Six Low-Light Plants for your Office

Not all offices are brightly lit, but that doesn’t mean indoor plants aren’t an option for your workplace. There are office plants that will thrive in low-light conditions, you just need to select the indoor plants that are best suited to your office’s light conditions. Office plants are a viable option no matter what the conditions in your office. Below is a list of indoor plants that are well suited to low-light conditions.

  1.  Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum) - The Chinese Evergreen is a great indoor plant for a particularly low-light office as it does well in dimly lit spaces. Be sure to keep the soil it grows in moist and this plant will grow well and survive in even the darkest office.
  2. Cast-Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior) - This indoor plant can survive in the busiest office as it can survive in heat, dry air and low light for a long time. This indoor plant doesn’t need much water, making it a good candidate for an office. The cast-iron plant is known to be slow-growing, making it an ideal indoor plant for a smaller office.
  3. Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’) - The Corn Plant not only doesn’t need much light to survice, it also doesn’t need a great deal of water, meaning it is low-maintenance and well suited to life as an indoor office plant.  This plant with its plentiful leaves will add a touch of green to your office without requiring constant care or overly bright light.
  4. Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) - Devil’s Ivy doesn’t require much light to thrive. It is a great indoor plant, particularly in an office, as it is well-known as a great air purifier.  In addition the bright green leaves will subtly change colour brightening up the darkest office.
  5. Snake Plant - This plant with its tall, stiff leaves doesn’t require much light and doesn’t take up too much space, making it a wonderful option as an indoor office plant. These hardy indoor plants are very difficult to kill, they are generally fine unless they’re over or under watered.
  6. Ferns - Most species of fern will do well in a low-light indoor office environment. These popular plants will add a light touch of green to your office, serving a decorative function, while improving your office environment. These indoor plants need lots of warmth and humidity, but will do well in an office without plentiful windows or overhead lighting.