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Our Favorite Indestructible Office Plants
The best easy-care plants for your office.

Looking for the perfect easy care office plants?

It’s no secret that working around plants is good for us. From cleaning our air to boosting our productivity, indoor greenery is much more than just a “nice to have” office perk.

But what happens when the office has limited to no sunlight, or when none of the team feels confident in keeping the office plants alive? Cue in easy care plants for the office, the ultimate indestructible beauties that even the blackest of thumbs can handle. Read on to learn about some of our favorite easy care office plants for your workspace!

Our favorite indestructible office plants.

The Cast Iron Plant

An indoor plant that thrives in dark, drafty corners, the Cast Iron Plant (aspidistra elatior) is one tough cookie, earning its name from the sheer resilience of its fronds. This plant simply requires a bit of water once a week, but otherwise and with minimal care will survive and thrive for many, many years to come.

 
Our favorite indestructible office plants.

The Snake Plant

One of the best air-purifiers out there, the Snake Plant (sansevieria laurentii) is a wonderfully indestructible office plant that can withstand weeks without watering and can also adapt to just about any light environment, from low-light to direct sun.

 
Our favorite indestructible office plants.

The Silver Evergreen

Looking for something that can survive in the absolute dark and also has unique, variegated foliage? The Silver Evergreen (aglaonema) is an easy care plant with beautiful multi-colored leaves.

 
The Pothos is a fabulous low-light plant for offices with little or no sun.

The Zanzibar Gem

For care-takers that often forget to water, the Zanzibar Gem (zamioculcas) is the perfect plant. This plant stores water in its roots, which means it can go over a month without any water. It can also survive in low light, though it will grow much faster in bright indirect light.

 
Our favorite indestructible office plants.

The Dracaena Lisa

Looking for a tall, easy-care plant for the office? The Dracaena Lisa is one of the easiest large plants to care for. This member of the Dragon Tree family is known for its resilience in the face of neglect and low light, and also does a wonderful job cleaning the air.

 
The Zanzibar Gem is a great low light plant perfect for offices with no sun.

The Cascading Pothos

If you’re looking for a fast-growing plant that will literally remind you when to water, the Cascading Pothos (epipremnum aureum) is your best bet. These plants need nothing more than water once every week or so, and will start to shrivel when they get extra thirsty. Worry not! Water this plant and watch it within hours spring back to life.

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Six Secrets of Scandinavian Design (And How to Use Them)
Characteristics of Scandinavian interior design

Scandinavian interior design: elevating your everyday

When it comes to interior design, it’s no secret that the Scandinavians know what they’re doing. Marked by simplicity and pureness in both form and function, Scandinavian interior design exists to make everyday living beautiful and inspiring with decluttered spaces, bright, neutral tones, and plenty of nature (think wood floors and indoor greenery!). Learn all about the major principles of Scandinavian interior design, and you’ll see quickly see what all the hygge is about!

Basic characteristics of Scandinavian interior design

  1. Minimalism reigns

    Scandinavian design is all about clean, airy spaces and a definitive lack of clutter, allowing light and air to flow freely throughout. Proper organization is key if you want to attain this look, and the items that are on display are simple, functional, and boast beautiful silhouettes.

  2. Muted tones and soft textures

    Something you see time and again with Scandinavian design is the use of muted, neutral colors like white, gray, and beige. That said, it is not uncommon to see a pop of color or patterned textile here and there, so don’t be afraid to incorporate a bright red or yellow to add a bit of personality.

Photo by  @thistlegrass

Photo by @thistlegrass

3. Form AND Function

Functionality is an important element in Nordic design — a beautiful piece of furniture is nothing if it does not serve a functional purpose (or two)! Open living spaces that can serve multiple purposes are key, and tables or sofas often serve as storage units as well. Even the smallest everyday details, like a kettle or throw, are not just functional, but also beautiful and well-designed (yes, you do have permission to splurge on a small item that brings you joy!).

4. Bright spaces and natural light

Scandinavian design is all about letting the light in — sparse or no window dressings and white walls help create the feeling of brightness. And in a region known for its long, harsh winters, it’s no wonder why! Say goodbye to heavy or gaudy curtains, and keep windows free of clutter.

5. Hygge, or coziness, as a way of life

Hygge (pronounced hyoo-guh), a Danish word describing the feeling of coziness and well-being, is not just a driving factor for Scandinavian aesthetics: it’s also a way of life. Thanks to the long, harsh winters of this region, living spaces act as sanctuaries during much of the year. Combined with the bright, airy space of Scandinavian style, you’ll also see plenty of soft, textured blankets, high-quality ceramics (for all the warm beverages!), and candles galore.

6. Inspiration drawn from nature

Perhaps our most favorite aspect of Scandinavian interiors is the deep appreciation for nature. Things like large windows that give way to trees and sky, plenty of indoor potted plants, the use of natural materials, and an eco-friendly, sustainable approach to all aspects of decor make Scandinavian interior design something to swoon about.

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How to Choose the Right Plants for Your Space
How to choose the right plants for your space

Finding the perfect indoor plant can be overwhelming.

With so many options out there and so many considerations to make, choosing the right plant for your space can seem daunting. Do you have the right light conditions for the plant you’ve been eyeing? What if you have pets or small children — are some of these dangerous to have within their reach? What is the look you are going for, or what size should you get? We believe plants and people belong together and we’re here to help make every step of the process as easy as possible: read our tips on how to find the perfect plants for your style and space!

The perfect environment = a thriving plant

The most important thing to first consider when choosing a plant for your home or office is the light. Certain plants, like the popular Fiddle Leaf Fig, absolutely require tons of bright indirect light. Be realistic about your light situation (see our light guide if you aren’t sure!), and make sure you choose a plant that fits the kind of light you have in your space. On our website, you can filter plants by bright, medium, and low light.

Plants that match your lifestyle

Consider how involved you will be in your plant care routine. Some plants, like Calatheas, are more demanding than others, which means they are not a great choice for individuals who travel frequently or are forgetful plant parents. Other plants, like Snake Plants or Zanzibar Gems, can go weeks without watering and are generally very low-maintenance. Check the care instructions of the plant first to make sure it’s something that matches what you’re looking for in terms of maintenance.

Creating a look you love

If you fill your home with plants it will undoubtedly look like a jungle, but you don’t necessarily need dozens of plants to create this look! Consider what look you are going for, and curate from there. Lush greenery like the Elephant Ear or Bird of Paradise create tropical vibes, while the Monstera Deliciosa has a retro feel and the Fiddle Leaf Fig or Rubber Tree a classic look. Go for one large statement plant, or group a few different plants of differing heights together.

Other considerations

Curious pets at home? There are plenty of pet-safe options, though do keep in mind that unless your pet is likely to consume quite a bit of the plant, you probably don’t need to worry too much about your plant being pet-safe.

Alternatively, you may be looking for plants that work well in certain rooms of your home. Check out our favorite plants for the bedroom or bathroom, and see why these are great choices for these specific spaces.

Still need help?

Reach out and let us help you create your oasis! Email us anytime at hello@leonandgeorge.com.


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Fall Plant Care: Five Tips to Successfully Transition Your Plants For Fall
Fall plant care tips

Fall is here and along with it are shorter days, cooler temperatures, and, in some cases, a whole lot less sun.

Though houseplants generally live indoors, they, too, note the changing of the seasons. Take note of these simple fall plant care tips and set your indoor greenery up for success.

Adjust your watering schedule (hint: water less frequently!)

Less light and cooler temperatures mean that your plant may not ned as much water as it did during the summer. Make sure to always check the soil before watering and, if necessary, give your indoor plant a few extra days in between waterings to dry out.

Make sure your plant is getting enough light

As the days get shorter and shorter, make sure your plant is getting enough light: plants that sometimes do well in one area of your home may not be as happy as they were before. Signs that your plant is not getting enough light may include pale or yellowing leaves, leggy branches, or leaning towards the light. If you suspect your plant needs more light, you may either decide to move it closer to a light source for the fall and winter, or rotate it every few weeks to ensure the entire plant gets enough sunlight.

Take a break from fertilizing

The best time to fertilize your plant is when it’s actively growing in the spring and summer. Many indoor plants grow much slower in the winter, which means it’s best to hold off on the fertilizer until the spring.

Up the humidity

Much like strong air conditioning can dry out our plants in the summer, heaters of all types can have the same effect on our plants in the fall and winter. To combat dry atmospheres, mist your plant here and there (daily is great, but once or twice a week works too!).

Beware of chilly windowpanes

Windows can become very cold in the winter — make sure your plant’s foliage is not touching or too close to icy windowpanes, as this can cause distress in your plant, leading to black leaves or shock.

Good luck, plant parent! And head back to our blog for more simple plant care tips for your indoor greenery.

 
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Decorating a Small Living Room with Plants
Decorating small living rooms with plants. Photo courtesy of  Artifact Homes .

Decorating a small living room can be a real challenge.

From tight corners to limited lay-out options, every inch counts when it comes to small spaces. And unfortunately for many a city-dweller, more often than not we are dealing with less space than we’d hope for!

Luckily there are loads of resources to navigate decorating a small living room (thanks, Pinterest!), and just because you have limited space does not mean you can’t enjoy the beauty and benefits of indoor plants! Below are our plant stylist’s favorite picks for plants that work well for small living rooms, plus extra tips for making the most of them.

Go for height

And avoid bushiness, especially if you are looking at floor plants. If all goes well (and we hope it does!), your indoor plants will grow. Make sure you are prepared for that by opting for plants that remain relatively contained to the width of their pots — both you and your plant will appreciate the extra space.

Pro tip: The Snake Plant is one of the best indoor plants for tight spaces with its narrow, structural shape. And don’t be fooled by the word “bush” in its name — the Fiddle Leaf Fig Bush is also a great indoor plant that maintains its shape over time thanks to the support of discrete bamboo stakes that keep the plant centered and erect.

Decorating small living rooms with plants

Create Groupings

Want a touch of jungle but afraid you don’t have the space? Much like you would designate a corner to a chair or other piece of furniture, create a small corner for a grouping of plants. This can have a big impact without making your space feel cluttered or claustrophobic. Start with something on the taller side, and then layer around it with smaller plants of differing foliage and shades of green. Use plant stands to elevate, always work in odd numbers (trust us — it works!), and tastefully create the perfect plant grouping.

Pro Tip: Just three plants is enough to make a simple yet eye-catching plant grouping. One of our favorite combinations is a Fiddle Leaf Fig, a Snake Plant, and a Jade Pothos — the perfect combination of varying colors and textures!

Make use of trailing foliage

If you’re decorating a small living room, odds are you’ve scoped out different shelving solutions. Make space on your shelves for a trailing plant like the Cascading Pothos — this plant grows very quickly and, if desired, will green up an entire shelving unit over time! You can place the growing vines around different areas of the shelf, or simply let it drape down from the shelf or a hanging planter.

Pro Tip: Want to decorate a wall with greenery? Use pins to prop up tendrils of a trailing plant against the wall.

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Embrace the statement plant

Sometimes all it takes is one piece of furniture to really transform a space, and in this case, we’re talking about a potted plant. One of the biggest challenges of decorating a small living room is the fine line between cozy and cluttered, and one way to avoid this is by investing in fewer but bigger pieces. Just one large statement plant can truly pull a room together, and also give off the illusion the space is bigger, too.

Pro Tip: If you have the light (they need a lot!), consider a tall, structural beauty like the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree. For dimmer spaces, the Dragon Tree is a true head-turner that also functions as a wonderful air-purifier.

 
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The Many Therapeutic Benefits of Plants
Wondering how plants can put you in a better mood? Learn about the therapeutic benefits of indoor plants.

The benefits of plants are many.

They not only clean our air, help us concentrate at work, and spark our sense of creativity, but they also have incredibly powerful benefits for the mind, body and soul. Wondering how? As it turns out, it’s pure science, and part of human nature.

They work as natural anti-stressors

Over the years, science has proven that working with plants lowers our cortisol levels: whether you are tending to your outdoor garden or your indoor greenery, contact with nature to any extent helps us feel more relaxed and at ease in our environment. Take this study, for example, which compared groups of people working with a computer versus working with (namely, repotting) indoor plants. Those tasked with the plants felt more comfortable, soothed, and natural feelings than those who worked on the computer.

They can relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression

Tending to plants reminds us of our connection to nature, and this connection can help us better see things in a “big picture” kind of way. Furthermore, there is a physiological link between nature and our cerebral activity— in one such study, participants who walked through the woods experienced lower levels of rumination and reduced activity in areas of the brain associated with mental illness. By mimicking the outdoors in our indoor spaces, we may achieve similar effects.

They literally make us feel good

Did you know that merely touching the soil of a plant can release serotonin in our brain? It’s true — plant soil contains a certain bacteria that acts in similar ways to many prescription anti-depressants — studies have shown that touching soil can release feel-good chemicals like serotonin and dopamine in the brain.

They reduce background noise

City life giving you the blues? It’s no wonder why. Background and traffic noise is one of the primary sources of stress for many urban dwellers, even though they may not even be aware of it. But the good news? Indoor plants can help. Plants, particularly those with large leaves, reduce background noise and make our urban homes just a little more pleasant.

They are beautiful

No one can argue against the beauty of nature, and perhaps this beauty is part of what we find so calming, nurturing, and fulfilling about it. Simply imagine yourself in a stark indoor setting versus one with lush indoor greenery? As human nature has it, we’d almost always go with the latter.


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How Plants Improve Morale at the Workplace
How plants can improve morale at the workplace.

Did you know that plants can drastically improve morale at the workplace?

In recent years, countless studies have documented the many benefits of having indoor plants at work. Not only do they filter out toxins from the air, but they also increase our levels of productivity, creativity, and focus. To add to this long list of benefits, plants also can improve workplace morale. Wondering how? In a nutshell, they make us happier human beings. Read on to learn how to improve workplace morale with a bit of greenery.

They release feel-good chemicals in our brain

No one will argue that nature feels good: from a picnic in the park to a walk in the woods, humans crave contact with nature. But did you know indoor plants can help release feel-good chemicals in our brain like serotonin and dopamine? Bonus points for having them within close enough proximity to touch them.

They create a welcoming atmosphere

What do you imagine as a better experience: walking into a sterile office with little decoration and no plants, or walking into an office filled with light and lush greenery? Many employees would forgo major perks for an office environment that incorporates nature into its design, and it’s no wonder why. Given how much time we spend at work, making the space more welcoming with things like potted plants is one way to increase workplace morale.

Office plant installation for  Canopy  by  Léon & George .

Office plant installation for Canopy by Léon & George.

They reduce stress levels

Recent studies have shown that humans experience a physiological calming response by simply touching or gazing at indoor plants. In a sometimes stressful work environment, a bit of greenery is the perfect antidote to keep employees stress levels down and their morale up.

They boost concentration and productivity

Great workplace morale is a harmony of many different factors, but one notable element is the employees’ sense of productivity and accomplishment. Plants are said to improve productivity levels by up to 15% — no small feat for something that sits seemingly inanimate against the wall!

Apart from beautifying any space, it’s clear that plants have a positive impact in how we feel at work. Whether it’s a small desk plant to care for or an office centered around biophilic design, it won’t be long until we are all seeing a bit more greenery around our workplace!


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Plants That Inspire Creativity
Plants that inspire creativity. Order online for nationwide plant delivery!

Did you know that plants can inspire creativity?

That’s right — to add to the list of mental and physical health benefits of indoor greenery, studies have shown that plants can promote innovation, spark ideas, and help us focus. Who knew something so natural and beautiful could make a difference? Read on to learn about the plants that inspire creativity, and add some greenery to your workplace to try for yourself!

The Fiddle Leaf Fig is one of the most popular office plants for its sheer beauty.

The Fiddle Leaf Fig

What’s not to love about the gorgeously structural Fiddle Leaf Fig (ficus lyrata)? This plant is incredibly popular for homes and offices and it’s no wonder why — its enormous, dramatic leaves and pencil-thin trunk bring us a sense of wonder, calm, and happiness just by simply gazing at it.

 
The beautiful Magenta Triostar inspires creativity with its painted leaves.

The Magenta Triostar

The Magenta Triostar (stromanthe sanguinea triostar) is a true work of art by Mother Nature herself. With foliage that appears to literally be painted on, it’s no surprise that this plant inspires feelings of creativity and growth.

 
The Dracena Compacta is a beautiful plant for the office as it inspires creativity and cleans the air.

The Dracaena Compacta

A unique plant reminiscent of the truffula trees appearing in Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, the Dracaena Compacta (dracaena fragans ‘Janet Craig’), sometimes referred to as the JC Compacta, is a fascinating slow grower that not only sparks our creativity but also cleans our air.

 
The Pilea or Chinese Money Plant is the perfect office plant that inspires creativity.

The Pilea Peperomiodes

The Chinese Money Plant (pilea peperomiodes) is one of the best desktop plants for your workplace. Not only is it incredibly easy to grow, but it also inspires us with the unique, globe-like shape it starts to take as it matures. Seemingly from Mars, this plant actually hails from the Chinese Himalayan mountains, and apart from growing like a weed, is very easy to propagate and pass on to friends,

 

Of course, plants don’t only inspire creativity. They also clean our air, promote feelings of well-being and happiness, and beautify just about any space. What are your favorite plants to have in your workspace? Let us know by commenting below!


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Our Favorite Varieties of Snake Plants
The many varieties of snake plants (and all their benefits!).

Looking for the perfect variety of Snake Plant for your home or office?

The Snake Plant, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue or Sansevieria, is a popular indoor plant not only for its elegant, structural beauty, but also for its extreme hardiness, adaptability, and air-purifying power. Learn about the many different varieties of Snake Plants, and which one speaks to you most!

Our favorite Snake Plant varieties.

Sanseviera Laurentii

Not all Snake Plants are created equal, and Sansevieria Laurentii is the proof. In a study performed by Nasa, this Snake Plant variety came out as not only one of the best air-purifying plants among Snake Plants in general, but among houseplants in general as well. Green leaves with bright yellow edges are what make this Snake Plant stand out from the rest.

 
The Sansevieria Trifasciata. Photo by  @plant_wizard .

The Sansevieria Trifasciata. Photo by @plant_wizard.

Sanseveria Trifasciata

Similar to the Laurentii but without the yellow leaves, the Sanseveria Trifasciata is another gorgeous, structural Snake Plant that can survive with little to no light and occasional neglect.

 
The Moonshine Snake Plant. Photo by  @planty_days .

The Moonshine Snake Plant. Photo by @planty_days.

Moonshine Snake Plant

One of our favorite varieties of Snake Plants, the Moonshine Snake Plant boasts unique, sage green leaves. Generally on the shorter side (2-3 feet tall), this plant can be a bit stouter and more robust than its cousins of similar shape and size.

 
The Sansevieria Cylindrica. Photo by  @plantosaurs .

The Sansevieria Cylindrica. Photo by @plantosaurs.

Sanseviera Cylindrica

Like its name implies, the Sanseviera Cylindrica (sometimes also referred to as African Spear) grows tough cylindrical spears from its base. Sometimes braided, and sometimes in form of a star (Sanseviera Cylindrica Starfish), this variety of Snake Plant is, like others, requires very little maintenance to thrive. Though it can survive in low light conditions, bright indirect light is best for this Snake Plant, which will grow its spears towards the light source if not getting enough.


 

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The Best Air-Purifying Plants for the Office
The best air-purifying plants for offices.

Looking for the best air-purifying plants for your office?

We all know that plants clean our air, but did you know that some are especially good at filtering toxins found in everyday materials like household cleaners, carpet, and paint? With our environments sometimes even more polluted indoors than out, it’s no wonder that more and more companies are choosing plants to help improve their office air quality. Read on to learn about one of the many benefits of plants in the workplace, and which plants will give you the most bang for your buck in terms of air-purification!

The Dragon Tree, like most plants in the Dracaena family, is a fantastic air-purifying indoor plant.

The Dragon Tree

Plants that belong to the Dracaena family are known to be great air-purifiers, and the Dragon Tree is no exception. Lean and tall, this plant is not only a head-turner, but also does wonders in removing toxins like xylene and formaldehyde, which are found in everyday items like hairspray and furniture varnish.

 
One of the top-rated air-purifying plants, the Snake Plant is the perfect choice for low-light offices.

The Snake Plant

Of all the great air-purifying plants, none performs quite as well as the Snake Plant according to a clean air study by Nasa. What also makes this plant great for an office is that it is nearly indestructible — it’s adaptable to almost any light conditions, and can withstand long periods of neglect.

 
The best air-purifying plants for the workplace.

The Kentia Palm

Looking for an instant jungle? The Kentia Palm will bring vacation vibes all year long to your office, while also working to release moisture into the air and remove harmful toxins, most notable benzene which is commonly found in paints, varnishes, gasoline, and detergents.

 
The Pothos is a fabulous low-light plant for offices with little or no sun.

The Cascading Pothos

The Cascading Pothos is a gorgeously voluptuous houseplant that not only can survive with little to note natural light, but also is an excellent plant for filtering out things like benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.

 
The JC Compacta is another powerful air-purifying plant perfect for the workplace.

The JC Compacta

The JC Compacta is another powerhouse when it comes to air-purification. Just one of these potent little houseplants will quickly filter out 90% of the toxins in a 100 square foot space! A unique houseplant that seems to have come straight out of a fairytale, the JC Compacta.is popular not only for its unique shape and foliage but also because it works wonders in cleaning our air.

 
The Zanzibar Gem is a great low light plant perfect for offices with no sun.

The Rubber Tree

The Rubber Tree, also known as ficus elastica, is yet another wonderful air-purifier, particularly known for removing formaldehyde from our environment. And best yet — of all the ficus family members, the Rubber Tree is probably the sturdiest one out there. Go for the classic deep burgundy foliage, or the Pink Rubber Tree, which reflects pink hues off its leaves all year long.

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Office Greenery: The Best Plants For Offices With No Sun
Our recommendations for the best plants for offices with little or no sun.

Ah, the challenge of putting plants in an office with no sun…

Though things are slowly (and thankfully!) beginning to change in the way we design our offices, the truth of the matter is that many of us work in spaces with limited natural light. Even offices that boast big, south-facing windows may be too large for many of its employees to actually enjoy them, and just six to eight feet away from a light source can start to qualify as low light when it comes to indoor plants. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean you can’t have plants in an office with low light. Even if you have virtually no sun, you can still enjoy the many benefits of indoor plants, and guess what? Some of them will even thrive! Read on to learn more about the very best low-light plants for an office with no sun, and brighten up your office with a bit of greenery stat!

The Snake Plant can survive with virtually no light, making it one of the best plants for offices with no sun.

The Snake Plant

Voted by Nasa as one of the best air-purifying plants, the Snake Plant is also one of the hardiest indoor plants around and can survive with virtually no natural light.

Pro Tip: There are many varieties of Snake Plants, but the yellow variegated type (Laurentii variety) is the strongest in terms of air-purifying powers.

 
The very best plants for low-light offices with no sun.

The Cast Iron Plant

The Cast Iron Plant, or aspidistra, isn’t called “cast iron” for just any reason. This impossible-to-kill plant can handle the worst cases of neglect, and funnily enough, thrives in dark, drafty areas. It won’t mind any of the traditional office issues when it comes to plants, from the blasting air conditioning to the low-light conditions.

Pro Tip: Place this leafy beauty in a bathroom with no windows to add an element of jungle vibes to an otherwise boring space!

 
The Pothos is a fabulous low-light plant for offices with little or no sun.

The Cascading Pothos

The Cascading Pothos, also known as Devil’s Ivy and coming in many different variations, is a great low-light trailing plant. With just a bit of water and minimal light, the Pothos is a fast grower that will reward you with new growth all year long.

Pro Tip: This plant is the perfect addition to any extra shelf space in the office. Simply water once a week and let the long tendrils trail around the shelves!

 
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The Dracaena Lisa

Looking for a tall plant for low-light? The Dracaena Lisa is your best bet. Lean, lush, and hardy, this plant is one of the most popular office plants out there.

Pro Tip: This plant is perfect for narrow corners or hallways, as it does not take up too much space.




 
The Zanzibar Gem is a great low light plant perfect for offices with no sun.

The Zanzibar Gem

Also known as the “eternity plant” or “zz gem”, the Zanzibar Gem comes in many different sizes and needs next to no light to survive. Perfect for desktops or as a floor plant, the Zanzibar Gem is an excellent choice for offices with little to no sunlight.

Pro Tip: The Zanzibar Gem stores water in its roots, which means it rarely needs a drink. Make sure not to overwater!

 
The Silver Evergreen is one of the best low-light plants for offices with no sun.

The Silver Evergreen

Large, variegated leaves with light and dark green tones are what make the Silver Evergreen a unique and popular plants for low-light offices.

Pro Tip: Need a splash of color? Try pairing the Silver Evergreen with a coral colored pot for an instant brightening effect in your office!

 

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Five Proven Benefits of Plants in the Workplace
Benefits of indoor plants in the office

Wondering about the benefits of having plants in your office?

Forget catered lunches, kombucha on tap, or modern open floor plans. Most employees would forego major perks for a workplace with more greenery, and there is nothing like a few live plants to bring the workplace, and its employees, to life. In recent years, countless studies have concluded that indoor plants don’t just increase productivity, but they also reduce stress, boost creativity levels, and in general make us happier, healthier human beings. Whether it’s a small desk plant to care for or an office centered around biophilic design, bringing some greenery into the workplace comes with a handful of proven benefits and ultimately leads to a better work environment for all. Wondering how your workplace can benefit from a bit more greenery? Read on to learn more!

They clean the air

Clean air should be a given in our living and working environments, but unfortunately that is not always the case. In fact, many indoor environments are more polluted than outdoor ones, with things like synthetic building materials (think carpet, paint, wood finishes) and everyday items (household cleaners, pesticides, personal care products) filling our air with harmful chemicals and toxins. Cue in some of the best air-purifying plants, which will not only work to filter out things like formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide, but also add a bit of beauty to any corner you place them in.

They help us focus

What if something as simple as a small potted plant could help us concentrate more at work? As it turns out, it can. Studies have proven again and again that employees perform better in “green” offices, boosting productivity by 15%, cognition by up to 26%, and even doubling general performance.

Benefits of indoor plants in the office

They reduce stress

How do you feel when you walk through a forest? We’re guessing pretty good. Recent studies have shown that we humans have an instinctual desire to connect with nature, also known as biophilia, and that plant life, both in nature and indoors, helps to make us feel calm, relaxed, and soothed. In work environments that can sometimes be highly stressful, a bit of greenery can go a long way.

They increase levels of creativity

Just like plants boost levels of productivity, they also help spark our creativity. Studies show that by simply looking at the shapes of plants and their foliage we may increase our creative performance. Other studies have shown that the mere smell of plants and soil can spark creative thinking.

They beautify any space

Let’s be real: plants look good anywhere. They immediately bring drab corners to life, and they add a splash of color to otherwise boring white walls. Even if you have an office with virtually no sun, you can enjoy the benefits of indoor plants that can survive in low-light conditions. It is arguably one of the easiest ways to quickly beautify any workspace.

 
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