Back to School Plants for Your Dorm Room

Posted on August 21, 2021 by Andrea Forsberg

Back to School Plants for Your Dorm Room

I’m sure you’ve heard that plants are good for the environment, but did you know they’re also great for your health? They can help improve air quality and reduce stress levels. As we head back to school, it’s important to make our living spaces as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The best way to do this is by bringing some green life into them! Today, we will explore some of our favorite plants for dorm rooms and explain why.

Plants to Adorn Your Dorm

There are many types of plants that can grow in a dorm room. Some good examples include succulents, herbs (such as basil and rosemary), flowering plants (such as violets), and even cacti! The reason why these plants are good for dorms is that they do not require a lot of light or care to grow. As you may know, dorm rooms are not known for having as much sunlight as your average house. It’s important to ensure that the plants you purchase for your dorm room can sustain the light requirements. If you cannot get a sense of what sunlight your dorm room will get online, it might be best to wait until you move in to assess what plants would thrive best in the environment.

You will also want plants that are resilient, meaning they can survive with minimal upkeep. This is important for college students as it saves time, money, and energy that you will likely want to focus on classes and social activities, among other things.  College responsibilities can already overwhelm the average student, so purchasing a high-maintenance plant might not be the best plan of action. However, some students find taking care of plants to be a relaxing hobby, in which case, a more high maintenance plant would serve you well. Understanding your lifestyle and habits will help you assess what plant is best for you.

The Benefits of Indoor Plants

One of the best things about plants is that they can help make your living space feel more cozy and welcoming. They also improve air quality by absorbing some toxins in the air, releasing oxygen, and removing heavy metals (such as lead) from around you! This is important for college students who will spend a lot of time in their dorm room. You want your living space to be as healthy as possible.

The last reason why it’s important to bring a plant into college with you is that they are an attractive decoration or accent decor. They also add some color and life to the space, making it more personal for you. Plants can show off your personality, become a conversation piece when new friends visit your room and can help you feel more at home.

Best Dorm Plants

Based on the criteria discussed, here is our official “Top 10” list of the best back to school plants for your dorm room:


  1. Just a Pothos
  2. Spider Plant
  3. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
  4. Peace Lily
  5. Air Plants
  6. Succulents
  7. Aloe Plant
  8. Chinese Evergreen
  9. Fiddle Leaf Fig
  10. Just a Begonia Plant

As you can see, plants are a great way to improve your health and other aspects of your life. They can help you feel more at home, reduce stress levels, and promote good air quality. These plants will not take much upkeep or attention from you and will grow well in a dorm room setting.

Dorm Sweet Dorm

If you’re looking for a way to make your dorm feel like home or need some decoration, consider bringing a plant into your new living space! Buying plants for your dorm room is a great way to give it a homey feel, which is often a motivating factor for students as they continue their education, often far away from their hometowns. Contact us for more information on how to select and provide top care for your new dorm room plants.

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