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Get Prepared for Spring with these Top 5 Best Plants for your Dorm Room!

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Oswego chapter.

As Spring approaches and the sun is starting to come back out, a lot of us are beginning to do our spring cleaning in order to prepare for the warm weather! A great way to complete a clean room in the spring is to decorate with some plants! But, being a college student can make keeping up with plants pretty difficult, so here are some great options for low-maintenance plants!

  1. Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)

Contrary to the name, Lucky Bamboo is actually not bamboo at all. It is actually more like a succulent, meaning it is quite low-maintenance making it perfect for dorms! Lucky bamboo is also a very common plant in Chinese culture due to the significance of the number of stalks you have! The stalks represent what type of good fortune and luck with be coming your way, so two stalks represent love. Three stalks will represent happiness, wealth, and a long life. Five stalks will represent balance, peace, harmony, and power, and the list goes on! So getting lucky bamboo might not only brighten up your room but bring some luck along the way!

  1. Succulents!

Succulents are a great dorm plant because they are super low maintenance, only really needing water every other week, and they are also typically pretty small, meaning they won’t take up much of the already very limited dorm space. Plus, you can find succulents in many different colors and there are many different types of succulents in general! So you can probably find a succulent to fit any type of room aesthetic. 

  1. Snake Plants

Don’t be alarmed by the name, these snake plants do not come with any actual snakes. They are super low maintenance, don’t grow too fast, and also don’t need to be in direct sunlight. This makes these a super easy plant to keep in your dorm if you don’t have lots of window space!

Now, if you are like me and cannot even keep a succulent alive, I have the perfect option!

  1. Lego Succulents
  1. Lego Bonsai Tree

These are not only literally unkillable (as long as you don’t knock it over) but are also just super cute! I view these as the perfect, no maintenance (after the initial build) dorm plants to brighten the room and they also make for a fun activity!! So go out, buy a plant that for once you really can’t kill, and have a Lego building night with friends! 

So, now that you have some recommendations I hope that you are able to add a little more life to your room during these final few weeks of the semester as Spring begins to arrive! 

Katy Lynk

Oswego '24

Hi! My name is Katy I am a Senior at SUNY Oswego and I am majoring in Adolescent English Ed. I love reading, writing and going on adventures and I hope to be a High School English teacher in the future.