5 easy-to-care-for plants to add to your dorm room

Hanna Flynn



Bamboo can be a classy and cute addition to your dorm with the proper care. Just make sure to water it 1-2 times a week and let the plant get a moderate amount of sunlight. The soil should stay moist to maintain a happy plant. Each bamboo plant is unique  and has its own style that makes your dorm look vibrant.


Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a succulent that can be easily cared for in a dorm setting. These plants don’t need a ton of care, but they bring a lot of life to a room. They don’t need to be watered very often, only when the soil begins to look dry and hard. Keep them in a window so they get plenty of sunlight.

English Ivy

The English ivies need good drainage, a once-per-week watering and medium light. With these simple steps, you can grow your own hanging English ivy. They can be kept up high on a shelf or window as the leaves will grow downward like a vine. Having ivy in your room gives it a garden-like feel.


Ferns need a little more care than the other plants, but they can still flourish indoors. Miniature firms can be kept in a terrarium or glass bowl. Give your plant indirect sunlight and water it daily. These mini ferns come in many shades of green, adding the perfect splash of color to your dorm room.

Spider Plants

Spider plants require simple care and are a one-of-a-kind look for your dorm space. They need to be watered about once a week and kept in the sunlight. You can cut the brown tips off the leaves with a sharp pair of scissors if they start to shrivel. This prevents the plant from getting dragged down by dead leaves and keeps it looking green.