Incorporating Plants in the Office

Spruce up your workday by decorating your office with your favorite indoor plants.

| April 2018

  • Having plants at the office can brighten your mood throughout the day.
    Photo by Armelle Habib
  • “Plant Society” by Jason Chongue helps readers to bring more greenery into their homes and lives.
    Photo by Armelle Habib

Plant Society (Hardie Grant, 2018) by Jason Chongue is an essential guide to bringing plants into your home, using them to decorate, and most importantly, keeping them alive. Chongue covers everything you need to know to be sure that you best incorporate plants into your home and lifestyle. The following excerpt is his guide to using plants to decorate your office.

Compact plants are perfect for decorating your desk at home or at the office. There is often limited natural light at work and air circulation is poor. Try using some hardier table plants such as the ZZ plant, cast-iron plant or peace lily.

Good Office or Desk Plants

• Cast-iron plant (Aspidistra elatior)
• fruit salad plant (Monstera deliciosa)
• peace lily (Spathihyllum)
• Zanzibar gem (Zamioculcas)

Styling Tips: Plants bring life to corners and dead spaces in the office. Training plants to grow up against the wall will help soften harsh lines.

Plants can enhance the workplace. Suspending plants from the ceiling or placing them on desks are great ways to break up your office space. Use neutral colored pots to avoid making the office too chaotic.

Kitchenettes in offices are often forgotten when it comes to styling. Even when you are short on space, there are places you can incorporate greenery. Plants can be grown higher up, out of the way. Delicate leaves perfectly complement bold architectural features.

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