Confessions of An indoor Plant Killer

Confessions of an Indoor Plant Killer

Confessions of An indoor Plant Killer OK time to come clean, I love love love having our home filled with indoor plants, but I truly do I suck at keeping them alive. I will usually buy an indoor plant and then not long after, leaves start to wilt, it looks a little sick and eventually it makes it's way to my indoor plant cemetery. Initially the cemetery was a hospital, then turned hospice, now it's turned to cemetery I've had too many fatalities to call it anything else.
indoor plant cemetery The Indoor Plant Cemetery

Why do I keep killing indoor plants?

It's a little combination of things, sometimes neglect, sometimes too much love (oh you can over water cacti!). Poor choice in plant selection (succulents need sun people!). Whilst I love pottering in the garden, I often just forget about the poor indoor plants inside, and they've probably got more work to do providing our house with clean air than any of the plants outside. What ever the case, I need some indestructible types.

My one true indestructible plant

Say hello to my friend Zanzibar.
Zanzibar the indestructible Zanzibar the indestructible
I've had this guy now for about 4 years, never repotted, looked slightly wilted once, topped it up with water and BAM he was back again (aside from a few miscoloured leaves). He doesn't grow much, but I am sure if I gave him a new pot he might get bigger. Maybe it's time I gave him some love? There is a fine line, I don't want to give him too much!

What are some other indestructible types?

Well I've been doing some research and I am going to try a few different varieties and see if I can keep them alive. I'll keep you posted on how I go, but these are a couple that I might give a whirl:
  • Mother-in-Law's tongue
  • Bromeliad (I have zillions of these in the garden so I am bringing some in!)
  • Ficus
  • Philodendron
  • Dracaena
Any tips for this indoor plant murderer who is trying to change her ways?
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