Plants are loved by everyone because they add life and color wherever they grow. If your home or office is dull or boring, it is a good idea to brighten it up with some colorful houseplants. Indoor plants can be a homely and comparatively cheap way to bring a boost of life and satisfaction into your home. Green plants are universal favorites, but possibly now’s the time to change things up a little with something different with these plants for home and office.
Plants for Home and Office
Many studies have found that people seem to focus better when they’re around plants, and the plants provide a calming effect. These studies are a great inspiration to have plants in our workplace.
Also known as Spiderwort, this is an outstanding hanging houseplant that needs room to grow. The designs and colors will vary based on the type, but keep an eye out for white and green lined leaves with purple bottoms, as well as purple and pink-lined leaves. Tradescantia doesn’t like excessive bright light and prefers to dry out between watering.
They may seem fragile, but bright Phalaenopsis orchids are actually difficult to kill and don’t need much attention. Some just need three ice cubes per week to stay alive. Though, be mindful that some orchids can be on the careful side.
Usually, yellow leaves are an indication that the plant is dying. Though, a strong, healthy Croton plant shows off glowing yellow, red, orange, and sometimes black leaves. Croton grows outdoors in hot, humid climates and is an attractive houseplant everywhere.
With varicolored foliage in hues of cream and pink with burgundy underneath, this unique tropical plant is one you won’t be able to ignore. Native to Brazil, these vigorous plants can grow two to three feet tall at maturity in bright, indirect light.
You may remember this glassy scene-stealer from cut-flower bouquets and the best part is, you can also keep one in your home or office. Another plus point for you, it blooms all year round. Though, you must keep this plant up high because it can be poisonous to pets and children.
Also recognized as Nerve Plant by many, this little damsel in distress isn’t one of the most manageable plants to care for but surely makes up for it with striking good looks. Originally from Peru, Fittonia plants have strong veins that run through the leaves, typically in shades of red, pink, or white. While these can be sensitive plants, keeping them in low light with high moisture should keep them healthy.
Also known as Chinese evergreen, this is a fabulous plant for beginners who want to know what it feels to keep a nursery because they need super low-maintenance. The shade depends on the type, so look out for “Red Aglaonema,” “Anyanmanee,” and “Pink Dalmatian” for a sprinkle of color in your workplace.
This adorable bromeliad, also known as an Earth Star, blooms wild on the rainforest floor. These plants are simple to grow, are available in a variety of color combinations, and are not dangerous to pets and kids.
Ruby Rubber Tree
The pink variant of the traditional rubber tree (a.k.a. ficus elastica) highlights eye-catching dark pink bright leaves and grows fine in medium, indirect light. Maintain the shining leaves by showering your plant and cleaning each leaf with a cloth when the leaves look dusty. This plant also gets bonus points because it is considered as an air-purifying plant.