Want to improve your work space and quality of life? Get floor plants.
Large, low-maintenance floor plants are easy to care for, create stunning visual impact, and promote amazing health benefits!
Read this if you’re ready to enhance your office space with indoor plants but need guidance picking the right ones.
The benefits of indoor plants in the workplace are numerous. Working in a biophilic environment can promote the following proven outcomes:
- increased productivity
- elevated mood
- decreased stress
- improved air quality
Decorating your office with large indoor plants is especially beneficial for purifying the air and creating an impressive visual impact without clutter. As superficial as it may seem, having a beautiful, nature-inspired work environment is good for mental health and the brand’s overall profitability.
If you’re new to houseplants but want to elevate your office aesthetic, we recommend you start with these big, leafy, low-maintenance floor plants:
The Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ) plant is a favorite among plant lovers because of its elegantly stacked dark, green leaves and sprawling reach. ZZ plants make a great addition to any interior, immediately captivating the eye and creating the perfect anchor piece for an indoor plant arrangement.
Their tolerance for drought, neglect, and low-light conditions makes ZZ plants ideal additions to the office. For best results, place your ZZ plant in indirect sunlight and water about every two weeks or when the top two inches of potting mix is dry.
It’s no wonder that Dracaena Lisa is a top-selling office plant. The combination of long, dark green leaves and tall, tree-like stalks makes the Lisa cane a regal presence with a tropical flare.
Because Lisa canes are shade tolerant, you can place them in an empty corner to turn an eyesore into a small, tropical sanctuary. Despite its moderate size and impactful impression, you only need to water your Lisa cane every couple of weeks to keep it happy.
If you’re looking for a visually stunning floor plant that takes almost no work to keep alive, look no further than the Dracaena fragrans Massangeana (Mass cane). A thick, tan trunk and bright, green-striped leaves make the mass cane an exotic muse for creativity and a gentle place to rest your eyes.
Reaching up to six feet in height, a single mass cane plant can dramatically enhance your office interior. Despite such value, the mass cane is tolerant of low light and even some negligence. Water when the top two inches of soil get dry, or about once every two weeks.
An evergreen tropical shrub, the Monstera deliciosa is likely one of the plants your nursery sells out of first. Known for their aesthetically captivating leaf holes, Monsteras are often referred to as swiss cheese plants (a nickname that doesn’t do their beauty justice).
The best thing about Monsteras is that they make amazing additions to your floor plant collection without adding to your already overburdened workload. Monsteras prefer some shade, so don’t worry if your office isn’t flooded with natural light. Most Monstera plants will do fine if watered once every couple of weeks.
Between the woven trunks and bright, star-like leaves, just staring at a Pachira aquatica (money tree) can be a therapeutic experience. Money trees will typically grow up to 3.5 feet, making them just the right fit for small to moderately sized office spaces.
Money trees are shade tolerant and can thrive under fluorescent lights and even handle some drought. To help your money tree grow evenly, place it in indirect sunlight and turn it each time you water, about once every two weeks.