easy to care for indoor plants

Easy to Care for Indoor Plants for Your Student Apartment

The best indoor plants for your apartment are ones that require indirect, bright or low light.

Ideally you’ll want to look for plants you don’t need to water too often. For first time plant parents (and busy students), choose plants that are reasonably forgiving if you do forget about them for a few days.

Plants add colour and life to your apartment. Some of them even have air-purifying qualities. There are even some stunning flowering plants to add even more beauty to your apartment.

The thought of keeping something alive can seem daunting, but these easy to care for indoor plants will help you build up your confidence. And once you’re there, it won’t be long before your apartment is bursting with thriving greenery.

Here are some of the hardiest and easiest indoor plants for students.


Succulents are one of the easiest indoor plants to care for. Not only are they hard to kill, but you can find some really beautiful ones. They might even surprise in summer by sprouting some unexpectedly beautiful flowers. You can share the love by propagating your plants and giving them to your res mates.


Monsteras are ideal apartment plants because they can adapt to almost any light conditions. And if you forget to water them for a bit, they won’t die on you. These plants are also incredibly forgiving. So if you do neglect them every now and then, they won’t hold a grudge.


One of the most forgiving houseplants is a pothos. It can tolerate both bright and low light, so you can place it wherever it looks best and it will still grow. It’s a trailing plant that only needs water when the top of the soil is dry.

This hardy house plant is also known as Devil’s Ivy because they are notorious for being impossible to kill. This makes this the perfect entry plant if you’re concerned about becoming a plant murderer.

African Violets

When flowering, African Violets are stunning. They’re not too tough to take care of either. You just have to make sure not to get any water on the leaves (they don’t like that). When it comes to water, you just need to keep the soil moist.

They like bright, indirect light and prefer warm conditions so they make great apartment plants.

Spider Plant

Spider plants love bright, indirect sunlight. But they’ll also do fine in low light areas. You only need to water them when the top 5cm of the soil are dry. Otherwise, you can just leave them alone.

These guys also propagate really easily, so you’ll be able to share them with friends, family and your neighbours.

Tradescantia Zebrina

If you want to add some purple into your space, the Tradescantia Zebrina is an easy to care for indoor plant that will do just that. It likes humidity so it’s a great way to spruce up your bathroom. This plant prefers indirect light so placing it by a window is the best option.

It only needs watering when the top of the soil dries out, but it won’t die if you forget to water it every now and then.

Dracaena Giganta

This statement plant is bright and variegated. It can grow pretty big so it’s ideal if you have some space in your apartment that you want to fill. It thrives in low to medium light and doesn’t need too much water. You’ll only need to water it when the soil begins to feel dry.

Picking the Perfect Pot Plant for Your Apartment

Any of the plants on this list will make great additions to your apartment. They’re hardy and don’t require too much attention, making them perfect for students.

But if your plant does happen to die, you can always try again with another one. Growing plants is a learning experience and we’ve all accidentally killed a plant or two. After a while, you’ll become an expert at keeping your plants alive.

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