Killing plants is part of plant ownership. Some will live and thrive and a lot more will die and be replaced. One of the main reasons for plant death is when we forget to water our plant babies. It happens. We get busy and we forget about that plant in the corner. If your constantly forgetting to water your plants I’ve got five tough plants you can forget to water.
Mother in-laws tongue
This is such an amazing low cost and low care plant. I have many of these plants because they are beautiful and fuss free! I water mine every 3-4 weeks and keep them in a bright location. You can keep this plant in lower light if you need to but higher light = happier plant
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia or ZZ plant
I have forgotten to water this plant so many times. It’s so sad and someone should call plant cps on me. I tell you this so that you’ll know you can forget this plant for a while and it will still be ok. If your a good plant parent you can water this type of plant once a month. What’s interesting about these hardy plants is that it actually has bulbs under the soil that store water for the plant. Win Win
Golden or Neon Pothos
Now this plant you cannot forget for a month but you can forget it for a week haha. The Pothos will let you know you’ve waited too long to water by wilting. However in my experience this plant can take a beating.
I know a lot of people find succulents difficult. They can be if you don’t know what your doing. I can get away with watering my succulents every 3-4 weeks depending on the size of the plant. Succulents store water in their foliage so the trick is to check for a slight wrinkle in the leaves. If you see that happening give your plant a full watering.
I love Jade plants! They are a succulent type of plant and I know I put succulents above but I wanted to include this specific type. They are so beautiful and can get really big. I’ve seen some really old Jades that are huge and thick. They are easy to care for and don’t require weekly watering. Just like I said above you will want to water with there is a slight wrinkle to the foliage. I always feel the leaves. When the plant is fully watered the leaves feel firm. When the plant is thirsty the leaves will feel very soft almost a deflated feel. That’s another way to tell it’s time to water.
There are so many more tough plants but these five are the ones I love and have experience neglecting. Do you have plants you forget to water and they are still thriving? Let me know in the comments!