TOP 10 OFFICE PLANTS THAT CRAVE GOOD LIGHT
Office plants are not just an easy decoration. They need to be given some thought and planning. Bright rooms may seem like a wonderful place for indoor plants, however the reality is, many plants can encounter leaf scorch from too much sunlight. So what plants are you going to use?
Numerous plants originate from jungle areas where the canopy of the trees will continually filter the light. Others thrive only when there is plenty of direct or indirect light in the space. The trick is finding the right balance. You can arrange a bright window sill or sunny office space with some flowering Bromeliads, waxy Jade or even Yucca plants.
Today we will discuss some of the many plants which are best for sunny and well-lit areas. Just follow these simple tips to keep your office plants alive and flourishing:
- Ficus Lyrata
The stunning Ficus Lyrata, in the mulberry and fig family Moraceae, has extensive violin-shaped leaves over 18 inches in length, hence it is also known as the fiddle-leaf fig. They are rich and sculptural, and they make for excellent eye candy in the office plant arena.
Yucca plants are prevalent indoor plants with their striking and attractive appearance. This, along with being easy to grow and maintain make them perfect indoor plants. They must receive plenty of direct sunlight to thrive.
3. Ficus Sabre
Fast growing, energetic, evergreen tree with appealing, reflective, dark green foliage and delicately sobbing branches. Perfect for use as patio tree or indoors beside a window with lots of direct light. Will acclimatise themselves to a bright position without direct sun light. Like having a mini gum-tree in the office.
4. Golden Cane palm
Official name, the Areca palm is an excellent example for big sunny spaces as they will grow quite large. The plants can grow around 6 to 8 feet tall inside and have a spread of quite a few feet. They require minimal maintenance other than a bright space. They are a heavy user of water.
5. Strelitzia Nicolai
Strelitzia (related to the bird of paradise). It has a pleasant symmetrical shape and substantial long oval formed leaves. It is superbly simple to grow and maintain and appreciates warm, refreshing days all year. This variety gives you a ‘no mess’ approach as it will not flower or die off in winter.
Bromeliads give a colourful touch as an office plant and bring a feeling of the tropics and a sun-kissed atmosphere. Growing a bromeliad is simple and conveys fascinating surface and colour to the interior garden. As one flower dies out, another with sprout from its side! Will need some direct sun light if you want it to re-flower.
Aglaonema are perfect indoor plants and simple to grow. There are around 40 types of foliage in the family which are decorative plants for the workplaces and home. While they like the light, they do not want direct sunlight so choose their position carefully. Pink Lady are a beautiful office plant for adding additional colour to the environment.
With its hard stems and intriguing, plump, waxy leaves, jade plants have persisted as a prevalent office plant for those with bright spaces. Jade plants require somewhere around 4 hours of daylight every day, so not usually ideal on your desk. Try the windowsill instead.
9. All Succulents
Succulents can grow indoors with insignificant exertion which is in trend right now. Potting them in various quirky containers can be fun. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and textures, but like Jade, need direct sunlight for many hours of the day. Try these as office plants on your window sill.
Dracaena come in numerous varieties, structures and sizes. They also have lush strappy foliage, which is regularly variegated in sprinkles of alternate shading. Easy to keep maintained, it prefers good light but not direct sun. This includes artificial light so perfect for any office where lights are on all day, but there are no westerly facing windows close by.
Choosing the right plants for your office or home will not only turn your brown thumb green, but it will also turn your friends green…with envy!
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