Having fun with some outdoor activity; gardening. If you’re lazy to go outside in this cold weather, bring in outdoor activity inside could be a great idea. For example, when it comes to decorating your dorm room, adding plants is a great way to bring some color and life to space. Not only are houseplants great for sprucing up your decor, but plants are known to help increase productivity, lift your mood, and even purify the air.
7 Easy-to-Grow Houseplants for Your Dorm Room
However, not all houseplants are well-suited for dorm rooms. Busy college life means that low-maintenance houseplants are usually best—you don’t want plants dying on you because you don’t have the time to take care of them!
That being said, here are 7 easy-to-care-for houseplants for your dorm room:
1. Lucky Bamboo
This houseplant is nearly indestructible. You can grow it either in water with decorative rocks or in soil. Place your lucky bamboo in a location that receives bright to low light, and change the water every couple of weeks to prevent algae growth. It needs bright to low light.
If you are fans of the small and attractive plants that you can set and forget, then succulents are the perfect choice for you. To grow healthy succulents, you will need a window that receives full sun, or you can set up a small grow light. The extra advantage of succulents does not require very much water (water once the soil is fully dry) so they can survive an exam season without being watered. There are hundreds of different succulents to choose from!
Hoya is a large genus of about 200-300 species that are characterized by their waxy leaves and stunning, aromatic flowers. This houseplant requires a fair amount of light in order to thrive, and are hardy plants that can withstand a little neglect. Most species of hoya are known for being drought-tolerant. They need bright indirect light to full sun. Water them when the soil fully dry.
4. Snake Plant
Snake plants only need low light, low water, so they are truly easy to grow. Snake plants are the ultimate low-maintenance plant. While they are slow-growing, they are also pretty hard to kill and will be perfectly happy in that dark corner of your dorm room. Come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, so you can find a variety that matches your personal style and preferences. They need bright to low light.
5. ZZ Plant
ZZ plants grow well in low-light which makes them perfect for your dark dorm rooms. They also require very little water as they grow from rhizomes that store water and nutrients under the soil for weeks to months at a time. Bright to low light and water them sparingly.
These houseplants are some of the most popular houseplants and for good reason. These attractive trailing plants are extremely low-maintenance and resilient, and they come in lots of different colors. Pothos thrive in a variety of different light conditions, from low-light to full sun, and they are highly drought-tolerant.
7. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera plants are technically succulents but deserve a mention of their own. These plants are easy to grow and care for and can adapt well to a variety of different lighting conditions. Plus, they should be provided with moderate to direct light if possible.