5 of the best indoor plants for your study space | Ultimate guide for students

Lois King on 2 December 2020

Did you know houseplants can completely transform your space and boost your mood? Check out the ultimate guide below to find out which plant you should pick to become your new plant baby. Plant mums unite.

When the clocks change, so can your motivation to study. When you’re stuck at your desk working on that personal statement or revising for your January exams, you look out of the window and all of a sudden it’s dark, that’s when you know winter is truly on its way.

Sitting around working in these conditions can be depressing. In a bid to beat the winter blues and make your study space more aesthetically stimulating, why not spice up your home office with some friendly houseplants? 

Here are five of the best plants for college students that are well-suited to uni households (read: difficult to kill). Check them out to see which one would be ideal for your digs:

1. Snake plant ≈ £10

Oh, the humble snake plant. They are almost impossible to kill, meaning you don’t need to pay much attention to them. This plant is as low-maintenance as they come, giving you more time to sort out that essay you haven’t yet found the motivation to write. And the benefits don’t end there; if you’re feeling under the weather, a snake plant is also great for cleansing your space and your body, as it produces pure oxygen even when there’s no light outside.

Note: This plant is poisonous to a lot of animals, so please be careful if you live in a house with pets!

2. Cacti ≈ £5-15

Now, we know what you’re thinking on this one. Cacti are so overdone. But did you ever stop to think that they might be overdone for a reason? These prickly bad boys are as trendy as they come, offering the perfect accompaniment to an aesthetic boho room. Cacti will give you something pretty to look at while you mull over ideas for your next seminar. 

3. Peace lily ≈ £10

Exam prep got you stressed? Look no further than the humble peace lily which can absorb toxins in the air to give your room that cool, calm and collected feeling. Throw a candle into the mix and you’ll be set for a night of relaxation. Again, take care as this is another toxic plant that doesn’t get on well with cats and dogs.

4. Pineapple plant ≈ £20

Now, we don’t know about you, but we are suckers for anything cute and small, and this pineapple plant ticks all the boxes.

5. Cheese plant ≈ £15

If you want to make your room super Instagrammable, be sure to add a cheese plant to your botanical collection. They grow super fast, meaning you’ll still feel like you’re making progress, even if it’s not with your essay. Anything cheese-related has to be good, right?

Changing your study space can make a big difference to your productivity. Studies show it can also boost wellbeing, which should also spur on your productivity. Read about more ways you can shake up your space with these tips.

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Lois King
Lois King on 2 December 2020