News: The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

With the aid of America's top botanical experts, Michael Tortorello of the New York Times has compiled a wonderful list of 15 hard-to-kill houseplants for the green thumb inept. 

Pictured above: One of Tortorello's experts, Mark Hoover, keeper of 878 houseplants.

Below, Tortorello's full list of the recommended varieties. Click through for details regarding the care of each species + more handy trade secrets.

1. WAX PLANT (HOYA CARNOSA VARIEGATA)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

2. RABBIT'S FOOT FERN (DAVALLIA FEJEENSIS)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

3. BIRD'S NEST FERN (ASPLENIUM NIDUS)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

4. CROTON (CODIAEUM VARIEGATUM)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

5. CAST-IRON PLANT (ASPIDISTRA ELATIOR)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

6. MOTH ORCHID (PHALAENOPSIS)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

7. PEACE LILY (SPATHIPHYLLUM)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

8. PONYTAIL PALM (BEAUCARNEA RECURVATA)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

9. MALAYSIAN DRACAENA (PLEOMELE REFLEXA)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

10. SAGO PALM (CYCAS REVOLUTA)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

11. PANDAN (PANDANUS AMARYLLIFOLIUS)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

12. LONG-LEAF FIG (FICUS MACLELLANDII)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

13. ANTHURIUM (ANTHURIUM ANDRAEANUM)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

14. JUNGLE DRUM (ASPLUNDIA JUNGLE DRUM)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

15. STRAWBERRY BEGONIA (SAXIFRAGA STOLONIFERA)

The New York Times' Top 15 Kill-Proof Houseplants

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1 Comment

Highly informative post. Good ton of voice. I like!

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