Top 5 Easiest Houseplants for Black Thumbs

  • Posted by zayla
  • On February 6, 2019
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1. ZZ Plant

ZZ’s are the most forgiving of houseplants. I only know one person to have ever successfully killed this plant. It was my dad who kept his ZZ outside on the porch, and when temperatures reach bellow freezing in New York State, the plant finally died. Make sure your ZZ has good drainage and indirect sunlight. *And don’t keep it in freezing temperatures.

2. Rubber Plant

Rubber Plants are great plants for black thumbs. They require little effort to keep healthy. Just water regularly and make sure the plant has good drainage. If she is over-watered she will shed leaves.

3. Pothos

Pothos is the ultimate first-time houseplant. It’s fun to watch her vines grow noticeably longer by the week. She likes to be watered once in the morning, and can even live in a cup of water, with no soil at all.

4. Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig is an extremely resilient plant that takes very little maintenance. My biggest lesson from this plant is that it does not like direct sunlight as it becomes sunburnt pretty easily, leaving permanent disfigurations on her massive leaves.

5. Fishbone Cactus

My first favorite plant. She can survive in pretty much any condition. Her appearance changes as she adapts to different environments. When I lived in New York City, my Fishbone was dark green with no “spikes” or blooms. Now that I live in Los Angeles, she is a little wilder. When I was crossing the country and in very hot and humid New Orleans, I noticed her growing extra roots and fine details that I hadn’t seen before in New York. I think she loves heat and humidity, but she will take whatever she can get.

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