So you’re looking to brighten up the office with some plants, but you’re faced with an office space that is already pretty bright thanks to the natural sunlight from the windows. No need to worry, as there are many great options for office plants that thrive when exposed to prolonged periods of direct sunlight. If you’re on the hunt for some choices, you’re in luck. We’ve got some of the best ones right here, as well as where you can look if you’re looking to add a large amount of plants to the space. 


Aglaonema ‘Pattaya Beauty’

The Aglaonema ‘Pattaya Beauty’, also known as the ‘Chinese Evergreen Pattaya Beauty’ is a low growing foliage plant with beautiful lush green leaves. Popular in many regions around the world, this plant is a great addition to any office space.  If you’re not sold by the way it looks, you’ll be happy to know that it is popular because of its status as a “lucky” plant as per Feng Shui, often referred to as a bringer of fortune. With origins in Malaysia and the Philippines, this plant grows well in all types of conditions, and is easy to maintain even if you don’t have a green thumb. 


Chamaedorea Seifrizii

The Chamaedorea Seifrizii is a beautiful, tall palm with multiple stems and dark green fronds. Known around the world as a ‘Reed Palm’, it is often used to bring life to a reception or common area in an office setting. If you’re looking to get one or more of these for the office, you should know that it is sensitive to excess fertiliser salts. It will require a bit of maintenance in this regard, and instead of it being seen as a chore for the office manager from time to time, a rotating schedule can turn looking after this incredible plant into a team building experience.




Monstera Deliciosa

Another one to think about if you’re looking for an office plant that does well in direct sunlight, the Monstera Deliciosa (or ‘Swiss Cheese Plant’) is good to consider if you want something recognisable and familiar to many people in South Africa. With origins in Central America, this plant does well in all kinds of conditions, which is why it is commonly found in homes across the country too. Be careful not to overwater it, as soggy water will ruin even the best of intentions to keep it healthy. Direct sunlight is fine, but move it around from time to time to avoid any long-term damage to the leaves. 


Dracaena Alchemy

One of the most sturdy plants on the list, the Dracaena Alchemy (or ‘Dragon Tree’) looks somewhat like a larger version of a bonsai tree. Originating in South Africa, our climate is the perfect fit for this plant, which thrives in high and medium light conditions. The dragon tree is low maintenance and drought tolerant, so you won’t have to worry about it even if you miss giving it water from time to time. Explore large pot options for this one, as it can grow taller than more people expect. If you’re keen for more options like this one, or other plants that grow well in direct sunlight, remember that the Bidvest ExecuFlora team has a wide range of options to choose from.