Our five favorite indoor plants are low maintenance and – bonus – will freshen the air in your dorm. Fresh air = motivation = homework is a breeze!
#1. Aloe Vera
If there were ever a dual-purpose dorm plant this is it – a first aid kit and fresh air maker all in one. Cut off a piece and squeeze out some aloe to heal a paper cut or a sunburn.
#2. Air Plants
Yes – they live on air! Ok, a little occasional misting is needed too.
Add to anything – jars, orbs, or just there, on your desk. Mist them once a week. There are all shapes, sizes and colors.
3. Snake Plant
This tall, low-light plant thrives in fluorescent lights – like it’s made for dorms.
They are happy near, but not in, a window. Remember to rotate your snake plant every two weeks and water when dry.
These gems come in greens, purples, tans, reds and blues. Combine them into a sculptural mini-garden or plant one up on its own.
They’ll grow slow and their textures are lively and interesting. Water as needed, which is seldom. The perfect forget-it-and-go plant.
Cactus can go without water for-ever it seems. Just add a reminder to your calendar to check the soil for moisture.
Depending on your climate, yours might even bloom. Be patient though, some bloom every year, others every 15 years!
Tips: Remember, all these plants like to be relatively dry. To keep them healthy, make sure your pot has a hole in the bottom (Molbak’s will drill a hole in the bottom of your pot for you in-store for free). When you water them, do so very thoroughly, then let the water drain out the bottom into a saucer and empty the excess, they don’t like to sit in water. Enjoy!