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Indoor plants to keep in your uni room

By bztara 10 Jan 2022

Keeping real plants in your uni room can give you a number of benefits. Plants will purify your air, improve your wellbeing and reduce pollutants in the air. Plus, they look great too. 

If you’re not the best plant parent, but don’t like the look of fake plants, here’s a list of some uni-proof plants that’ll help freshen up your space:

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a great plant for keeping indoors as this is actually where it thrives! Keep your plant near a window as it’s best the plant only gets indirect sunlight. Aloe vera is a great plant to keep for any beginner plant parent as they don’t require much work at all, just a watering every two weeks. 

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2. Chinese Money Plant 

The Chinese Money Plant is believed to bring good luck and fortune to its owner, so this plant does more than just purify the air! The plant is really easy to keep and like the Aloe Vera, it's best kept in indirect sunlight. Remember to water your money plant once a week and you're good to go. 

If you want to get the most out of your money plants, you can replant the shoots and watch them grow into a whole new plant, or give them to a friend. 

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3. Lavender plant

Whilst lavender plants need a little more upkeep, they have a number of benefits that make them worth the effort. Lavender is notorious for helping you sleep, but keeping a plant in your room can also do wonders for your skin and help to ease stress, so it's great to have one in your room, especially during exam season.

Just make sure to water your lavender plant every day and give it lots of sunlight!

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4. Philodendron Scandens 

Scandens, also known as the 'Sweetheart plant' because of its heart-shaped leaves, is a fast-growing plant that you can get in many different forms, from hanging to standing. If you do go for a Philodendron Scanden just remember they need watering once a week and try to keep the plant away from too much direct sunlight. 

Larger Scandens are a little expensive but you can get some smaller ones for around £15. 

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5. Sansevieria

Sansevieria plants are one of the best plants to keep indoors! You can put the plant by a window to get it growing quicker, but they'll do just fine in low-light spaces. These plants only need watering every two weeks in the summer and during the winter you can leave them for around six weeks, so no need to worry if you forget to give your plant a watering every now and then. 

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You don't have to take on too much responsibility to keep a plant thriving at uni. As long as you follow the care guides of whichever plant you choose you can easily get your own indoor garden going and start cleansing your air!

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