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.

2. Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum Aureum)

Devil’s Ivy, or Epipremnum Aureum, is also known for the name of Pothos, although it’s a different plant. It’s an easy-to-care plant with heart-shaped leaves. It can adapt to different environmental conditions, so whether your desk receives low or brighter light, it will survive. Devil’s Ivy requires very little maintenance. This plant doesn’t need a regular watering schedule and likes to dry out completely between waterings; when the leaves are drooping a little, it’s time for water. Don’t worry too much about fertilizing your ivy, as a monthly dose of regular houseplant feeder typically does the trick.

3. English Ivy (Hedera Helix)

Devil’s ivy and English ivy are twin plants from different mothers. English Ivy requires medium light and average water to thrive indoors. When you first start growing these vines you should water them frequently. Once they’re established, they can tolerate dry conditions. Even better: They do well in cooler temps. If your desk is located in a space that lacks fresh air circulating, consider getting an English Ivy plant. They remove airborne particles and filter out formaldehyde.

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.

5. Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)

Ficus Benjamina, commonly known as weeping fig, benjamin, or ficus tree, and often sold in stores as just ficus, is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae, native to Asia and Australia. Ficus Benjamina is a very popular houseplant because of its tolerance to poor growing conditions.   It performs best in bright sunny locations but will also survive in shade. Therefore, whether your office is bathed in light or only offers filtered sunshine, this plant will survive. It’s just perfect!

6. Philodendron

Philodendrons have been a mainstay as indoor plants since their discovery in the late 1800s in South America. These plants are easy to grow and adapt easily to most conditions. They can be moved around the office, inside and outside, and won’t show signs of distress. Philodendron care is easy because if you watch for the signals, the plant will tell you exactly what it needs. Even inexperienced houseplant owners will have no trouble growing philodendron plants because the plants adapt readily to conditions inside the home.

7. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Peace Lilies are easy to grow, beautiful flowering plants. They have wide, broad, green leaves and they grow beautiful white flowers that have given them their name.
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.

8. Anthurium

A low-maintenance, decorative addition to any office, Anthuriums flower year-round in the right conditions and produce small, simple flowers in red, pink, white, purple, and yellow. Anthurium plants can tolerate low-light conditions, but in low light, they will have fewer flowers and will grow slower. It grows best in bright, indirect light. It also requires that the soil be free draining but hold some water.

9. Cacti

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.

10. Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

Sansevieria, also known as snake plant and mother-in-law’s tongue, is one of the most popular and hardy species, slow-growing desk plants. It grows in a vertical, compact fashion, reducing mess and taking up a neat corner on your desk or in your office. When it comes to size, Snake Plants are different. It features stiff leaves that range from six inches to eight feet tall, depending on the variety. Some specimens can grow several feet high, so pick your size wisely. Snake plants are perfect for houseplant newbies; they can survive low light levels and drought. You can simply dump your water bottle on it on your way out the door on Friday and enjoy this slow-growing desk plant.

11. African Violet

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.

13. Oxalis

Oxalis is an easy-to-grow plant, commonly referred to as “love plant” and “wood sorrel”.
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.

14. Bamboo


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.

15. Jade plant (Crassula Ovata)

Jade plants are resilient and easy to grow indoor plants. Excellent houseplant for the office desk: it can survive in harsh indoor conditions, it requires minimal watering, and the dark green leaves don’t need as much light as other succulents. This office plant is known in Japanese folklore as the “money plant”, it is believed to attract money and prosperity.

16. Kalanchoe

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.

18. Gerbera Daisy

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.

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