18 Fun Indoor Plants Perfect For The Office

Transform your workplace into a lively, refreshing environment with our selection of 18 fun indoor plants perfect for the office.

These plants not only brighten up your workspace but also help improve productivity and air quality. If you’re starting with your first plant, we recommend reading our post on 13 things to know when choosing your first plant for some guidance.

Additionally, you can discover 13 plants that are super easy to grow in your office to make the selection process even simpler. Unearth the magic of indoor plants and breathe new life into your office today!

Snake Plant

As a succulent, the Snake Plant is a very popular houseplant. It’s also known as mother-in-law’s tongue because of its tongue-like leaves and ease of care. 

The plant requires very little light, making it ideal for offices where there isn’t much natural light coming in from outside. And since the Snake Plant is tolerant of low humidity levels, it won’t need to be watered as frequently as other plants.

The Snake Plant is also poisonous if ingested; however, this doesn’t mean you can’t keep them around children or pets just keep them out of reach so they don’t accidentally ingest any part of the plant. 

If you have pets who are prone to chewing up your furniture (like me!), consider keeping this plant on an elevated shelf or table where they won’t be able to reach it.

Peace Lily

The peace lily, or Spathiphyllum, is another great choice for the office. It’s a tropical plant and loves the indirect sunlight that comes through windows. 

In fact, it can tolerate low light conditions and very little water if you are away from your desk for long periods of time. The peace lily acts as an air purifier by removing toxins such as xylene and toluene from the air in your office space!


Pothos is a fast-growing vine that can be used as a hanging basket. It is also one of the best houseplants for beginners because it’s easy to care for and doesn’t need much sunlight. 

Pothos is an excellent office plant because it won’t mind being in a dark cubicle all day, but will thrive if you bring it into the light every now and again.

Chinese Money Plant

The Chinese Money Plant is a beautiful succulent that’s perfect for office decor. These plants are so easy to grow, they can thrive even in low lighting conditions.

 In fact, this plant is often used as an indicator of over-illumination because its leaves will turn yellow and fall off when exposed to too much light!

When you’re caring for your Chinese Money Plant, make sure the temperature stays above 60 degrees Fahrenheit but below 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This plant prefers humidity between 40% and 80%, with temperatures between 55-75 degrees Fahrenheit during winter months (when it’s dormant). 

To propagate new money plants from your existing one(s), simply take off tiny pieces of stems from its base and plant them in soil about 1/4 inch deep in sunny areas outside or under fluorescent lights inside.

Elephant Ear Philodendron

The Elephant Ear Philodendron is one of the most versatile indoor plants around. It’s an easy-to-grow, low maintenance plant that only needs moderate light to thrive in your office and home. 

If you’re looking for a great starter plant or simply want to add some color and greenery to your workspace (or desk), here are some reasons why this beautiful plant should be your next addition!

The Elephant Ear Philodendron isn’t picky about where it grows it’ll do just fine planted in a pot on top of your desk or standing tall in the corner of a windowless office.

You can easily grow an Elephant Ear Philodendron from cuttings if you have access to another healthy specimen; just cut off a few leaves from the mother plant and stick them in water until they root themselves into new plants! 

This will save space by not having multiple pots around, as well as making sure that no part of this beautiful plant goes unused when its time comes to repot soon after planting up some new babies.

Boston Fern

There’s a reason Boston Ferns have been the go-to potted plants for offices and homes for decades. They’re a classic! With large, arching fronds that can grow up to 3 feet long, they’re easy to care for and require little light. 

Boston Ferns do best in bright but indirect light. If you want them to remain green, make sure that your plant receives at least five hours of sunlight per day (but no more than 10). 

The soil should be kept evenly moist; if it dries out completely, the plant will start losing its leaves which means less money for you!

Boston Ferns are also sensitive to temperature changes; make sure not to place them near anything that produces heat like lamps or televisions because this could damage their foliage.

Rubber Tree

Rubber trees are great for improving air quality. They’re also a good choice if you want to help yourself relax, sleep better and improve your mood.

If you work in an office environment where there isn’t much natural light, the rubber tree is an excellent plant for bringing some sunshine into your life. 

The bright green leaves will give off a warm glow that can help fight against feelings of depression or loneliness that may come with working indoors all day long.

Lipstick Plant

Lipstick Plant is a common name for several plants, including the popular Kalanchoe thyrsiflora. 

This succulent grows well indoors and produces red and green leaves in clusters along its stems. 

The flowers are small and tubular, with bright yellow petals that can be crimson at the tips. If you want to keep your Lipstick Plant happy, provide it with bright light but little water.

Prayer Plant

The Prayer Plant is a hardy indoor plant that can grow in a pot or in the ground. It’s also one of the easiest plants to care for. 

In fact, it’s so easy-to-care-for that it works as both an indoor and outdoor houseplant (though keep in mind its preference for filtered sunlight). 

It has been known to live up to 50 years, making it an ideal option if you have an office job where you don’t have time to regularly tend to your plants. 

The prayer plant is also notable because it has such large leavesbig enough for someone (or something) to hide behind! For best results, keep this plant away from direct heat sources such as lamps or computers.

String of Pearls

String of Pearls is a beautiful plant with small, glossy leaves that grow in a line, resembling the shape of a string of pearls. 

This plant is low maintenance and easy to grow, making it perfect for the office environment. It can also be used as an alternative to greenery when you’re trying to decorate your space without adding too much color.

String of Pearls are slow growing plants that can reach up to 3 feet high if given enough time and space! They prefer indirect sunlight or bright fluorescent lighting but should not be exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time because it will burn their foliage.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that grows well indoors. It’s easily recognizable by its spiky leaves, which it uses to collect sunlight. 

Aloe vera plants are excellent air purifiers and can be kept in a pot or as a houseplant; their large, fleshy leaves make them ideal for taking up space on shelves or tables without needing much water. 

They’re also easy to care for: water them once every two weeks or so just enough to catch the bottom of the pot and don’t fertilize them unless they’re in need of extra nutrients.

Devil’s Ivy

Devil’s ivy is a beautiful, low-maintenance plant that can be used in any room of the home. It grows very quickly and is an excellent choice for beginners. The plant grows best in indirect light, so it’s best to place it near a window but not right in front of it. 

Water sparingly until you see new growth on your plant and then increase watering slightly. Fertilize once every two weeks during the growing season with a high-quality liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength (1 teaspoon per gallon).

If you’re interested in propagating devil’s ivy, look no further than cuttings! Just take off one of your existing leaves with at least three nodes (or “knobs”), dip it in rooting hormone or water each node with water from a hydrogen peroxide solution made up of 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide mixed into 3 ounces warm water, then allow them to dry on a paper towel for about 15 minutes before placing them into small pots filled with potting soil. They’ll root within 10 days or so if kept moist but not soaking wet!

Arrowhead Plant

Arrowhead plant is a low maintenance plant that can grow in a variety of conditions. It can survive in even low light conditions and requires very little water, making it the perfect fit for your desk! 

However, like most plants, it does not like to be over watered or under watered. If you do find yourself struggling to keep up with the watering schedule of your new friend, there are many other options that may work better for you.

Jade Plant

A jade plant is a succulent that grows in a rosette shape with thick, waxy leaves. It’s also known as the friendship tree or money plant because of its popularity in China and southeast Asia.

The jade plant has been shown to remove harmful chemicals from the air such as benzene and formaldehyde (which you’ll find in cleaning products). 

In addition to being an excellent air purifier, it can add color and design interest to your space without taking up much floor space.

Philodendron Xanadu

Philodendron Xanadu is a beautiful, low-maintenance plant that can grow up to 5 feet tall. It is a tropical plant that loves indirect sunlight and prefers warm temperatures.

The leaves are dark green with white spots on them. This philodendron grows well in most conditions, but it’s important to keep it away from drafts and extreme heat or cold (the ideal temperature range should be between 55-85 degrees Fahrenheit).

Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

The Chinese Evergreen is a slow-growing, long-lived houseplant that can grow up to three feet tall and wide. 

The plant is a good choice for offices and other indoor spaces because it is easy to care for and tolerates low light. It has small, dark green leaves with distinctive white stripes or spots on the edges. These plants prefer to be watered regularly and should be watered until the water comes out of their bottom holes as you are filling them with water. 

They do not require much fertilizer unless they are growing in bright light outdoors or under artificial lights indoors; then they will need regular fertilizing during spring and summer months (a balanced fertilizer at 1 teaspoon per gallon of water).

Chinese Evergreens need little maintenance beyond regular watering; they will tolerate being kept in a cool room without direct sun exposure if necessary by putting them next to a sunny window so that they get indirect sunlight throughout the day instead of none at all!

Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum), also known as Devil’s Ivy, is an easy to grow vine that grows quickly and will creep along the floor and climb up walls. It produces beautiful leaves that have hearts at the base of each one. 

The foliage is variegated green with yellow edges. Golden Pothos can be grown indoors or outdoors in moist soil located in a warm environment.

Cast Iron Plant

You’ve probably heard of the cast iron plant. This common houseplant is one of the best-looking and easiest to care for, making it a favorite among indoor gardeners. It does well in low light conditions and tolerates drought conditions well. 

The cast iron plant can handle a wide range of temperatures from 50 degrees Fahrenheit to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 32 Celsius).

It’s easy to care for: just water when the soil starts drying out or use a plant potting mix that drains well; don’t over-water!


We hope you found these ten plants helpful in choosing an indoor plant for your office. We’ve done the research and have tested out many of these ourselves, so we know they work well both inside and outside.