Plant Ideas for Windowless Offices.  Working with a smaller office space with few or no windows?  No sweat.  You can still scatter a couple of soon-to-be beloved office plants around not only to clean the air, but also to provide a more festive atmosphere all around.  Adding these to a windowless space can transform what might otherwise be a dull and fairly sterile environment.  That’s not to say it doesn’t come with some challenges.  Most plants require some natural sunlight in order to survive.  Those mentioned here today can get away with as little exposure as possible, even if just artificial lighting for the time being. 

Snake Plants

Also known as Dracaena trifasciata or more cheekily — mother-in-law’s tongue — snake plants are renowned for their tough and resilient nature, with the ability to survive well in low-light conditions. They’re great at purifying the surrounding air too, removing toxins and creating a generally healthier setting for everyone working in the space. Native to tropical West Africa, this plant type does need careful watering, which is something to pay attention to. Other than that it is fairly low maintenance, and will make a great addition to any windowless office space.

Philodendron Plants

Philodendron refers to a large genus of flowering plants that can be found in the Araceae family. There are nearly 500 different species around the world, many of which are a great choice for offices with limited natural lighting because they grow nicely in these conditions. With so many different options to choose from, it’s unlikely that you won’t come right with one or more plants you absolutely adore. Spend time researching your options, have a think about the visual impression you want to make with these around the office, and enjoy the benefits of a low-maintenance species that is unlikely to let you down. 

ZZ Plants

The Zanzibar Gem or ZZ Plant is an excellent choice for a windowless office not only because it grows in low-light conditions, but also because it doesn’t require a lot of water. Renowned for being easy to take care of, the last thing you have to worry about is spending time and energy trying to figure out how to make this plant look its best in the office. A tropical perennial plant with roots in southern Kenya all the way to northeastern South Africa, this plant will feel right at home in your office space no matter where you are located in the country.

Finding the Right Lighting Balance

No matter which of the three ideas we’ve mentioned you go by, it’s important to remember that finding the right lighting balance is something that matters for all office plants. In spite of not needing much natural light, there will still be a trial and error process to match the specific conditions in your office space. Get your hands on any of these plant types and more thanks to the ongoing work done by the ExecuFlora team. We’re also here to offer advice on the best lighting solutions to help these and other plants in your space grow consistently, to the point of thriving and beyond.

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