The workplace today is moving further and further away from nature. We think plants make a great difference in an office. Bringing nature into office space creates an environment where people can connect with the outside world and take a breather from the urban dominated life that we lead.
What many offices find difficult is keeping their plants alive. So we reached out to experts in botany on what plants are suited best to office life, and this is the result. Now you can work in a less clinical and more natural environment!
Triple Golden Dieffenbachia with Wood Vase
This product was recommended by Timothy G. Wiedman from Doane College
Home Depot currently sells this artificial (but realistic looking) dieffenbachia plant for $41.86. It’s 22 inches tall and comes ‘planted’ in its own wooden vase (that’s included in the selling price). While I used to have a live dieffenbachia, as a tropical plant it required a reasonable amount of sunlight.
So when I moved into an apartment and wanted one of these interesting plants in my windowless dining area, I got a 14-inch artificial dieffenbachia. I’ve had it for nearly four years, it still looks great, and most of my guests initially thought it was real. Since office plants rarely get enough light to stay healthy, a good-looking artificial desk plant (that requires almost no care) can be a pleasing substitute for the real thing.
Costa Farms 6SPATH Peace Lily
This product was recommended by Peter Miller from GardeningStuffs
What makes this plant great: Office employees can get pretty busy with work so a low maintenance plant like a peace lily would be perfect. Peace Lilies are very easy to care for, this plant thrives on fluorescent lighting and low to medium sunlight, in fact, direct sunlight could burn its leaves. And not only can this plant brighten up a room, but it has actually been recognized by NASA as one of the top 10 household air-cleaning plants.
Hirt’s Superba Robusta Snake Plant
This product was recommended by Majid Fareed from James Bond Suits
This plant is best for indoor like your room or office with no windows it can make air quality better and it looks beautiful.
Costa Farms Clean Air 3-Pack O2 for You Live House Plant Collection
This product was recommended by Osama from Outfitrs
Great for starter plants for homes and offices. Plants have an inner plastic pot so they dont stay soggy and the decorative pots will match any decor. With good care, your plants will soon need to be repotted because they are healthy plants. They were shipped wrapped in bubble wrap and a bamboo stick for support. I highly recommend
Peace Lily Plant – Spathyphyllium
This product was recommended by Liz Brown from Sleeping Lucid
Peace lilies are a great plant option for offices with no windows as these plants still smell wonderful and even filters out toxins from the air.
AMERICAN PLANT EXCHANGE Cast Iron Plant Pet
This product was recommended by Nathan Thompson from Pavilion Broadway
Cast iron plants are the perfect choice for low light spaces. They require minimal maintenance and can survive almost anywhere in your office space, in fact thriving when away from direct sunlight.
These plants may require some dusting from time to time to ensure their leaves can absorb whatever light is available. The lower the light available, the more infrequently these guys require water – roughly every 2 to 3 weeks. You can feed them monthly with a balanced plant food, but again this isn’t entirely essential and more for the maintenance of extra healthy plants.
Sansevieria Trifasciata Snake Laurentii Live Plant
This product was recommended by Kevin Rodrigues from Gardening Mentor
This is a good plant to grow indoors because it can tolerate low light conditions. It also doesn’t need a lot of water and fertilizer to survive. It’s also a great producer of oxygen while getting rid of formaldehyde and nitrogen oxide from the air. The snake plant can grow in dry or stale indoor air as well. It can also grow well in humid conditions like bathrooms. It does not get affected by hot or cool weather conditions.
Costa Farms Live Indoor Snake-Plant
This product was recommended by Mason Culligan from Mattress Battle
The best plant I recommend for windowless offices is a Snake Plant. While I was still with my corporate job, I was working in a cubicle and to add some life into it, I kept a Snake Plant. This plant can live off artificial light and even darkness making it perfect for spaces such as a windowless office.
A Snake Plant can also survive a few weeks of neglect so you need not worry if you forget to water them. It doesn’t take much space either because its stylish foliage grows upward. Anyway, thanks for reading my submission. Plants can really make a great addition to any offices. I would like to hear about what others would recommend. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or clarifications.