Plants that do Well Indoors
Plants can change the atmosphere in any room. They are known to reduce stress, infuse life into the room, add beauty, and actually purify the air. Hearty plants that do well indoors include:
- Grape Ivy: Makes a very pretty hanging plant or will work on a trellis or a stake since it is a vine. It requires medium light and thrives in a wide temperature range from 65 – 80 degrees.
- Fiddleleaf Fig: This is a beautiful and cute looking plant that has leaves that can be shaped as they are growing to ensure that it fits in the space you need it to. Requires medium light and does well in 65 – 75 degrees.
- English Ivy: This ivy is on the top of NASA’s list of air purifying plants. It also is one of the easiest plants to grow indoors because it does not need a lot of light and is very hearty. Most importantly, a little bit of this plant goes a long way.
- Philodendron: This is also ivy and is good for hanging or potted on the edge of counter spaces where it can hang over and soften edges, adding to the beauty. Placing this plant up high in out of reach places is often necessary because the leaves cannot be eaten by humans or pets.
- Aloe Plants: These natural healers grow well in the sunlight. The leaves have healing properties and can help heal and soothe burns and cuts and also acts as a detoxifier. In addition to the healing properties, this small plant works to purify the air which removes bacteria and germs. Less germs and bacteria means less likely chance of getting sick and your body will not be tired from your immune system working overtime.
Fruits and Vegetables that You Can Grow Indoors
Growing some of your own food is healthy for you and for your budget. The fruits and vegetables that you grow in your dorm room are organic and fresh. Growing your own renewable source of food also means a huge savings on your grocery budget.
- Carrots: These healthy root vegetables can grow in the light of a window. The box should be about a foot and half deep and have a drainage tray underneath.
- Mushrooms: Fungi are ideal to grow indoors since that actually thrive in dark space and do not need sunlight. They grow well in cool, draft free spaces, so they can be put up high in a cupboard or closet and left alone to spawn.
- Cherry Tomatoes: Two six inch pots planted two weeks apart will give you a constant yield of fresh tomatoes for your salads, sandwiches, or dishes.
- Alpine Strawberries: Who doesn’t love strawberries? Sweet berries can be a regular staple in your college student diet from summer through mid-Autumn when you grow them in your dorm. They just need a well-lit space to grow.
- Apricots: Apricots are a great fruit to have available for healthy snacks. They are easy to grow in a sunny window and do not take up a lot of space.
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Josh Ferrell is blogger and Brand Manager for Diploma Display. He enjoys sharing tips and ideas for college living.