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Best Plants for College Students

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


Best Plants to Grow at College!


This year at school I brought back with me a few plants. My mom has a ton at home and they always seem to brighten up any space and give a dull room a natural feel. Hence, I thought having some would be perfect in these boring dorms. Here’s a list of some low-maintenance plants that are great for the busy college student!


  1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is awesome.They do well almost anywhere, from a sunny window to a shelf in the bathroom. (Mine in our bathroom thrives in the humidity from the shower.) They’re greta not only because they’re super low-maintenance, but also because of their medicinal qualities. They only need to be watered every three weeks or so, and they’re great for burns in the kitchen, for us not-so-chef-like types.


2. Cacti & Succulents

These little guys are great for small spaces. They super cute and love bright light, perfect for a window sill. They only need to be thoroughly watered about once a week and are great if you just want a couple tiny potted plants around.


3. Snake Plant

Snake Planst prefer bright light but are also pretty chill in medium light. They only need water about every 2-3 weeks; let them get completely dry in between waterings. Their subtle patterning and stripe of yellow help brighten up any space.


4. Spider Plant

With their impossible-to-kill reputation, spider plants will be your new best friend. Spider Plants are cool with lots of different conditions but they do particularly well in light-shaded areas. They’re easy to grow and will provide you will lots of little spider plant babies. You can have a whole room full of just spider plants if you so desire! Or trim them off and sell ‘em to your friends.


I’m definitely loving my little plants in my dorm room. Caring for them doesn’t stress me out and makes the room feel a little better and a little more homey


Here are some other good sources for plants that won’t croak on you while you’re in class!

Sources: https://www.ftd.com/blog/share/low-maintenance-plants



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Currently in her third year at the Savannah College of Art & Design, Marie is pursuing a double major in Illustration and Writing, as well as a minor in Photography. She loves Stephen King, snacking on croutons and impulse buying in thrift shops.
Amy Kulp is a Senior at Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in Fashion Marketing and Management. When she's not writing for Her Campus, she is either working on her own styling business, shopping, or performing in theatre productions. When she graduates, she plans on moving to New York City and working either as a personal stylist or as a creative director with one of the many fashion houses New York has to offer.