10 PLANTS TO BOOST YOUR OFFICE SPACE
Whether you’ve got a work schedule that keeps you running around or one that ties you to your not-so-bright desk, there’s one thing we can all agree on: plants perk up your office space and productivity! Not only do they add color and style to your desk, but they also create a mood-lifting energy in your everyday environment by increasing humidity and minimizing toxins in the air. Pick from the 10 easy-care office plants on our list and spend your workday with some new green friends.
P.S. We’ve organized between low light and bright light-loving plants to help fit your desk environment, too!
LOW LIGHT OFFICE PLANTS
Despite its name, this isn’t a real bamboo plant. It’s actually more closely related to the corn plant…just cooler looking with fun growth patterns! This is perfect for desks with little to no light and can even live in just water (like a vase of flowers).
This flowering plant is the best kind to give when showing gratitude for someone. Not only is it a beautiful bloom that lasts longer than a bouquet, but it is also pretty easy to water: just add an ice cube from the freezer to it once a week!
The snake plant is popular today not just because of its patterned upright leaves, but also because it’s an easy-to-care-for plant. It survives in low light and drought-like environments letting you live your busy life (and forgiving you when you forget to water it sometimes!).
If you’re one of those people with a low PTO balance due to warm weather climate escapes, the parlor palm is the plant for you! This low-light tolerant frond is perfect for creating a lasting indoor paradise and for holding you over until your next trip.
This waxy-leaf green actually thrives in bright light environments but it can also survive low light spaces too! It’s also hardy enough like a cactus so don’t stress about watering it all the time…you’ve got enough meetings to juggle.
BRIGHT LIGHT OFFICE PLANTS
Succulents live their best lives indoors with good light – at least 6 hours a day! Bonus: you don’t have to worry about watering them often, just water them well when you do. Soak the soil and make sure it drains and dries out for several days.
Just like succulents, bonsai plants will thrive inside as long as they’re in a sunny spot. These trees cultivate a sense of beauty and calm which is always welcome for busy offices.
Bring in good money vibes with the pilea plant aka the coin plant! This little guy is perfect for desks with lots of sunshine and small real estate. Plus, its perky stems add just the right amount of happiness to your day.
The air plant, or tillandsia, is the least-distracting coworker to have hanging around your desk. It doesn’t need a lot to keep it happy (it doesn’t even need soil!) and will look like a living piece of art in any bright spot you put it in.
If you’re looking for something cool, sized just right, and easy to care for – a prickly office cactus hits all the marks. Plus, it’s hearty enough to survive bouts of watering neglect (because let’s face it, those meetings are endless!)