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7 Easiest Office Plants Even You Can Keep Alive

Jun 26, 2015

dead-plant-blogAfter a long day at the office, the last thing most people want to do is make sure they watered that pesky plant again. You see it in movies all the time, the meticulous worker taking time out of his day to prune and maintain his Bonsai tree. Forget the Bonsai tree. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, here are seven of the easiest plants even you can keep alive in your office space.

Janet Craig

Dracaena deremensis, commonly known as the Janet Craig, works well as an office plant due to its ability to thrive at room temperature conditions. This tropical plant is used to warmer climates and being in low-light environments making your dim, corner cubicle a perfect home. The Janet Craig is low maintenance only needing to be repotted every two to three years and watered when the soil feels dry.

Janet Craig

Lisa Cane

As another member of the Dracaena family, the Lisa Cane is the taller, stalky cousin of the Janet Craig. While they are similar in care (which is not much care needed at all,) what sets Lisa apart from Janet, is the woody cane stalks that give her height.

Ficus Alii

Ever have a king in your office? Well, you could; these popular office plants are not ones to be overlooked, they are royalty after all. Ficus malclellandii, or as it is commonly known, the Amstel King, needs bright light, possibly a room with a view, and some warm office conditions to keep his majesty very happy.

Lisa Cane


If plain old green plants aren’t your thing, try the Croton. Within its bush-like appearance, it produces big colors by weaving in shades of red and yellow regardless of the season because it is a perennial (it’s super easy and will grow forever!) Even through desk or department changes, these office plants are here to stay.

Peace Lilly

Spruce up your desktop with indoor office plants that actually have a beautiful flower! The Peace Lilly, or Spathiphyllum, actually grows best when kept in a darker place producing healthier flowers. The soil does need to be kept moist, but the bright appeal that this flower will bring is worth keeping a watering can in your office space for ease.


Peruvian Apple

Man, is it hot in here! The Peruvian Apple, Cereus Peruvianus, is an alternative idea to room décor. The columnar cactus, native to South America, displays beautiful white flowers in the summer, but does need a well-lit, sunny room to grow best. But, hey, the desert didn’t think it could grow anything either.

Aloe Vera

Do you want the plant that keeps on giving? Everyone knows that one guy in the office who always ends up with a paper cut or two. Slice off a piece of that Aloe babradenis and use its healing properties to clean the cut. Aloe grows when placed in indirect sunlight or artificial light making any office space the perfect place. Plus, without even doing anything, this plant produces offsets or “babies” that by the time the holidays roll around, can be repotted and given as a free gift to your coworkers.

If you are interested in any of these easy-to-maintain plants or would like more information about any of our popular office plants, call us at 866-752-6899.

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