Sitting in a cubicle day after day can start to get old – so why not spice up your space with a nice colorful potted plant? A plant may not seem like much, but it can really boost your mood to look up from your computer screen and see a living organism sitting there. Before you decide to bring one into your office, though, there are some things you should consider.
Using Plants to Liven Up Your Cubicle
Chances are your cubicle probably doesn’t have the luxury of being by a window – so lighting may be an issue. Plants are typically labeled as full-sun, partial-sun, or shade plants. Plants that need full sun should be placed right next to a window with tons of sun exposure, partial-sun plants can live further away from a window or by a window with only some sun exposure, and shade plants do just fine without direct sunlight – they may even be okay just by the artificial light in your office.
Consider Your Coworkers
You definitely need to keep your coworkers in mind. After all, you do have to see them every day! Be sure to ask around to see if anyone has pollen or mold allergies. Your office plants probably won’t flower because of the low lighting, but in case your coworkers are allergic to pollen, you may want to avoid purchasing plants that flower.
It’s best to use indoor potting soil for indoor plants. This soil Indoor is formulated for indoor use and works better against mold than outdoor potting soil. Be sure to water your plants thoroughly and only when the soil has become fairly dry. Leaving the soil constantly damp and out of the sun can lead to mold. If this happens, you can treat the problem with Pure 3-Way. This product treats products naturally, so you won’t have to worry about harsh chemicals in your work environment.
Your Plant Options
Now for the fun part – choosing your plant! Check out these shade-loving and shade-tolerant plants that would be perfect for your cubicle:
- English Ivy: This invasive plant will grow happily across your cube. If you want, you can place a small wooden grid in your space for the ivy to climb on.
- Asparagus Fern: This ornamental plant can grow to be three feet tall and just as wide. It’s bushy and bright green, so it’s just what you need to fill and brighten up your space.
- Mother-In-Law’s Tongue: These beautifully long and sharp plants have strong leaf color contrast and can grow to 2-3 feet tall. Mother-In-Law’s Tongue is great for removing pollutants from your environment.
- Jade Plant: The Jade Plant may actually outlive you! The leaves are a beautiful, vibrant green and appear shiny and rubbery. With this plant, you need to water regularly, but other than that it is pretty easy to maintain.
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