Has your uni room been feeling stuffy? Do you want to liven it up? Well, these 10 plants thrive in low light conditions, can put up with neglect, purify the air, and provide insane amounts of oxygen. Plus, if there’s one guaranteed way to brighten up your room, it’s with one of these easy-to-care-for plants. Keep reading to find out 10 of the best plants for university rooms.
Anyone who’s ever had a sunburn is already familiar with this one. With an extensive list of health applications, this succulent has thick patterned leaves with ‘teeth’ on the margins. Great for uni students, this low-maintenance wonder plant does best in bright, indirect-light conditions with occasional watering.
She’s a runner, she’s a track star and she’s a spider plant. These beauties reproduce just like strawberries: with runners. These can easily be propagated and, if you’re in a particularly sharing mood, why not hand them out to some friends? While they do best in bright to moderate indirect sunlight, beware: spider plants grow fast and can quickly become root-bound.
This accurately named plant similarly thrives in low-light conditions. With gorgeous, patterned leaves and a long list of variations, the snake plant is among the easiest to care for. Top tip: keep an eye on the surrounding soil for new buds shooting up!
Honestly, do whatever you want with this one. It grows in direct, moderate, and indirect light, just let the soil dry out between waterings. Pothos can also be grown in soil or in water, making it another great one to propagate. With heart-shaped leaves along its vines, Pothos is guaranteed to brighten up your room.
Bring a little luck to your room come exam season with this famous plant. Lucky Bamboo thrives in bright, indirect light—think jungle floor for this one. Don’t be frightened when you see the roots: healthy roots are red! Bonus, this bamboo will bring a real feng-shui to your room and balance out the stack of dirty dishes and growing pile of laundry. For more ideas to spice up your room, check out our 15 uni room essentials list.
With a Monstera plant, the rewards definitely outweigh the costs. While it can be a little pricey (and large), you’ll be the envy of all your friends. Also known as a ‘Swiss Cheese Plant’, this gorgeous plant grows quickly and widely. Top tip: wet a paper towel and wrap it around aerial roots for even more growth!
Everyone knows this gem—plastic ivy vines can be found in almost every teenage girl’s room. Why not change it up with the real thing? Ivy is another fast grower: give it bright, indirect sunlight and keep the soil moist for best results.
Next up, succulents are among the easiest (and the cutest) plants to decorate your uni room with. In fact, you can pretty much leave them on your desk and forget they exist. Great ones include but are not limited to jade, ox tongue, echeveria, string-of-pearls, etc. Similarly, cactuses also make a great low-maintenance plant option.
With its highly decorative leaves, the prayer plant is worthy of your devotion. Keep in indirect, bright sunlight and this baby will brighten your room all day, every day. Even though the prayer plant is a slow grower, its manageable size makes it one of the best plants for university rooms.
The ZZ (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) plant is among the most resilient on this list. Put this one anywhere and it’ll just ignore all your toxic red flags (just like you did with your ex). With glossy leaves and thick stems, the ZZ plant has a fresh texture for those tired of leafy greens.
So, now you know all of the best plants for university rooms. These 10 plants are super easy to care for, you might just forget you have them! Your room will look better, be less stuffy, and you’ll feel better for it. Looking for other ways to liven up your uni room? For more ideas, check out how to make your uni room feel more like home.