Dorm Plant Guide!

Plants make any space feel fresher and bring life to a dull atmosphere. If your dorm room is looking a little less than inspiring, grab a few plants for your desk and bedside!  I've collected a few tips for easy houseplant care to help (you)r plants survive the school year! 

1. MAJESTIC PALMS

Majestic palms do best near a sunny window. These plants thrive with 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Keep the plant's soil moist at all times, but make sure not to overwater. Pots with drainage holes work great to prevent the soil from being too wet. Pruning brown or yellow tips will keep your plant looking healthy and allow more fonds to grow!

2. PERUVIAN APPLE CACTUS

Peruvian apple cacti survive best with bright light and are ideal plants during the spring through fall months. They are sensitive to heat, so avoid direct sun when the temperature is above 80°F and keep in a well ventilated area. Choose a fast draining pot for this cactus. They require few waterings, just enough to keep the soil from completely drying out. Over the winter, keep the soil fairly dry. 

3. BOSTON FERN

Boston Ferns are great plants for shaded areas in your room. Rotate the plant to even out the frond growth. Keep the soil fairly moist, avoiding sogginess. Avoid placing ferns too close to indoor heating vents or cold drafts. 

4. FIDDLE FIG LEAF TREE

Place fiddle fig trees near a window, but out of direct sunlight. Pot with a good draining soil - some may include bark or perlite. Water this plant when the top soil starts to dry out. Be careful not to overwater this plant, and reduce watering during winter months. 

5. SNAKE PLANT

Snake plants take a mix of sunshine and shade. They survive in low light conditions, although bright light allows the plant to grow quicker. It can be sensitive to cold temps, so avoid placing near cold drafts. 

6. YUCCA PLANTS

Yucca plants grow great in full to part sun. Thanks to their waxy leaves, not much watering is required. About an inch of watering per week will do. They are very drought tolerant so if you are prone to forget watering, this may be a good option to start with!

7. ASSORTED SUCCULENTS

Succulents are perfect for your desk or night stand and come in many sizes and shapes! Give them about 6 hours of light a day for optimal growth. Water these little guys every few days - you should completely wet the soil and then wait for it to dry out again before another watering. 

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