You spend ample time in the office – right from sunrise to sunset. The office is your second home, needs some plants to keep you connected to nature especially to boost productivity and intrinsic satisfaction while working.
What’s more, these plants increase humidity, eliminates toxins from the atmosphere, and even adds colour and style to your workspace. There are a plethora of indoor plants that can gel well with a corporate space, especially those that can grow in low lighting conditions and need minimal maintenance. You can use these office plant rental tips if you do not want to buy plants outright, and want to try them out in your space for a specific time period.
Here are some office plants that will prove to be a great addition to your office space in terms of style and sustenance:
- ZZ Plants
The ZZ plant possesses incredible tolerance to low light and is one of the few plants that can thrive with very little water. Native to Africa, these plants can grow right within the white lights fitted within a corporate space. The unique laddered leaves add a load of style to the office setting, while the blackish leaves also deliver a magnificent contrast against white and creamy desktops.
- Bamboo Plants
The bamboo plant, in reality, is not related to true bamboo; but to the corn plant, which is a popular houseplant. The stems of these plants are usually potted in unique sets of several stems transformed into curves, hearts, and spirals. The plant outgrows those shapes, when not shaped, slowly and steadily in moderate conditions. These plants require little light from window slits and can grow in water. One needs to refill water in the bowls and keep the stems submerged to keep them growing. As per Chinese tradition, the plant is known to be lucky, based on the number of stalks clubbed together. In traditional Japanese culture, it is a symbol of prosperity and even supposed to “ward off evil spirits.”
- Snake Plants
The snake plant is also known as “mother-in-law’s tongue”, is easy to maintain a plant that purifies the air and releases oxygen, ideal for closed spaces. They can thrive even if not watered for days together. It can grow ideally at room temperature and can eliminate toxins from the air like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and the like. This is one ideal, beautiful plant that is perfect for the office environment.
- The Spider Plant
The Spider Plant is quite popular in offices as a low-maintenance indoor plant that can also grow in low light and shade. There is no need to water it daily or even subject it to high sunlight since it can thrive in shaded places. All co-workers can have their own plant too. The plant purifies the surrounding air as it can eliminate volatile organic chemicals and pollutants from the air.
With thousands of cactus found worldwide, many of them make a great addition to the office space too. But they do require ample sunlight, so they do not make a great fit for dimly-light offices, although you can use a light kit for their sustenance. They are small in size and need absolutely minimal water and maintenance, thus making them a good fit for vibrant, open offices.
- Gerber Daisy
Gerber Daisies are brilliant flowering plants, which is beautiful and perfect for all kinds of office. With a plethora of colours, these plants add a lot of hue and vibrancy to the workplace. They also boast of air filtering properties (they can eliminate carcinogens like benzene) and can fit almost anywhere in any space. They can grow in low light although it is advisable to place them in sunlight for some hours every day.
- Lemon Balm
The Lemon Balm plant looks terrific and known to leave a lemony fragrance that adds a great mood to any office space, making every employee feel better in routine work life. They can survive in sunlight and shade in equal measure, making them ideal for all kinds of offices. They are quite robust, and hence have longer lives than most plants. One does have to add some water daily since they need consistent moisture to survive.