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5 Easy-to-Maintain Plants to Add Serenity to Your Workspace

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Imbue your workplace with calming greenery via any one of these five out-of-the-box plants, which require minimum upkeep.

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This superhero of a houseplant can endure too little or too much water, bright light, or nearly no light, all while spreading its verdant vines at an impressive clip. Also called the Devil’s Ivy, this pleasing plant comes in a variety of equally pleasing hues.

Weaver Gardens, Larchmont

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ZZ Plant

Want a hardy plant that can deal with low light and inconsistent watering? Look no further than Zamioculus zamifolia, commonly known as the ZZ plant, which will light up any office with its cascades of dark-green leaves.

Michael’s Garden Gate Nursery, Mount Kisco

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Bird’s Nest Fern

Sick of all the snake plants and spider plants but still want something green for your office? Try this more under-the-radar fern, with eye-catching crinkled fronds that require watering only every week or two, as well as low, indirect light.

Hilltop Nursery & Garden Center, Croton-on-Hudson

Going Green

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Chinese Evergreen

Although this plant likes its soil moist, a Chinese evergreen will flourish pretty much anywhere you stick it. With vibrant, red-tipped leaves and an extremely resilient constitution, it’s no wonder this is one of the world’s most popular houseplants.

Rosedale Nurseries INC., Hawthorne

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