Looking to spruce up your office space but worried about not having access to enough windows? Not to worry. Indoor plants flourish in very specific conditions, and there are enough different kinds to give you a wide variety to choose from. From dracaena to aglaonema plants and more, there is a wide selection of options available to you. In some cases, there may well be too many options to choose from. To make things as simple as possible, we’ve got a few different types for you to choose from, along with specific examples that can help you make a decision sooner rather than later. The office will be looking less dreary in absolutely no time at all.
Dracaena is a genus of over 100 different species of shrubs and trees. A part of the Asparagaceae family, species within this group are known for requiring less water than some of their other indoor plant counterparts. They thrive in rich soil, and typically need a thorough weekly water. The Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’ is a good example of a species that can thrive in a space with no windows. It’s thick green leaves (along with their marvelous yellow stripes) will be a showstopper in any space for that matter.
Aglaonema is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. They are typically native to tropical and subtropical regions. Plants in this family are usually sturdy, and enjoy taking their time to grow to their full height. The Aglaonema ‘Silver Bay’ is a good choice for an office space with minimal natural light, because it thrives in all kinds of different conditions. It’s large, elongated leaves are robust and the plant is popular with people for its interesting leaf patterns. Other plants to consider in the Aglaonema family include the ‘BJ Freeman’, ‘Maria’ and ‘Pattaya Beauty’.
Zamioculcas is a genus of flowering plants that also falls into the Araceae family. Unlike the others mentioned on our list, it only contains a single species: the Zamioculcas zamiifolia. This is a tropical plant that is native to African, spanning the East and closer to home in the South. The plant had radiating leaves that point upwards to the sky in a way that seems to defy gravity altogether. Going for the professional touch at the office? This is the plant for you.
Philodendron encompasses a large genus of plants that belongs to the Araceas family. A study conducted six years ago counted close to 500 species within this family, which might frighten you if you’re looking to add just one to the “family” at the office. In that case, and considering the lack of office windows, the Philodendron scandens is a safe bet. This is a fast growing plant that mimics a climbing motion in the way it expands. Known for its rich and beautiful leaves, it wouldn’t be altogether surprising if someone at the office had the same plant type as a centerpiece for their wedding in future.