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Indoor Plants

7 Indoor Plants for your Office

January 20, 2020 3 min read

Adding plants to your desk or office can transform a dull setting into a creative nook. Studies show that plants in the workplace can increase productivity levels, reduce stress, and boost morale. Some plants can even help purify indoor air!

Even if you lack in sunlight or a green thumb, we know you’ll succeed with these plants by following a few simple care tips.

Here’s how to create a little bit of office envy with indoor plants.

Snake Plant

Sansevieria
Little attention is required for snake plants to thrive. Snake plants are slow-growing and are available in various shapes and sizes, even dwarf ones! They don’t need any direct sunlight and are forgiving of neglect – water when the soil is completely dry. It’s famously known for removing toxins from the indoor air such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene. It converts carbon dioxide into oxygen at night.

Snake plant in office space
Photo by Roman Bozhko on Unsplash

Lucky Bamboo

Dracaena sanderiana
Did you know lucky bamboo is actually related to the corn plant, not bamboo? Bring a little bit of luck to your workspace with this low maintenance plant. They need minimal light, are extremely slow growers, can grow in just water, and are available in unique shapes.

ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia
If you want more texture when choosing a green companion for your desk, ZZ plants will add a touch of modern charm thanks to its jagged, waxy, deep green foliage. It’s quite slow growing and doesn’t need regular repotting. It prefers low to medium light conditions. Water every 2-3 weeks or when soil is dry.

ZZ plant on desk in office
Photo by Tran Mau Tri Tam on Unsplash

Aloe Vera

If you have lots of bright direct sunlight in your office, an aloe vera will brighten up your desk with its pale green spikes. Water every few weeks and use a sandy potting mix – we love Fafard Cactus & Succulent potting mix

Aloe Vera white container
Photo by Ergita Sela on Unsplash

Pothos

Epipremnum aureum
Bring your cubicle to life with pothos plants! These plants will cascade and can be trained to grow up walls and around windows. They thrive in an area that has low to medium light and should be watered every 2-3 weeks.

Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum
Every office needs this foliage favourite. Peace lilies need low to moderate light, but they do need a consistent watering schedule – if you miss a week, you will notice the plants start to wilt. Thankfully, they can quickly be revived after proper watering. If you want more flowers on this plant, give it more sunshine. It can be a little finicky about humidity, so keep away from hot and cold drafts.

Peace lily - perfect plants for the office
Photo by Max Williams on Unsplash

African Violets

Saintpaulia
Colourful flowers, furry foliage; dainty African violets have been popular since the 1970s.To flourish, they do need a decent about of light (natural or fluorescent) to produce flowers and consistent watering.