How One Plant Slowly Becomes A Jungle I spent so many years of my life resisting the idea of indoor plants. I love being outside in nature, but the idea of bringing it all indoors never really appealed to me. I think I was just scared that I would kill them. In fact, if my husband were here to rat me out, he'd tell you that I have, in fact, killed many of them. I also think I was living life too quickly. Starting with my freshman year of high school up until pretty recently, I've always felt tremendous pressure to be doing something at all times. In that mindset, there's no room for the patient and thoughtful care a houseplant deserves.