Four Unkillable Houseplants

Tuesday December 05, 2017 Written by Amy

If you're the kind of person who can make a cactus… well, cactus, then you'll appreciate these four plants that thrive on neglect. 

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Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

Creature of the night? Blinds drawn during the day to keep out that pesky sun? Try the Zamioculcas zamiifolia, or ZZ for short. This glossy-leafed wonder can survive in near-darkness. Perfect for you horticultural vampires.

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If you’re going for a Zen-forest vibe, give bamboo a go. You can literally stick it in a jar of water and walk away. Plus, it makes us think of pandas which can only be a good thing for your chi.

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Want a gaudy neon jungle in your dingy, cold terrace house? Try the Anthurium, also creepily called the “boy flower” thanks to its… endowments. You need to get the soil right – a mix of potting mix, peat and orchid bark – but otherwise, this is one hardy fella. 


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Add a few bromeliads, the same family as pineapples, and it’s time to put your feet up with a cold ale in your tropical wonderland. This gardening thing ain’t so hard. Chin chin.