10 Plants That Are Perfect For Your Dorm Room

This article hopes to provide you with 10 plant options that are perfect for any dorm room!

When moving into your dorm room in college or university, there are very few options to personalise the space. In order to make it your own, your dorm must not only present yourself, but also come off as inviting to those you invite to the room.

With that said, why not look into having a plant in your dorm room?

Having a plant provides you with some decoration to your space, as well as providing a functional purpose, thus providing your dorm with clean air. If you have no idea where to start, then no problem!

This article hopes to provide you with 10 plant options that are perfect for any dorm room!

lucky bamboo

1. Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana) is very easy to care for. It can be grown in water or soil; though, it prefers to be moist so that it can thrive when not in direct sunlight. Now, when grown in water, you should only change out the water every couple of weeks to prevent algae growth.

The Lucky Bamboo also makes a perfect plant if you end up distracted or super-focused on studies. Plus, it makes a great good-luck charm for an extra boost during exam season.


2. Hoya

Most people who think of Hoya might picture the popular small heart-shaped plants. However, with 200 to 300 species, these plants provide many choices when it comes to finding the right plant for you.

In addition, Hoya are hardy plants that require bright, indirect light from, at least, a desk light. Plus, they only require water when the soil has become fully dry.

“My Hoya plant has become a constant study companion. It provides my desk with a bit of personality, making me feel good when I’m deep in the books” says Christina Guevara a student blogger at Essay Service and Academized.


3. Succulents

Succulents are probably one of the most well-known indoor plants, having had a surge in popularity in recent years.

They are the perfect plant to start with if you’ve never grown an indoor plant before.
Now, they do require full sun, so it’s best to have some window space if you get one, along with good drainage. However, they only need watering when the soil is fully dry.

snake plant

4. Snake Plants

In the meantime, if you aren’t really looking for a desk plant, you may want to look at the snake plant (Sansevieria). Snake plants are low maintenance, requiring indirect light and watering only once a week. They are good space savers, as they only grow tall and not wide. Plus, they grow slowly, so you’ll have no fears of them taking up too much space.

“Snake Plants provide you with a good natural air filter. They are tough to kill, but perfect as a starter plant” says Barry Nordberg writer at Boomessays and Oxessays.

ZZ plant

5. ZZ Plants

Want a plant that’s tough as nails, and doesn’t need constant care? Then ZZ plants (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia) should be your go-to.

They are slow-growing tropical plants that don’t require a lot of light. They store water and nutrients under the soil for weeks to months at a time; therefore, they only need to be watered sparingly. They can reach up to 5 feet in maturity; though, they normally top out at 2-3 foot indoors.


6. Pothos

Perhaps your interest is in the Pothos plant?

Just keep in mind that the Pothos is a trailing plant. So, your best bet is to have a hanging planter, or just put them on your desk or mini fridge, to give them enough space to grow. They are low maintenance and resilient, thriving in various lighting conditions. They only require watering when the top inch of the soil feels dry.

Overall, they are incredibly attractive plants and provide your dorm with a bit of flair.

Aloe Vera

7. Aloe Vera

While technically a succulent, aloe vera deserves an entry of its own. Now, unlike some of the plants mentioned on this list, this plant can be a bit higher maintenance. It loves bright light, so having a window space for it is preferable. However, they can hold their own in moderate light.

You should only water the aloe vera plant once the soil is fully dry. But don’t overwater it, or else the plant will be susceptible to root rot.

Money tree

8. Money Tree

The Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica) have trunks that are usually braided. This makes for a pleasing spectacle to look at in your dorm room.

Although they need bright light, they should not be kept in direct sunlight. Plus, they only require watering when the top 2 to 4 inches of the soil is dry.


9. Anthurium

If you are looking for a plant that will bring a bit of colour to your dorm, Anthurium is a unique and basic option. All they need is bright indoor light and relatively moist soil. If you provide enough light, it will bloom all year, which is perfect for any dorm room!

Sago Palm

10. Sago Palm

Finally, the Sago Palm!

If you are always on the go, then the Sago Palm is a good option. They require medium to bright light, and they only need watering when the soil has completely dried.

Did you know that this plant has been around for millennia? You heard right! Therefore, they should be hardy enough to handle when you have forgotten about them during late night cramming sessions.


As you can see, there are many options for having plants for your dorm room. By looking into this list of 10 likely plant options, you’ll make your dorm room homier, as well as inviting to those who visit you!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

Emily Henry is a writer and editor at State Of Writing and Paperfellows services. She writes about plants. Also, Emily is a blogger at EssayRoo Reviews portal.

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