Is your work office feeling a little stale these days? Let’s liven it up with the best office plants. The folks at Quill.com have created this great infographic to get you going. Hmm, perhaps you could just leave this sitting on your boss’s desk?
I have to admit, I love the ZZ plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia. This plant has glossy, shiny leaves, grows upright and actually thrives on neglect. The fastest way to kill this plant is by giving it too much attention (i.e. water).
Chinese Evergreen, or Aglaonema, is also one of the best office plants for adding a pop of color. New varieties of this old plant are now introduce bright pink, red or even orange into the leaves.
Aglaonema prefer bright light, but don’t really need direct sun. Is this concept confusing? I was recently writing an article and my husband (who does all of my editing) put a big question mark next to the term “bright shade.” For an office or home, I would describe this as an area near a window but without very much direct sunlight. Save those sunny windows for plants that need lots of direct sunlight!
While your office may not be your sanctuary, a few simple changes can positively affect the way you feel and work. For starters, you can add a little life to your workspace with plants. Office plants not only make a space more aesthetically pleasing, but can also reduce stress, deter illness, remove air pollutants, and improve concentration, memory, and productivity.