For many people around the world, the office is like a second home. Now that all of us are working from home, it is important to have a perfect work space that spreads positivity, improves concentration and reduces stress. Luckily, with a few  Indoor plants,  you can achieve all of these in one go. But how do you pick the right plant for your space? Well, we are here to help.

There are actually hundreds of different plants that can fit nicely into a workplace, many of which will thrive in low-light conditions and require very little maintenance. A few will require a bit of work, but each one is almost guaranteed to make your working space a little more comfortable. Each of these plants will be a great addition to your office, whether it's a cubicle or an entire room. In this article, we'll be breaking down the properties and (minimal) needs of these five plants.

  1. Spider Plant

spider plants

Light: Thrive in partial light and shaded areas.

Water: Can go 1–2 days without water.

One of the most popular indoor plants, the spider plant is known for being a great addition to an office environment. They are extremely low maintenance and thrive in partial light and shade. This means you won't need to waste valuable time by constantly watering and adjusting the plant for proper light exposure.

The spider plant is also known for providing numerous health benefits. One report by the University of Hawaii at Manoa states that the spider plant is one of the best natural ways to remove "volatile organic chemicals/compounds" (or VOCs) and pollutants from the air.

  1. Snake Plant

Work from home plants

Light: Can survive in semi- shade & heavily shaded areas.

Water: Can go multiple days without water.

Much like the aforementioned Spider Plant, the Snake Plant is an easy-to-maintain indoor plant that can make your office space feel more pleasant. They are known to survive in almost any environment, and can even go without water for days at a time. The snake plant is also known for its ability to clear toxins from the air. Most plants take away oxygen at night, the snake plant actually gives off oxygen, however, while also filtering out toxic substances like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and more it has been researched to be the best stress relieving plant. It's a beautiful plant that requires almost no sunlight, making it a perfect addition to any space.


3.Zamia (zz plant)

Zamia (zz plant)

Light: Can survive in semi- shade & heavily shaded areas.

Water: Can go multiple days without water.

ZZ plants are easy-to-care for and will be good for a beginner. They need less water which means you need to wait for the soil to dry before watering again. They can also survive low levels of light. The plant is known for its wide, dark green leaves. They can make great desk plants or floor plants and can grow quite tall if left alone. The leaves can be 40-60 cm long. The flesh of the plants is smooth and shiny.

A study released by the Department of Plant and Environmental Science from the University of Copenhagen studied a number of indoor plants and found that the ZZ plant was capable of removing significant amounts of xylene, toluene, benzene and ethylbenzene from the air.

  1. Bamboo Palm

Bamboo Palm

Light: Requires semi-shade light and can survive in shaded areas with external lights.

Water: Only need to be watered once a week, but thoroughly

The bamboo palm may be the perfect indoor plant. They require semi-shade light and grow at an incredibly fast rate. This plant has long stems and large leaves to help add some bright greenery to any office environment making the sight and the atmosphere pleasant.

For a smaller option, try lucky bamboo (pictured above). This smaller plant looks just like bamboo but is actually a member of the lily family. It loves to grow in small dishes of water on the work desk and enjoys filtered natural sunlight.

In traditional Japanese culture, bamboo has been a symbol of prosperity due to its sturdy root structure. It has even been said to ward off evil spirits. It's big, colorful, and doesn't require much work to keep alive.

  1. Pothos

Light: Require semi-shade sunlight and can survive in shaded areas.

Water: Only need to be watered when its soil begins to dry out.

There's a good chance you've seen a pothos plant in an office building before. This hardy but small plant grows extremely quickly and is perfect on shelves and file cabinets. It may seem like a plant that requires constant maintenance, but pothos are easy to trim and can survive switching from pot to pot as they grow.

Perhaps the biggest reason why pothos are so popular in office settings is their aesthetically pleasing leaves which also makes us calm. They grow extremely fast and require almost not much to survive, making them one of the best indoor plants to have around.

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