We all know that having plants and greenery in your dorm room livens everything up, but I’ve always struggled to keep plants alive. Last year, I froze a succulent and an air plant to death in about two months. I tried to blame it on winter in Maine, but some of my friends had no trouble at all keeping their plants alive. It may be against my better judgment, but I’ve decided to try again, this time with a little more guidance. With the help of some of my more green-thumbed friends, I picked out three plants: a hanging pothos, a succulent, and a mini aloe vera. All three plants thrive with indirect sunlight and when the soil dries completely between waterings.
If the plant life isn’t for you, you can also try picking flowers from the arb and putting them in a cute empty bottle or vase. If you really can’t handle anything even semi-living, there is always the fake plant route that will still brighten up your room. I have only had my new plants for a week, but all the leaves are still green and intact, so fingers crossed for what the future holds.