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I don’t know about you, but I am horrible with plants! I always see them in stores and think ‘Oh, that one is so pretty’, so I buy it and bring it home. The first couple of days I’ll water and nurture that plant but within two weeks I will have managed to kill yet another one. There has to be plants that are low maintenance enough for people like me!

Well, I’m in luck because there are several plants that will survive with me and my apartment conditions. So I thought I’d share a few of them with you!

These low maintenance or ‘hard to kill’ plants don’t require a lot of care such as specific sunlight for x amount of time or be watered two-three times daily. These plants are perfect for an on the go apartment dweller, like me!

Ivy is super easy to take care of, just be sure you don’t over water it and leave it in your low light apartment & it’ll thrive! There are also a plethora of varieties of Ivy, such as: Glacier and Irish Lace, English Ivy and Persian Ivy.
Spider Plants
They usually do well as hanging plants and with a littler water now and then, they’ll stay healthy.
Snake Plants
This plant is extremely common in apartments and is notoriously known as ‘hard to kill.’ The snake plants don’t require much sun at all and only need a modest supply of water in the summer months (none in the winter).
This may be the ultimate ‘hard to kill’ houseplant. All you need to do is occasionally refresh the water in it’s water bowl and pull off the leaves that have died & the bamboo will do well. Simple!

I can tell you after learning this information; I went out and got a Bamboo plant. With very little maintenance, I have kept that plant alive for over a year now!

What about you? Do you have any other plants that might survive well in an apartment environment? Do you have any stories about plants? Let us know!

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  1. Thanks for this post! I’ve been wanting to add some plants to my apartment and based on your suggestions, I’ll be going out tomorrow to probably buy and Ivy or Spider. I do have a bamboo and you are sooo right; they are hard to kill.

    Thanks again. I’ve add your site to my Google Reader, so I’l be back to read more. Take care!

  2. I love my pet TickleMe Plant. It is the one pet that is allowed in all dorm and is great for an apartment as well
    No this is no ordinary house plant! The TickleMe Plant will close its leaves and lower its branches when you Tickle It!

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