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Foolproof Houseplants

I am not good at keeping plants alive but I would really love a couple of houseplants. I decided I would take a look around and see what the experts suggest.

I am what is considered a black thumb that is someone who has a notable inability to keep plants growing. Considering that my father & my son are both green thumbs makes me feel that I should be able to grow anything but it just ain't so.

As I was reading I realized that most of the plants in our home were the hard to kill kind which makes me feel better cause maybe my mom was a black thumb too.

  1. Snake Plant
  2. ZZ Plant
  3. Pothos Plant
  4. Heart-leaf philodendron
  5. Aloe
  6. Spider Plant
Of these six the Heart-leaf philodendron seems to be the hardiest it and the Pothos plant (it is sometimes called the Devils Ivy)

Pothos Plant

Heart Leaf Philodendron
They look similar, don't they? The main difference seems to be that the Pothos plant has variegated leaves while the Philodendron doesn't.

I checked Etsy where I found the shipping rates quite high though the quality seemed quite good still I object to paying more for the shipping than for the actual item.

I also checked They had reasonable prices and mostly reasonable shipping but they wouldn't arrive until February.

I had no luck today but maybe I can find my way to a Nursery or flower shop and get one cheap there. Do you have any ideas of places online or in Peterborough, Ontario where I might find a cheap houseplant or two?


  1. I still think the safest plants for you are plastic... :)


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