Freshen up your desk with these low-maintenance plants that are perfect for an office environment.
Looking for an instant office pick-me-up? Inspire fresh and creative ideas by bringing some life to your workspace in the form of indoor plants.
Not only will they make your office space look fantastic, plants also improve air quality, reduce stress and increase productivity by keeping us in touch with nature.
Sunlight, water and temperature are important factors to consider when selecting your new desk buddy. Be sure to choose wisely as not all plants thrive in an indoor office environment!
Here are our top five that are perfect for any WSM desk.
1. MOTHER-IN-LAW’S TONGUE
This striking plant can be kept in small pots or larger planters depending on the space you have. One of the most resilient indoor plants of the bunch, this hardy plant needs little light and just a cup of water a week.
According to a recent study by NASA, mother-in-law’s tongue, also known as the snake plant, filters a chemical called formaldehyde, which is commonly found in cleaning products.
2. PEACE LILY
This verdant easy-to-care-for indoor plant, thrives without too much watering and little sunlight and also works to naturally to cleanse the air of nasty pollutants such as acetone. As this plant is toxic to pets it makes it all the more perfect for your office – unless you take your dog to work.
3. FIDDLE-LEAF FIG (FICUS LYRATA)
Arguably the trendiest of the bunch, prepare to be the talk of the office with a Fiddle-leaf fig sitting pretty near your desk.
These guys can be a little sensitive so we recommend watering your fig tree when only the top inch of soil is dry, keeping it in bright but indirect light and cleaning the leaves once in a while with a damp cloth.
Succulents are the perfect plant for forgetful gardeners. Succulent care is easy. You can brighten any desk with this low maintenance plant. As a stand alone or multi display it will be the envy of everyone in the office.
Contrary to popular belief, orchids are one of the most low-maintenance flowering plants out there and are guaranteed to add a touch of elegance to a room.
The best thing you can do for orchids is pretty much nothing at all. Try and duplicate an orchid’s natural environment, by giving them only 2-3 tbsp of water every two weeks and as much natural light and airflow as possible.