Starting college is a big step, and it is important to make your room feel as warm and homey as possible. Plants are a great way to brighten your dorm by adding color and life to the space. However, college students can get busy and it can be easy to forget about your plant, as well not all dorm rooms have large windows that allow for lots of sunlight. Here is a list of plants that are hard to kill and are very low maintenance.
Top plants for your dorm room:
1. Aloe Vera
This plant is great for college students as it is easy to care for and doesn’t usually grow too large. It can adapt to different lighting and it is drought tolerant. It only needs watering once the soil has dried out, and over watering can actually cause root rot. Our guide to aloe vera care will help you have thriving aloe vera plants.
2. Jade Plant
With its thick and glossy leaves, the jade plant is a crowd favorite. It does need lots of sunlight so make sure you have a large window with lots of light. Also, jade plants can be easily propagated from a stem cutting.
3. Snake Plant
This plant can survive with low light and low water, and they are usually slow growing. This plant is extremely low maintenance and very hard to kill. They also propagate easily in soil or water.
4. Ponytail Palm
Low maintenance and eye catching features, this plant would look great in any dorm room. This plant needs lots of sunlight so place it in a sunny windowsill and it only needs to be watered once the soil has dried.
5. Lucky Bamboo
With its woven bamboo stems, and green color it is a beautiful houseplant. Not only that it is very easy to care for, it needs low to moderate light but it needs to constantly be kept moist, so you can’t forget to water this plant during exam week.
6. ZZ Plant
This plant is tough as nails. It can grow in low light and they require very little water. This plant can grow up to 5 feet tall, but it is slow growing and most ZZ houseplants only grow to about 2-3 feet tall. Don’t worry you’ll be moved out of your dorm before it can get that big anyways.