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3 of the Best Dorm Room Plants

I'm going to campus for the first time as a sophomore this upcoming fall, and if I'm being honest, I've been doing the most research on which plants I can bring and successfully keep alive in my dorm! Here are some of my favorites.

1. Snake Plants 

These plants are almost indestructible, incredibly hearty, and perfect for dorm life since they do best with indirect light. There's no need to stress over not having a perfectly sunlit room to keep this plant happy! Snake plants are also incredible at absorbing toxins in the air like formaldehyde and benzene, which makes them even more beneficial to have in your room.

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2. Philodendron

The philodendron is incredibly easy to care for since its leaves are the communicators for their health. When the leaves get yellow, they're getting too much light. If there is poor growth, the plant isn't getting enough light. Overall, the plant does well with indirect light and being watered as soon as the soil gets dry. 

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3. Aloe 

Aloe plants love sunlight, so if you're blessed with a sunlit dorm, this plant is for you. Aloe only requires water once per week (or less) and has tons of homeopathic properties that include treating a sunburn!

[bf_image id="ptm7hf6k3bfb4pxbq6vbh6jh"] If you're looking for other indoor plants check out this website.

Enjoy!

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Isabelle L'Huillier

U Mass Amherst '24

Isabelle is a writer for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst chapter! Some of her hobbies include playing soccer, learning about International Relations, and cooking. She is a freshman a Public Health and Pre-Med major hoping to complete an MPH in Epidemiology and then go to medical school to become a pediatrician :) At UMass, Isabelle is involved in the Student Alumni Association, Her Campus, Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and much more!
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