What plants live a very long time

The 10 plants that can hardly be killed

Do you even receive plastic flowers? We'll show you ten plants that are not only (almost) indestructible, but also look good.

Potted plants make every home more homely and beautiful. But not all people are blessed with green fingers. If you still want a bit of green in your living room, you can use plastic plants. Or else he chooses one of these ten plants that are guaranteed to thrive for a long time even with garden dyslexics.


1. Succulents

These easy-care survivors are at home wherever there is little water. So perfect for notorious people who forget about casting. The succulents prefer a sunny, warm place (for example on the windowsill). Your soil should preferably be sandy, loose and have good water drainage, as the desert plants are sensitive to waterlogging. At best, the plants should be watered once a week; the soil should dry completely between each watering. However, the succulents can also handle it if they are forgotten.

2. Philodendron

The philodendron, also known as tree friend, is not only tough, it also cleans the stuffy air and thus helps to improve the indoor climate. The philodendron prefers partial shade and a soil with good water drainage. Once the top layers of the earth have dried, it's time to give it water. In summer the philodendron can tolerate a cut of its leaves and shoots, otherwise it will quickly become too big for its pot.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is not only a popular skin product, it also makes a good impression as a houseplant. She likes it warm and sunny, as the soil she prefers sand and good water permeability. It should also be watered every one to two weeks when the soil has dried up. After its inflorescence has wilted, it should be cut off, this encourages the development of new flowers.

4. Yucca palm

Yucca palms are not only nice to look at, they are also quite undemanding. They are known for their tolerance to long dry periods, which is why they do not have to be watered regularly. As a rough rule, you should give the yucca palm some water every 10 to 14 days. Otherwise, the palm tree likes it warm and bright, but does not tolerate the direct incidence of sunlight so well.

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5. Cobbler palm

In English, the cobbler palm is also called "cast iron plant" (freely translated "cast iron plant"). This name makes perfect sense, after all, the cobbler palm tolerates little light, extreme temperatures and long periods of drought. Nevertheless, it is advisable to keep the cobbler palm in a light to partially shaded location and to water it every two to three weeks when the soil is well dried out.

6. Bow hemp

Bow hemp also tolerates poor environmental conditions such as little light, drought and high temperature fluctuations. He likes it full sun and not too humid. It should only be watered when the soil has already dried out (about once a week). In winter, you should water the bow hemp only once a month, as the plants take a break from growing here and otherwise there is a risk of rot due to waterlogging.

7. Dragon tree

Like its mystical namesake, the dragon tree is robust and forgives mistakes in its care. It grows best in bright light that does not shine directly on it. But it survives even in extremely little light, but then its growth is delayed. Even if he gets by with little water, it is okay to water abundantly from March to October if care is taken to prevent waterlogging. Otherwise, only the yellow and brown leaves should be removed regularly and dust should be removed from the leaves.

8. Tillandsia

Tillandsias are not only extremely easy to care for, they are also decorative eye-catchers. After all, these plants (in the truest sense of the word) only need air and love. As "air plants", Tillandsia can do without any soil. Every one to three weeks the plants should be placed in water for a few hours, otherwise only indirect sunlight and a lot of air are of elementary importance for these special plants.

9. Rubber tree

The rubber tree tolerates different lighting conditions and likes an even, moist soil in order to thrive optimally. Nevertheless, it should not be flooded, otherwise it can start to rot. Dust can build up on its large leaves over time, which should be removed with a damp cloth. The rubber tree also cleans the air and can provide a good indoor climate.

10. Money tree

The money tree, also known as the lucky or penny tree, is a popular ornamental plant that is also considered to be very robust. She likes a sunny spot by the window and loose soil that drains off water well. To avoid waterlogging, the money tree should not be watered too regularly. The soil should be dry again between watering. If the leaves of the money tree also become soft and can be easily squeezed together, it is clear that the next watering should take place.

tip: Even houseplants that can hardly be killed enjoy a good supply of nutrients. For indoor plants, an organic liquid fertilizer such as our Plantura organic indoor & green plant fertilizer is the perfect choice. This is administered quickly and easily via the irrigation water.

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I am a student of agricultural sciences and a real village child. At home I have a small vegetable garden that I tend and look after, and I prefer to spend the time outside. When I'm not outdoors, I love to write. My love is not only for plants and writing, but also especially for the animal world.
Favorite fruit: currants and raspberries.
Favorite vegetables: salsify, savoy cabbage and potatoes.