The Easiest Plants To Look After In Your University Room
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The Easiest Plants To Look After In Your University Room

Caitlin Hart September 9, 2022

Plants are a simple way to decorate your uni room and make it feel a little more homely, so here are some of the easiest to look after in your university room.

When you’re juggling university, part-time work and coursework it can be easy to forget to keep your plants watered and well looked after. But there are a few plants that will leave your room looking cute with minimal effort.


Succulents are one of the easiest plants to take care of as they require minimal effort. They also come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes so you are bound to find one that you like the look of. Keep them watered every other week and ensure they get at least 6 hours of light per day. If the leaves start to shrivel or discolour, begin to water them a little more regularly. Outside of this, they will basically look after themselves.


Similarly to succulents, Cacti require minimal work and come in lots of shapes and sizes. They require very little watering, water every two weeks in the summer and every four weeks in the winter. Cacti do like lots of sunlight so be sure to keep them on a window ledge and keep your curtains open during the day.

Hedera Helix

Hedera Helix, also known as English Ivy, is the perfect hanging plant to drape down from shelves or the top of your wardrobe. They need watering every 5-7 days but love humidity so needs a light spray every couple of days. They love light but don’t cope well in direct sunlight, so keep away from your windows.

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Spider Plant

Spider plants grow fast so if you’re looking for a bigger plant a spider plant could be a great choice. They need watering when their topsoil dries out, approximately once a week. They don’t cope well in direct sunlight as they can burn the tips of the plant, so keep away from your window but ensure they get some light.

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Caitlin Hart is a freelance writer for Freshered and a final year trainee journalist at The University of Sheffield. She is currently one of the Lifestyle Editors for Liberty Belle Magazine and has previously written for publications such as Injection Magazine, Empoword Journalism and Unifresher. Her writing typically focuses on politics and current affairs, in particular opinion and feature pieces, however she writes a variety of content for Freshered, including pieces on student life in Sheffield and entertainment and culture.