If you’re like me, your office is a pretty boring place. Most likely it’s a room with a desk and a computer, maybe some filing cabinets or storage boxes. You may have an area where everyone congregates to brainstorm new ideas or discuss projects but other than that, not much life goes on in there! It’s easy to get bogged down by work responsibilities, deadlines and dealing with difficult people and environments. But there is one thing you can do that will instantly brighten up your day: add plants to your office!
Keep in mind, some plants prefer bright spots while others prefer dimly lit and indirect sunlight.
As you’re selecting plants for your office, keep in mind that some plants prefer bright spots while others prefer dimly lit and indirect sunlight. Plants need light for photosynthesis, which is how they convert the sun’s energy into sugar and create food for growth.
The amount of light a plant needs depends on the type of plant and its location within your office environment. For example, an orchid that has been grown indoors may require less light than a cactus growing outdoors in full sunlight.
Some plants are more tolerant of low light than others, but generally speaking most plants do best with at least four hours of direct sunlight every day (or eight hours total), even if it’s indirect through windows or skylights.
1. A Potted Palm Tree
A palm tree is a great addition to your office. They’re easy to care for, can live for a long time and they’re a good choice for offices with low light. You might also want to consider keeping one in your home or other rooms as they look wonderful in any space!
They can be used as a small desk plant or as the focal point of a larger space. If you have plenty of room on your desk, then why not try growing a full-sized palm tree? These trees grow rapidly and provide plenty of shade which will help keep your plants happy during hot summer days when temperatures soar outside (if there are any).
Philodendron is a tropical plant that can be grown indoors, making it an ideal office plant. This beautiful leafy alternative has a variety of leaf shapes and colors, so you’ll never get bored with this addition to your space.
Philodendron care is easy as pie! You just need to make sure the soil is kept moist, but not wet or dry. Put some water in the saucer beside your Philodendron every day or so and wait for it to dry out before watering again. If you want more information about how often to water your plants, check out our blog on how often should I water my houseplants?
3. Snake Plant
#3. Snake Plant
A snake plant is a common household name, but it is also an excellent choice for offices that want to bring more plants into their space. This tropical plant grows well in low light conditions and can survive with little attention from you. It’s great for people with allergies because it doesn’t produce pollen or dander, making it one of the best options around if you love plants but have trouble with other varieties (or just can’t stop sneezing). It’s also great at removing toxins like formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from your workspace!
4. Peace Lily
The peace lily is a low-maintenance plant that thrives in offices. It’s pretty, easy to take care of and will brighten up your workspace.
The peace lily is a beautiful flowering plant that grows well indoors. The flowers of this tropical plant can vary in color from white with purple veining to yellow with red stripes or even pure white. They are usually between 2 and 4 inches wide and last for about two weeks without needing any special care beyond watering them regularly (water when the top inch of soil feels dry).
Succulents are a great option for the office because they’re easy to take care of. If you have an office job, chances are you don’t have time to water plants every day—and that’s okay! Succulents can go days without needing any water and can even survive a little drought in between watering sessions. They also need less light than most other plants, which means you don’t need to worry about how many windows your desk faces or if it will get enough natural light during the day.
Succulents are also easy to propagate from cuttings and seeds, making them an ideal choice for anyone who wants their co-workers to take part in caring for the plants around the office. It may seem strange at first (especially when people try their hand at taking care of something they never considered), but it can be really rewarding when everyone is able to grow something beautiful together!
Adding a plant living in your office helps you to be more positive, energetic and confident at work.
Studies indicate that having plants in the office can improve your mood, concentration and productivity. Studies have shown that people with plants at work are happier, more positive and energetic, which can also have a positive effect on their colleagues. Plants are not only attractive but also beneficial for your health. They help to reduce stress levels and increase concentration, making you feel more relaxed when working. Further benefits of having indoor plants include improving air quality by removing toxins from the air such as formaldehyde, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Finally, indoor plants are an inexpensive way to decorate an office space without spending much money!
A plant can be a great addition to your workspace, especially if you spend a lot of time in the office. A study by psychologist Frances Chen showed that having plants around increases productivity, improves concentration and even boosts creativity. We hope this blog has given you some ideas on how to add some nature into your work environment and make it more beautiful!