Are you feeling dull and lethargic while working remotely or on-site? Want to improve your productivity and energy without adding more tasks to your packed schedule? Consider adding low-maintenance plants to your workspace. They have natural beauty, air purification, and stress reduction, improving your working environment and requiring minimal care.  Let’s discuss the best low-maintenance indoor plants for your home office and some helpful tips to keep them flourishing.

1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

Did you know snake plants are known for their low maintenance, can grow in low-light conditions, and are neglected, requiring infrequent watering? The plant, commonly known as Mother-in-law's Tongue, is highly resilient. This stylish houseplant is almost impossible to kill, making it popular among plant enthusiasts. It typically grows to a maximum height of two feet, and it is rare to see flowers on a snake plant. Additionally, it serves as a great air purifier, removing toxins like formaldehyde and benzene from the air.

Care Tips:

  • The best windows to put snake plants in are those facing north or east, as these directions will provide them with bright indirect light.
  • Water plants sparingly and always allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot.
  • Fertilize plants with water-soluble fertilizer for healthy development and growth during growing seasons.

2. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)

ZZ Plant is a popular houseplant that requires low maintenance and can thrive in different lighting conditions. It can go for long periods without needing to be watered. This plant has glossy, dark green foliage that can add a sophisticated touch to any space. Additionally, it is known for its air-purifying properties, effectively removing harmful substances like toluene and xylene from the air.

Care Tips:

  • It can grow in various lighting conditions, but direct sunlight can damage the leaves.
  • Water the plant when it becomes nearly dry. Although this plant may tolerate drought and be neglected, it will flourish with irregular watering. 
  • It is a self-sufficient plant; no fertilization is needed for nutrients.

3. Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)

Popular and adaptable, pothos grow well in different lighting environments, from bright indirect light to low light. Its heart-shaped leaves and trailing vines make it an attractive addition to any space. Pothos is also an effective air purifier, eliminating dangerous toxins such as xylene and formaldehyde.

Care Tips:

  • Place your pothos somewhere that receives moderate to indirect, solid light. Although it may grow in various lighting situations, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves.
  • Water your pothos when the top inch of soil appears dry. Although this plant can withstand drought, regular hydration will encourage strong development.
  • Use a well-balanced, water-soluble fertilizer in the spring and summer growing seasons to provide essential nutrients for optimal development and growth.

4. Dracaena (Dracaena spp.)

Dracaena is a highly sought-after and versatile indoor plant. It has more than 40 varieties that thrive in various conditions. It's an excellent choice for people who work from home or are inexperienced plant owners, as it can tolerate low light, neglect, and infrequent watering. 

Care Tips:

  • Your Dracaena is ideal for a low to bright indirect light location. It will function best in bright, indirect light but can also handle low light.
  • When the top inch of soil appears dry to the touch, water your Dracaena. Although this plant can withstand drought, regular hydration will encourage strong development.
  • Use a well-balanced, water-soluble fertilizer in spring and summer growing seasons to provide essential nutrients for optimal development and growth.

5. Succulents (e.g., Aloe, Echeveria, Crassula)

Due to their versatility and easy maintenance, succulents are an excellent option for busy individuals who work from home or in the workplace. They can store water in their leaves, stems, or roots, making them perfect self-sufficient plants. Succulents can thrive with little to no irrigation.

Care Tips:

  • Succulents can handle indirect light better than direct sunlight to avoid scorching.
  • Water succulents minimally and let the soil dry thoroughly to avoid overwatering and death.
  • Feed your succulents a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season.

Tips for Keeping Your Plants Thriving

  • Watering: The leading cause of indoor plant mortality is overwatering. Use your finger to test the moisture content of the soil, and only water it if it seems dry.
  • Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer to your plants in the spring and summer while they are actively growing.
  • Pruning: Keep your plant looking good and stop the spread of illness. Remove any dead or decaying leaves and stems.

How Do You Order Plants From Eureka Farms?

Discover an extensive collection of landscape trees, palm trees, fruit trees, and indoor plants at Eureka Farms. Whether you want to upgrade your outdoor scenery or add uniqueness to your patio, our online plant nursery has you covered. 

From topiary to privacy trees, we offer a diverse selection of plants at competitive prices. With our convenient online ordering system, you can quickly receive your plants within days, backed by our guarantee of healthy and thriving conditions upon arrival. 

Trust us to carefully pack and ship nationwide, ensuring your plants reach you in fresh condition. Introducing these low-maintenance plants into your home office will purify the air and boost your mood while adding a touch of natural beauty to your space. Happy planting!