For the majority of my adult life, I did not have a green thumb. In fact, I had quite the opposite.
Succulent? Death by overwatering.
Flowers? What’s the point – they die in 24 hours!
Plant bought from Trader Joes? Apparently they need sunlight?????
Cactus? Cue the same fate as said succulent.
It was just NOT my thing.
Flora was the little plant that could. She was orphaned by my NYC roommate and made the long, 13-hour trek with me from New York to Nashville, sitting on my dash.
Yes, I named my plant. No, I haven’t done it again since.
Since Flora, I’ve come to fancy indoor plants, gardening and flowers. My apartment is filled with green things – making the space feel warm and inviting. I truly believe that plants are the best, low-cost way to zen out your space. And where better to utilize their destressing powers but in your office?!
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite, low maintenance indoor plants to help elevate your cubicle, at-home space or corner office from a dull and drab room into a creative oasis.
These plants are big and voluminous and SO EASY to take care of. I have a bunch of them around my home and in my office space. I’ve even had a pothos in my bathroom for a time! They don’t need a ton of light and are very adaptable. Plus, Flora is a pothos – so I guess you could say I have a soft spot in my heart for them.
Do you ever forget to water your plants? Yeah, a snake plant can handle it. In fact, they hate a ton of attention. I love this plant because their architectural stripes help bring vibrancy to an otherwise boring corner. And they help purify the air. Oh! And did I mention?! Low maintenance. Low maintenance, my black thumb friends!
The lady at my local plant shop said – and I quote – “This plant is the most Instagrammable plant out there.” I mean, how could I say no?! Truly though, these plants are a beautiful addition to any room. Some of them are also known as the Swiss Cheese plant because of the quirky holes in their leaves. Get a fabulous pot from your local plant shop, drop that sucker in it (make sure there is adequate drainage) and set it out so your office guests can gawk at its beauty.
It’s medicinal and beautiful all-in-one! I love keeping an aloe plant in my office in case I get a cut or just need a more succulenty-vibe. Put your aloe in a sunny place, douse it in water every two weeks, and you’ve got yourself an easy peasy office plant.
Talk about low maintenance. These sea urchin-looking plants don’t need any soil but a watering every week or so. They are gorgeous when hung in glass bulbs from the ceiling or in a variety of terrariums. Get creative!
I don’t have a ton of time and I’m not a great decorator. But with the right mix of houseplants, my space feels homey and gives all the right vibes so I can step into my most creative self. Start small. Try one plant. Then another. Sooner or later, you’ll have a garden in your office!
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