What are the best office desk plants?

The Best Desk Plants for Your Office:

Desk plants are a beneficial addition to any work environment. Not only are they wonderful to look at, but they also bring an element of health and well-being to your workspace.

Having worked with many people, one of our most commonly asked questions is “What are the best plants for an office desk?” The good news is, there is an array of indoor office plants for you to choose from that are suitable for your desk. Many of them can survive low light conditions and require little watering.

Simply placing a plant on your desk is the perfect way to pep up a stale or clinical environment whilst at the same time enjoying some nature at work.

There is a variety of plants that are great for office desks, some of which include the fiddle leaf fig, rubber tree, and peace lily. Each of these plants offers different benefits, such as improving air quality, reducing stress, and increasing productivity.

Choosing the Best Office Plants for your Desk:

There are a few important things to consider when choosing the best office plants for your desk space:

  • Make sure the plant is correctly sized for your desk. A plant that is too small will look lost and a plant that is too big may outgrow and overtake your work area. Having a perfect balance is important to ongoing care for your desk plant.
  • Consider the position of your desk and which plant will tolerate the light conditions.
  • Decide if you prefer an evergreen variety, variegated foliage, burgundy foliage or perhaps a flowering desk plant.
  • Ensure you use a sealed pot. A fibreglass pot is the best option, it not only looks great, but it’s non-porous so won’t leak.

Having a desk plant in a stylish, designer pot can generate natural and peaceful energy in your workspace.

Our favourite varieties to use for a desk:

  • Pothos
  • Aglaonema
  • Happy Plant
  • Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)
  • Philodendron Congo
  • Zanzibar Gem
  • Sanseveria
  • Peperomia
  • Bromeliad, if you prefer some colour

We spend so many of our waking hours working indoors at our desks and over time, some of us can feel deprived of enjoying the natural outdoors. There are so many benefits of having desk plants, even floor plants or a green wall for that matter. At the same time, it’s important to choose a plant that is suitable for your desk environment. So why not add some life and vitality to your space with an office plant? You won’t regret it!

Our Indoor Plant Hire Services

Some people are comfortable with natural surroundings. Unfortunately, most people live their entire lives indoors without a garden. Our Indoor Plant Hire services can supply customised plants for your workplace/office space.

We are Sydney’s most experienced service in indoor plant hire, transforming dull interior spaces with our plants and plantings into vibrant green and lush environments. Contact us today for your plant hire needs!

What are the health benefits of Indoor Plants for Office Desks?

Following are just some of the many health benefits when adding plants to your office desk:

Psychological Benefits:

  1. Improve mood by visually enhancing your workspace
  2. Living plants can help us feel calmer and more creative
  3. Being around nature can improve our productivity

Physical Benefits:

  1. Improve the humidity of the indoor air
  2. Provide oxygen into the air and remove carbon dioxide
  3. Desk plants can help to remove harmful toxins from the air ie: Volatile Organic Compounds such as benzene, xylene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene that are found in indoor environments.

These toxins are emitted indoors from such things as carpets, paint, furnishings etc. See NASA’s top 100 air cleansing plants list.

To learn more about the benefits of indoor plant hire, contact us today, our friendly staff would love to have a conversation with you.

Keeping a Desk Plant Healthy

There’s an endless array of information about how to care for different plants. If you’ve had a run of bad luck with keeping your desk plants healthy and all the care information bamboozles you, perhaps it’s time to consider having a professional indoor plant hire service take care of your desk plants for you.

That way you won’t need to worry whether you are fertilising and pruning correctly, or giving too much water or not enough water to your plants. The only thing you will need to do is enjoy your new desk plant and the many health benefits it will bring to you and your co-workers.

How To Keep Your Desk Plants Healthy:

As an indoor plant hire company, we have learnt many tips and tricks for keeping our plants healthy. Whether they need direct sunlight or indirect sunlight, how to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, or accommodating for small or large plants, we know the ins and outs of what your plant needs.

Avoid Overwatering or Underwatering:

The amount of water your office plants need differs based on the types of plants you choose to have in your space. Not enough water will obviously kill your plant, but overwatering can have exactly the same effect.

Provide Adequate Light:

If you’re looking for an indoor plant that will do well in low light, look no further! Indoor plants are typically native to forests and accustomed to living beneath a canopy. They don’t need much sunlight and usually grow slowly, making them ideal office plants since most windows in offices provide very little natural light.

Consider Environmental Factors:

Office plants can suffer when exposed to dry or dusty environments, so make sure to keep an eye on them. If you notice the leaves losing colour or dropping, it may be due to low air temperature.

Choose Appropriate Soil & Planters

If you want your plants to live a long and healthy life, it’s important to choose the right potting mix and planter. Look for a soil mix that has enough room for air and water circulation – this will promote strong root growth. 

Control Pests

Don’t think that because your plants live indoors they can’t get pests. The most frequent indoor plant pests are scale and mealy bugs, and if your plants are under stress, the scale is more likely to occur. Scale appears as small brown bumps on plant leaves.

Choose Appropriate Soil & Planters

Most importantly, if you want your indoor plants to thrive, create a care plan for them and post it in a common area. This way, everyone can see who is responsible for taking care of the office plants.

Contact Us

If you would like some help with indoor plant hire or office plant hire for your working environment, then why not give us a call or send us a message. We provide indoor plant hire in Sydney, Melbourne, Wollongong, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Newcastle. One of our friendly, trained staff will contact you to arrange a time for a consultation to discuss your indoor plant hire requirements.