I’m a huge believer in the power of a plant! Plants are a great way to liven up ANY space in your home! If you find yourself getting easily distracted, bored, or just downright depressed at work, it may be time to bring a plant into your office! Here are 12 varities that hold up exceptionally well in any office condition.
Aloe only requires a little water here and there, allow the soil to dry out before watering. Plant your aloe in a well-draining potting mix, and place it in an area of indirect sunlight.
Hens & Chicks
Hens & Chicks are one of the easiest varities of succulents to learn how to grow. They “live forever” by propagating themselves frequently. These succulents are extremely drought tolerant, and they love an area of partial sun. Perhaps your desk top is the perfect place for these!
Because of their extremely bright petals, Bromeliads make a terrific office (or house) plant. Grow these in a quick-draining potting soil. Bromelaids are drought resistant, but they do have very specific watering needs. See this article for more information on the watering needs of Bromeliads.
Bring these to work if you’re lucky enough to have a southern-facing window in your office! Allow the soil to get fully dry before watering the plant again. Use a terra cotta pot for best results, and always make sure that your soil is draining properly, or you could deal with root rot issue.
Spider Plant is one of the more popular varities of houseplants. Purely because they are one of the most low maintenance plants around! Place your plant in an area of bright, indirect sunlight. Only water your Spider Plant with distilled water (or even collected rainwater works) to prevent the tips of the foliage from turning brown.
African Violets could be a great addition to your workplace! They love indirect, indoor sunlight, and will need to be “watered from the bottom.” See this article from Holtkamp Greenhouses for more information on watering from the bottom.
There’s no crying where this plant is concerned! Baby’s Tear is often grown in indoor terrariums, and they only need a few hours of sunlight every day.
Keep soil moderately dry, and drained. Jade loves moderate sunlight! Repot your Jade every two years for maximum growth and life span.
Now these are definitely interesting to look at! Keep your Kalanchoe in an area of bright sunlight, but one that doesn’t get too hot during the midday. Water it when the first couple inches of soil are dry.
Prepare to be amazed at how simple Pothos are to grow! Head on over to Houzz for a full article on Pothos care, and it’s seriously the easiest ever!
Keep the soil of your Peace Lillies moist at all times, and keep them in a room that is at least 60 degrees everyday. Keep these beauties out of direct sunlight!
This plant comes in a ton of different varities, so you can definitely find one that you think complements your space the best. These plants will need bright, indirect sinlight, and little watering. It’s best to let the soil dry out before completely saturating it. More information here.