Gallery: 6 Hard-to-kill plants for the recovering brown thumb

Have you ever resisted the urge to buy a plant because you felt it would be safer at the store than around a herbicidal maniac like yourself? If so, don't be discouraged. Many people label themselves brown thumbs after being plagued by one failed gardening
 
Have you ever resisted the urge to buy a plant because you felt it would be safer at the store than around a herbicidal maniac like yourself? If so, don't be discouraged. Many people label themselves brown thumbs after being plagued by one failed gardening attempt after the other, but that's because they just haven't met the right plant. We visited Costa Farms in Miami, FL, where we were introduced to a program called Plants of Steel. These foolproof flora are easy to care for and some even thrive on neglect, so if you're too busy to bother with finicky flowers, check out our list of downright difficult-to-kill plants after the jump.

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