Are you looking for some greenery to brighten up your workspace? Are you wondering which best low maintenance indoor plants you should choose for your office desk? After all, you don't want to spend too much time or effort caring for your plants when you have other important tasks to do.
We reveal many office plants in exquisite ceramic pots that can thrive in low light, need little water, and improve the air quality around you. You can click the links to shop the plants from our Amazon store. Here are some of the best options for your office desk:
Pothos/Money Plants/ Devils Ivy: This plant is a cute and low-maintenance indoor plant that has heart shaped leaves. This one is NASA recommended for its effectiveness in removing toxic indoor pollutants. It’s the most popular houseplant because of its FengShui & Vastu benefits. Brings in abundance & wealth. Money plants can do well on an office desk, as it does not need much light or water. It prefers bright, indirect light and a good drained potting mix. This one comes in different varieties such as green, variegated, N’joy (a contrast mix of white and green), marble and neon/golden pothos.
Parlour Palm: Also called as Chamaedorea palm, this tropical mini air purifying palm is recommended by experts. If you don’t consider yourself a green thumb, this may be the plant for you! Palms are the houseplants you just can't go wrong with. They look ravishing and are used to accentuates & brighten dull interiors with classy look. Young plants are small and bushy, making them perfect for desks and table tops. Being so easy to maintain, Parlour palm is often one of the first plants suggested by interior designers. In Feng Shui palm plant is known to drive away all negative energies, and considered auspicious. It brings health, wealth and luck. Chamaedorea palms are not demanding at all and are pretty easy to maintain.
Snake plant: Also known as Mother in Law’s (MIL) tongue/ Sansevieria this tough plant has sharp, tapered leaves that can filter out pollutants like formaldehyde and xylene from the air. A wonderful low maintenance plant that’s recommended highly by NASA for its air purifying capabilities. Snake plants can survive in low light or under fluorescent lighting, and only need to be watered every two to three weeks when the soil is completely dry. These also come in short and long varieties with different looks. Short ones look very appealing and interesting on desk. They are variegated in hues of green greys or yellow greens or the Hanhi varieties come in green line edge with yellow inside or vice versa. They are also favourite of succulent lovers.
Spider plant: Airplane plant/ Chlorophyltum/ Ribbon Tplant has long, arching leaves that produce baby plants at the tips. This plant creates an outstanding look in the house for its scattered leaf arrangement. Spider plants easily remove toxins from the air and is top listed in NASA Clean Air Study. They can tolerate low light, but prefer bright, indirect light. Water them well, but let them dry out between waterings.
Aglaonema: This plant is also known as the Chinese evergreen, and it comes in many varieties with different colours and patterns on the leaves. Aglaonema is a lucky plant that can bring joy and positive energy to your office. It can adapt to low light or artificial light, and only needs water when the top inch of soil feels dry. This is a fuss free choice for all types of indoor spaces. The plant is highly recommended by NASA for removal of indoor pollutants, and its large big leaves emit high oxygen content to keep you replenished with fresh air.
Zamia/ZZ Plant: Zamia or ZZ ( Zamioculcas zamiifolia) plant from will give a much-needed ancient yet gorgeous look to your desk. It is also an air purifying plant. A study released by the Department of Plant and Environmental Science from the University of Copenhagen studied a number of indoor plants and found that the ZZ plant was capable of removing significant amounts of xylene, toluene, benzene and ethylbenzene from the air. They look lovely and are super easy to maintain. They tolerates neglect, is drought tolerant, and accepts low-light conditions without throwing a fit. Its waxy, smooth leaves reflect sunlight and brighten rooms.