Best indoor plants for classroom

LavenderNow that it is September, students and teachers will be spending the majority of their time in the classroom. So you might as well, make the most of it. Classrooms can feel dull and drab without some fresh flowers and plants. A few plants can add liven up the room and add a burst of colour. Plus, some of them will even clean the air! They will also provide learning opportunities for students.

Many indoor plants are now available at the garden centers. But which plants are the best for the classroom? Choose ones that are low maintenance, resilient and easy to care and you shouldn’t have any problems keeping them alive. Avoid plants that show signs of disease and pests.

Here are the best plants for the classroom:

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

air purifying spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)The Spider Plant is one of the most resilient indoor plants around! It is very low maintenance, doesn’t need to be watered regularly, and can even tolerate a bit of neglect. And one of the best things about this plant is that it produces lots of new shoots during the growing season, which can be used easily to create new plants. Simply plant the shoots in soil! No rooting required! It can be grown in light or shade. Lastly, this plant is known to remove toxic pollutants from the air!


Lavender is a versatile herb that can be grown indoors quite easily. It is the perfect plant for beginners! Simply sow seeds in sandy soil and place a sunny spot and watch nature do its magic! With its intoxicating scent and pretty flowers, lavender would be a lovely addition to the classroom. Not only will it add colour and life to the room, lavender has calming properties that can relieve stress and anxiety. And since lavender is edible, it can be used in cooking classes!

This is a fun plant for the classroom! The Sensitive Plant gets its name due to the fact that the leaves are quite sensitive. With a slightest touch or slight breeze, the leaves will instinctively react and fold inward or droop. The Sensitive Plant is a plant that produces attractive pink or purple flowers; it will bloom all year round. And more importantly, it is easy to grow. Place in bright light in fertile, well-drained soil.

Dancing Plant (Codariocalyx Motorius)

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2005-01-04 14:59:49 by NooneYouWouldKnow

You need a) light, b) warmth and c) humidity. These are all hard to come by in New England winters.
Try local nurseries for indoor tropical plants that should do well here. (Many will.)
Home Despot has moderately priced grow lights. Don't buy one, buy two, your plants will thank you. Flourescent tubes are best for beginners.
Humidity? Not much you can do. Humidity trays are proven to not have much (if any) benefit.
For warmth, if you home / apartment isn't warm enough, seedling starter heat mats can add 5 to 10 degrees of heat to the root zone, where it's most important.

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