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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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Our Favorite Pet-Friendly Plants
Our favorite pet-friendly plants, including air-purifiers and low-light options! Photo credit:  @mintlodica

Our favorite pet-friendly plants, including air-purifiers and low-light options! Photo credit: @mintlodica

Looking for the perfect pet-friendly plant?

If you were worried that your furry friends would limit your indoor plant options, think again! Whether you’re looking for air-purifying plants that are safe for pets, or low-light greenery that will work for both pets and your light conditions, rest assured that there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

The Parlor Palm is a wonderful air-purifying pet-friendly plant.

The Parlor Palm

Most indoor palms are safe for pets, and the Parlor Palm (chamaedora elegans) is no exception. This plant is not only non-toxic, but it also is one of the best air-purifying plants out there! Looking for something bigger? Go for the majestic Kentia Palm — another pet-friendly, air-purifying indoor plant.

 
The Cast Iron Plant is the perfect pet-friendly plant for rooms with little to no light.

The Cast Iron Plant

The Cast Iron Plant (aspidistra elatior) is one of our favorite low-light, pet-friendly plants. Wondering where it gets its name? It isn’t called “cast iron” for nothing— this plant is nearly indestructible and can withstand just about anything, even curious, nibbling pets!

 
The Magenta Triostar is a pet-friendly plant with a lot of color.

The Magenta Triostar

Looking for something with a bit of color? The Magenta Triostar (stromanthe sanguinea triostar) has gorgeous green, white, and magenta colored leaves and is perfectly safe for pets.

 
The Calathea Medallion is a popular indoor plant that is safe for pets.

The Calathea Medallion

A cousin of the Magenta Triostar, the Calathea Medallion (as well as the Calathea Rattlesnake!) are also non-toxic and safe for pets to munch on. Beware, though, before choosing this plant: Calatheas require constant moisture and can be a bit more demanding than some other pet-friendly plants.


 
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The Braided Money Tree

Considered a symbol of good luck and prosperity, the Braided Money Tree is a fantastic pet-friendly plant that comes in many different sizes. Whether it’s the perfect addition to a desktop or shelf, or a larger statement plant for the floor, rest assured that this plant is safe for your pets.

 
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The Bird’s Nest Fern

The Bird’s Nest Fern is a popular non-toxic indoor plant. As far as ferns go, this plant is easy to care for and relatively forgiving of occasional neglect. And if you’re looking for something smaller? In the same family is the Staghorn Fern, also safe for pets.

Is your favorite plant not on this list? Consider how likely your pet will snack on your greenery — most common houseplants are considered just mildly toxic for pets, and would require a fair amount of ingestion to cause a serious health risk. If it’s just a bit of nibbling, there’s most likely nothing to worry about. Shop our full collection of pet-friendly plants here.


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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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