What kind of plants would add positive energy and boost your focus in your home office?
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These top 10 plants for your home office will help you out!
You’ll feel good knowing these plants will provide you with some good vibes when working at home, doing some extra work after hours, or simply need a place to gather your thoughts.
There are plenty of reasons why you should buy these plants. They are beautiful, low maintenance, adaptable to light conditions, air purifying, and non-toxic for those of you with small children and pets.
The plants for your home office can be displayed in a variety of ways in your home office depending on their size and life stage; they can be hung on the ceiling or walls, placed on shelves as trailing plants, or stand alone. A few can be arranged on a desk while others can be placed on your floor or in a plant stand!
1. SNAKE PLANT, (SASEVIERIA)
Sansevieria has over 70 different varieties, and all of them are extremely easy to maintain due to their incredible adaptability to different conditions, making them the perfect plant for your home office!
Different Snake Plant types and sizes could be used in the office in different ways (e.g. a large Silver Queen plant can be placed on the floor while a small Mikado plant can be placed directly on the desk!)
It doesn’t matter where you place these plants, they look fantastic!
In Africa, Asia and Europe sub-tropical regions, snake plants can be found.
- AERATION AND CLIMATE: This plant is adapted to both humid and dry situations!
- LIGHT: This succulent can thrive in areas with very little light, making it a good choice for an office with low lighting.
- WATERING: It requires only minimal watering; every 2-4 weeks according to season and location. Do not overwet.
- BENEFITS: Snake plants have been used since antiquity, and their ability to purify the air is unparalleled.
2. ZZ PLANT, (ZAMIOCULCAS ZAMIIFOLIA)
The ZZ Plant is one of the easiest plants to care for and can adapt to many different environments.
Originating from Eastern Africa, it is endangered.
- THE AERIAL CONDITIONS: The ZZ Plant prefers dry air to humid areas, thus it is ideal for offices with dry air.
- LIGHT: This plant can withstand the darkest of rooms if it is provided with adequate fluorescent lighting.
- WATERING: In a typical home office, plants like this should be watered every 2-3 weeks.
- BENEFITS: Air purifying.
3. PHILODENDRON BRASIL, (PHILODENDRON HEDERACEUM)
Philodendrons can be found natively in Central America and the Caribbean, making them wonderful houseplants.
These trailing plants are ideal for hanging on walls or ceilings, or simply letting trail inside your home office.
- CLIMATE AND AIR: This plant prefers humid environments but thrives in homes. Properly watering and misting it will help maintain its humidity requirement.
- DIRECT LIGHT: This type of Philodendron flourishes when it receives bright indirect light, but especially thrives with medium light. The brighter the room, the more variegated the leaves appear to be.
- WATERING: Make sure to water the top half of the soil in between. Mist regularly.
4. ENGLISH IVY, (HEDERA HELIX)
Plants such as Ivies can be found in greenhouses and plant shops. They are easy to care for once you’ve established the right spot and watering needs for them.
An English ivie is a beautiful plant that trails from the ceiling or wall and can also be hung in the home office or on a shelf.
The English Ivy is native to Western Asia and most of Europe.
- Air and Climate: Ivies need humidity. They should be misted regularly, or a pebble tray filled with water can be used.
- LIGHT: It thrives in bright light conditions, but it also tolerates medium lighting conditions. Variegated ivies will grow best in bright light to keep their variegation.
- WATERING: Ivy plants prefer a dry soil to a wet one. To make sure they have good drainage, check the soil with your fingers before watering. Ivy usually likes its roots to be in the dry soil or in standing water.
- BENEFITS: Air purifying.
5. SPIDER PLANT, (CHLOROPHYTUM COMOSUM)
Most adaptable of the house plants are spider plants. Their low maintenance and low light requirements, non-toxic properties, and ability to purify the air additionally make them excellent trailing plants; no wonder they’re so darling.
Throughout tropical and Southern Africa, the Spider Plant is found.
- AIR AND CLIMATE: This plant prefers humid and dry environments!
- LIGHT: The Spider Plant can be grown in either low or indirect bright light, with a preference for indirect bright light where the stripe pattern of the leaves is more pronounced.
- WATERING: Once a week watering, depending on the weather and location. Let the soil dry well between waterings.
- BENEFITS: The Spider Plant is great for air purifying and is non-toxic, safe for small children and your family pets.
6. PEACE LILY, (SPATHIPHYLLUM)
Tropical Asia and America are the native places for the Peace Lily. Its easy care makes it common in homes and offices throughout the world.
- AIR AND CLIMATE: These plants thrive in humid environments, but can also do well in drier ones if watered properly and misted regularly.
- Light conditions: It is ideal for home offices since it enjoys medium to low light levels.
- WATERING: Peace Lilies need to be watered only when their top 1 inch of soil is completely dry. They will let you know when they need water by drooping their leaves.
- BENEFITS: Air Purifying.
7. PONYTAIL PALM, (BEAUCARNEA RECURVATA)
The Ponytail Palm is not closely related to palms. This is a succulent species native to Eastern Mexico. They are small and easy to care for, so they are ideal plants for your office.
- AIR AND CLIMATE: As such, this plant thrives as a semi-dry house plant.
- LIGHT: Ponytail palms prefer indirect bright light, although they also grow well in medium light conditions.
- Watering: This plant belongs to the succulent family, so its water requirements are minimal (every 2 weeks), dependent on humidity levels in its environment. Let the soil dry out between waterings.
8. DEVIL’S IVY, (POTHOS)
Pothos are the easiest plants to grow and are very adaptable plants. They can grow in a variety different environments and in a variety of different mediums, (including bowls filled with water or pots of soil! I have mine in a moss ball!).
It is a beautiful trailing plant that can be formed to make beautiful compositions on your home office walls or table tops.
French Polynesia is the native home of the Devil’s Ivy.
- AIR AND CLIMATE: This plant is tolerant to dry environments, yet prefers high humidity.
- DIRECT SUN LIGHT: Pothos prefer bright indirect light as well as low direct sunlight. Variegated plants maintain their beautiful colours in bright indirect light.
- WATERING: Let the soil dry totally in between waterings. Leaves will droop when the soil is dry, so avoid overwatering this plant.
9. BABY RUBBER PLANT, (PEPEROMIA OBTUSIFOLIA)
There is no need to water this type of Peperomia, and it grows quite well! It makes an excellent tabletop plant for your home office!
It is available in solid green or varigated in white and green.
Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean are native to the Baby Rubber Plant.
- AIR AND CLIMATE: This plant thrives in both humid and dry conditions!
- Light: This plant does well in medium-high light levels, but it prefers medium light levels. It tolerates low light levels, but prefers medium light levels.
- WATERING: Let the soil dry completely between waterings since the leaves store water.
10. CHINESE MONEY PLANT, (PILEA PEPEROMIOIDES)
Pileas are native to the Southern China, but now they are becoming rare because they prefer shady, wet rocks along high altitude forests. Because of their uniqueness and rarity, Pilea plants are a must have for your home office!
- AIR AND CLIMATE Use proper misting and watering to keep the plant healthy in humid environments. This plant thrives in home environments that aren’t too dry.
- LIGHT: Pilea Plants like bright indirect conditions and even a few hours of direct morning sun can be good for them. However, avoid stronger sunlight contact during the afternoon and hotter temperatures in the evening.
- WATERING: This plant needs its roots to dry out in between waterings. Make sure not to let them get too dry, but don’t let the soil get soggy either.
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