succulent potting soil and indirect light. Keep them by a sunny window and don’t overwater.

Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata)

Madagascar Dragon Tree’s are vivid plants that can grow up to 20 feet outside and one to six feet inside. They can thrive in different temperatures and indirect light. In addition, they need large pots and water when the top half of well-draining soil is dry!

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema Sp.)

This plant has stunning green and silver leaves. They are slow-growing, sturdy, and require low light. No need to panic if you miss watering your Chinese Evergreen!

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum Wallisii)

Peace Lilies are one of the most common and loved houseplants! They come in several sizes and are known for their green plumage and white flowers that resemble peace signs. Therefore, they are a perfect and simple addition to any home!

Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana)

These plants come in several shades, ranging from red, white, yellow, orange, and pink. Small flowers grow out of the dark green leaves, and this plant only needs to be watered when the soil dries out. A bright and sunny windowsill is the perfect spot for a Flaming Katy to live!

Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)

Jade plants represent money and good luck! Why wouldn’t you want one of these in your home? They have thick wooden stems and green oval leaves. They need bright direct sun for a few hours a day but can get by with mainly indirect light. 

Zebra Haworthia (Haworthiopsis Fasciata)

Zebra Haworthia are smaller plants with pearly stripes. They grow best in bright, direct light and pots with good drainage. That is to say, they require minimal effort!

Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea Recurvata)

This peculiar plant grows a large base with long leafy streamers. It can grow up to 30 feet outdoors, but about four feet indoors. Plant it in succulent potting mix, use a pot with good drainage, and keep the soil pretty dry. 

Umbrella Tree (Schefflera)

Umbrella Trees have umbrella-shaped glossy leaves and do well in bright, direct light. Use a pot with good soil and drainage, and water thoroughly!

Hindu Rope Plant (Hoya Carnosa Compacta)

The Hindu Rope Plant’s have twisting, rope-like vines and can survive a little neglect! Just place it on a windowsill where it can get direct and indirect light in a well-draining potting mix.

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