Popular Plants That Are Difficult To Grow

While it's normal to struggle to keep plants alive at times, there are specific varieties that are extra difficult.  If you're ready to dedicate all your time and attention to keeping these plants alive, you just might be able to do it. 

This stunning succulent is on most succulent growers wish lists. But there's a reason it's rare. It takes several years for Aloe polyphylla to reach maturity and start to spiral. Getting it to that point requires a delicate touch.

Spiral Aloe

While Elephant's Ear is a really interesting plant, it needs a lot of water to stay healthy. If you tend to forget to water your plants or if you travel a lot, this plant won't grow well for you.

Elephant's Ear Alocasia

At first glance Air Plants don't look real. This unique group of plants doesn't need soil or a pot. You can just set them on a shelf. However, this also makes them tricky to water. They can be quite temperamental.

Air Plants

An indoor rose garden sounds delightful, especially on a cold winter day. Sadly, miniature rose bushes are not a great option for growing indoors. They need a lot of humidity in order to thrive but their roots are also prone to rot.

Miniature Roses

String of Pearls is a fairly common plant at most big box stores and even smaller nurseries, but that doesn't mean it's easy to grow. There's a fine line between too much and just enough water for this trailing plant.

String of Pearls

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