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5 Houseplants That Will Cure Any Black Thumb

The jade plant (a succulent also known as the friendship tree or lucky plant) can live for decades in the right conditions. It's a native of South Africa, so it's thick, oval-shaped leaves hold on to moisture. A plus: keep an eye out for tiny blooms in pretty pinks or whites. Source: Flickr user _overanalyzer

5 House Plants To Cure Your Black Thumb

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If you yearn for houseplants, but don't have the best track record for keeping them alive, 2014 might be the year to turn a new leaf. In honor of black thumbs everywhere, we've rounded up five (very) low-maintenance options that can withstand a little neglect.

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