8 Of The Toughest Plants to Kill in The Garden

Gardeners have a tough time… Believe us, we know! There are plants that can die easily, plants that need too much work for the reward, and plants that are susceptible to pests and bugs. 

This article is about 8 of the toughest plants out there that you won’t have to worry about because they’ll live on their own without any help or little maintenance. After all, we all love low maintenance plants!

It’s important to know which plants will hold up in your garden and which ones might not make it through due to climate or other factors. 

The best way to do this is by taking advantage of gardening resources like online articles or books so you’re armed with all the knowledge necessary before making a purchase at your local nursery or garden centre.

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Why can plants be difficult to keep alive?

Sometimes plants will start out great and you’ll think that, with just a little bit of work, they’ll last forever in your garden.

A few months down the road, however, you’ll notice that those plants have started to wilt and die while others are more than likely to succumb to insects or pests.

It’s not because plants can’t hold up through your garden but rather because plants are susceptible to many different factors and they might not be the best fit for your particular climate.

Some new plants might not be able to withstand the cold or extreme heat, while others won’t fare well in an environment with a lot of wind. It’s always best to know which plants are tough and can take on these sorts of things before making any purchases for your garden so you’ll have plants that will last!

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plants that are easy to care for

It is a common misconception that plants are difficult to care for. However, plants are in fact very easy to grow, with fast, ever-changing foliage and flowers.

With proper care plants can last for years. Some plants also provide certain aromas such as lavender plants that emit different scents depending on the time of year. However with this in mind, here are some of our favourites that are the easiest to grow and maintain:

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Weigela plants prefer partial shade but are fairly tolerant. You need to plant weigela seeds around March in order to get a full blooming the following autumn.

These plants grow to an average of 6-8 feet tall and come with white flowers, pink, red or purple varieties. They will also produce an abundance of lush flowers from spring until early summer where they have a lovely fragrance.

When planted as ground cover plants they can mimic vines and look incredible for retaining some bright light in an area where you don’t want much sun. On the other hand, spacing these plants at 2-3 feet apart and allowing them to climb their way over trellises or pergolas makes for excellent features with huge visual rewards. Weigela plants make a great option for an easy-care plant.

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These plants are tough and can grow in a variety of different conditions. They’re also one of the most popular plants for home gardens because they come in so many colours!

Hydrangeas are hardy, easy to care for plants that come in a variety of colours. Hydrangea flowers can change from blue when the well drained soil is more acidic and pink at pH levels with higher percentages of lime (resembling those science class projects using litmus paper).

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Asters are plants that will grow in the same place for a long time, but they’re not as tough if you cut it back. Symphytricom plants can be planted at high density and all of them should live through winter, even though some plants may die after cold weather sets in.

Asters are brilliant because they’re plants that are resilient and easy to deal with. They can get tall, or you can cut them back for a more compact plant.

Symphytricom plants are another terrific option because they’re tough plants and they have the ability to grow very quickly.

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Lavender plants again are very tough and they’re also really fragrant. They grow in hot, dry climates as well as more moderate climates like here in the UK.

You’ll have to cut lavender back every few years or else it will become too big and take over the garden space you want to use for something else! Lavender is usually grown as an annual plant because of this issue, but if you live in a climate where it’s possible to keep them alive all year round then planting more than one at once could be beneficial.

There are many plants out there that may seem like they would die easily, but these plants on our list show just how resilient they actually are!

Cast iron plants are just plants that can grow in the full sun or afternoon shade, but they’re mostly known for their ability to thrive no matter what. It’s because of the plants thick waxy coating which protects it from environmental stressors. They prefer to be watered during dry conditions and should only be fertilized every other week-month. The plant is easy to care for and will last a long time!

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The spider plant is a perfect choice for those who can’t keep plants alive because it’s so easy to grow. It has the ability to thrive in such conditions as low light, over-watering and too much humidity.

This plant doesn’t suffer from any major problems other than brown tips but that may be due more to carelessness rather than an inherent issue with this type of plant overall! If you want something beautiful without the time commitment, then these plants are worth looking into!

The snake plant is a tough plant to kill because it can survive in low light and moist poor soil. You have plenty of time to water them before the plants die, unlike other plants like succulents that need dry air or cacti plants that live best with little moisture. Snake plants also do well indoors so even if you forget about it for a while, it’ll be just fine!

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Shasta daisy flowers are an easy and inexpensive way to add colour, beauty, and variety to your garden all year long. These hardy perennials can be planted in any type of potting soil or area you choose, with bright summer blooms perking up your garden until winter arrives. Planting Shasta daisies is a great option for those who have limited time as these plants require low maintenance!

Can you move indoor plants outside?

Yes! But the plants will need to re-adjust and have time to acclimate to their new environment.

First you’ll want to remove plants from containers or trays that might be growing in indoors, because plants can’t handle being transplanted directly into the ground as it may shock and kill them, so just place plants on a soil surface outdoors.

Keeping water in the pot is not necessary since plants won’t drink out of a potted soil container any more than they would if planted outside. Now that your plants are ready for transplanting, you’ll need to wait for periods of nice weather (follow local ordinances regarding when this is) and make sure the days are warmer with mostly sunny hours.

Once you’re satisfied these plants are compatibly ready, you can start by digging a hole in the ground that is at least twice as deep and wide as your plant’s pot. You’ll want to set plants into the soil with their roots evenly spread out around them so there’s enough space for moisture and airflow.

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In Summary

If you have any plants on this list at your home or place of work, you should be proud! It takes time to find plants like these and even more effort to keep them alive.

You may want to take care of some plants better than others because they mean something special to you but if we were asked what our favourite plant it would be the ones we have mentioned in the list. The plants listed here are sure bets for success so don’t hesitate about planting them today!

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