The office is the place where we spend most of our time during the day.
The interior of the workplace matters a lot to create a healthy working environment. Heavy office workload and assignments can make the office environment dull and boring.
You can add a spark to the interior of your office by adding some indoor office plants. Plants are not only healthy for the environment and human health, but they also give a sense of freshness and relief. You can transform your workplace into a lively, peaceful, and cheerful place by adding a few plants.
Do you find your office boring and exhaustive? Try bringing in some indoor office plants to add a spark to your workplace. You might be thinking that you will have to invest a lot of time to look after the plants, but do not worry. Luckily, there are several amazing plants that do not demand a lot from you and can thrive well with minimal care.
I have created a list of wonderful indoor plants that do not require a lot of care and attention.
1. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Peace lily is also known as the closet plant is a very popular choice for homes and offices. It is named peace lily due to its beautiful white flowers that resemble lilies. It has broad deep green bright leaves. These plants are very popular because they do not need a lot of sunlight to thrive and they can also tolerate a period of drought.
Peace lily cleans the air, removes harmful toxins from the air, and creates a fresh environment to breathe healthily.
2. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
Snake plant is also known as Mother-in-law’s tongue is a tough nature plant that continues to grow for a long time. This sturdy plant requires little attention and can tolerate neglect for weeks. The big plus of the snake plant is that it can survive low light, drought and have very few insect problems.
But remember snake plants come in a range of sizes. Avoid those cultivars that grow several feet high. You can go for a dwarf cultivar such as ‘Futura Superba’ or ‘Whitney’.
It removes toxic air pollutants and produces an abundant amount of oxygen. Snake plant is also effective against allergies.
Dracaena is one of the toughest indoor plants. It is very to care for and a great choice for your workplace. This sturdy indoor plant has a relentless root system that makes it survive during a period of drought, making it a perfect pick for your office desk.
In addition, Dracaena has beautiful green leaves that add a statement to your homes and offices. Dracaena cultivars exhibit upright growth habit. Most of the cultivars grow very large in a tree-like manner while others are smaller.
Dracaena is the most effective indoor plant for air purification. It removes harmful chemicals from the air such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and carbon dioxide.
4. Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
Devil’s Ivy is a tropical evergreen vine plant. It has very basic care needs, that even black thumbed gardeners can grow this plant easily. Devil’s Ivy has heart-shaped large leaves that come in a range of light and dark colors and make a lovely addition to your office desk.
This indoor plant can survive from low light to bright light that adapts very well to office conditions. It looks great in a big pot sitting on the floor in your workplace.
This beautiful indoor plant works perfectly to purify the air and remove toxic pollutants.
5. Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema)
Aglaonema is also known as “Chinese evergreens”. This indoor plant is very famous for its deep green leaves that also have traces of silver or red color. Growing Chinese is fairly easy which makes even the novice gardeners look like an expert. Aglaonema can tolerate low light, drought, and dry air. It requires moderate watering and cannot stand overwatering.
Aglaonema removes toxins and pollutants from the air and improves air quality. It also releases plenty of oxygen that creates a healthy and enriching environment.
Philodendrons have glossy green leaves that maintain a sleek appearance in shade. It has served as a mainstay in indoor gardens for generations. The care for Philodendron is easy, if you observe closely, it gives you signs of what it needs. This indoor plant adapts very well to indoor offices and homes. It needs moderate watering and indirect sunlight. Add a few Philodendrons to your workplace to give a lush and tropical feel.
It is particularly effective to clean the air we breathe and creates a healthy environment to breathe in.
7. Ficus Benjamina
Ficus Benjamina is a versatile plant that is also known as ‘weeping fig’. It is an elegant plant with shiny dark green leaves and slender branches that extend gracefully from a light grey trunk. It looks amazing displayed as a stand-alone plant or in a mixed planting. The care for weeping fig is easy and grows well in indirect light and requires watering at regular intervals.
It is one of the best indoor plants for improving air quality. It removes air pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.
8. English Ivy (Hedra helix)
English ivy is an evergreen perennial. It has a trailing habit and also acts as a ground cover. It requires medium light to moderate water to survive indoors. This plant eventually gives off greenish flowers and evergreen leaves and is also classified as a foliage plant. The ideal time for planting English Ivy is spring. English ivy can grow and spread aggressively; you can trim off the plant to keep the size checked.
It is a great plant to improve air quality. Interestingly English Ivy also has a great medicinal value. It has antiarthritic, antioxidants, antiviral, antitumor, and antimicrobial properties.
9. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
ZZ plant has attractive green waxy smooth leaves that create a perfect display in offices and homes. It grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet and does not outgrow containers. It requires very little care and can tolerate neglect. It survives in drought conditions and low light. It can thrive well with watering once every 2 to 3 weeks.
ZZ plant purifies air by removing copious amounts of toxic chemicals like xylene, toluene, and benzene.
10. Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plant is one of the most adaptable indoor plants that are easiest to grow. You can keep a spider plant in the corner of your desk or a hanging pot so that its spiderettes can drape easily. Caring for the spider plant is very easy. It grows well in indirect light and low light conditions. The spider plant needs frequent watering to keep the potting soil moist but do not overwater to prevent root decay.
Spider plant produces plenty of oxygen and purifies air by removing formaldehyde, xylene, and carbon monoxide.
11. Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
Lemon balm not only looks beautiful, but it also gives a fragrance that adds value to your office. They can survive in both sun and heavily shaded areas. The pleasant smell of lemon balm is enough to make you feel good for the whole day.
These plants are quite hardy and difficult to kill. They can survive in shady areas and need to be watered daily.
In addition to the absorption of foul air, it also gives a sweet fragrance that can boost your mood. It also helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
Aloe is extremely popular due to its medicinal value. The gel inside its beautiful green leaves has been used to treat cuts, wounds, or bruises. If you are looking to add a few plants into your office, you must consider Aloe. These plants are very easy to care for and can survive indoors if it gets enough sunlight exposure. It thrives best in a well-draining soil medium and needs water once a week.
Aloe not only has a great medicinal value it also helps to purify the air by removing toxic chemicals.
I hope you will consider adding one of these plants to your office and enjoy their amazing benefits.
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Have a great time planting!