Plants and Flowers: Dorm-Suitable Flora

The Colonial House of Flowers has a plant sale through the month of September, that gives Georgia Southern Dorm Residents 20% off indoor plants with ID.  Students wanting to add a bit-o-leafy green to their dorms look no further!

The benefits of keeping a plant in your dorm are varied— from combating the pollution to providing a be-good feeling of having another form of life in your dorm besides a sleeping roommate to many more. Plants are a great, inexpensive dorm decoration.  They’re trending right now.

Finding a plant that is both hardy and aesthetically pleasing is easy. Leafy, non-flowering plants are ideal for most, as they tend to be more durable than plants with blossoms.

According to Tonia McElveen, the shop’s floral director. golden pothos, spider plant, bamboo and fern are all great for people with typical GSU schedules. They require watering once a week and can grow in low light. As the hardiest of plants, cacti and succulents require special mention. As native to barren deserts, they are certainly capable of surviving in a dorm room, providing that you water them every two or three weeks.

For people who want a bit more color besides green in their rooms, Ashley Usry a student who tends the shop recommends flowering plants. Though a little maintenance with regular care these flowers should last a long time. African violets, orchids, hydrangeas, and jade plants all add a bit of vibrant color to lonely windowsill or desk. Provided that you water them once a week and keep them in direct sunlight, they will not quickly wither away.

Christy Hulsey the resident terrarium enthusiast suggests mini-ecosystems in an enclosed glass container. “The add a pinch of magic – they way they take care of them selves and create a tiny world,” she says.  “I am also a huge fan of air plants,” she adds.
Air Plant Hippo Planter Room Decor, College Dorm Ornament. Easy. Perfection.Air Plant Hippo Planter Room Decor, College Dorm Ornament. Easy. Perfection.Pinned byColonial House of FlowersOntoCollege by Colonial House


With all of these options, it is a great idea add a plant or two to your dorm before the leaves begin to fall.

Welcome back to Statesboro, Georgia Southern. We’re so glad you are here. May your days be fun and rooms a tiny bit green this year.


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