Plants that bring some tranquility to your desk

Plants are a great way to turn your workspace into a peaceful oasis of tranquility, with the added bonus of oxygenating your office, and improving the overall look of your working environment.

Saying that, you don’t want a plant that is high maintenance, likely to drop dead from the air-con or grows like a wild magical bean-stalk.

  • Epipremnum aureum

Epipremnum aureum is a species of flowering plant in the family of Araceae, native in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. The species is a popular houseplant in temperate regions but is adaptable for most office environments. The plant has a multitude of common names including golden pothos, hunter’s robe, ivy arum, money plant, silver vine, Solomon Islands ivy and taro vine. It is also called devil’s vine or devil’s ivy because it is almost impossible to kill!

Epipremnum aureum

  • Dracaena Reflexa

Dracaena Reflexa is a tree native to Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius and is widely grown as an ornamental plant and houseplant, valued for its richly coloured, evergreen leaves, and thick, irregular stems.  It is slow-growing and upright in habit, tending to an oval shape with an open crown. A hardy plant, Dracaena Reflexa is low maintenance and ellimates air based pollutants.

Dracaena Reflexa

  • Cacti

The obvious choice, cacti live in habitats that are subject to extremely dry environments, even being found in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth. Almost all cacti are succulents, meaning they have thickened, fleshy parts adapted to store water and require little to no attention. Alternatively, why not try the Mustard Cactus collection.

Cacti

  • Spathiphyllum

Spathiphyllum is a genus of about 40 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia. Certain species of Spathiphyllum are commonly known as Spath or peace lilies. Spathiphyllum are popular indoor houseplants that best live in shade and needs little sunlight to thrive.

Spathiphyllum

  • Sansevieria

Sansevieria is a genus of about 70 species of flowering plants, native to Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia. Common names include mother-in-law’s tongue, devil’s tongue, jinn’s tongue, bow string hemp, snake plant and snake tongue.

There is great variation within the genus, and species range from succulent desert plants such as Sansevieria pinguicula to thinner leafed tropical plants such as Sansevieria trifasciata. In China, the plant is usually kept potted in a pot often ornamented with dragons and phoenixes.

Sansevieria

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