Life as a student can be stressful, particularly if they are living on their own. Dorms are often small and cramped. Growing a plant or two can help make the school year more pleasant and lively. Plants can improve the air quality, help relieve stress and create a calming and relaxing environment.
Students don’t need to have a “green thumb” to be able to grow these plants. Here are some plants that are affordable, low-maintenance and easy to grow.
Every dorm room show grow lavender! Lavender is easy to grow and care for. The fragrance will freshen up the room and it will even deter mice and other unwanted pests. In addition, lavender has been known to relieve anxiety and stress-ideal during exam times. Lavender plants need sun and well-drained, sandy soil to thrive. Place near the window.
Aloe vera, a succulent plant, is a popular indoor plant grown for its medicinal properties. The gel inside the fleshy leaves can heal minor cuts, burns and other skin irritations. Good for accident-prone students or students learning to cook for the first time! It is also ideal for busy students. You can pretty much leave the plant alone. It’s low maintenance; it doesn’t need regular watering or much sunlight.
African violets will add colour and life to the room. The plant will produce flowers all year round. Plus, they are also known to rid the air of pollutants. They will thrive in just about any light condition, including artificial, fluorescent lights. Keep away from direct sunlight. Be sure to keep soil moist.
The spider plant is another easy plant to grow. It has a nice green-white foliage and blooms pretty little white flowers. It’s low maintenance and very resilient. It will even survive neglect and doesn’t require much watering. And as a bonus, the spider plant even clears the air of indoor pollutants, like beneze, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.
Adding positive energy to the room, the lucky bamboo has become one of the most popular plants to grow. Probably because bamboo is said to bring good luck and fortune (hence the nickname). Moreover, it’s easy to care for and doesn’t require much attention. The plant does well in low light environments and doesn’t need soil to grow. Just place the bamboo in water and change it every 2-3 weeks.
All of these plants are readily available at any retailer. Start growing something today! It’s easy and it will be good for you!
- 10 Ways to Decorate Your Dorm Room on a Budget (actuallyallie.wordpress.com)