Are you heading off to college this fall and want to add life to your dorm room? What better way to do this than adding plants. I know a few great plants that are easy to take care of between busy college life. These all have the same basic care which is why I choose them. Water when the soil is dry and provide bright indirect light. Easy right?
1. Snake Plants
Snake plants and / or Sansevieria have recently been reclassified as Dracaena but that’s nothing to be concerned about lol. I water mine when they are fully dry and provide them with bright indirect light. They can however handle low light if needed but flourish under brighter conditions.
This is such an easy to grow and quick rewarding plant. I’ve had them growing under some pretty harsh conditions and they survive. I would water this plant whenever the first inch of soil is dry and place it in bright indirect light. It can also handle lower light and less water but again It will flourish if you take proper care of it.
3. Zz Plant
This is such an easy going plant. I forget to water mine all the time and they don’t care. Get yourself a few of these and place them all around your room. I typically water mine once a month and provide it with lower light. I can handle low up to direct sun and still look amazing.
I know a lot of people think Cactus’ are difficult but I think that’s because they water them too much. Watering too often is the killer of Cactus’. Don’t even consider watering your Cactus if the soil is still wet from the last watering. Each Cactus type is different but my rule is to not water unless its been longer than a month.
Many experienced plant moms might say that this is a bad choice but I don’t agree. Hoya are so easy to care for in my opinion. I water mine when they are dry and I provide them with bright light. That’s it. Not much else to their care unless you want to dip into fertilizing but this is not that kind of post.
If you give your plants basic care they will survive and even thrive. When you are first starting out with plants I suggest starting small. You will kill a lot of plant before you get the hang of it and that’s ok. Have an awesome school year!