So you’ve decided that you’re ready to become a plant parent or want to grow your collection? We’ve dipped our green fingers into some research and sourced all of the houseplant hacks you need to know!


Plants = Life 🌱

Growing your houseplant collection not only gives your uni pad those homely feels, they are a great way to freshen up your space and breathe some life into it too! Adding plants to your space comes with a whole heap of benefits like;

  • Helps with homesickness
  • Mood boosting
  • Makes your space feel fresher (even if there’s clothes on the floor and dishes in the sink!)
  • Helps with focus
  • Practice responsibility
  • Aesthetic AF!

Student Houseplant Faves 🌱

Let’s be real, raising your own plant babies can be a little tricky! Just like us, each type of houseplant has unique needs and care instructions.

Uni life comes with enough to worry about without having to fuss over keeping your plants from withering away, so it’s wise to pick plants that are easy to look after. Check out these low maintenance houseplants that are perfect for your pad…

Succulents – Small, cute and easy to maintain! These are great for dotting around your space.

  • Light: Direct sunlight
  • Water: Water when the soil is fully dry

Aloe Vera – Grows super fast with the right care and can be used as natural skincare!

  • Light: Medium/Direct sunlight
  • Water: Water when the soil is fully dry

Snake Plant – Needs little water and are pretty hard to kill! Perfect for those insta pics.

  • Light: Bright, indirect light.
  • Water: Water when the soil is fully dry

Cactus – Requires hardly any attention and adds a little wild west flavour to your pad.

  • Light: Direct sunlight
  • Water: Water when the top inch of soil feels dry

Bromeliad – Come in stunning colours and are pretty easy to care for. They flower indoors too!

  • Light: Bright, indirect sunlight
  • Water: Water when top inch of soil feels dry

Peace Lily – It’s all in the name, provides peace and reduces toxins in the air, making for a fresher space!

  • Light: Medium, indirect sunlight
  • Water: Water when top inch of soil feels dry

Caring for your plant babies 🌱

Two fundamentals of growing your houseplants is sunlight and water. Each plant will come with its own requirements and all you need to do is follow them to let your plant babies thrive!

It’s no secret that plants love sunlight and need it to become the best versions of themselves! Plants can also get sunburnt so direct light for too long it not great, aim for around 6 hours of sunlight daily for most plants – be sure to check what your plant needs specifically too.

Over watering is a common killer of houseplants, so try not to drown them! A good rule of thumb is to check whether the first inch of soil is dry, which usually means your plant is thirsty (dependant on type of plant).

Raise those babies with a little love and care and they’ll give you back all the goodness that houseplants provide!

Get Growing 🌱

Check out these awesome supplier and start living your best houseplant fantasy today! Some of these even offer student discount so don’t forget to bag a deal when purchasing your plants!

  1. Patch Plants
  2. Boombox Club
  3. Leaf Envy
  4. Happy Houseplants

Happy Planting! 🍃