Plants can bring a lot of character to neutral office interior’s. Having small plants will also improve the air quality, remove impurities and add focal point’s to your work environment. Plants have been proven to lower workplace stress and improve productivity. Doctor recorded research from several universities in the world have proven that the stress levels tend to be around 12% less in offices with plants then in those with no plants.
One of the benefits of small indoor plants is they are easy to take care of, and they are resilient. With minimal care, you can keep the plant around your desk or in other parts of the office for a very long time. The key to making this happen is choosing the right plant. Office’s tend to be very busy environments and once 5:00 hits Friday afternoon no one usually returns until Monday morning. Some good low maintenance plants for your office may be:
- Cactus Plants- If you’re a plant novice, pick up a cactus. These plants thrive in natural light and only have to be watered once a week.
- Air Plants- These spidery guys don’t even need soil to survive. All you have to do to water them is dunk them in water for two or three hours every 10 days—a perfect activity while you labor the afternoon away crunching numbers.
- Aloe Vera- Forget to water your Aloe Vera? No problem. It’s actually worse to over water these plants than to underwater them. Just it give it a soak every week or two.
- Succulents- These waxy plants actually store water in their thick leaves. Therefore, they typically only require weekly water and enjoy sunlight and dry air.
- Bamboo- This “lucky” plant needs very little light meaning it’s basically made for cube desks. Even better? It’ll give your work space a much-needed Feng Shui boost.
There are a number of reasons that a business or homeowner would want to decorate their space with tall indoor plants.
Taller indoor plants exude the soothing feeling of shelter. People have an instinctive need to surround themselves with foliage. Also, using plants at varied heights (small, medium and tall) will help create the feel of nature indoors. Nature is random and by mixing up the size of your indoor plants your space will be able tap into the essence of the outdoors.
Some good options for larger office plants may be:
- Palm Plants– There are a wide variety of palms that can be used indoors. Many upright palms can get quite tall in height. Most palms enjoy medium to high light. Having them by a window is best. Palms benefit from high humidity and don’t do well in soggy soil.
- Ficus Tree- The Ficus Tree is a popular and inexpensive office plant. They do require high light and lots of water. They are a great addition to any office space.
- Schefflera Plant- If you have an area with high light (preferably direct or bright indirect light), Schefflera could be a very good plant for you. Make sure to water regularly and let the soil dry.
- Dracaenas Plants- Dracaenas are one of the most common types of tall indoor plants. Dracaenas come in a variety of sizes, shapes and forms. Dracaenas are very popular because they are fairly easy to care for. They tolerate most indoor conditions and don’t require high light.
Dish Gardens are very popular these days. Miniature gardens are created in decorative container’s combining groups of blooming and green plants. They’re a fantastic way to bring nature indoors, to brighten up your office, and to naturally assist with cleaning indoor air spaces. Most dish gardens are low maintenance and thrive under most conditions.