Did you know that we spend an average of one-quarter of our lives in our office? Whether it’s a cozy cubicle or spacious corner office, your workspace should be a place that sparks creativity, innovation, and productivity. And what’s one of the easiest ways to make that happen? You guessed it: plants!
Studies prove that houseplants improve concentration and productivity by 15%, reduce stress levels and improve your overall mood, according to this article by NBC News.
So now that we’ve got you thinking about bringing plants to your office ASAP, let’s talk about 5 of the best plants that are perfect for your workspace:
The snake plant is incredibly low maintenance for several reasons. Firstly, it can go days without water and still look remarkably healthy. Secondly, it requires little to no light, making it optimal for office corners with minimal light. And lastly, not only is the snake plant nearly impossible to kill, but it releases oxygen and filters out toxins in the air! This hardy plant is the perfect addition to any office.
You had to know we were going to add these to the must-have list! Cacti and succulents need ample sunlight, making them the perfect addition to window sills. These desert natives rarely need water and do best when they are rather dry. Plus, cacti and succulents come in an array of shapes, colors, and sizes, so you’re sure to find a few that suit the vibe of your office. Get creative and see if your co-workers want to chip in and bring their favorite variety of cacti/succulent and display them on a vintage-style ladder, like the one below!
The jade plant is a small succulent with subtle blooms. In fact, Japanese folklore refers to it as the “money plant” that brings financial success. Need we say more about why you should have this plant in your office? Well, if you insist. It’s small enough to serve as a desk plant and needs little attention to keep it thriving. Check out our how to blog on caring for succulents to learn how to keep this lucky little guy happy in your office!
The parlor palm resembles a palm-like shrub in a sweet little pot. How could you not want to foster one of these guys? It adapts easily to low-light, can handle lower temperatures (so it won’t mind your way too cold office), and has light-textured foliage, giving it the perfect office aesthetic. It enjoys bright, indirect light and grows 2-6 feet tall inside, making it optimal for a larger yet still maintainable work plant.
We’re certain you’ve heard about this highly ‘gramable plant that seems to be in everyone’s home! Not only is the cheese plant incredibly stunning, but it grows quickly and is fairly inexpensive despite its exotic look. It thrives best in a warm environment, so place it by a window for optimal growth. And while it enjoys a damp soil, it can go a couple of days between waterings, so it’s perfect for the office environment.
Is it time to bring some greenery to your office? Stop by Charleston Flower Market to find your new favorite plant coworker today!