have found that plants can:
- Improve concentration and productivity
- Reduce stress levels
- Boost your mood
- Get those creative juices flowing
- Improve air quality
- Increase happiness
In addition to the many health benefits of having plants in your office or home, it can also help add some colour and brighten up a room.
If you’re ready to add some greenery to your home office, check out our top indoor picks below.
Also known as the ‘Swiss cheese plant’, their broad, green leaves with distinctive holes make an eye-catching addition to any room. They prefer a warm room away from direct sunlight.
With its glossy, emerald green leaves and stunning white flowers, the Peace Lily is a relatively low maintenance indoor plant. They thrive in bright, indirect light and can handle low light, although that may cause it to bloom poorly. Keep the soil moist and mist its leaves regularly and you’ll have one happy plant.
The Lucky Bamboo has been a part of Chinese culture for thousands of years and is well-known for its use in Feng Shui. It is said to bring good luck, fortune and happiness. It can grow in either water or soil and needs very little light to thrive.
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It not only looks good, but it’s almost indestructible! If you’re not a green-thumb, the Zanzibar Gem is perfect for you, as it can survive long periods without water. Keep it out of direct sunlight and place it in a bright to light-shaded area. It only needs watering once a month.
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Distinct in appearance and low maintenance, cacti are the perfect indoor plant to complement any room. They thrive in natural light and need very minimal watering.
With its shiny green and burgundy leaves, the Rubber Plant will grow to fit whatever pot they’re in, making them a versatile option for large or small rooms. It’s a hardy, temperature-resilient plan that likes bright, indirect sunlight. It only needs watering whenever the soil loses moisture.
Transform your home into an island paradise with the Bamboo Palm. They can grow to be quite large, so ensure you have sufficient space for it to flourish.
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Also known as the ‘cast-iron’ plant, the Aspidistra has earned a reputation as a virtually indestructible plant. It practically grows in the dark and can survive on very little sunlight and water – making them perfect for offices with poor natural light.
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If you’re looking to add some colour to your office space or home, look no further than the African Violet.
Devil’s Ivy, also known as Pothos, is a fast-growing vine with waxy, heart-shaped leaves. Whether they’re in hanging baskets or cuttings placed in vases, this sprawling plant is super resilient and so easy to take care of.
If you’re a newbie to houseplants, the Spider Plant is the perfect choice. As an added bonus, they help to remove carbon monoxide and xylene from the air.
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Coming in a variety of colours, shapes and textures, succulents are a low maintenance option for your office or home. If you’re a new plant parent, a succulent is a great option. They thrive in dry air and warm temperatures, which most homes already have.
This tough and drought-tolerant plant is so easy to take care off and can be placed just about anywhere in your home. They like to be in bright but indirect sunlight, but you could also place it in a dark corner, and it will be just fine. They need little watering – once every two weeks, or once a month during winter.
The stunning reddish-pink leaf tips on this plant will add some colour and personality to your office space. As a bonus, they’re not hard to care for.
Brighten up your office space
Working at home doesn’t mean you have to work in a drab and boring home office. We hope our suggestions will inspire you to add some colour and character to your space.