5 Perfect Plants to Decorate Your Home Office

Now more than ever we are working from home and everywhere we look, indoor plants are becoming more popular than ever. Which brings us to the interesting point of plant décor inside a home, to enhance and flourish your space creatively, no matter the size or for that matter, the individual room. 

One of the most beneficial and health-enhancing ways to make your space feel comfortable and come alive is to add plants. Beyond their aesthetic value, having plants in your home or more specifically in your home office space, not only assists in lowering stress levels but reduces toxins in the air, improves the quality of air inside the space and can impact the mind by, providing energizing benefits and even encourage a deeper more, healthful sleep. 

Listed below are the 5 perfect plants to decorate your home office with in simple and fun ways:

# 1: The Lavish Floor Plant

It is no wonder heads turn, the moment you enter a room with one or two, or many floor plants, sweeping their way across the room. No matter if your office is located in, Toronto, Ontario or in Ashcroft B.C; floor plants are notorious for offering a range of textures, colours and versatility inside a space, and how amazing would it be, to have one or two in your home office.

The Snake Plant (also known as a Sansevierias or mother in law tongues plant) is an excellent choice as it comes in a range of sizes, leaf patterns, shapes and forms. Snake plants are as tough and as easy as it gets in the house plant world, as it survives in both low and medium light.

Low Light; not meaning there is no light at all, rather a northern exposure with no direct light. 

Medium light; an east or west exposure with between 2-4 hours of the sun coming through the windows per day. 

The Snake Plant requires minimal time and effort for your home in Ashcroft, as it only needs water when the soil dries out (around 10 days give or take). The best way to tell is to touch the soil every week and when the first inch of soil has dried, it is time to water again.

# 2: Dracaena Lisa (and Janet Craig)

This also is a floor plant, which offers an eye-catching option for your home office, due to the beautiful height it creates yet, accompanying any lack of width in the room. With only low to medium lighting required, the Dracaena Lisa (aka: Dr. Lisa) is also quite popular in major offices such as;

  • lobbies in a Dental Office 
  • Medical centres 
  • Spa's
  • Gym's and Yoga fitness centres 
  • Local coffee shops 

Because of its convenient size and creative look, it is the perfect professional office plant. 

Low Light; not meaning there is no light at all, rather a northern exposure with no direct light. 

Medium light; an east or west exposure with between 2-4 hours of the sun coming through the windows per day. 

Typically, your Dr. Lisa will only need watering once a week or every other week, which allows the soil to dry in-between. In addition to watering, it is especially helpful for your Dracaena Lisa if you keep it hydrated by misting its leaves, once or twice a week, therefore, optimizing its life and beauty. 

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# 3: Heartleaf Philodendron

If you are looking to up your plant game in the office (literally) and hang your plants, then this is the right place for you! Heartleaf Philodendrons do well in low light conditions, as well as medium light and prefer well-draining, moist soil and indirect light. The wonderful benefit of this lovely hanging plant is, they will grow faster than the average and produce more leaves all while thriving in more medium light. This causes the Philodendrons to be quite versatile in-home offices if they are not placed in direct sunlight. 

Low Light; not meaning there is no light at all, rather a northern exposure with no direct light. 

Medium light; an east or west exposure with between 2-4 hours of the sun coming through the windows per day. 

Water your Philodendrons only when the top inch of the soil feels dry and ensure to fertilize every 10-12 weeks during both spring and summer. You do not want to encourage root rot by having soggy over watered soil, this would not offer a refreshing and brilliant office space in your home in Ashcroft, Toronto, London etc… wherever you are located! This is what every hard-working, at-home employee deserves! 

5 Perfect Plants to Decorate Your Home Office

# 4: Aspidistra Elatior

The cast-iron plant; Aspidistra Elatior is a nearly indestructible house plant, making it one of the best options anyone can handle, including those who are beginner plant lovers! Your home can come to life with this perfect desktop plant and survive in low to medium light, avoiding direct sunlight. Meaning this Aspidistra Elatior can be grown near north-facing windows or even, deeply hidden from windows in a room. 

Low Light; not meaning there is no light at all, rather a northern exposure with no direct light. 

Medium light; an east or west exposure with between 2-4 hours of the sun coming through the windows per day. 

The desktop plant requires, moderate once per week at most, watering's and is perfect in average room temperatures, no wonder it is such an obvious top choice in a household plant. You can keep these cast-iron plants not too dry and not too moist, and regular pouring can be recommended.

#5 Succulent Plants 

Succulent Plants are probably by far one of the most popular office and room, indoor plants going. They offer many varieties, with different shapes, sizes, leaf types, even colours and shades which is wonderful for your home office. Most succulents require medium to bright indirect lighting; however, some can thrive in less than ideal lighting indoors. 

These remarkable plants grow new stems, leaves, roots and bloom at intense rates, pulling water out of the soil quickly which requires watering up to 3 times per week. Depending on your home office condition (and how much of a plant expert you are, or wish to become) such as, lighting and temperature, the succulent plant will need to be:

  • rotated frequently, 
  • watered in the soil directly
  • in a container with drainage
  • obtain enough lighting 

Bright Indirect Light; not meaning a beaming through the window sunshine, but rather a brighter than usual, natural sunlight exposure. 

Medium light; an east or west exposure with between 2-4 hours of the sun coming through the windows per day. 

Interestingly enough, succulents go dormant in the winter and stop growing entirely, meaning you only need to water this fascinating little plant once or twice for the entire winter season!  

And that brings us to a plant-'mazing end, where you can walk away knowing more about the easiest, yet semi-challenging office plant options out there! Regardless of where your office is located, it can become a creative, health benefiting, easier breathing, work life environment with these 5 Perfect Plants to decorate your home office with. Enjoy the rest of your day at work! 

5 Perfect Plants to Decorate Your Home Office