Placing plants at the office both indoors and outdoors is beneficial in purifying the air around the environment. However, they require a bit of gardening experience and patience to take care of the plants and to provide them with the essential supplements.

low maintenance office plants

For those who are new to gardening, wish to have plants but are worried about the maintenance. For those people, we have featured this article with a list of plants that require only minimal maintenance and little care for growth.

What Are Best Low Maintenance Office Plants?

The plants that can survive with low maintenance and care are as follows,

  1. Areca Palm

Dypsis lutescens is a species of aracacea family and is popularly known as areca palm, bamboo palm, golden palm, and butterfly palm. The plant grows up to a height of 6-12 m and thus making it suitable to be an indoor plant variety. They are named as butterfly palms because of the presence of the leaves that are in the shape of an arch with multi-divided stems to resemble a butterfly’s feather.

Maintenance: They require only indirect light and watering on alternate week to keep the soil dry, which makes it easy to care.

  1. Fiddle Leaf Fig

The Ficus lyrata belongs to the moracea family and is commonly known as fiddle fig tree. They are named so because of the leaves that are wider at the tip and narrow at the middle with veins and has a margin that is wavy and thus resembling a musical instrument named fiddle.

Maintenance: The plant requires bright to medium light and a dry soil; also, the plant has to be placed at a temperature of 65 to 75 degrees.

  1. Shamrock Plant

The Shamrock plant belongs to the species of the Trifolium family and has green leaves along with the tall stem to which the white flowers are attached and that adds beauty to the plant. The plant is said to bring prosperity to the place where it is placed.

Maintenance:  The plant requires only an indirect light and watering once in a week. The soil has to be kept dry before watering.

  1. Peperomia

The peperomia belongs to the family of piperacea and is commonly known as radiator plant. The plants of this particular species are different from each other. The stems of the plants are thick and have fleshy leaves. The flowers produced by the plant are yellow or brown in color with spikes. They are capable of growing up to a height of 1-4 inches. Usually, the flowers are tiny leaving it unnoticed.

Maintenance: They can be placed indoors at a temperature ranging between 60-75 degrees and must have low to medium light for growth along with a dry soil surface.

  1. Philodendron

The philodendrons belong to the family of aracea and are flowering plants by nature. There are many varieties of philodendrons and those with heart leaves are easy to maintain. The leaves are dark green in color forming a heart shape to meet the stems. They look vibrant with the combination of green and white color and are best looking when hanged.

Maintenance: The plant is easy to care as it requires low to medium light preferably indirect and has to be placed at room temperature. The surface of the soil has to be kept dry before each time of watering.

  1. Ficus

The Ficus plant belongs to the family moracea and is commonly known as fig trees. The plant that is placed indoor has leaves that are green in color with a yellow margin that adds beauty to the plant. If required, the stem of the plant can be twisted to form a shrub-like topiary pattern.

Maintenance: They are capable of growing in full sun and are also adaptable to be filtered lights. They have to be placed at a room temperature between 60-75 degrees and require keeping the soil dry between each watering.

  1. Snake plant

Sansevieria trifasciata is a flowering plant which belongs to the family of Asparagacea and is commonly called as snake plant or mother in law’s tongue plant. The leaves are present in a straight fashion with the yellow or white edges. The plant is capable of producing flowers that are white in color but they grow only in rare cases.

Maintenance: The plant is capable of growing in full sunlight and requires a temperature with less humidity and has to be placed in a dry soil.

  1. Peace lily

Spathiphyllum wallisii belongs to the family aracea and are commonly known as peace Lilly or spathe flower. The plant produces flowers which are distinct with a spadix that is dense and yellow in color. Surrounding it is a bract known as spathe which is pale white or cream in color. The leaves are pretty and dark.

Maintenance: The plant requires air with less humid conditions and low light to grow. The soil has to be kept moist every day and is capable of baring temperature up to 85 degrees.

  1. Diffenbachia

The diffenbachia is a flowering plant which belongs to the family araceae. It has a straight stem with leaves that are arranged in an alternate fashion. Also, the leaves show the presence of white spots. They are commonly known as dumb canes as the plant is toxic and can make you unable to speak temporarily.

Maintenance: The plant is capable of growing in temperate areas with filtered sunlight. Also, the soil has to be kept moist for it to grow.

  1. Jade Plant

Crossula ovata belongs to the family Crosuulaceae and are commonly known as jade plant or friendship tree. It is a succulent variety of plant which is evergreen due to the presence of thick branches. The plant produces flowers which are small and pink or white in color. The leaves are glossy and grow in pairs on the opposite sides of the branches.

Maintenance: As the plant is a succulent type, they do not require more water to grow and develop. They are slow growers with a low light and room temperature.

  1. Spider Plant

Chlorophtum comosum belongs to the family Asparagaceae and are commonly known as the spider plant. They are capable of growing up to a height of 24 inches and have leaves that are narrow. It also produces flowers which are present in the long branches of the plant. They are white in color with yellow pollen in the center and are curved down to the bottom.

Maintenance: The plant requires soil which is moist with a bright or medium light and can grow at room temperature up to 75 degrees.

  1. Bromeliads

Bromeliads are the monocot flowering plants which belong to the family Bromeliaceae. They are available in different species and in different leaf shapes where each leaf is different in color. The special feature of the bromeliads is the Trichomes which are present in the form of scales and are capable of storing water to reflect sunlight.

Maintenance: The plant requires low light and with minimal watering. 

  1. Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior is a plant that belongs to the family Asparagaceae and is widely known as Castor iron plant. The plant shows the presence of dark green leaves which are glossy and the entire plant is capable of growing up to a height of 24 inches.

Maintenance: They require low light to full light and are capable of handling temperature changes. They are also tolerant to conditions with no water.

These are the plants that can grow to be grown indoors in your office which are tolerant to temperature and climatic changes. They can be grown easily and does not require more maintenance. Plant any one of these plants in your office, if you are a new person to garden and enjoy the benefits of having a greener environment at your workplace.

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