Office plants, like team building activities and other employee morale techniques, make an office livable. Plants, according to a 2014 research, increase productivity and help organizations retain personnel.
"Indoor plants at an office help decrease weariness during attention-demanding work," a 2011 study says.
According to scientists, staring at greenery can have a healing impact whether you work from home or in a shared office area. A dead plant, on the other hand, can have the opposite effect.
Choose the best low-light plants or plants that don't need sun and give them sufficient care to keep your office environment alive and healthy.
However, not everyone was born with a green thumb. Take a look at this list before walking down to the greenhouse because we can't all be plantfluencers, and many plants don't flourish in office settings.
Low-maintenance plants that can endure low light and flourish in warm areas are suitable choices for the workplace.
Here are a few office plants that don't need sun.
Low-light office plants can help teams who operate in gloomy, enclosed locations feel more motivated. Only the toughest office plants, however, can live in these conditions. Such office plants are hard to kill.
The snake plant (Sansevieria), commonly known as mother-in-law’s tongue is one of the greatest indoor low-light plants since it can tolerate low light and infrequent watering.
One of these beauties just needs to be watered once a month. This could be ideal if you're looking for something to brighten up your marketing team's poorly lit office without squirming.
Remember that, like its namesakes, the snake plant's long, flat leaves can grow to tremendous lengths over time. Give them plenty of room to develop upward in large, strong pots.
Another low-maintenance alternative is the Peace Lily, which features huge white flowers and a splash of foliage. This office plant can endure low to medium light levels and only requires watering once a month.
Peace Lilies prefer chilly temperatures, so keep them out of direct sunshine and in the shade. When your companions visit the office–or if you have dogs in your home office–be cautious with these popular office plants. If your dog or cat eats one of these darlings, they may become ill.
Although few plants thrive when the temperature is cranked up, peace lilies are better than most at surviving cold, dry conditions.
This wavy green plant is popular among new plant parents because it thrives in low-light, drought-like situations. That means you can water it once every two to three weeks and it will still grow to be 28 inches tall.
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia (ZZ plant), can withstand a lot of damage while still providing workplace greenery. This resilient office plant requires very little water and can withstand long periods of neglect–which isn't to say that it encourages such behavior.
This plant, however, may be the ideal option for diligent but forgetful employees.
Some people enjoy talking to their plants and tending to their needs. The Aglaonema, which has gorgeous variegated leaves with green and white speckles, is a lovely option if you are one of these people.
When they require watering (once a week), these eye-catching office plants droop, but with appropriate care, they rapidly recover. Such plants grow in the office light.
This is also perhaps why they are termed as communicative office plants because it is as if it can tell you how it's feeling.
Indoor hanging plants do not take up all that precious office space and beautify it at the same time.
Hanging office plants can be placed in low-traffic places, such as corners, and especially over medium-height furniture, such as filing cabinets, or near a window.
A hanging plant, strictly speaking, is any plant that you hang in a basket. The Neon Pothos, on the other hand, is one of the greatest types of plants for hanging baskets, adding a splash of vibrant green to even the darkest of areas.
It's also hardy, requiring only weekly watering and tolerating medium to low light levels. Not only do these dangling plants look fantastic in hanging baskets, but they also light up workspaces and conference rooms.
If your office is well-lit and well-maintained, you might want to try some more spectacular office plants.
The rubber tree, for example, offers vibrant greens and purples to the table (you can even find it in variegated varieties). This office plant has broad, flat leaves and can grow fairly tall.
Rubber plants require weekly watering and thrive in strong sunshine (with curtains between them and any blunt sunlight). They're also low-maintenance compared to popular prestige plants like the Fiddle Leaf Fig.
Spider plants are a popular and hardy office plant that may be hung or placed on a pedestal. Workers in garages and warehouses can benefit from spider plants since they can withstand (if not absorb) the formaldehyde and carbon monoxide prevalent in vehicle exhaust.
These popular plants for workplaces and other workspaces may also thrive in bedrooms and home offices, thanks to the way their progeny hang down from shoots (giving them an arachnid look).
Place this plant in a hanging pot or on the corner of your desk so that its spiderettes (the formal name for its thin, long leaves) can dangle freely.
Although it prefers indirect light, this sprawling green thrives in low-light environments, such as your poorly lit office. It should be watered often to maintain the soil moist at all times.
Philodendrons And Pines
Norfolk Island Pines are popular among indoor gardeners since they can survive (and grow) all year. Consider one (or a forest) of these beauties if you want something a little more wild than a houseplant.
Because Norfolk Island pines don't grow very fast, you can use them to beautify an office corner without having to cut them back too often (or at all).
The spreading vines of the heart-shaped philodendron, which can spread out densely throughout workplace surroundings, can also be enjoyed.
It's possible that there isn't much light in your workspace. Rotate your low-light indoor plants into and out of what little natural light you have to care for them.
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