If you want to spruce up your desk & office space, adding indoor plants is a great way to do it. Having plants in the office is not only appealing to the eyes, but it is healthy as well. Plants help purify the air by removing toxins and release small amounts of humidity as well. The following are some examples of office plants that look nice and have relatively low maintenance.
The bamboo palm became quite popular in the last few years, and for a good reason. These nice-looking variety of small bamboo are ultra-low maintenance and compact. You will only need to water them once a week, and they will do just fine in shady areas. The leaves and stalk are green in color, which makes them appealing to the eye. The bamboo palm is almost like a “banzai” version of the bamboo plant.
The nice thing about cactus plants is that there is a wide variety to choose from. Each cactus type can look completely different from the next one. Some types will even bloom and put out flowers. Since they rarely need watering or any other type of maintenance, cactus is truly a “plant it and forget it” species. The only thing to keep in mind when getting cactus for the office is to place it near a window to get sunlight.
If you are interested in a plant that does more than making the workspace look nicer, then looking into the lemon balm may be the thing to do. Lemon balm comes under the category of plants that emit small amounts of aroma, in this case, a lemon-like fragrance, hence its name. The aroma of this plant is considered to be a mood booster. Lemon balm plants have small, heart-shaped leaves and can thrive well in most conditions; hence they are low maintenance. They can be put in areas where there is lots of light or in shady areas as well.
So far, we have looked at plants that do not necessarily give out flowers. If you want a flowering plant, then the African violet would be an excellent addition to your office. These plants have been a staple in home and office environments for several decades now. Their relatively small size, beautiful, violet-colored flowers, and low maintenance have given them a strong fan base. If you want them to put out flowers, just put them in an area where they will get lots of light. The light source can be either natural or artificial.
Air plants are a category of plants that do not require soil to live. They survive by pulling moisture from the air. There are hundreds of air plant species, but the most common one used for indoor gardening is Tillandsia. With their long, spider-like appearance, Tillandsias are also known as Spanish moss, and they can be seen draping oak trees throughout the US. The way to decorate your office with tillandsias is by hanging them on objects using strings. Tillandsias do require some maintenance. If the air is dry, then spray the plant with a water mister, preferably, daily. The ideal temperature for them is between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Another hugely popular office plant variety is the orchid family. Small and low maintenance, these plants come in a wide variety of flower colors. There are larger varieties of orchids as well, but if you want one that will fit neatly on your office desk, there are plenty to choose from. What makes orchids very popular are their multi-colored, beautiful flowers. Some varieties are rarer and more exotic than others, which means there will be a wide difference in prices. Orchids are tough plants that can last a long time with little maintenance.
A relatively new entrant into the indoor plant world is the succulent family of plants. Over the last few years, succulents have become hugely popular, mainly because there are many different varieties to choose from. Some of the more popular types include the aloe vera, jade waterfalls, rosemerc succulent, which look like a lotus flower, and many more. Succulents require a little more care and attention than some other types of office plants, such as frequent watering. Keep them in a well-lit area, and they will do well.