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Top 5: Plants for Plant Killers

by Angelique Platas

Apr 28, 2020

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Everyone knows a plant killer — that one person who forgets about the air plant and lets it shrivel into nothing. No fear, these plant-killer plants can (mostly) take it.


Everyone starting out in the plant-caring world knows a succulent can hang. Water it sparingly, give it lots of natural light and delicately replant it as it begins to outgrow its home — it will, you got this.


Fiddle-Leaf Fig
This stunner gets pretty big, so use it as a floor plant by a window with a lot of light. The large leaves will remind you of the rainforest, with a dash of professionalism. It’s the most popular house plant for good reason — it’s low maintenance.


Devil’s Ivy
You can start this one off with some plant fertilizer and potting soil, water every five–seven days, plus light, basic care and you’re golden.


Rubber Fig
Put this one in indirect light, like a window with curtains and spray its leaves with water moderately. It can withstand a lot, but don’t test it — it likes a humid environment, so city dwellers, this one is for you.


Venus Fly Trap
Sunlight for four hours a day, nutrient-enriched soil and that’s about it for this one. Some water here or there, feel the soil to be sure, but this one pretty much takes care of itself.


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