Make your workplace green any cozy with desk plants. With countless benefits from plants, from air cleansing to stress reduction, indoor office plants in Philadelphia can be the perfect addition to your desk. Even if you don’t have the corner office with big windows, here are some great office plants for your desk that are low maintenance and thrive in low natural light.
This tropical plant is a native to the Solomon Islands and is known to have vines that can grow 20 to 40 feet long. Keep your devil’s ivy plant on a high surface or hanging basket where the long vines can drape over the sides. The devil’s ivy plant cannot be in soggy potting soil, so it is essential to let excess moisture drain from the pot before it is watered again. Note that devil’s ivy is poisonous to cats, so keep it out of their reach.
Also called the Crassula Ovata, the jade plant is a small succulent that requires minimal watering. The jade plant is also known in Japanese folklore as the “money plant,” and is thought to bring the owner financial success.
Aglaonema, also known as Chinese evergreen, is a plant that is very easy to grow. The plant should be kept at about 15 °C in winter and not more than 24 °C in the summer. The red aglaonema thrives in fresh air and indirect sunlight and should be fertilized several times a year.
A traditional Chinese plant, the bamboo plant is thought to be lucky, and that the more bamboo stalks it has, the luckier it is. Bamboo plants require little light and grow incredibly fast. For those who don’t have the office space for a larger, traditional bamboo plant, a Lucky Bamboo plant grows to be much smaller but still looks very similar. Despite being a member of the lily family rather than the bamboo family, the Lucky Bamboo has similar structure stems with lush green leaves. The plant grows best in small dishes of water, in natural, filtered sunlight. The bamboo plant is thought to be a symbol of prosperity and also thought to ward off evil spirits.
The lemon balm plant is the perfect plant for adding a subtle aroma of lemon to the surrounding area. This plant can survive in both sun and shade. Another positive attribute of the lemon balm plant is that its lemony aroma has been proven to have mood-boosting abilities, according to a study from Ohio State University. Lemon balm plants thrive best in a slightly moist environment, so be sure to water the plants every day.
From a jade plant to a scented lemon balm plant, finding the perfect plant for a desk can spruce up your office space. With help for indoor office plants in Philadelphia, contact Plantscapes U.S.A. at [email protected] or visit plantscapesusa.com to help with all your indoor plant installation and maintenance needs!