Plants are very essential to maintain a healthy environment. Be it your house or your office space, plants do not just purify the air around you, but also bring in life and positive energy in the room. We usually ignore the fact that right from our computer systems to the printers in the office, all of them emit harmful fumes as well as rays that pollute the air, and plants are one such element that can clean this polluted air for you.
Since office spaces doesn’t really allow us with the space that is necessary to plant a tree, going for smaller dwarf plants, vines and bonsai is the best option. So if you want to breathe fresh air even at work, you can grow these plants and get the job done while adding some natural beauty to your desk.
1. Money Plant
This is one of the most loved and preferred indoor plants ever. It is super easy to maintain and doesn’t need to be fussed over.
This bonsai looking plant does need some minimal lighting and needs to be watered only when the soil goes dry.
2. Snake Plant
Well, no this plant doesn’t attract snakes, rather the name is derived because of this plant’s resemblance to a nice green snake with yellow strips.
Snake plant has lovely colorful leaves and flowers very rarely. But its size and easy adaptability is what makes this a good option to be planted in any office space.
3. Peace Lily
Other than being pretty and lovely, peace lily comes with great benefits like cleaning the air.
Another advantage of growing peace lily is that they stay healthy even in low light conditions and besides the white lilies look really impressive on an office desk.
4. Jade Plant
This one is among the most easy maintenance indoor plants ever. It doesn’t just look attractive, but also has an interesting Japanese folklore attached to it. According to the Japanese, this plant is known to bring financial success.
So, now you know why is this one so famous? Also, jade plant grows very slowly without needing any special care or efforts making this a personal favorite.
5. English Ivy
This one is by far one of my personal favorites. English Ivy is an evergreen vine, easy to plant, low on maintenance, and the sheer elegance of this vine will make you fall in love with it.
English Ivy is also famous for being an air cleanser as it gets rid of the airborne particles which will ensure that you are breathing clean air at work.
6. Bunny Ear Cactus
No, it’s not for poking someone at work. Cactus comes with a great benefit of not having to water it regularly.
Bunny Ear cactus requires minimal water but plenty of sunlight, so they need to be placed near the window if you want it to thrive and since they don’t grow huge, it makes ideal for office space.
7. Spider Plant
You can plant this one in a pot and keep it on the ground, and if you one of the creative lots and have hanging space near your desk, you can even hang this one for a better visual effect.
Spider plant has beautiful shades of green and yellow that will keep you calm.
8. Aloe Plant
Aloe plant also removes benzene and formaldehyde from the air, in addition the whole plant has medicinal properties which is an added advantage.
Fittonia is a very attractive, low growing plant that has a distinctly large leaf with veins that are silver and sometimes even pink. Since this plant thrives on fluorescent light, it makes a great keep for your office.
Even this one is pretty easy to maintain, so that you can focus on your work rather than plant maintenance.
10. Pothos Plant
Known as money plant in India, pothos plant grows very easily and can be planted almost anywhere. You can plant it in soil or in water, it will thrive equally. This is the best thing to be decorated around your desktop if you like greenery. The light green color of pothos will brighten up even the gloomiest day.
Well this is literally the easiest plant to grow in an office setting. All you need to do is get a bamboo plant, plant it in water and forget about it. Quite literally!
12. Gerbera Daisy
Gerbera produces daisy like bright and beautiful flowers that will surely add the much needed color and brightness to your office desk. Gerbera flowers also purify benzene which is a cancer causing agent that can be emitted by some color printers.
So, this plant will not only keep you all cheered up but can also save you from cancer causing elements.