7 Houseplants That You Can't Kill by Overwatering

7 Houseplants That You Can't Kill by Overwatering 

Homiful.com -- You're not alone if you've ever drowned a houseplant. Even expert plant parents can be a bit too heavy-handed with the watering can sometimes, which can be deadly to several plants. But don't worry, some plants prefer moist soil. 

Lucky Bamboo


You have undoubtedly seen lucky bamboo. This is a very simple plant to care for. To prevent confusion about watering, you can even plant it on little pebbles filled with clean water.

Pitcher Plant


Pitcher plants (Saccacenia) are carnivorous plants with long tubes of leaves that capture insects. Because they are endemic to bogs, they prefer constantly wet soil. However, pitcher plants should only be given distilled water or raindrops. Keep your pitcher plant in a tray filled with an inch of water at all times to keep the roots moist, watering from the top occasionally.



Cyperus plants feature long grass-like stems with delicate bracts that drape downward in the shape of an umbrella. Because Cyperus are endemic to tropical wetlands, it is nearly impossible to overwater them. The soil must be kept always wet, and some types will tolerate standing water. Because these plants need high humidity, mist them daily.

Baby’s Tears


Baby's tears (Helxine soleirolii) is a creeping plant with small teardrop-shaped leaves. Because they love humidity and produce a dense carpet of leaf over the soil, these plants are often used in terrariums. 

Baby's tears vines trail down the sides of pots, making it a good choice for tiny hanging planters. Maintain consistent moisture in the soil and remember to pinch back vines often to prevent legginess.

Elephant's Ear (Alocasia Spp.)


The majority of elephant's ear species are native to the rain forest or tropical forest. They will thrive in moist soil. If the stalks begin to drop, this plant needs to be watered. The leaves of this plant are heart-shaped, with an unique bony-leaf pattern among the greens. 

Boston Fern


Boston ferns (Nephrolepis exaltata) feature shamrock-green fronds that drape gently. Most ferns thrive in moist environment that mimic their original forest-like habitat, and this classic houseplant is quite easy to grow as long as the roots are never dried up. 

If there isn't enough humidity in the room, the leaves will turn yellow, so mist the plant regularly or put it in a shallow saucer of water.



Selaginellas, which love moisture, are another excellent choice for terrariums. These low-growing plants have an prehistoric lineage tied to the fern family. They're popular as ground covers, but they also make attractive indoor plants and look great in hanging baskets. The soil should be kept moist at all times, and the plant should be misted often.

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Author        : Rieka

Editor        : Munawaroh

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