Top 10 Houseplants For Your Working Area
Are you thinking of adding indoor plants for your working area at home? According to a study, interacting with plants can reduce both physiological and psychological stress. Apart from that, plants are great at purifying the air in your home by filtering out everyday pollutants, which is perfect, especially now that most of us are working from home.
With that, here are houseplants that you can put in your working space, plus they only require minimal care.
1. Snake Plant
Snake plant simply gets its name from the thin, upright leaves with irregular green banding that look like snakeskin. It’s a low-maintenance plant that’s known for surviving droughts, making it perfect for newbies living in almost any environment.
The Plantita and Plantito starter pack. Succulents are all the rage right now. It’s Instagram-worthy and perfect for flat-lays. The oft-spouted proclamation that succulents are easy to grow is, in fact, far from the truth. Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Succulents will lean towards the sun, so rotating them will help them stand up straight.
3. Air Plants
Originally called Tillandsia, Air Plants get their nickname because they get the majority of their nutrients from the air around them. Whether you are a pro when it comes to these little beauties, or a novice learning about them for the first time, this is a great place to start. These low-maintenance plants are the perfect little companions for home, work, or school. They require very little upkeep and are an excellent green addition to brighten any setting regardless of the season.
You can also find a plant that perfectly matches how much light they will receive. You should soak it for 15 minutes once a week, and then allow for it to dry completely, while upside down.
4. Peperomia Columella
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Peperomia Columella is a succulent plant with snake-like shoots having numerous thick, fleshy, bright green leaves that are truncated shaped like a horseshoe. Their small size and delicate leaves make them perfect for working tables. Peperomia columella likes moist soil but can be sensitive to overwatering.
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It’s not a typical houseplant, but lavender can survive indoors under the right conditions. Give it bright, direct light for a few hours (3 – 4 hours) every day, preferably south-facing window and water the soil when slightly dry. Lavender said to help reduce stress, anxiety, and soothes your respiratory system.
6. Philodendron Hope Selloum
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If you’re into bigger houseplants, the Philodendron Hope Selloum is perfect beside your working area. It enjoys a mild climate that is neither too hot nor too cold, and neither too bright nor too dark—it likes to be in just the right place.
7. Fiddle Leaf Fig
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Fiddle Leaf Fig is one of the trendiest houseplants around, given its frequent appearance in home magazines and blogs. Its large leaves are its focal point, so providing the right lighting is essential to keep your plant lush in a bedroom setting.
Fiddle leaf figs thrive in the shady understory of the jungle, but some indirect light from an east-facing window helps these plants thrive. Set your fiddle leaf fig on a plate of pebbles filled with water to increase the humidity in the plant’s vicinity. In short, the fiddle leaf fig likes everything in moderation, including light, water, and temperature. Too much or too little of these elements will cause your plant to struggle.
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Rosemary is an excellent indoor herb. Like other Mediterranean herbs, it’s drought-tolerant and thrives in bright, sunny windowsills. Perhaps best of all, it’s highly fragrant and delicious. Simply brush against the plant with your hand to release waves of delightful rosemary scent.
9. ZZ Plant
ZZ plant is quite an Instagram-worthy houseplant collection, the stalwart soldier in the corner of the photo frame as you scroll through thousands of images of #houseplantsofinstagram and #plantita or #plantito.
ZZ plant, with its broad, attractive, dark green leaves, boasts many favorable traits for offices and homes. ZZ plant tolerates neglect, is drought tolerant and accepts low-light conditions without throwing a fit. Its waxy, smooth leaves reflect sunlight and brighten rooms. It usually grows slowly to a height and width of two to three feet, so it is not a plant monster that outgrows containers quickly. It’s also an air purifier. According to a NASA study, researchers found it is adapted explicitly at removing copious amounts of toxins such as xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air.
Aglaonema, also known as Chinese Evergreen, is a highly decorative plant with several interesting varieties. It is one of the most popular houseplants and the color variations—from dark green to silver and some with hints of red—add to your home’s decor.
Aglaonemas are slow-growing, attractive, and make excellent foliage plants. They have large, narrow, and glossy oval leaves on short stems. Best of all, it does not like full sun, so it is perfect for indoors, especially if window light is a commodity in your home.
So that’s our top 10 Houseplants that are perfect for your working area at home. Do you have any favorite plants from this list? Let us know in the comments below.