It’s likely that you spend more time at the office than at home if you’re like most people. Your thought was that getting some plants would make workdays a little more bearable. What’s the only problem? Your workplace doesn’t get much sun, like none at all. There isn’t even a window to look out of. Does it still matter if you have plants? A number of resources have been reviewed to provide you with the most comprehensive response to your question.
The Best Plants for Windowless Rooms
Where should I place a plant in a room without windows? A plant with many leaves is the best for an office with no windows, not just one. There are several options available to you:
- ZZ Plant
- Peacock Plant
- Peace Lily
- Maidenhair Fern
- English Ivy
- Dumb Cane
- Cast Iron Plant
Do you want to know what those plants are, how they look, and how to grow them? In this article, we’ll explore the plants that don’t require sunlight to thrive in order to help you choose the plant that best fits your needs.
When you don’t have sunlight, zamioculcasi, or ZZ plant, is the plant you should work with. Leafs are small and waxy on this plant, and there is a lot of foliage. It will boost your mood each time you come into work, and even better, you won’t have to worry about it too much. One of the plants that is negatively affected by direct light is the agave plant. That’s what I meant. If the leaves of the ZZ plant are exposed to too much light, they will curl up and turn yellow. Keeping it out of fluorescents is the best option. Best results are achieved in low-light environments.
Succulents are another type of plant that is very difficult to kill. Although they can survive periods without water, too much water can cause problems, so tread carefully. There are certain light requirements for succulents, but artificial light such as the fluorescent lights in your office will do just fine.
Sansevieria is native to Africa, and the species is also known as snake plant, snake tongue, bow string hemp and jinn’s or devil’s tongue, among other names. Like snakeskin, the leaves on this common houseplant are tall, light green, and have dark green lines running throughout them.
Once you have watered your Sansevieria, let the soil completely dry out before adding more. A rotten plant will result otherwise. It is known that they are extremely susceptible to root rot due to overwatering. Indirect sunlight is best for snake plants. They will do fine in low light situations, but a bit of direct sunlight won’t hurt.
Pothos or Epipremnum aureum are great plants that will grow really well in an office that has no windows. Having pothos inside is a great idea if you prefer a plant, but the area doesn’t receive much natural light. An indoor pothos plant will liven up your office with its long, woody vines if you’re into plants that grow in windows.
While the pothos is an excellent choice for beginners who want a plant in their office, even though windows aren’t present, you’ll be happy to know that if you move to another office that has more light, you can grow your pothos in low or medium light.
Put yourself into a tropical mindset whenever you walk into the office and see a beautiful philodendron growing inside your dark office. These leaves have a distinctive shape and are known as heartleaves. In addition to looking nice, those leaves are tough enough to withstand a wide range of lighting conditions without dying.
You can continue to grow your philodendron normally even if you only provide a little shade. You should change the lighting conditions if you observe leaves with a lot of space between them and stems that are very slim. There is a need for more light in this instance for the philodendron. You should also keep in mind that this plant can grow quite large, with a width of about six feet and a height of roughly three feet. If you need office space, make sure it is available!
Calathea makoyana, also known as the peacock plant, is a plant with colorful leaves that has earned its name. There are several variations of this color, including a pale green, a brighter green, and a darker version of it as well. Their pattern almost makes you think they are the feathers of a peacock since they are so beautiful. It is possible for too much direct light to alter the hue of those leaves, making them look dull and pale. It is sufficient to use a lower or medium level of light.
Even though it is called a peace lily, it is basically a plant. A peace lily is known as a sathiphylullum, which looks like one white flower petal sprouting from the stem. This is actually a leaf bract, which is what you are looking at. There is a yellow part surrounding what is a flower.
Keep your peace lily away from direct sunlight and watch it grow. Peace lilies can grow up to 24 inches tall, while others can grow up to 40 inches tall. The fluorescent light in your office is okay if it’s the only light in your office. Also, places with low or mid-light let the peace lily bloom to its maximum potential. If you notice that your leaf bract hasn’t developed, or your peace lily has started to turn brown or even black, it’s most likely because it has gotten too much light. In addition to that, peace lilies purify the air, so they are healthy as well!
The maidenhair fern, also known as the adiantum, is different from the other plants we have discussed so far. It resembles hair in the way that it is covered with tiny, sprouting leaves. However, it is very important to take certain precautions when cultivating maidenhair fern, as it is a very delicate plant. You should use only distilled water instead of hard water, for instance. This means that you should filter the water you give to the plant instead of getting it straight from the faucet. Furthermore, you must maintain moisture in the soil otherwise root rot can arise. In order to keep the maidenhair fern healthy, try to provide humidity. Last but not least, try to keep the plant out of direct sunlight, instead keep it in an indirect light area.
Adding some English ivy to your office will make it more elegant. They can climb your wall and turn it into an old-world masterpiece if they have the time (several years). Having lots of light will inspire their bright colors to appear, but it isn’t a requirement.
You can also consider dumb cane or dieffenbachia for your light-challenged office space due to its amusing name and its oversized, attractive leaves. It should be noted that Dumb Canes are dangerous if eaten. Dumb cane are dangerous plants that should be kept far from pets. Despite their danger if eaten, these plants are often found in offices and homes across the country, so you are not alone if you grow one.
There are different lighting requirements for different kinds of dumb canes. Dumb Cane plants require filtered light of varying intensities, such as what you can find through a window or curtain. The last thing you want is a cane that only functions well in bright light, so do your research and pick the one that is best suited to the area you often find yourself in.
Cast Iron Plant
Cast iron plants, Aspidistra elatior or cast iron plants, are extremely durable, like the metal they are named after. Once your cast iron plant sprouts its ginormous, curved green leaves, it will withstand almost anything as long as you have patience during the growing phase (since it isn’t an especially fast-growing plant). If the leaves are not cleaned, they can become dirty and dusty, preventing the cast iron plant from absorbing light as readily as it should. You can keep this plant clean by wiping it with a soft cloth. Generally, the less direct lighting you use, the better.
The plant aglaonema or aglos, with an emerald green pattern on a dark green background, has a few varieties. These plants have red and pink foliage and stems, which are both visible on the leaves. It is still possible to grow aglaonema indoors even in offices with no windows, despite their apparent beauty.