Plants That Will Survive in Your Office

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Office buildings don’t always make the most habitable plant homes, which could be a total interior design bummer. A well-ventilated, bright corner office could home an exotic interior jungle, but those of us in cubicles lacking natural light and air quality can’t enjoy that luxury. The good news is that there are plenty of species that will survive just fine in a compromised ecosystem. Lots of plants thrive on minimal water and sunlight, so you won’t have to worry about your desk placement or not caring for your plants over the weekend. This list of greenery includes tried and true office-appropriate plants that need only indirect sunlight and watering once soil dries out.


Aloe Vera

(Photo: Instagram | @thesomethinggreen)

Pothos Plant

(Photo: Instagram | @brittanymerth)

Lucky Bamboo

(Photo: Instagram | @renoplantmom)

Snake Plant

(Photo: Instagram | @plantsrant)

ZZ Plant

(Photo: Instagram | @plantykineplants)


(Photo: Instagram | @francescademarest)

African Violet

(Photo: Instagram | @arozental)

Brandi Philodendron

(Photo: Instagram | @brightindirect)

English Ivy

(Photo: Instagram | @greenlinejungle)

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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