Adding plants to your office is one of the best ways to boost your mood, creativity, productivity, and your concentration. Therefore, having a couple of plants in your workplace has been proven by studies to be very positive. Any place of work is where stress and fatigue are created, plants are a great way to reduce them. For a busy place, you barely have time to take care of plants, and therefore, we have prepared a list of plants that require less care but offer great benefits.
Best Indoor Office Plants
Let plants ease on you and your colleagues on your way to success. In other words, picking plants that require little care, live long without watering on daily basis and survive without the need of a lot of sunlight would be the best choice for a workplace.
Three types of plants that meet the goal:
1.The Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) is a wonderful choice for an office. It is one of the plants that are incredibly easy to care for and an amazing way to purify the air around you, according to NASA. Its leaves are shaped like spears aiming upwards and the leaves are usually yellow on the surface. Requires watering every two to three weeks only and can survive with indirect natural light.
2.The Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum), also goes by the name Pathos. As alarming as its name sounds, this type of plants’ leaves takes the shape of a heart. The leaves are green with a hint of white or yellow on them sometimes. Believe it or not, this plant cannot be killed easily and that is why it is a perfect choice for a workplace! This plant does more than fine with little light and will require watering when the soil feels dry to the touch.
3.The Jade plant (Crassula ovata), native to a couple of provinces in South Africa. Branched succulent shrub that do great in a dry and warm atmosphere. This type of plants can be kept in a bright place with indirect sunlight and be watered only when the soild feels dry to the touch.
Keep away from plants that bloom such as the Hibiscus and the Arabian Jasmine plants. These plants are in need of more natural light and will be a bad choice for people with pollen allergy. Their smell can be too strong for a workplace.
Final Word of Advice
Notice that, plants differ from one another when it comes to what they require. The amount of water and the need of natural light used will be different for every plant chosen. Keep in mind that overwatering a plant will lead to killing it since root rot will occur and that is something that is a one-way ticket to the graves for those plants. If you notice that the leaves are drying on the tips and the colour of them has changed to brown, then keep in mind that it means you are most likely not watering the plant enough. Make sure you water the plants less during winter and when they are placed in offices since usually air conditioners are on and high in there. You do not need to have a watering schedule prepared for the plants we have suggested above unless you have around you people who would love to care for them more and prepare one. Finally, always make sure that the pot you use for the plants has a drainage hole so that the water does not pool at the base of the pot.