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Plants you can grow in your dorm room

Plants on a Sherwood windowsill.
Plants on a Sherwood windowsill.

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year, partly due to all the plants that begin blooming. If you love plants but feel like they are hard to grow in your room, there are some plants out there that can thrive indoors. Here is a list of some of the best plants to grow in a dorm room so that you can experience spring all year long.



There are many different types of succulents, but most will succeed when grown indoors. Succulents thrive in warm, dry climates and with a decent amount of light. Better Homes and Gardens said that succulents can even adapt between direct sunlight and lower light. You can buy a small succulent at stores like WalMart or Lowes for just a few dollars.



Like succulents, cacti are great to grow indoors, and they are a little easier to maintain than succulents. They like warmth and sunshine, and they don’t need that much water. In fact, The Spruce said that one of the most common problems with maintaining cacti indoors is overwatering. Also like succulents, they are sold at many home improvement stores for a low price.


Aloe Vera

This plant also grows well indoors, and it can be used to help heal cuts and burns. Aloe Vera plants should be maintained similarly to cacti and succulents. However, the Farmer’s Almanac said that they need to be in a well-draining pot or they can rot. Home Depot sells Aloe plants for around $11. 

According to Backyard Boss, the plant can also be used as everything from a makeup remover to a homemade hand sanitizer. Who knew? Check out more of their ideas below.



An orchid is a beautiful plant to grow indoors, but it can be somewhat difficult to take care of. So, if you have a green thumb, this is a great plant for you. There are many different types of orchids, but the American Orchid Society said the moth orchid is the best one for growing at home. They also give lots of advice on how to grow and maintain an orchid for those who haven’t before.


English Ivy

This is a great plant to grow if you are short on desk or counter space but still would like some greenery. Websites like Amazon sell pots that you can hang or mount from the wall. Also, English Ivy is perfect for rooms that don’t get a lot of sunlight. The Spruce said that English Ivy should grow in areas that are partly or fully shaded.


Before you purchase any of these plants, make sure to read up further on them so you know how they should be planted and watered. Good luck and happy indoor gardening!

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