Greens for the office table
If this is your first foray into office plants, then buckle up! To help you, we have here some suggestions of easy-care plants. Even if you're not quite the gardening type, these planting projects are the perfect match for you since they require very little aftercare.
Even if you tend to neglect houseplants, you'll have a hard time killing the resilient Spider plant which never minds hard growing conditions of your home or office. As an added bonus, this plant enhances indoor air quality and is also considered a safe houseplant if you have pets in the house.
The Philodendron is one tough house plant which looks and behaves just like the ideal office plant. It has big, decorative leaves that lend an aesthetic feel to space.
You can also go for the English Ivy, just like Philodendron they will grow up a trellis, up a hanger, or along a shelf, and they even thrive in areas that get little light.
The bad jokes summoning, 'Mother-in-law's tongue' is just another name for the Snake plant. Its strappy leaves make a nice statement, complementing the monotone décor found at most offices.
It is one of the hardiest houseplants that can thrive in typical dry air, low lighting conditions while helping filter out air pollutants.
Fed up with annoying co-workers? Bring in the "bamboo" this time! Because The 'Lucky Bamboo' is known to repel evil spirits. This interesting cubicle plant enjoys filtered sunlight and can be grown in water and soil as well.
Lucky Bamboo could be a literal duck soup for the gardener newbies. All you have to do is to plunk down a stick of the stuff in some water, keeping the water level up and let it go. It will happily grow under regular office lights.
If your cubicle is in a sunlit corner, pick the plant of immortality, aka Aloe Vera. You can even try Cactus, where the usual small stature and low maintenance nature makes them apt for any corner of your office.
Take a break from work for watering or occasional trimming, one excuse your boss won't frown on. Breaks are proven to make you a more productive worker instead. Get these greens to add life to the office.
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