Decorate Your Dorm in Plants Galore! 51 Greens That Can Handle Tough Love and Tiny Spaces

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When college is back in session, there may be one thing your dorm checklist missed: plants. Hear us out. Dorm rooms are stuffy, often shared, and are your legitimate home for (at least) a whole semester. Owning a good plant reaps so many benefits, like cleaning the air, lifting your mood, and even reducing stress. This all improves your late-night study sessions, sleep sessions, and everyday wellness. Pretty dang cool, am I right? Even if you're no plant expert, these easy-to-care-for greens are equipped to handle some occasional neglect, so don't stress yourself out if you forget to water it one week, it'll be OK. If we've convinced you to pick up a green companion of your own, we've gathered the best dorm plants that can be delivered to your doorstep or found at your local Home Depot. It's never too late to add a plant to your list! Read ahead to see the very best air-purifying suitors for you.

Philodendron: Silver
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Philodendron: Silver

The variegated leaves on the Philodendron: Silver ($35) are so unique.

Veronica
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Veronica

Pick up this Veronica ($12) plant and use her magical powers to heal your skin.

Potted Red Prayer Plant, Maranta
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Potted Red Prayer Plant, Maranta

The Potted Red Prayer Plant, Maranta ($35) can handle low and bright light conditions — perfect for dorm rooms!

Flounder
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Flounder

Water the Flounder ($15) houseplant once every couple of weeks and keep him in direct light, and he'll be happy.

Air Plant Trio in Andes Stands
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Air Plant Trio in Andes Stands

The wooden stands that the Air Plant Trio in Andes Stands ($50) come in are so cute.

Snake Plant: Zeylanica
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Snake Plant: Zeylanica

Water the Snake Plant: Zeylanica ($44) once a week for best results.

Bey
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Bey

This Bey ($25) plant does not like direct sunlight, in fact, it prefers low indirect light — like in your dorm room!

Oscar Hanging
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Oscar Hanging

The Oscar Hanging ($25) plant tells it like it is. If he's thirsty, his leaves will hang low, which makes him super easy to take care of.

Gabriel Hanging
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Gabriel Hanging

The Gabriel Hanging ($25) plant is actually called a prayer plant. Gabriel's leaves fold up at night, as if he's saying a prayer.

Bird’s Nest Fern
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Bird’s Nest Fern

The pale red color on the pot of this Bird's Nest Fern ($28) is so adorable.

Portia
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Portia

This Portia ($35) plant only needs watering once a month, and if she's really happy, she'll start to bloom.

Howie Hanging
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Howie Hanging

The Howie Hanging ($35) plant is a climbing plant that loves to attach to surfaces like poles or even other plants. In the Summer, Howie blooms beautiful flowers.

Joyce Hanging
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Joyce Hanging

Yes, you guessed it! Joyce Hanging ($25) is another pothos plant. Joyce, in particular, grows slower than other pothos and her leaves remain small, making her a great dorm mate.

Jane Hanging
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Jane Hanging

The Jane Hanging ($35) plant loves bright, indirect sunlight. She's also super easy to propagate, in case your friends want one, too.

Olivia
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Olivia

The red heart-shaped flowers on the Olivia ($35) plant are so pretty.

Brock
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Brock

The Brock ($15) plant sort of looks like broccoli, but he's not, he's a cactus that prefers bright sunlight.

Ella
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Ella

The glossy leaves on this Ella ($12) plant are so shiny, they're hard to resist.

Collection of 20 Succulents
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Collection of 20 Succulents

Succulents are super easy to take care of, and they're typically small in size. Pick up this Collection of 20 Succulents ($44) and place them on all your dorm window sills in cute planters.

Air Plant Trio
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Air Plant Trio

The powder-coated metal stands on this Air Plant Trio ($35, originally $50) come in a variety of colors.

Philodendron: Green
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Philodendron: Green

The heart-shaped leaves on the Philodendron: Green ($7) look gorgeous hung over any pot they're in.

Extra Large, Potted Bird of Paradise Indoor Plant
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Extra Large, Potted Bird of Paradise Indoor Plant

Wowza! The Extra Large, Potted Bird of Paradise Indoor Plant ($195) may be big, but it's low maintenance, so that's a plus.

Tina
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Tina

Wherever you place Tina ($12), she will adapt perfectly fine. Tina's easy going.

Sansevieria Zeylanica Plant
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Sansevieria Zeylanica Plant

Pick up the Sansevieria Zeylanica Plant ($28) and choose which pot you think would accent its high growing, snake-like leaves best.

Snake Plant Zeylanica
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Snake Plant Zeylanica

The Snake Plant Zeylanica ($56) comes in this pink planter with lava rocks on the bottom for adequate drainage.

Leo
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Leo

Fun fact: Leo ($12) produces white sap that was used to create rubber back in the day, which is how he got his nickname as a rubber plant.

Tim
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Tim

Super adaptable, Tim ($25) is a popular houseplant for his easygoing ways.

Silver Philodendron
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Silver Philodendron

We love the silver spotted leaves on the Silver Philodendron ($19).

Snake Plant Zeylanica
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Snake Plant Zeylanica

How cute is the blue pot that the Snake Plant Zeylanica ($60) comes in?

Potted Bird's Nest Fern Indoor Plant, Crow's Nest Fern
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Potted Bird's Nest Fern Indoor Plant, Crow's Nest Fern

The rippled leaves on the Potted Bird's Nest Fern Indoor Plant, Crow's Nest Fern ($35) are one of a kind.

Fernie
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Fernie

Save a few dollars and pick up the unpotted Fernie ($29) bird's nest fern and choose a pot of your own.

Potted Dracaena Colorama Indoor Plant
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Potted Dracaena Colorama Indoor Plant

The Potted Dracaena Colorama Indoor Plant ($150) has many other names like madagascar dragon tree, rainbow tree, rainbow plant, tricolor dracena, and more.

Potted Calathea Medallion Indoor Plant
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Potted Calathea Medallion Indoor Plant

The rose-colored leaves on the Potted Calathea Medallion Indoor Plant ($65) are so pretty to look at.

Jade
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Jade

Don't water Jade ($9) too much, she only likes a watering once every couple of weeks.

Benjamin
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Benjamin

This Benjamin ($15) plant has a popular name called money tree, and it's believed that as long as he lives, he will bring you good fortune.

Bonnie Hanging
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Bonnie Hanging

The Bonnie Hanging ($25) plant is a great air purifier and will remove any unnecessary toxins.

Gabriel
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Gabriel

Little Gabriel ($12) is a miniature prayer plant, and his small size is great for dorms.

Potted Kimberly Queen Fern Indoor Plant
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Potted Kimberly Queen Fern Indoor Plant

The Potted Kimberly Queen Fern Indoor Plant ($65) complements a number of decor styles with its wispy leaves.

Becky
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Becky

Pick up a ponytail palm with a hardy trunk like this Becky ($30) plant.

Ginny
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Ginny

Don't worry about Ginny ($12) growing too big, this particular plant remains small throughout her life.

Chiquita Hanging
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Chiquita Hanging

This Chiquita Hanging ($35) plant has banana shaped leaves that make it so unique.

Zee-Z
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Zee-Z

The Zee-Z ($15) plant is nearly impossible to kill, and it only requires watering once a month.

George Hanging
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George Hanging

Make sure not to hang the George Hanging ($25) plant too close to a window! Its leaves will burn if they're exposed to too much sunlight.

Snake Plant: Laurentii
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Snake Plant: Laurentii

The Snake Plant: Laurentii ($11) is the perfect size for a nightstand or desk.

Paul M.
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Paul M.

The Paul M. ($12) plant is slow growing and loves low-light environments. If your dorm doesn't get a lot of sun, then this plant is for you.

Jade Pothos
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Jade Pothos

The ribbed look of the Jade Pothos ($57) baby blue planter is so cute.