Some plants are finicky but for the most part, many indoor plants are quite easy to take care of. Plants in the office provide great wellness benefits like reducing stress, cleaning the air we breathe, and they boost our creativity! Enjoy choosing a great addition to your office space from the list below!
These plants are SOOOOOOO cool. Tillandsias are more commonly known as “air plants” because they don’t need to be planted in anything to survive. They also don’t require much light but if you happen to have a brighter area, the Tillandsia may bless you with the appearance of a flower spike. Use a spray bottle to mist them with water occasionally and you’re good to go.
If you read my blog about Benefits of Plants in the Office, then you know the Philodendron is the plant I inherited from my mom’s work space when she retired. I cannot kill this thing if I tried. Whether you have a desk next to a window or you’re tucked into a darker corner, the Philodendron will do just fine.
If you follow any home decor or crazy plant lady social media accounts, I can bet that you’ve seen a snake plant before. Snake plants come in size variations so double check you aren’t getting a variety that will get too big for your office space. Snake Plants are very drought tolerant and do well in low light so they’re easy to take care of.
Good for sunburns and for your office! Aloe typically likes a lot of bright light so if you sit near a window, this plant is a great option. BUT I have aloe that does just fine away from the window with the bright office lights that are on all day. Because Aloe is a succulent, you only need to water it every couple of weeks which makes this a great plant for those who may forget about it.
The spider plant is actually my favorite indoor plant. It’s a great air purifier. I have one at home on my front porch that was only watered twice during the hot California Valley summer and it survived. They do great with indirect light so if you have a darker office space, the Spider Plant is for you! I tend to water mine when the leaves get a little thirsty looking. This plant does produce little “babies” that are great to snip off and plant into a smaller pot. Maybe give one to your cubicle neighbor!
There are so many options when it comes to picking out a cactus for your office space. Most cacti only need to be watered every 1-3 weeks so like the Aloe plant, it’s a great option for folks who may forget they have a living thing in their office.
If you want something that flowers in the shade, this is a great option for you! The Peace Lily is also recognized by NASA for being the best plant for improving indoor air quality! I honestly believe every desk should have a Peace Lily just for it’s ability to purify the air around you.
All of these plants are common and should be readily available at your local nursery or home improvement store. I’ve even come across some of them at the grocery store. Do you have a favorite office plant? Let me know in the comments below!
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