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30 Gorgeous Indoor Plants That Are Almost Impossible to Kill

These sturdy beauties can handle a little neglect.

Maybe you just spent hours on Pinterest or have been wanting to want to create a more relaxing bedroom to retreat to at the end of your day. Whatever your reason, adding more green, luscious leaves to your home can be a great way to freshen up your place and create a calming environment.

Of course, not everyone has a green thumb when it comes to keeping plants thriving, but that’s alright because there are plenty of hard-to-kill houseplants out there that you can fill your rooms with. Don’t be fooled by their delicate appearance, they are more durable than you think; some can even withstand some serious neglect. So instead of trying to individually tend to each plant’s frequent watering schedules, we are sharing some of the best indoor plants that don’t require a ton of attention at all.

Before you set your heart on a plant you found on Amazon, you need to evaluate what kind is best suited for the amount of sunlight the room gets on a daily basis. Does it get direct sunlight, indirect sunlight or stays shady? Plants like yucca, ponytail palm and jade love a sunny room while other species like pothos, prayer plants and dracaena prefer shadier areas.

Once you’ve found the perfect indoor plant for its environment, you can have it delivered to your home — super easy! But of course, if you rather be on the safe side and not deal with any maintenance, then an artificial plant is your best bet! However, you’d be surprised how easy it is to take care of these hard-to-kill houseplants that we are sharing. Go ahead and give it a go!

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Paddle Plant
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The paddle plant is a bold succulent that has big, round leaves with pink tips. These plants favor bright light so you can have it sit right on a sunny windowsill to soak in all the rays. These also like to be on the drier side, so don’t worry if you forget to water from time to time — they can take it!

Lady Palm
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Having a full and vibrant palm in your home is always a nice addition and the lady palm is a great one to start off with. Unlike other types of palms, this one is easier to care for and only needs indirect sunlight.

String of Pearls
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Add this little guy to a shelf and watch it trail down. Make sure that you place it in bright, indirect sunlight and water every one to two weeks.

Bulb-Albuca Namaquensis
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This is a quirky and fun plant to keep around! It’s not only easy to care for but when it blooms, it gives off sweet vanilla-like scents.

Peperomia
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These colorful plants grow great indoors. They also hold water in their stems and leaves, making them drought tolerant. When watering, make sure not to over water and check to see if the soil is completely dry in between watering sessions

Pothos
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Calling all black thumbs: This trailing vine has earned the nickname "devil's ivy" for its ability to withstand nearly pitch-black conditions as well as under- and over-watering.

Agloenema Chinese Evergreen
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California Tropicals

"If you're more of a waterer, an excellent plant is a Chinese evergreen," Fried says. Aglaonema can withstand excess H2O, and it comes in a spectrum of colors, including green, pink, white, and red.

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Mini Jade Plant
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Jade retains water in its round leaves, so it can sometimes survive more than a month without any attention whatsoever. "If they do get water, they start to rehydrate and grow," says Neil Mattson, an associate professor in the horticulture department at Cornell University. Position it in a sunny window (south- or west-facing, preferably) and water when the soil feels dry.

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Asparagus Fern

This fluffy plant tolerates a lot more abuse than other ferns — thanks to the fact that it's technically not a fern. Asparagus setaceus adapts to both bright spots and darker corners. Keep the soil moist and it'll thrive.

Chinese Money Plant
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California Tropicals

Pilea peperomioides grows best in a shady spot (or winter windowsill) with weekly watering, according to The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery. Bonus: You can replant the offshoots that sprout from the base of the stem and give them as gifts.

Yucca
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The recipe for a happy yucca is easy: sun, sun, and more sun. Plant in a container deep enough to balance the top-heavy woody stems and water sparingly.

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Air Plant
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You can keep the potting soil in the shed for this one. Tillandsia grows without dirt altogether. "Just dunk them in water for about two or three hours every 10 days or so," says Tovah Martin, expert gardener and author of The Indestructible Houseplant.

Spider Plant
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What's better than one spider plant? Multiple spider plants. The fast-growing shoots produce little "babies" that you can re-pot for added greenery elsewhere. Just stick to well-lit spots, and don't forget weekly watering.

Peace Lily
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If you're prone to overwatering, try Spathiphyllum. Peace lilies can "almost grow in a fish tank," Fried says. With enough light, they'll also produce their spade-shaped flowers throughout the year.

Aloe
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With its preference for indirect light, aloe would love a spot on your desk or bedside table. Give it a good soak every week or two for optimal growth.

English Ivy
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You could let the long tendrils hang from mantel or shelf, but the climbing plant is also game for topiaries (or stadium walls, like at Wrigley Field). Chicago Botanic Garden recommends Cascade, Domino, and Irish Lace as some of the best potted varieties.

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Dragon Tree
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Save some room on your windowsill and tuck this low-light variety in an unloved corner. Pet owners, watch out: Dracaena marginata is toxic to both dogs and cats, so keep animals far away.

Calathea Ornata
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Wekiva Foliage

"Prayer plants" produce foliage pretty enough to outshine a bouquet, and you don't need a botany degree to maintain one. For the best display, keep the plant moist (not drenched) and avoid bright light.

Rubber Plant
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Rubber trees can measure over 100 feet tall in their native Asia, but regular pruning will keep the ornamental variety in check. A potted rubber tree tolerates bright direct light, but put it in a slightly more shaded spot and it will thank you for it. Water when the soil has dried out — about every week or so.

Bromeliad
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Like the pineapple, the bromeliad belongs to the bromeliaceae family. This plant "lasts a long time," says Sharon Nejman, Senior Horticulturist at Chicago Botanic Garden. "It produces pups or side shoots that will replace the original plant." Its favorite temperature is around 70 degrees, "which makes it home friendly," she says. Keep it away from cold drafts.

Kalanchoe
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Kalanchoe "takes very little care," says Nejman. This water-retaining succulent grows colorful, bell-shaped flowers and withstands dry climates and temperature swings. It's even fine with 45-degree winter weather, she adds.

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Ponytail Palm
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Officially called the Beaucarnea recurvata, the slow-growing ponytail palm likes basking in a sunny window. Don't douse the Mexico native with too much water because "its stems work off its reserves," says Nejman.

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Phalaenopsis Orchid

Native to tropical Asian countries, the phalaenopsis orchid prefers low light and more humid climates, but it's more easy-going than the showy blooms suggest. "Most orchids are pretty forgiving," says Nejman. "If they're lucky, I water them every week or week and a half."

Philodendron
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There's a lot to love about philodendrons. Their name literally comes from the Greek words philo- (meaning "love") and dendron (meaning"tree"). Most types can withstand dark corners as well as sparse watering. "They like to be on the dry side," says Nejman, so don't fill the watering can more than once per week.

Crown of Thorns

Yes, this plant can produce prickers, but it's not exactly picky. The succulent shrub can go without water for a week or more and it still produces lovely blooms "year round," according to Nejman.

Christmas Cactus
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If you're more of a leave-it-and-forget-it type, anything in the cactus family will do, Fried says. Sold as Thanksgiving or Christmas cacti, this species produces segmented leaves and white, pink, red, or purple flowers.

RELATED: How to Keep Your Christmas Cactus Blooming

ZZ Plant
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Officially named Zamioculcas zamiifolia, the ZZ plant is native to East Africa. Called "the king of the indestructible plants," the species tolerates the dangerous trifecta of plant-killers: drought, low light, and really low humidity.

Snake Plant
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One of many sansevierias, the snake plant is tough to kill. "Those can go for a month without water," says Nejman. The leaves are typically stiff, sharp, and spikey.

Schefflera
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This evergreen shrub, also known as an umbrella tree, can grow 15 feet outside, but under the watch of a forgetful gardener it will grow more slowly indoors. Like many plants, it can be mildly toxic.

Dieffenbachia
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Place this beauty by a curtained window, protecting new leaves from extra sun. With filtered light, the showy plant is one happy camper.

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