Plants for Productivity and Positivity: 10 Best Plants For Your Home and Office

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Plants for Productivity and Positivity:  10 Best Plants For Your Home and Office

Looking to bring some greenery into your home but don’t know where to start? There are hundreds of houseplants to choose from, but some species are better than others.

Whether you want plants for your home or office, they can make any space feel fresher, brighter, and full of life energy.

Plants and greenery in your office can actually boost your productivity levels and help you focus on your tasks. Plants in the home contribute to better air quality, and they can improve your mood, help you relax, and sleep better.

Ready to make your space a green oasis of productivity and positivity? Here are 10 of the best indoor plants you can grow in your home or office all year round.

1. Baby Tears

Baby Tears is a bushy bright green plant whose tiny, gentle leaves spread all around the flowerpot. They can grow in hanging or regular flowerpots, in gardens, or together with other plants.

Baby Tears can sometimes resemble a grass patch, which is why it’s perfect for covering the soil of bigger plants in order to keep pets from digging.

Baby Tears needs watering once a week and only until the soil is moist. Place the plant on a window or spot in the room with indirect sunlight.

2. African Violet

African Violet is a beautiful indoor plant with gorgeous flowers and dark green leaves. All it need is a roomy flowerpot, moderate room temperature, and watering once a week. Aim to water the plant directly into the roots and avoid the leaves and blooms.

African Violet is the perfect plant for office desks, shelves, and coffee tables as it doesn’t take up much space or requires much maintenance.

3. Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera Deliciosa, also known as Swiss Cheese plant, features thick green leaves and woody stalks. It’s the perfect corner plant that not only looks lovely, but it also purifies the air, and thrives under any type of sunlight.

You only need to water your Monstera once a week and wipe its leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and particles. Monsteras are great for living spaces and offices and typically need a large flowerpot in order to thrive.

Note: This plant is toxic to pets.

4. Jade Plant

Office PlantsThe Jade plant is a succulent with green meaty leaves and strong stems. They’re very resilient and can thrive in almost any environment. Because they’re succulents, they don’t need plenty of water – the amount and frequency depends on how moist or dry the soil is between waterings.

The Jade plant doesn’t need direct sunlight, but it does need to be close to a bright light source in order to thrive.

Note: This plant is toxic to pets.

5. Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo is one of the easiest houseplants to grow that’s also great for office spaces. It doesn’t need any soil to grow – it can happily thrive in a vase with fresh water and all you need to do is add a little more water every week. You can also plant it in a flowerpot with soil if you want to grow it as a tree.

6. Fiddle Leaf Fig

One of the most common houseplants is Fiddle Leaf Fig, or Ficus lyrata. This luscious-looking plant looks stunning once fully grown, but it might need a little extra care and attention to get there.

Fiddle Leaf Fig doesn’t like drafts, air vents, direct sunlight, or too much shadow. Finding the perfect position for the plant might take a while, but once you do, it’ll thrive into a gorgeous little tree.

Water it once a week and wipe the leaves with a towel to remove dust. Once the plant starts thriving, do not move it from its place as it won’t survive the change.

Note: This plant is toxic to pets.

7. Peace Lily

Peace lilies are beautiful plants with white blooms that add elegance and feminine energy to the office. They’ll thrive in the shade, so don’t put them in direct sources of sunlight and water them once a week.

Also, try to gently wipe the leaves to remove dust and spritz them with distilled water to keep them fresh.

Note: This plant is toxic to pets.

8. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a succulent with extraordinary healing properties coming from the gel within its leaves. It’s easy to grow, doesn’t need a lot of water (every 2-3 weeks is fine), and can grow on sunny windows and spots without special care.

Aloe is a great plant for both the office and your home because it can purify the air, and you can always use the gel in case of cuts, burns, and surface skin injuries.

Note: This plant is toxic to pets.

9. Snake Plant

The Snake Plant is aptly named so because of its thin leaves that resemble the patterns on snakeskin. It’s one of the easiest plants to keep at home or your office.

It loves light, but it can also thrive in a corner with indirect sunlight. Water it every 2-8 weeks depending on the soil, the room conditions, and the plant’s health.

The snake plant is a powerful air purifier, so you can be sure to have clean oxygen wherever you keep the plant.

Note: This plant is toxic to pets.

10. Succulents and Cacti

Succulents Best Office PlantsSome of the easiest indoor plants to grow are succulents and cacti. Because they’re desert species, they don’t need much water (once every 2-3 weeks), but they do need access to direct sunlight, so keep them at a well-lit window or spot at the house that gets sunshine all day.

The best cacti for your office are the smaller species that don’t grow much in size such as the Angel Wing cactus, the Saguaro cactus, the Bishop’s Cap, the Christmas cactus, and the Barrel cactus.

Freshen Up Your Home and Office With These Lush Houseplants

You don’t need to have a green thumb in order to take care of indoor plants. With the right watering schedule and a little gardening knowledge, you can have a lush, green garden in your own living or working space.

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Frosina A. Ivanovic is a content marketing specialist and writer. She’s passionate about quality coffee, travel, wellness, and digital marketing. You can connect with Frosina on LinkedIn or her website, Zhillmatic.