Why Are Plants Good For The Office?
What most people don’t know is that the benefits of indoor plants in the office run deeper than just aesthetics. Nowadays, companies make sure to incorporate more greenery in the workspace design because they know how important it is.
1. Plants make the workspace visually appealing and more attractive
2. Office Plants reduce stress
3. Office Plants help reduce the noise
4. Office Plants are natural air cleaners
5. Office Plants increase productivity and boost creativity
18 Best Indoor Office Plants
1. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema modestum)
Aglaonema, also known as Chinese Evergreen, is derived from two Greek words: ‘aglaos’ meaning bright and ‘nama’ a filament or thread, referring to the striking stamens produced within the flowers. For the Chinese people, it symbolizes long life (that’s why it’s called Chinese Evergreen). Aglaonema is one of the most popular indoor plants. It makes a great office plant because it requires very little maintenance. It’s attractive, slow-growing, and thrives in low light while removing toxins from the air. A very adaptive houseplant.
4. ZZ plant (Zamioculas Zamiifolia)
Some people don’t want to get a plant because they feel guilty about killing their previous plants. The ZZ plant is one of the most low-maintenance plants you can find. It can tolerate prolonged periods of low light, and its fat stalks and bulging roots store a huge amount of water. So you don’t have to search around the office for a watering can every day. Two main characteristics have helped it rocket in popularity around office areas and made it one of the best office plants for desks.
One of Peace Lily’s advantages is cleaning the air by removing toxins and creating a nicer environment in which to work. Better yet, it can grow even in low office lighting; ideal for an office space that lacks big windows. And it likes humidity, so try to maintain moistness in the soil and keep it away from heaters and air-conditioning units.
Cacti or Cactus plants only have to be watered once a week during the spring and summer, and every three weeks during the fall and winter. Commonly found in dry, harsh deserts, the cacti plant is one of the only plants that actually thrive on neglect. It can contain a huge amount of water enabling the plant to withstand even the most forgetful office workers. Cacti do prefer higher light levels, so if you are lucky enough to have a window desk they will thrive.
African violets are small houseplants that produce clusters of white, blue, or purple flowers over fuzzy leaves. They take up very little space, a beautiful addition to your office. When taking care of it, make sure to water it from the bottom to avoid getting excess water on the leaves. Although sufficient light is necessary for blooms, African violets aren’t picky about the source of that light, and a fluorescent lamp aimed at the plant will help them flourish.
12. Aloe Vera
Aloe plants can fit most desks. Not only they clean the air around you, but you can also use the gel inside to treat cuts, burns, and other purposes. They are not difficult to grow. The most important component for it to thrive in light. If your desk is near a sunny window, then plant it and forget about it. You don’t have to worry about watering it very often, it’s actually worse to overwater these plants than to underwater them. Just give it a soak every week or two.
Depending on the color of leaves, the flowers can be white, yellow, rose-colored, or pink. The flowers grow on top of bare stems and are quite dainty, and thin, like the leaves. Although they can take sunlight, it is not uncommon for the leaves to wither and drop off in the middle of summer.
Bamboo, another easy-to-grow desk plant. They can be grown in soil or water. For those in soil, don’t use too much soil or fertilizer, less is more when it comes to bamboos. For those in water, pebbles and water should be changed at least once a week to prevent rotting. Place them near indirect sunlight and away from air conditioners and heating sources. Growers sometimes shape lucky bamboo stems into fun shapes like spirals, weaves, or even hearts. It symbolizes luck in many parts of the world.
If you want a succulent houseplant that blooms, get a Kalanchoe. Its warm and colorful blooms appear when the temperature warms up. Growing kalanchoe successfully is possible if you can place it in a well-lit position near a South or West facing window. Be sure to keep it out of any hot windows because it will burn.
17. Swiss Cheese, Monstera Deliciosa
This plant is very popular, chances are you’ve spotted its graphic leaves on pillows, wallpaper, mugs …
Monstera is a tropical plant from the Araceae family. Its name, as one might guess, comes from the Latin meaning “abnormal” because of its odd-looking, perforated leaves that are often punched through with holes. It only needs watering every two weeks or so, and they can live happily in pots or hanging planters. They take space so make sure to use a convenient pot or planter.
The Gerbera daisy is a type of Daisy that originates in Africa. They are cultivated all over the world and known for their bright colors and a pleasant aesthetic. Gerbera daisies are relatively simple to grow outdoors, but growing Gerbera daisies indoors can be tricky. The plants, often given as gifts, are usually grown for a single blooming season before being discarded. However, if you can provide the right growing conditions, your Gerbera daisy may survive for two or three years. This flowering plant, also known as Gerbera, is a plant that can filter toxins like benzene, a substance that can be emitted by some printing systems.