For many of us, working from home has become the new normal and while there are numerous benefits to not having to go into the office there are also certain drawbacks. interruptions and several other distractions such as the whistling cookers, social media engagement, and quick naps can prevent us from becoming as productive and creative as we could be. It is therefore important to set up a definite workspace and decorate it with calming plants and planters.
Whether you work from a home office or in a shared office space, looking at greenery can have a restorative effect. This gives you a more pleasant headspace to increase your productivity.
Buying your first plant can be intimidating. So, let us do the cherry-picking for you. Here’s a list of the top 8 plants perfect to decorate your workplace while working from home.
1. Jade Plant: With its thick stems and green glossy leaves, the Jade plant retains considerable water in its leaves. You can keep it in bright light and water it when the soil feels dry. So, it can survive more than a month without any due attention. But be cautious that you do not overwater it.
2. Aloe Vera: For centuries, this plant has been used for medicinal purposes. The sap is incredibly beneficial, both for your health and skin. With its preference for indirect light, give your aloe a good soak every week or two for maximum growth and make it your favorite desk plant.
3. Pothos Houseplant: If you’re prone to easily forgetting to water your plants, these are the ones for you because with a splash of water they spring right back into shape. Because they are strong and durable, they are easy to take care of. They can withstand any place with low or high light making them so easy to maintain. They are clearly a no-brainer plant.
4. Dracaena Compacta: Apart from air purification and other ornamental benefits, Dracaena Compacta is loved and widely preferred by almost every other plant parent for how easy it is to maintain these plants. They usually thrive best in indirect and minimum light and do not need a lot of frequent watering either. To keep these green buddies in the best shape, wipe their leaves with a damp piece of cloth once every month and keep the humidity levels in check.
5. Oxycardium: As the name suggests, Oxycardium is also an air purifier. It is another classic plant that needs low maintenance and is perfect for first-time plant parents. These evergreen indoor plants have stunningly glossy foliage and are perfect to be grown in bright indoors or shady outdoors. And if you are thinking of a plant to grow on your balcony, rest assured that this one could be one of the best options too!
6. Philodendron: If you love hard-to-kill splendors, try a philodendron. These viny plants have variegated leaves that are solid green. Whether high or low light, these leaves can live up to a month without much attention or water. Look out for droppy leaves because that is an indication that the plant needs more water. If treated with care, it will find your closest surface and climb upon them.
7. Lucky Bamboo: These plants are every lazy gardener’s dream because they can grow solely on the water in a pot. Best suited for indirect sunlight, these plants aren’t picky and are a sight for sore eyes. You might want to keep an eye out for browning tips, this usually means the water is dirty for proper growth. In this case, just replace your tap water with filtered water and you’re good to go.
8. Cacti: If everything else fails, you can try cacti. With its wide array of colors and sizes, picking them out is incredibly fun. They love a warm room with lots of sunshine and very little water. Feel free to cancel the plant-sitter when you go on vacation because they can retain water for over 2 weeks. While easy to maintain, it is easily killed by overwatering. So, feel free to neglect your cacti.
Indoor gardening can be rewarding as long as it’s fun. Once you master these, you can start growing a few of the comparatively tougher ones and even your own garden. Keep at it and keep your plants alive and healthy!