Our list of the Top 5 Best Plants for the Office, will help you to brighten up your workspace. These plants are suitable for most lighting conditions and are relatively easy to maintain throughout the year.
The ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is native to East Africa, from Kenya to South Africa. This pollutant-absorbing plants is one of the easiest to maintain out of our collection. The ZZ plant only requires watering when the soil is dry, on average every 2-3 weeks. For brighter locations such as windowsills, expect to water more often (once a week). If your ZZ plant is wilting, has a dry potting mix or wrinkled leaves, this is a sign to water your plant. A wet potting mix or yellowing of leaves may indicated either overwatering or root rot. The overall design of the plant sits perfectly within an office environment, however they can be toxic to cats and dogs.
The Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema), comes in a range of shades including pink, silver, white and red. It’s patterned leaves and appealing shape make it a perfect accompaniment to any office space. The Chinese Evergreen does well in shade and low humidity levels. Although, make sure to keep away from pets as it can be toxic. It’s also a relatively slow growing plant, so pruning and maintaining won’t be required as often as others. The Chinese evergreen grows best in moist soil, make sure to water as soon as the soil is dry to the touch. Keep this up during all seasons, however you can water slightly less during colder temperatures (winter).
Dracaena Gold Star
A Dracaena Gold Star is an ideal plant for the workspace and office. It is a tall, statement plant, with wide white and green stiped leaves. The Dracaena Gold Star’s distinctive colours can be maintained within low lights, or under fluorescent lighting. When watering allow the water to flow through drainage holes at the bottom of the plant. Simply discard any remaining water in the saucer. The Dracaena Gold Star will do well in average humidity levels, however a regular misting each morning will certainly help.
Spider plants have stringy, long and narrow leaves which are fast growing. Spider plants can also be propagated easily, meaning one plant could eventually be split for the entire office. They are easy growing and are perfect for offices and workspaces, even those with minimal lighting. Water your spider plants when 50-75% of the soil is dry. If you notice dry and crispy tips, this may link towards underwatering. Dark brown tips on the other hand, may suggest overwatering. Spider plants will survive well in household humidity, however spraying every so often will do wonders for the plant.
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Golden Pothos’) is a perfect fit for any darker rooms, its bright leaves also help to brighten up the surrounding area. Out of this selection of plants, it’s not one that thrives the best in darker areas, but it does not need direct sunlight to thrive. Golden Pothos looks great when placed within darker-leaved plants, it can also be grown as a trailing plant, in a pot or a basket.