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Hi all, we’ve just moved into our brand new home and I’d love to introduce some indoor plants however I’m not a green thumb at all. Can anyone recommend some that are less likely to die on me?


Posted anonymously, 19th December 2019


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  • Succulents.


  • I swear by a Fiddle Leaf Fig. Only needs filtered sunlight and moderate waterings. By far the easiest and fastest growing plant I have. It’s taller than me standing over 174cm


  • Personally I think succulents and cactus are easy. I’ve also good experiences with the citronella plant and they help against musquitos !


  • Ive tried succulents and they have died on me. And they are suppose to be a hardy part. However i brought a Green Supreme (Caliphrunia subedentala) and its still alive despite not giving it water or nutrients.


  • Rubber plants. Zanseveria. Happy or corn plant.


  • Everyone says succulents. I have tried lots of plants, still trying to find something now that my son won’t get into the dirt!


  • You should do well with any type of succulent/cactus, devils ivy, peace lily,
    Or mostly any plant from the indoor or shaded outdoor section of Bunnings as long as they have some natural light most like filtered sunlight and water when top soil is dry I also occasionally pop them out in the sun amongst other plants for a day or two especially if there is rain. X


  • I think cactuses are pretty low maintenance and hard to kill!


  • Those gorgeous fiddle leaf plants are meant to be one of the most easiest plants to keep alive but I have lose countless plants… I would say very fussy and need a lot of support to grow in that the temp and sunshine need to be spot on..


  • I’m not a green thumb either but the plants that i have had that have lasted a year so far are, peace lily, mother in laws tongue (don’t over water), and succulents. Good luck


  • There is one plant that traps flies. A friend of mine has one her kitchen window ledge as the kids tend to not close the back door properly, It does its job very well. Mother-in-law’s tongue is ideal. It is quick growing. Some ferns grow well inside provided they get plenty of light through the window.


  • Peace Lilly (spathophyllum) I swear are so hardy. They can pretty much be dead brown sticks and you just give them some water and they come straight back. They have beautiful flowers and do the best inside.


  • I love Indoor Plants my only ones that survive are Cactus


  • Ferns and palms


  • Given my track record, I can only suggest plastic ones!


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