Studies show that people are happier and healthier with houseplants. They remove pollutants in the air and give a room a calming effect. Not only do they freshen up your home, but they are perfect for your office too!
Ranked from easiest to more difficult to take care of, here are our top 10 plants to liven up your office space:
1. Dieffenbachia – A beautiful variegated plant with an easy temperament, Dieffenbachia is an eye-catching addition to any desk. Excellent for cubicles or offices with no direct sunlight, this plant is low-maintenance and needs to dry out between watering.
2. ZZ Plants – Very showy, this plant offers a striking look to add to any cubicle or office. Water when the soil is dry to the touch. They will thrive in low-light conditions.
3. Dracaena – With variegated and spikey foliage, dracaena tolerate low-light conditions and will forgive the occasional missed watering. Water when the soil is dry.
4. Spider plants – Perfect plants for newbie gardeners! With occasional pruning and bright indirect sunlight, you can let these plants dry out between watering and they will thrive.
5. Succulents – There are so many varieties of succulents to choose from, such as flowering Kalanchoe or elegant Jade. Try a succulent garden for variety. Water when the soil is thoroughly dry. Succulents like indirect bright light.
6. Pothos – Incredibly low-maintenance plants that thrive on low-light and infrequent watering. Pothos are vines, so either place on a stand by your desk, train it to grow vertically on a trellis or trim the vines to fit in the space.
7. Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen) – With pink or white variegation, Chinese Evergreens will add a touch of color to your desk. These plants are great for low-light conditions. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy.
8. Fittonia (Nerve Plant) – The variegation on the foliage make nerve plants a very attractive plant to showcase on your desk. These plants are great because they can thrive in fluorescent lighting. Keep a spray bottle on hand to mist the leaves and keep the soil moderately moist.
9. Maidenhair Ferns – With soft and delicate foliage, this plant showcases a simplistic beauty. This plant does need to stay moist, so take a moment each day at work to check the soil, and water if needed.
10. Lucky Bamboo – Add a little luck to your office with lucky bamboo. Lucky bamboo does need some sunlight, so they will prosper in offices with a window. They can also be grown in a vase with water. Be sure the roots are always below water level.
These plants are available in a variety of sizes to fit your office space. Ask an English Gardens sales associate for more information.