11 Indoor Trees That Are Hard To Kill

Filling your home with plant life is a wonderful way to increase the aesthetic of the home, boost your mood, and cleanse the air from toxins.

What's not to love about that? The natural colors and textures that indoor trees bring are unparalleled. 

If you have a black thumb and can't seem to keep your plants alive, we have an awesome solution for you.

Yucca Cane plant close-up in a pot on a white background, 11 Indoor Trees That Are Hard To Kill

These 11 indoor trees are very hard to kill.

So whether you're searching for some easy-care plants or simply want to bring more life to your indoor space, we have the plants for you.

Continue reading to find out more about these awesome plants!

1. Chinese Evergreen

Look like an expert when you grow the Chinese Evergreen in your home. The tropical foliage plant has thick, leathery, dark green leaves that can reach one foot in length.

The plant has many varieties and can be seen in variegated forms. Its botanical name is Aglaonema.

Chinese Evergreen

This indoor plant is very forgiving, making it extremely low-maintenance.

Plant the Chinese Evergreen in well-draining soil; any all-purpose soil will work.

It does well in indirect sunlight, whether it's low or medium light.  Water the plant a moderate amount, allowing the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. 

2. Fiddle Leaf Fig

Chances are you've already heard the name of this incredible indoor tree. Its long spindly trunk branches out to house large, fiddle-shaped leaves.

The glossy foliage ranges from dark to vibrant green and looks absolutely stunning.

If properly cared for, the tree can grow a few feet each year. Its botanical name is Ficus lyrata.

Find a spot in your home that receives bright, filtered sunlight. Water the tree deeply in each watering, allowing the top inch or so of soil dry out between waterings.

The tree prefers a warm, semi-humid spot if possible. Use a soil that's well-draining.

Occasionally use a rag to wipe the dust off its leaves for optimal plant health.

Enjoy the unique look of the fiddle-shaped leaves and how it boosts the look of your home.

3. Ficus

The ficus tree is a long-time indoor favorite amongst plant enthusiasts. The tree has a single trunk with an expansive canopy of foliage.

Their leaves are ovate in shape and range in green hues. Its botanical name is Ficus benjamina.

Bright indirect or filtered light is optimal for the ficus tree. Keep the tree in a spot that has a constant temperature over 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

You can mist its leaves since it does well in a humid environment. Water the plant when the first inch of soil is dried out. 

The ficus tree likes to stay in one spot. So position it in a place where it can stay put for a long time. 

Ficus benjamina

Give your guests a warm greeting by positioning a ficus tree next to the door.

4. Rubber Tree

Indoors, the rubber tree can reach a height between 6 and 10 feet. So pick a spot that can support its height!

There is a variety of rubber trees, each one's leaves looking slightly different. Its leaves can be glossy green, solid-colored, variegated with yellow, accented with burgundy streaks, and more. Its botanical name is Ficus elastica.

The natural burgundy hues found in some rubber tree varieties are truly captivating. 

Rubber Tree

Place your rubber tree in a place that receives bright, filtered sunlight. The soil should be kept moist, but ensure that it's well-draining.

5. Dieffenbachia

This gorgeous herbaceous plant boasts of tropical foliage with rich coloring. It has a cane-like stem that extends into vibrant green leaves.

Their shiny foliage has white spots or flecks that run throughout them. Its botanical name is Dieffenbachia seguine.

Plant the dieffenbachia in soil that's well-draining. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy (to prevent root rot).

Between waterings, let the soil dry out in the first inch or so. Position the plant in a spot that receives bright to moderate filtered light. Regularly rotate the plant in order for it to receive even sunlight. Fertilize it twice a month to maintain plant health. 

Dumb Cane plant or Dieffenbachia plant

Enjoy a taste of the tropics by incorporating a dieffenbachia into your interior design.

6. Yucca

Yuccas are well-recognized for their long, pointed leaves that provide a very unique aesthetic.

There's great variation in the coloration of yucca leaves: from green to almost blue, and variegated with splashes of white, yellow, and cream.

The blades extend from woody canes. Its botanical name is Yucca elephantipes. 


Lucky for you, the yucca is considered drought-tolerant. Put it in a spot that receives bright, indirect sunlight.

Ensure that the soil is well-draining. Occasionally dust off the leaves to keep them healthy. 

7. Money Tree

Money trees, also known as good luck trees, have a very tropical feel to them. Their foliage is almost palm-like in appearance and very vibrant.

The trunk can be braided, adding to its overall unique aesthetic.

Money Tree

They can reach 6 feet in height when grown indoors. Its botanical name is Pachira aquatica.

Bright indirect sunlight is ideal for the money tree. When you water it, rotate it so that it gets even sunlight and in turn grows evenly.

Deep but infrequent watering is the way to go. The soil's top few inches should dry before the next watering cycle. Regularly mist the leaves to simulate humidity.

Tell your guests you do have money that grows on trees! This tree's interesting aesthetic goes a long way in boosting your home's decor.

8. Madagascar Dragon Tree

Talk about a stunning indoor plant! You'll love this tree's intriguing appearance. It grows tall and slender, sprouting at the top with a crown of thin, wispy blade foliage.

Madagascar Dragon Tree leaves are long and narrow, ranging in color depending on the variety.

They can be vibrant green with bands of magenta, yellow, and/or white. Its botanical name is Dracaena marginata.

Position the tree in a spot with light shade. If it gets too much sunlight, it could scorch. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy.

Allow the top few inches of soil to dry out between waterings. From time to time, you should mist the plant to give it some humidity. 

Tall And Mighty

This tree is long, spindly, and very strong. It looks like it jumped right out of a Dr. Seuss book to enchant the eye.

9. Parlor Palm

Parlor palms are the very definition of what you'd expect in a tropical plant. It grows in clusters of thin trunks that reach between 3 and 6 feet in height at maturity.

The trunks produce long, thin, graceful palm fronds. Its botanical name is Chamaedora elegant.

Find a spot that receives low light, shade, or bright filtered light. Direct light could cause the plant to scorch.

The soil should be well-draining yet moist and loamy. Feed it with a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) once a month for optimal health.

If you absolutely love palm trees, consider bringing this one into your space. Its beautiful foliage adds nice texture.

10. Jade Tree

The jade tree is indeed a succulent plant. Their leaves are deep green, fleshy, and ovate. Small pink or white flowers appear during its growing season if properly cared for. As its trunk-like succulent stems grow, it takes on the appearance of a small tree. It can grow up to 6 feet in height. Its botanical name is Crassula ovata.

Find a spot in your home that gets full sun for at least 4 hours each day. This is critical for it to grow properly. Water it so that the soil is moist but not wet. Use a soil that's well-draining and perhaps slightly acidic. Occasionally use a well-balanced fertilizer. 


The succulent growth of the jade tree is totally alluring. 

11. Umbrella Tree

Umbrella trees are a very low-maintenance plant variety. Their foliage grows in circular groups of 5 to 9 leaves, its shape attributing to its name.

The leaves are long, ovate, and pointy at the tip. Some varieties have variegated leaf colors while others are solid green. 

Depending on the variety, the tree can reach between 4 and 8 feet in height. Its botanical name is Schefflera.

Position the plant in a spot that receives plenty of bright, slightly indirect sunlight. Ensure that the soil is kept moist, but not wet.

Water it when the top inch or so of soil has dried out. Any well-draining soil will be just fine. Feed it with a well-balanced fertilizer every so often. 

Fresh Growth

Not only do you get to enjoy the look of your houseplants, but you also get to be a part of the rewarding experience of watching it grow in your home.

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