A few plants in a home of office can make a world of difference between a place that’s warm and welcoming and a cold, dark place you don’t want to be. If you’d love a little greenery around but you don’t want to buy something that’ll die inside of a week, try this handy guide.
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It doesn’t matter which direction your office faces, whether you have windows that get good light, or if you spend most of your time in the dark, Apartment Therapy has a type of plant that can thrive in almost any environment. Even if you’re the type who forgets you have a plant at all, there’s a type of plant that’ll work for you.
If you’re the type to forget to water your plant, try a succulent. For those of you who work in offices where the lights are down low, some begonias, Swdish ivy, or even mint will thrive in low light. You could even build a terrarium. We’ve shown you how in our how to Make a Moss Terrarium for Low-Maintenance Greenery.
For an easy-care plant that has the side benefit of being edible, try herbs: they’re hardy and they smell great. We’ve discussed plants that are office friendly, but even if you don’t work in a cubicle, there’s a type of plant that’s perfect for you and where you spend the day.
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