"Do you have any plants that are hardy, low-maintenance, something that I can't kill?"
This is by far one of the most common enquiries we have about indoor plants we encounter daily. Whether you are the notorious "black thumb", a new indoor plant collector or an experienced gardener looking to expand your plant gang, here are 10 hardy indoor plants for you selected by the Interior Jungle crew (in no particular order).
1. Monstera Deliciosa
The elegant and timeless Swiss Cheese plant is a hardy indoor plant because of its vigorous growing habit and high tolerance to tough whether conditions and. Did you know they can grow from a stem cutting?
Monstera Deliciosa (Fruit Salad Plant)
2. Peace Lily
Peace lilies have a great reputation of being almost "unkillable". Their leaves will droop in a very noticeable when they are thirsty. They are also easy to propagate, making them a very common indoor plant.
Peace Lily Spathiphyllum
Variegated Peace Lily 'Domino'
3. Cast Iron Plant
Despite its slower-growing nature, Cast Iron Plant can tolerate tough indoor conditions, such as, low light, poor air quality and infrequent watering. It is also pet-friendly, easy to propagate and a very forgiving plant.
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)
4. Lady Palm
Lady Palm is another low-light tolerant indoor plant that is commonly found in shopping centres, offices, cafes and restaurants. Their narrow leaves make them quite distinct from other palm varieties.
Lady Palm (Rhapis Excelsa)
Lady Palm (Rhapis Excelsa)
5. ZZ Plant
Its highly glossy foliage may remind you of artificial plants but it is a real indoor plant! An extremely impressive adaptation of the ZZ plant is store water in its root system so it can survive without water for months. As long as you keep this plant under-watered, it will stay shiny and alive!
Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamifolia)
Little Zanzibar 'Zenzii' (Zamioculcas zamifolia)
6. Chinese Evergreens
Originating from South East Asia, the Chinese Evergreens is a low-maintenance indoor plant that can survive low-light conditions and infrequent watering. They often come in a huge variety of colours.
7. Devil's Ivy
Devil's Ivy can grow in low-light situations with infrequent watering. It styles well as a trailing plant on bench spaces, such as, on top of a book shelf, to achieve the waterfall look.
Within the Epipremnum family, there are also many cultivars with various variegations (colourful-zones) to choose from. They are a great choice for beginners!
Devil's Ivy Hanging Basket (Epipremnum Aureum)
Pothos Green Dragon Hanging Basket (Epipremnum Aureum)
8. Snake Plant
Renowned as the "Mother in law's tongue", Sansevieria is essentially a succulent that can tolerant low light and under-watering. Specimens, such as, the Whale Fins are harder to come by and are a collector's favourite.
Snake Plant/ Mother-in-law's tongue
Whale Fin Snake Plant
9. Chain of Heart
Chain of heart is a very hardy succulent that can survive low light corners and style well as a trailing plant. It's sophisticated, elegant look and heart shape makes it a popular choice as indoor plants.
Chain of Heart Ceropegia Woodii
Variegated Chain of Heart (Ceropegia woodii Variegata)
10. Heart Leaf Philodendron
Last but not least, Philodendron Cordatum is a vigorous creeping plant. They can grow in low light conditions and survive under watering, especially when established.
Heart Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron Cordatum)