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Top 7 Plants For Your Home Office Desk

The color green contains more healing power than any other color on Earth. It has a calming and soothing effect, which can be very beneficial when you’re spending hours on end in front of a computer screen.

We’ve compiled a list of the best desk plants to boost your mood, refresh the air and give your office a sense of peace. Let’s dive right in and find the perfect desk plant for you.

1. Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)

pothos devils ivy

With its naturally beautiful leaf patterns, this sprawling plant will instantly add a tropical look to your desk.

Pothos (Devil’s Ivy) is very easy to take care of as it thrives in both light and dark environments. You won’t have to worry about where you place it and if it’s getting enough sunlight.

My favorite thing about Pothos is that it actually tells you how it’s doing. What?! Yes. But not with words. If the leaves begin to turn yellow this is a sign that you’re overwatering your plant.

While sagging leaves indicate that your little friend is thirsty and needs some more water.

2. Aloe Vera

aloe vera

Do you often forget to water your plants?

If you’re anything like me you probably do. Aloe Vera is a great desk plant because it looks cool and thrives with little to virtually no water. In fact, if you overwater it you’ll actually be doing more harm than good!

All you need is a little bit of sunlight. It’s ideal to place your aloe plant near a sunny window.

3. Philodendron


Just like their unique name, Philodendrons have a unique “maroon-ish” tint to their glossy leaves. Since Philodendrons grow better in less humid conditions and at room temperature, they are a great choice for your home office.

Having a set of philodendrons on both sides of your desk will transform your workplace into a tropical paradise!

4. Cactus


How can we ignore the cactus when talking about the best desk plants? Besides it’s minor safety issues, no plant even comes close to the legacy of the cactus.

It can survive in harsh desert environments, so placing it on your desk and forgetting to water it for weeks at a time won’t be a problem.

However, cactuses do require more light, so if you can position them in a spot that gets some natural sun, that’s preferable.

5. Snake Plants

snake plant

As the name implies, snake plants have slightly wavy vertical leaves that prosper in low light and low moisture.

We know it’s hard to remember and make time to water plants when you’re busy with work. Snake plants don’t need to be watered every single day – even only watering them every 2-8 weeks is enough.

6. Air Plants

air plant

Yes, you read it right. Tillandsia, commonly known as air plants, can survive without water, a pot or soil! Give your workspace a sophisticated and unconventional look by placing your air plants in a teapot, shell, or bowl.

To keep your air plants looking fresh and vibrant, mist them with a spray spray bottle every once in a while (that’s all the water air plants need!)

7. Oxalis (Wood Sorrels)


Oxalis has a shamrock-like appearance, which gives them a distinctive look among all other office desk plants.

Being that it is a domestic plant, oxalis can also survive with low amounts of water, but they do need an adequate amount of light.

Placing your oxalis in a bright sunlit spot will ensure its beautiful purple flowers bloom. These purple flowers will look fabulous in contrast with your other green desk plants.


With this, we conclude our list of best desk plants for your home office. When it comes to your workspace, do keep in mind, that any plant is better than no plant.

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