Killing your succulents? Been there, done that! I’ve done my fair share of house plant killings and have owned enough to know which plants live (for me) and which do not. Succulents are my “go-to” house plant of choice.
I received my first succulent a few years ago at my best friends wedding as the departing favor (such a great gift, BTW). We left it outside in the original glass planter all summer and it survived thunderstorms, droughts, extremely hot weather, and chilly nights. Completely shocked and immediately hooked! It was so low maintenance, I essentially forgot about it all summer and it was still alive and growing. Since then my succulent collection has grown while only having a couple casualties.
Here are my top 4 succulents that have been pretty hard to kill…….
Part of the Jade plant family, the “Hobbit” looks like an alien species and I love it! It can grow up to 3 feet high although mine has yet to grow past 1 foot. It needs a well drained pot, so a drainage hole is a must!
This little cutie is my most neglected house plant but just keeps going and going. This would be the perfect house plant for the forgetful waterers. In the summer it needs to be watered, but then allow the soil to dry out. However in the winter you can water every other month. If you live in the northern states winter lasts 6 months, so only needing to water 3 times? Anyone can remember that, right?!
AKA Donkey’s Tail is my newest house plant and it has not disappointed. This plant is definitely more suited for hanging or sitting on a shelf where it can hang. Although I am new to this type of succulent I have read to not over water this plant as it can get root rot. So again a well drained pot is a must.
I’m not sure if I got lucky or this succulent is just that great but it rarely has dead leaves or changes color. It stays a great green color all year round even in the dark corner of our living room during that long winter months. I definitely have forgotten to water this plant a few too many weeks in a row.
Can you not keep succulents or any other house plant alive to save your life? Try any of these 4 low maintenance succulents and you will become a self proclaimed plant lady in no time. They are so easy to care for and add color and life into any room.