Throughout history, offices and office workers have been depicted as some sort of lifeless, tortured souls, full of gray surroundings and nothing that will remind them of nature. But that doesn’t have to be the case nowadays. There are many ways to spice up your office or workplace, even if you can’t see the sun or any nature at all.
These six plants are perfect for an office that has no windows and natural light. They will help to freshen up your office, for a much better everyday workplace atmosphere. They will help you feel more vigours, refreshed, and ready to tackle any task at work that you might face, with a much better mood.
Everyone knows them, and everyone loves them. Even if the first association, many people think of a palm tree as those huge trees by the beach. But they do come in all shapes and sizes.
Some types of palms, like the Kentia palm, can easily thrive in a surrounding that isn’t rich in sunlight. But they do need a bit more taking care of than other plants on our list. But, if you want something green, of bigger or medium height, be sure to give palms a chance.
Also knowns as Devils Ivy, but isn’t as nasty as its traditional name may suggest. They have lush, thick dark green leaves, and their mini branches can easily grow and expand around your office. They are one of the few plants that are successful as indoor office plants, that also do flower.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get lost in a recently flowered devil’s ivy while you try to escape the daily grind of the workflow? They are also one of the best plants to have indoors. They are as low maintenance as it gets. They are the anti-claustrophobes of the plant world, almost as if they have been made to thrive in confined office spaces.
If you want more color in your office place, this plant might be just for you. Like the Pothos, it is also low maintenance. You need to water it only once or twice a month. It has big, meaty flowers that bloom throughout the year.
That means winter or summer, day or night, you can always count on them to brighten up your mood with their many, rich, red flowers. The only downside is that it can be on the more expensive end if you buy a more adult plant.
A popular plant in this time of history, so much so that Zach Galifianakis from The Hangover is making a movie with ferns as a central plot point. Most people are familiar with ferns. They can bring that much needed intense green punch to your workplace.
In addition to not needing much light, they don’t need much water either. They thrive when their soil is barely wet or moist. Just be sure to keep their soil that way. The water needs may be low, but it is none the less essential to their wellbeing.
Sansevieria is native of Africa and in that part of the world, it has a sort of tricky nickname. The tongue of the mother in law or the devils’ tongue. But none the less, it is a beautiful plant, set to thrive in small spaces with minimal light. It has big, long, thick green leaves, that are always jaw-dropping to look at.
They are also one of the rare office plants that flower. The color of their flowers is usually mixed, white with pink, green white, brown or lilac red. It is one of the most cinematic plants as it has featured in many movies, like Being John Malkovich or Blue Velvet.
6. Ficus trees
The final entry on the list is another type of plant that is on the bigger side, but also survives and thrives in conditions with medium or very low light. There are almost 900 different species of this type of plant you can choose from.
In the case that you want something that does stand out in the office place, given you have all the space to do that, look no further than a sort of ficus free.