Thursday, September 04, 2014

Easy Tips for Dorm Room Plants

Every room benefits from a breath of fresh air, especially a new dorm.

A houseplant is the perfect green accessory as students finish their back-to-school shopping. Plants are guaranteed to spark a smile and friendly conversation while scrubbing the air clean.

Plants are amazing. They provide oxygen and remove toxins, as well as reduce stress, fatigue and headaches -- making the college experience a little easier.

No green thumb? Try these easy-to-grow O2 for You houseplants: snake plant, ZZ plant, ponytail palm, peace lily and Chinese evergreen. These low-maintenance plants survive with little to no attention.

Start the school year right with these tips to keep houseplants thriving:

1.    Find the right spot. Check the plant tag for information about how much light a plant needs. A houseplant lets you know the spot is right by maintaining healthy leaves. If there’s enough light for you to read by, there’s probably enough for a low-light houseplant. Avoid placing plants near heat or air conditioning ducts, on TVs, or between the curtains and a chilly window.

2.    Give them a drink. Just like humans, plants need a drink of water every now and then. Check plants before hitting happy hour on Fridays. If the soil is dry about an inch below the surface, add water. If the plant does not seem too dry, check it again in a few days. But don’t overwater: It’s the number one reason houseplants die. Every few months, stick them in the shower for a good misting.

3.    Keep clean. College freshman are advised to bring a pair of shower shoes to the dorms, and the same advice applies to houseplants. Place containers in a tray or saucer to collect excess water and stop spills--but never allow plants to sit in water.

4.    Stay Comfortable. Houseplants are happiest when temperatures are between 70 and 80ºF during the day and 10-15 degrees cooler at night but thrive in basically the same temperatures you’re comfy in. Keep plants away from heat ducts and cold air.

To find out more about caring for houseplants, check out and for more tips and tricks. For inspiration, watch Desk Life on Costa Farms’ Youtube channel for decorating and easy plant tips.

About Costa Farms
About Costa Farms: Costa Farms is the largest producer of ornamental plants in the world. Founded in 1961 by Jose Costa, Costa Farms is a third-generation, family-owned business that globally stretches over 3,500 acres and employs 4,000 people. Along with thriving indoor and bedding plant divisions, Costa Farms operates merchandising and young-plant production divisions as part of its infrastructure, with operations domestically in South Florida and North and South Carolina, and abroad in the Dominican Republic and Far East.


Plants said...

Cool low maintenance plants said...

An indoor plant's capacity to expel these destructive compounds from the air is a case of phytoremediation,which is the utilization of any plant —indoors or out —to moderate pollution in air,soil or water.Indoor plants expel pollutants from the air by engrossing these gasses through their leaves and roots.The microorganisms that live in the soil of potted plants likewise assume an instrumental part in neutralizing VOCs and different pollutants.

Emily Reed.

Dent said...

I have read some excellent stuff here.Gardening is my hobby.I love gardening very much.I will try it at my room from your blog post.Thanks for sharing this with us all.

Alex daina said...

Does this sound silly and unthinkable? On a few focuses, it is. Since in what manner can a bank confirm your check and your distinguishing proof on the off chance that you are getting the money for the check through the Internet? Moreover, how might you get the money if your check has been confirmed and handled? online Check Cashing Chicago

Online Plants For Sale Melbourne said...

Great information about saving native plants and its advantage to preserve our eco system and bio diversity. Check out my blog on Plant Nursery Melbourne

Unknown said...

Good Article. Thanks. Bird of Paradise Plant  | Strelitzia Reginae

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your information.
Australia ETA/eVisitor Visa
is quiet easy to apply online from Singapore,
Malaysia, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, France and including all others ETA Eligible Countries from our website.

Darren Williams said...

Users Advice
Users Advice
Users Advice
Users Advice
Users Advice
Users Advice
Users Advice
Users Advice