Which is the most fool-proof house plant?

I want to buy two large (3-4 feet tall) household plants, but don't have a green thumb at all. I would like to buy the one that is least likely to die on me. Suggestions?

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  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 01, 2017
    a cactus

  • Lokie Lokie on Oct 01, 2017
    You could get a large aloe plant as they are very easy to keep. If they start feeling a bit soft, time to water them. I have some in shady areas and some in sunny areas in the house. They do grow quickly and like to multiply. To keep your plant increasing in size you do need to pull out the "babies" that show up. Another great plant is a Rubber Tree Plant. Very easy to grow and should be about the size you are looking for. Also there are some very life like artificial plants. They can be costly but if you are one that ends up killing plants like I do they can be worth the investment instead of keeping spending on new live ones. Also no mess with watering or pests.

    • Chris Glover Chris Glover on Oct 02, 2017
      Yes. . . I agree. And if buying artificial plants, make sure to rinse
      them 6 months to 1 yr so as to remove any dust collected on the artificial plants.

  • Teresa Parnell Rasbury Teresa Parnell Rasbury on Oct 01, 2017
    An Angel plant might work for you, Kim. Easy to grow, filtered sunlight and by all means don't over water. Good luck hon.

  • 9009393 9009393 on Oct 02, 2017
    Pothos plants are easy to grow. Norfolk Island Pines will be available in stores soon, and they take minimal care. They need bright, indirect sunlight, water once a week. Also try Jade plants.

  • Wendy Wendy on Oct 02, 2017
    Succulents or cacti work well!

  • Dfm Dfm on Oct 02, 2017
    cactus. needs sun....not a lot of watering. comes in many intersting forms. a friend of mine has a colection and only waters when arizona gets rain.

  • Kim Kim on Oct 02, 2017
    Thank you all for your suggestions. It helps to have some names of plants. I'll go look them up and read more about them, and decide which suits our home best.

    I failed to mention that the plants will be on the north side of the house, so a lot of sunlight won't be happening. We're in Indiana, so we also get less sunlight thru the winter.