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Decorate Your Dorm: 4 Houseplants You Won't Kill This Semester

When you're shopping for college, don't forget about plants! Houseplants make great additions to dorm rooms and add much needed life to those cold college walls. Plants are also renowned for their mood and focus boosting abilities, making them the perfect college study buddy!

A group of hosueplants decorating a college desk.

When choosing a plant, you have to consider several factors such as the lighting conditions, how frequently you need to water, and the amount of time plant care might take. Our 4 top plants for dorm rooms feature several shared benefits: all 4 are easy to care for (so your plant care routine does not cut into study time), require little water, and can thrive in a range of lighting conditions! This trifecta of benefits make these plants perfect for adding life to any college student's dorm room.

Snake 'Laurentii'

a snake plants with spikey green and yellow leaves being watered with a yellow watering can

Snake Plants are well renowned for being one of the easiest plants to care for! This variety of succulent plants grows tall, pointed leaves which are dark green with bright yellow edges. This plant thrives on neglect, so feel free to devote your brain power to studying rather than plant care!

Hoya - Wax Plant

a hoya plant with green, pointed leaves

Hoya plants are pet safe, compact plants that anyone can grow! Their thick, waxy leaves help the plant tolerate drought conditions (in case you forget to water it over break) and it can grow long vines great for decorating your dorm window. Place this plant in a moderately sunny location, like a windowsill, and let it do it's thing!


a group of 3 haworthia plants, each with differing leaves.

Haworthia is a variety of succulent which is pet safe and low maintenance! There are over 150 species of Haworthia, each with their own unique look. Haworthia is a compact plant, perfect for growing in tight quarters like a dorm room. This plant does well placed on a windowsill and thrives with little water!

Pink Perfection Syngnoium

a pink perfection syngonium plant - has arrowhead shades leaves in a bright shade of pink

Every dorm room needs a little extra color! Pink Perfection Syngonium (also called Butterfly or Arrowhead plant) delivers beautiful shades of pink to brighten up your room. Syngonium plants are well known for being low maintenance plants, doing well with a low to moderate amount of light and water!


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