Indoor Plants That Even The Laziest Caretakers Can’t Kill

Have you killed off almost every plant you’ve ever owned? If so, you’re not the only one. New plant owners often start off with greens that are exotic and hard to care for, instead of sturdy, low-maintenance plants. Fortunately, gardeners have picked out strong houseplants that even people with black thumbs can manage.

Whether you want an indoor tree, some flowers, a vine, or an exotic gem, you can find a plant survivor that won’t descend into a leafy grave. Here are the best houseplants that are almost impossible to kill. Bring one home to convince others that you can care for plants.

The Asparagus Fern Technically Isn’t A Fern

Person's asparagus fern growing like crazy on a kitchen counter

Despite its name, the asparagus fern isn’t a fern but a member of the Liliaceae family. This makes it easier to grow than normal decorative ferns. This plant enjoys being inside, but you can also keep it outside in a partly sunny location.

Asparagus ferns grow so rapidly that it’s intrusive in certain areas. But as a house plant, it’s easy to grow by keeping the soil damp. Provide bright, indirect sunlight for the plant, and slightly acidic soil. On the downside, asparagus fern is spiky (despite its feathery look) and toxic to animals.