5 Low-Maintenance Plants for College Students

5 Low-Maintenance Plants for College Students

Plant care can be time consuming for people who work or go to class all day. It can also be difficult if you do not have enough lighting. Luckily, there are plenty of low-maintenance plants perfect for those who love the look but not the care hassles. Below are five plants that will survive your busy schedule. 

  1. Golden Pothos

My personal favorite, Golden Pothos is the most forgiving if you forget to water it. It does well in low or indirect light and only needs water once a week or every other week. This plant will let you know when it is time to water when its leaves start to droop. 

  1. Cast Iron Plant

This is a plant that will survive anything. The cast iron plant requires low light and only needs watered once a week, but will do fine if you forget to do it. Direct sunlight will burn its leaves so no pressure on making window space for this guy. 

  1. Spider Plant

Another favorite of mine, the spider plant is a crazy looking, indirect light loving, weekly watering plant perfect for first time plant parents. They look great in a hanging basket and pretty soon you will be overrun by these bad boys. Their offspring grow in like spiders hanging from a web and are ready to be propagated and replanted in no time for more spider plant fun. 

  1. Snake Plant

One of the most common easy to care for plants, the snake plant only needs watering every few weeks. Let the soil dry out completely before watering and you’re looking at a hands off plant that looks great and works with your busy schedule. Place in low or medium light and you’re ready to go. 

  1. Peace Lily

Finally, peace lilies tolerate low lighting and need watering once a week or when the foliage starts to droop. This plant produces gorgeous white blooms, has dark green foliage and can grow to be giant over time. 

In the end, find the plant that works best for you. Don’t be afraid to kill a few plants for the sake of figuring out your new plant parenting schedule. Do your research and see what your new plant, or plants, like best. With finals coming up, you might be too busy to care for a needy plant and the ones above might be the perfect fit.