Even though the plants offers various benefits, most of the offices or the workplaces try to avoid planting it due to the lack of space required for planting them and the scarcity of labor to maintain them regularly. If you are one among the many to avoid placing plants indoors, you will definitely change your opinion after reading this article describing about the best indoor plants for office. Continue reading, to know them.

Best Indoor Plants- Top Picks

Best Indoor Plants

The list of the best indoor plants include,

Aloe Vera

The leaves of the plant are in an elongated form. Aloe vera helps to clear the formaldehyde and benzene in the surrounding environment and plays a vital role in removing the harmful ingredients to provide the purified air to the human beings and act as a laxative agent. Apart from these, the gel from the plant is used to heal the cuts, burns, and other skin related disorders.

Gerbera Daisy

These flowering plants are very useful in clearing the trichloroethylene. As it grows in the well- drained soil, it is necessary to place the plant in a pot, which has well- drained holes in it. It has bright and green foliage to attract the people with its appearance.  While watering, make sure that the soil is not dry and also, avoid fertilizing the plant during winter and fall.


The flowers of the anthurium are called as the flamingo flower. Usually, it produces the red colored flowers and at the time of hybrids, it can produce the flowers in different colors. It is used to suck the ammonia, formaldehyde, and xylene.

Avoid overwatering the plants as it causes the leaf to turn yellow. While watering, it is necessary to check the condition of the soil. The leaves of the plants are heart- shaped and contains poisonous sap. So, place the plant away from children and pets.


It can survive for about several years and has broad evergreen leaves. The ficus plant is famous for its attractive foliage and low light tolerance.

In the case of low humidity, it undergoes problems of leaf dropping. Further, the leaf spot disease is produced by the pathogens. Also, it prefers filtered light more than the direct light as the direct light causes scalding of the leaves and loss of leaf.

Asparagus Fern

The stems of the asparagus  shoot, in upward and in an outward direction, and can be  used as a hanging plant, which can grow easily in a basket.  It blooms with the white colored flowers which turn into the red colored berries that are very poisonous. Therefore, it is advisable to keep your pets and children far away from the plants.

Golden Pothos

As it is a hanging plant, you can grow the plant in the basket.  It requires bright, indirect sunlight, and has the capacity to tolerate low humidity. Avoid overwatering to prevent the roots of the plant getting rotten.

As the plant consists of the calcium oxalates, ingestion of the plant produces vomiting and other irritations.  Even the sap of the plant cause rashes to the sensitive skin.  It is hence, considered to be a fatal plant.


The flowers of the chrysanthemum plants are used to filter the benzene present in the paint, glue, and detergent. It grows well in the bright light and has to be placed near the window, to help in absorbing the light. The plant gives best results when grown in the fertile soil. It is necessary to fertilize the plant during summer.

Bamboo Palm

As it is a natural purifier, it helps to remove the benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene and prefers the shady areas to grow. The bamboo palm can grow up to 5 to 7 feet high and stays good between 65 to 80 degrees of temperature; also, it has the capacity to emit warmth to the surrounding places.

Care should be taken to avoid watering the plant when it is in the moist  condition and feed it properly when in the growing condition. It requires bright and indirect sunlight to survive.  As mites tend to affect the leaves of the plant, wash them with warm water and mild soap.

Shamrock Plant

The leaves of the plant are clover shaped.  It grows from its tiny bulbs and prefers bright light but, not the direct sunlight. Placing the plant in a suitable location, will produce a lot of blooms. The flowers of the plant are in the combination of pink and white colors.

Lack of watering causes the problem of brown leaf. During growing season, it is recommended to water the plants and at the time of winter, it has to be left dry.


The Azalea plant helps to purify the air by absorbing the harmful chemical compounds which are present on the plywood and foam. It prefers cool areas with a temperature between 60 to 65 degrees to grow.

The plants give its best in the acidic soil and blooms at the time of spring season in different colors that looks more attractive. Sometimes, the buds of the flowers may shrivel and turns brown when it lacks water.

Boston Fern

It needs an environment with the cool place, high humidity, and indirect sunlight to grow and is considered to be the good one to grow in the office surroundings better than the other places.

Boston ferns won’t require much fertilizer.  Due to lack of humidity, the leaves of the ferns might turn yellow. It has the capacity to grow up to 3 feet high.

Massangeana Cane

It is also named as the corn plant. The cost of the plant is cheaper than the other indoor plants. The plant can be maintained very easily. Place the cane in a place with the moderate sunlight and more artificial light. The leaves of the plant look shiny. It is a kind of tropical plant which can’t tolerate the cold temperature.

Watering it regularly will help in avoiding the plant diseases. In case if you place the plant in a strong light, you need to supply it with low water whereas, in other conditions, it is necessary to water the plant frequently. As it is a low maintenance plant, you  don’t have to take much effort  to  protect them.


The stems of tradescantia are capble of growng in different directions and hence, the plant looks zig zag.  It grows well in the hanging baskets and mixed baskets. The color of the flowers is usually purple in color but, the hybrids comes in pink, white and red colors.

Peace Lily

It requires only little maintenance with watering once or twice a week. Its aesthetically pleasing nature attracts the workers very much. The lily grows well when it stays in the filtered soil.  The peace lily plays a good role in removing the harmful chemical elements in the air.

The tip of the plant gets burnt in the case of overfeeding the plant or due to the presence of chlorine in the water. It grows well in the temperature between 65 to 85 degrees.

Monstera Deliciosa

The holes and cuts in the leaves of the plant help them to survive well. But, without these cuts and holes, it can break easily in changing weather conditions. It consists of aerial roots which supports the growth of the plant. The color of the flower is white.

It grows well by climbing on the neighbour plants and gets support and moisture from them. At the young stage, it has heart shaped leaf and during maturity, it starts to produce slits. This plant is similar to the palm plant and has shiny leaves.

Fatsia  Japonica  

The shape of the plant resembles the finger and is hence, named as finger plant. It does not require more maintenance.  The foliage of the plant looks glossy and leathery. It can grow up to 6- 8 feet high. This plant gives white flowers and black, shiny berries. Keep the plant in a container and fertilize it during growing season.

After planting, you have to maintain it with proper care so that you can increase the life span of the plant. If you are aware of any other best indoor plant, write to us so that we will add them too.