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The 5 best desk plants for your home office

Is your office looking a bit unloved? Maybe it’s time to add a bit of green to your desk and decorate your office with indoor plants! They’re easier to care for than you think, promise!

If you love nature like I do, then working infront of a computer screen all day isn’t ideal.

Sure, the lifestyle it brings can be more than worth it but if I’m grinding all day at a desk I want as much greenery around me as possible.

Not only can Indoor plants help turn your home office space into a stylish oasis, but it can also boost your mood, purify the air, and even eat flies (if you fancy a carnivorous plant, that is)

You can get big or small versions of all these plants. So they’ll be perfect for your desk or any free office space you have.

Lets take a look at 10 of the best indoor desk plants for your home office:

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Sansevieria trifasciata or ‘Snake Plant’ is probably the hardiest and easiest to care for plant on this list.

I’ve had mine for the last 5 years and watered it maybe once a month?

Seriously, it’s that easy.

It’s a plant that’s equally as happy in full sun as it is in the shade so it’ll adapt to wherever you put it.

It also absorbs toxins and so is great for improving the air quality of your office. If you happen to use a lot of cleaning products, Sansivieria is one of the best plants at removing formaldehyde so may make a great addition to your room.

At the same time, if you’re just looking for a dash of colour but don’t want the hassle, this is the best desk plant for you home office.

Peace Lilly (Spathiphyllum)

peace lily desk plant

A great choice for low light or artificially lit offices. These are another great office plant if you don’t fancy yourself as ‘Green Fingered’.

Peace Lillies are classed as Tropical perennials meaning if you give them the care they need (Literally none) they’ll have the possibility to live forever.

Just like the Snake plant above, they do a fantastic job of cleaning and purifying the air to make a more pleasant working environment.

The biggest problem you’re likely to have peace lilies is overwatering. Dont water them on a schedule, instead check them about once a week and take it from there based on how they feel.

As an extra bonus, these desk plants flower in the spring! Leave them in bright and indirect sunlight for the best chance of flowering.

Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

lucky bamboo desk plant

With names like ‘Goddess of Mercy’ who wouldn’t want lucky bamboo on their home office desk?!

Though you wouldn’t think it at first sight, Dracaena sanderiana is actually native to central Africa. The name ‘Lucky Bamboo’ is merely a marketing term.

It’s a plant that’s a little bit more picky than the rest on the list and requires a bright and well lit spot on your desk.

If, however, you’re short on space or love the Asian vibes, Lucky Bamboo could be a perfect addition to your home office.

Air Plants (Tillandsia)

air plant office

I get it.

You love the idea of having some desktop plants in your office but you cant be bothered with all the hassle of potting.

Let me introduce you to the Tillandsia!

More commonly referred to as the humble ‘Air Plant’.

Air plants originate from Mexico and are specially capable of absorbing incredible amounts of water from what gathers on them

Though having an air plant as an office or desk plant is extremely easy as it doesn’t require soil, it does still need watering.

Once or twice a week, submerge your Tillandsia in water for a few hours to allow it’s cells to absorb as much water as possible.

You’re air plant can now sit in pride of place on your home office desk!

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

spider plant home office

The final entry on our list is the Spider Plant!

A common indoor plant that’s extremely adaptable to most conditions.

They don’t require much sunlight and happily survive under artificial light. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if you’ve come across these at your old workplace for that very same reason.

I particularly like that spider plants cover a wide surface area, it makes my desk look far more jungle like than any of the other plants.

So, whether your looking to bring the some of outside into your office space or want to completely turn your office into a jungle (me!) there’s bound to be a plant for you!


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