9 Best Office Plants That Need Low-Maintenance Care

The beautiful, frothy Parlor palm (Chamaedorea elegans) swings its green, fern-like fronds in the slightest wind. The parlor palm is perfect for workplaces since it can withstand excessive watering and adapts to low light levels.

Parlor Palm

A nerve plant (Fittonia albivenis) may brighten up a dimly lit office. Deeply defined veins of white, silver, or pink adorn its ovate green leaves.

Nerve Plant

The ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) is a neglect-tolerant plant with strappy, attractive, and sassy green leaves. It's not really a palm; it's a succulent. If the tree is planted in a shallow pot, it can remain tiny as a desktop specimen for a very long period.

Ponytail Palm

The Dracaena snake plant is a very resilient species. To prevent selecting a cultivar that grows many feet too tall for your workstation, carefully read the plant label.

Snake Plant

African violets are a good option if you're searching for a little indoor plant that can survive in an office setting (Saintpaulia ionantha). Fluorescent lamps pointed directly at the plant work well for African violets, as they are not particular about the type of light source they get.

African Violet

Hedera helix, or English ivy, grows well indoors with medium light and ordinary watering. Ivy tendrils may be used to create a living artwork by wrapping them around a tiny trellis or obelisk if their tendency to ascend trails becomes too wild.

English Ivy

The ZZ plant, also known as Zamioculus zamifolia, is a drought-tolerant succulent that can survive with minimal water and little light. When fluorescent bulbs are the only source of light for the plant, it thrives.

ZZ Plant

Aloe vera plants are easy to grow on a sunny office window sill provided they get enough of bright light. The traditional Aloe barbadensis miller looks good in a contemporary office setting.

Aloe Vera

Tillandsia, or air plants, do not need soil. Use fishing line to attach air plants to driftwood, or place different kinds of air plants in an unusual container or small terrarium.