If you are like most people in the world you work in an office setting. Here we will look at 5 of the best easy to care for plants for your office. Plants are beneficial to the work place. Plants are pleasing to the senses, pretty to look at, and they produce pure oxygen. Adding a mixture of small plants or large living plants to the workplace is beautiful and helps with employee concentration and attitude.
1. Spider Plant is a hearty inside plant.
This lovely plant can be put on a desk or a window sill. The plant needs a low light or it can be raised in the shade. The spider plant lessens the dust that collects on office furnishings. This plant regulates the humidity in the office were the plant is placed. The spider plant can be grown in a variety of containers. Some examples are glass, plastic and clay pots are perfect for this plant. However, be sure the plant is planted in a good quality potting soil.
2. Fittonia Plant can grow to the size of the container.
This beautiful plant has very large broad leaves with veins running threw the leaves. This plant needs watering 3-4 times per month. The Fittonia thrives on artificial lights and florescent lights. Moreover the Fittonia is a big beautiful plant that the office can use as a main decoration piece.
3. Golden Pothos also called Ivy.
Is a plant the grows as a running vine. Big leaf Ivy leaves are green and streaked with yellow in the leaf. This plant is good in medium to full sunlight. The Golden Pothos thrives in a window sill and water the plant 2-3 times a month. Make sure to plant this plant in a container with plenty of room for the roots.
4. Cactus also known as a Succulent plants.
These plants are wonderful low maintenance plants. These can be purchased in many different varieties. All the way from a small barrel cactus to a medium size standing thorn-less variety. A cactus only needs watering once a month as it stores the water in its base or leaves. There are too many varieties of this type to mention here. However, the cactus does need almost direct sunlight during the daytime. A window sill is perfect for this plant.
5. Green or Purple Jew is a good choice.
Green or purple Jew is another excellent choice for an office sitting. The plants leaves will change colors. If you have the green variety the leaves will stay a lush green color. If the leaves turn purple the plant needs a good watering. However, the plant only needs water once a week to stay lush and green. The purple Jew is the same as far as maintenance. These plants can tolerate direct sunlight or some shade if need be. Furthermore, this plant will have long runners as it grows so be sure to give it plenty of room to grow.
Containers, Room to Grow and Plant Food
When you purchase a living plant for your office setting please keep three things in mind. The first is the container. Plants are sold in the smallest container just to house the plant for sale. Therefore, you need to purchase a container large enough for the plant and roots to expand and grow. If the roots are too compacted this is called root bound and the plant cannot grow to its full size.
Next is plant food your plants need plant food to stay healthy. An easy way to ensure the plants health after transplanting is to plant it with miracle grow potting soil. The food is gradually released in the soil when it is watered. If you choose another king of plant food be sure to follow the directions for adding food when you water the plants. The plants mentioned will brighten any office sitting.