9 Plants You Can Keep in Your Home or Office

June 6, 2016

Plants are perfect for giving life to your living space! Maybe you’re looking for a plant to liven up your cubicle or a corner nook of your home. Maybe you’re just in search of a plant that is easy to keep alive. If so, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 9 plants you can easily keep in your home or office.

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Aloe
This plant works great in well-lit indoor spaces. The gel of aloe plants have healing qualities, as you might know from several products sold at the store. It can also help monitor the air quality in your home or office. When the amount of harmful chemicals becomes too much, the plant will display brown spots on its leaves. Aloe can grow up to three feet indoors and the smaller version, aloe vera, is great for small and sunny spaces.

 

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Snake Plant
This is possibly one of the easiest indoor plants to take care of. They don’t need much water or sunlight to survive, and the air should be dry for these plants. The leaves grow upright and they don’t require much watering.

 

 

 

 

 

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Heart Leaf Philodendron

This plant thrives on a range of light amount, so it makes for the perfect office or house plant. They love to grow down mantles or bookshelves. This plant can last for many years if they are properly cared for. The soil should not be constantly wet, so be sure that the soil dries between watering times.

 

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
This plant (a species of ficus) gets its name from its leaves that have been said to form the outline of a violin. This indoor tree likes to be in bright to medium light. If it starts to look a little bit pale, that means it’s time to move it to a brighter spot! Fiddle leaf fig leaves tend to collect a lot of dust because of their big leaves. If the plant starts to collect dust, that can block light absorption. To keep the plant healthy, wipe the dust off with a soft cloth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jade Plant
The jade plant is perfect if you love the look of succulents and want something easy to care for. This plant grows very slowly and has the potential to last for years. They have a shrub like form with smooth, oval shaped leaves. This plant prefers regular room temperatures and little watering.

 

 

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English Ivy
Moist soil and cooler room temps are perfect for an English ivy plant. It doesn’t require much maintenance, so it’s great in the home or office, maybe on your mantle or shelf at work. With small roots that grow along the stems the english ivy plant can cling to almost any surface. Since it is so common, you can buy this plant at most any store that sells plants!

 

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Peace Lily
This plant favors low light and normal room temperatures because it’s native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia. They can grow up to 16 inches, but at times they can be up to 6 feet tall! It makes for a great plant in a room with few windows. The Peace Lily tends to favor more moist soil.

 

 

 

 

 

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Air Plants
These are the ultimate low maintenance plants because they don’t even need soil! There are many different types and species of air plants (over 650) so you’re bound to find one you like. They can be displayed in any kind of jar, on top of rocks or even set on top of driftwood. To take care of them, just mist them with water every other day or so.

 

 

 

 

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Rubber Plant
This is also a very easy plant to take care of. It prefers indirect sunlight that isn’t too hot–some people recommend putting it near a window with sheer curtains. During the plant’s growing season, water the rubber plant with lukewarm water at least 2 or 3 times a week. During the winter, you’ll only need to water it four or five times a month.

 

 

 

 

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