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

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

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding solace in the midst of chaos is essential. What if we told you that tranquility could be just a leaf away? Here are five effortlessly elegant plants to transform your workspace into a plant haven. Not only do these plants beautify your desk but they also demand minimal care, making them the perfect companion for your busy life.

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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, 144 Weaver St, Larchmont; 914.630.4818

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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, 146 North Bedford Rd, Mount Kisco; 914.666.3177

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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, 2028 Albany Post Rd, Croton-on-Hudson; 914.468.6633

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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 easy-to-maintain beauty is one of the world’s most popular plants.

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Rosedale Nurseries INC., 51 Saw Mill River Rd, Hawthorne; 914.769.1300

Peace Lily

A peace lily is the ideal plant for your workspace. They thrive in indirect sunlight and require watering once a week. They can survive with dry soil, making them an easy-to-care-for plant. They also love humidity and, if possible, should be misted or placed in a humid room every few days. Keep in mind that peace lilies are toxic to pets and small children.

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