House plants and college students at times just don’t mix, especially if the student is busy with attending parties or studying in the library long hours of the day and night. If you want their room to appear more habitable by adding houseplants, you need to choose ones that they can’t kill from utter neglect or watering it too much. Here are 4 suggestions that might work. .
This plant can survive with little light and little water. A friend told me that she moved out of her dorm room one semester, went home for a couple of months and actually came back to the room to pick up the forgotten plant, and poof! It was still living and looked like the same plant that was left 3 months before. There are lots of varieties of the plant, the one called Laurentii is the most popular and features spear shaped leaves and can grow up to 3-4 feet tall. Plant care: Even if your plant is placed in ample bright indirect light, you won’t need to water it more than once every 10 days (at most) during the growing season. During the winter months or if the plant is in low light, it can need watering as infrequently as once a month.
Rubber Plant aka (ficus plant)
This plant accepts a wide range of growing conditions without dropping any leaves. It accepts low light and only needs water when the soil is completely dry. Rubber plants Plant care: like bright light and a lot of it, but not direct sunlight. A sunny spot shielded by a sheer curtain is often perfect for rubber plants. You can tell if your rubber plant needs more light if it becomes leggy, its leaves lose their luster, and lower leaves fall off.
It was made for brown-thumb gardeners. Sturdy, long lived and nearly bullet-proff, this evergreen tolerates low light and nearly total neglect. Plant care: Water well and then wait until the soil has almost dried out before watering again. Temperature Average room temperatures are ideal.
Spider plants will tolerate lower light conditions, however, they prefer bright indirect light where they will flourish. Spider plant needs are simple Plant care: Place the plant in bright to moderate light in a room that’s a comfortable temperature for everyone. Keep the soil slightly moist. Once-a-week watering is sufficient in spring and summer; in winter, allow the soil to dry a bit more between waterings.
Now if you think these plants won’t work at all because you are too busy with college classes or your daughter/son is just not the best with plants you can always choose artificial ones. Nowadays, there are so many choices to choose from that the plant actually looks real and can fool anyone! You can find perfect faux succulents, cacti, or ivy at any local craft store or on Etsy. Our shop actually offers artificial succulents and air plants along with cute planters too! Just follow the link to see : www.printhousedesign.com