When moving to a new office, we want to decorate it as our cozy personal space where we can work peacefully. We showcase our certificates, trophies, books, and a few photo frames. Even with all this stuff, there is one thing that you must have in your office, and that’s beautiful plants. Not only do indoor plants give your office a natural look, but it is also found that green color enhances human performance. It is in our genes to be close to greenery
Whether your office is a large room or a small cabin, there’s always a plant out there that can rejuvenate your room and make you feel closer to nature. From creepers to cacti to miniature trees and bushes, you have a wide range of plants to choose from.
Following is a list of best plants for offices that you might be interested in:
1. Snake Plant
Dracaena or mother-in-law’s tongue is a small grass-like plant with no stems. They are common plants found almost everywhere, and they can grow in small pots. Snake plants prefer indirect light, but they can also survive under direct light. Hence making them a good choice for an office with a small or no window.
Growing conditions for a snake plant include protecting it from the extreme cold below 50°F (10°C) and avoiding overwatering. They’re hardy plants that grow with small amounts of water with no specific care requirements, which is a good option if you are lazy with your gardening.
2. ZZ Plant
When looking for an office plant, one might think it has to be limited to your desk, but that’s not the case at all. ZZ plant or aroid palm may grow up to 3 feet and 1 foot wide with multiple branches. It has shiny leaves that catch the attention of whoever passes by. Therefore, it will be an aesthetic addition to your office.
These plants grow in indirect or direct light and tolerate temperatures as low as 65°F (18°C). They only need watering once every 3 weeks. Moreover, multiple branches on the plant help you cover more room and give you an elegant display.
Bonsai is a collective term for dwarfed trees and shrubs. Usually, they don’t reach maturity by 10 years, so they are an elite type of indoor plant. Bonsai Plants are available in various types to choose from, such as Juniper, Weeping Fig, Japanese maple, Pine, Wisteria, etc. Ficus Bonsai may be the easiest to grow, but Japanese maple has a class of its own.
The traditional art of bonsai represents harmony, peace, balance, an order of thoughts, and all that’s good in nature. You can grow them from seed or buy an already mature plant for a little higher price. Grooming a bonsai plant is an active hobby and a recreational activity one should not miss out on in his life.
4. Devil’s Ivy
Devil’s ivy can even grow in water bottles without soil. It’s a good option if you have a carpeted room and want to avoid dirt in the room. They have large leaves that cover more area, providing a large string of leaves for you to decorate your office.
They grow slow with water, but their creeper-like structure makes them an excellent option to place anywhere you like. Growing them in the soil means they’ll grow more (maybe up to 20 meters). You can install a long rod in the pot to support the vine or hang it around your window frame. The vine can also be spread around the room to create a natural background.
5. Spider Plant
Plants are named after what they look like. Spider plant’s name tells us that someone saw this plant in the dark and screamed,” Spider!”
But when you turn on the light, it is just a huge display of long leaves arising from a single base. This plant has a bush-like structure, and it can fit in a small pot in your office.
Spider plant requires adequate watering and grows in bright and moderate light, so placing it in an office without windows may cause it to wither.
6. Chinese Evergreen
Chinese evergreen is a short bushy plant with a few to no stems. Their unique feature is their leaf pattern that comes in various types. These tropical plants are easy to get and manage in an office.
These plants require more water in low-light environments. As the name suggests, they remain green all the year. Furthermore, keeping them in an office is easy and convenient due to their small size and mobility.
7. Lucky Bamboo
It is a type of tropical water lily which was used in traditional culture as a provider of luck in the house. They have been used as household plants since ancient times. It is a miniature bamboo bush with various stems, which can also be groomed into various designs. Its flexibility and small roots make it an excellent decoration piece for your office.
8. Painted-Leaf Begonia
Painted-leaf Begonia is known for its beautiful patterns and colors. It’s a small plant that can be grown in pots, and it doesn’t exceed 26 inches in height. Keeping more than one variety of begonia pots will be a colorful addition to your dull office. It is an easily available houseplant that needs indirect light.
Cactus is a well-known plant; hence it needs no formal introduction. This plant grows its spikes to reduce water loss and avoid being eaten, but that survival tactic has become an art for us. Most cacti species bloom seasonally, which makes them a beautiful addition to your office. It can be a small cactus pot on your desk or a tall one in the corner of your office.
There are many types of cacti, including Christmas cactus, Zebra Cactus, Saguaro Cactus, Dollar Cactus, or Golden Barrel Cactus. So, make sure to choose one according to your taste and office conditions. A large cactus may hinder your visitors. Therefore, multiple small cacti in small pots on a shelf or your desk is a creative idea.
10. Jade Plant
Crassula ovata, commonly known as the Jade plant, is a dwarf plant with thick leaves. It can be of various sizes, from small desk pot-sized plants to large 4 ft. plants. It is called a Jade plant because its leaves look like jade stones. Its small glossy leaves are its trademark which attracts the viewer by a large number of leaves in a small congested area.
These plants need water every 7-14 days, and they cannot survive without direct sunlight. For better growth of Jade plants, make sure to put them near a window in your growth. They can be pruned and made into miniature trees, or you can leave them to grow into a bush.
A small 6 inches cacti plant in the corner of a 10-foot room won’t beautify the environment of your office just as a 6-foot-long creeper on your desk wouldn’t. Hence when it comes to placing plants in the office, the choice of plants and their arrangement plays a key role. You can look for pot stands for smaller plants, and for bigger plants, especially for creepers, there are tons of accessories that you can use creatively.