5 Plants That Are Impossible to Kill

Posted by Nicole Capó Martínez on

Do you kill plants?

Not on purpose, obviously. But have you purchased new greens and come home one day to find them looking... Less than ideal?

You're not alone, we promise. In fact, one of our most frequently asked questions is:

"Are there any plants I won't accidentally kill?"

If that question hit a little too close to home, this roundup is just for you. We've compiled our favorite plants that are so easy to keep alive, even you can do it.

Read on for our top 5 plants that are impossible to kill:

Snake Plant

If you recognize the name, it's likely due to how popular Snake Plants have become among low-light apartment renters in the last few years. These trendy but unique-looking plants do well in spots that lack sunlight -- In fact, these plants are hardy enough to survive most conditions, from full sun to virtually no sun. And don't worry about under-watering them, either. As we like to say: the more you ignore them, the happier they are. Snake plants like to be watered 1-2 times a month. 


ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia (aka. "ZZ Plant") is an extremely cool-looking option that can survive low-light conditions and doesn't need to be watered frequently. It's a great air purifier as well, perfect if you're cramped in a small apartment in the middle of the winter! You might also find this under the names Zanzibar Gem, Welcome Plant, and Cardboard Plant. Like with Snake Plants, water when the soil is dry, about 1-2 times a month.



We've written about these before since they're such a popular, easy, and beautiful plant option! Pothos and Philodendron are technically two different kinds of plants, but the care is much the same: they thrive in bright indirect light but will do well in low-light. The leaves droop when the plant is feeling thirsty, so it tells you when to water it! Though if you're someone who likes to have a schedule, we recommend watering when the first two inches of soil have dried out, roughly once per week.



If you're looking for a larger-scale plant that's easy to care for, look no further than the Dracaena, or Dragon Tree. These low-maintenance plants come in lots of different varieties, so you're sure to find one you love. Though they thrive in bright, indirect sun, they'll survive in medium or low light. Watering varies by varietal, but if you're looking for one that doesn't need a lot of water, we'd suggest the Dracaena Marginata, which is draught-tolerant.


If your home receives very bright sunlight (through unobstructed windows that face South or West), and you want a plant that can survive being forgotten about, congratulations! You are the ideal candidate for a cactus. The easiest way to kill a cactus is to overwater it, so go ahead: forget about it. These want to be watered roughly once a month, or once the soil has become bone-dry. As long as they're receiving plenty of bright, direct sun, they'll be so happy, you'll be patting yourself on the back for all of your (not) hard work.


Ready to say yes to the... plant? We've got you covered! Order one of our favorites for pickup or delivery, here.

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