Whether you’re the student or the parent, with our indoor plant ideas adding a touch of green (or colorful flowers) will definitely aid in surviving the semester by brightening any dorm room or apartment. Good indoor plants are not only beneficial to your health, providing vital oxygen purifying the air, they also soothe the soul – something every student could use around exam time.
Easy-Does-It Cactus and Succulents
Succulents and Cactus add solid plant life to any small space. Thick and fleshy, they store water so for a busy student, these can be manna from heaven. Why? You don’t have to water them often. If you (or your college student offspring) are forgetful, busy cramming for exams, focused on grades, or socializing on the weekend, succulents and cactus plants make great inside plants.
Lucky Bamboo (hint, hint – they help with grades!)
Bamboo plants are also easy plants to care for. They take up little space while packing a powerful punch of air purifying capabilities. They are great air cleaning plants, removing certain toxins Plus, they can be planted in soil yet do equally well planted in water and pebbles. Water sparingly but always make sure they have some water if that is the medium they arrive in from your online store.
The Lively Pony Tail Indoor Plant
Contrary to what you might think, the Ponytail Palm Tree is not a palm or a tree. It’s a succulent. With its elephantine root that looks a like a bulbous foot, the Ponytail plant is also easy to take care of, making it ideal for any college student. Like most succulents, it does not require a lot of water and actually thrives best in semi-dry conditions. Just let soil become completely dry before watering again. As far as light required, it does just fine with low light half the time and direct sunlight the other.
Small Juniper Bonsai
The Small Juniper Bonsai is a favorite for many, as it tucks neatly into the corner of a desk, book shelf or bureau surface. A member of the cypress family, these small plants are a low-maintenance greenery that requires infrequent watering though lots of direct sunlight. You might even call it a sun worshiper. Don’t over water as the roots do not like to be drenched. Instead, just lightly water when needed.
Glass Terrarium Garden: Water-free Indoor Plant Ideas
Last but not least, for the student who is too busy studying to water and prune their indoor garden at all, why not select a glass Terrarium Garden. With several sizes and clear glass containers to choose from, each terrarium is filled with faux grass and dried multicolored flowers to brighten any son or daughter’s living space. And just think, they’re maintenance free!
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