10 Low-Maintenance Plants That Bring Tranquility to Your Office

10 Low-Maintenance Plants That Bring Tranquility to Your Office

According to an article published in Psychology Today, adding plants to an office space makes you less stressed and happier. (No wonder the team at Mayflowers is so happy!) If the thought of keeping a plant alive in your workspace freaks you out, breathe. Not all plants are created equal, and some plants are very forgiving and easy to take care of.

Here are 10 low-maintenance plants that make great additions to the office without added stress and work!


These petite plants are the perfect size to sit atop your desk! They are waxy and actually store water in their thick leaves, so they typically only require water once a week and do best in direct sunlight.

Snake Plant

Snake plants are among the most popular plants to have in an office due to their tolerance to being forgotten for a little bit. (It happens!) They thrive in low light, low moisture environments. Make sure you look for dwarf snake plants. Snake plants grow vertically, and can non-dwarf varieties can grow to be 4+ feet tall!

Peace Lily

These beautiful leafy plants are surprisingly easy to grow. All you have to do is keep them out of direct sunlight, mist the leaves regularly and keep the soil moist! Just don’t over water them, and you’ll have a happy plant.

English Ivy

English Ivy is one of the most stunning office plants when it comes to its appearance. When they first start growing, they need frequent watering, but once they’re established, they can handle dryer conditions. They also thrive in cooler temperatures.

ZZ plant

ZZ plants thrive in moderate to bright light environments but can even survive in low light spaces like an office cubical. They also require very little watering, making them very sturdy and resilient.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an incredibly low-maintenance plant that actually does worse if you water it too much. They only need a good soak every week or two.

Spider Plant

These plants like indirect light and flourish in dark, windowless spaces. They also prefer to dry out in between watering, so you can usually go several days without tending to them.

Rex Begonia

These spunky plants require a little more effort than some of their counterparts but are worth it for their unique look! They require brighter light to keep their bold red color but don’t love direct sunlight. They should be watered whenever the soil feels dry, and they prefer higher humidity environments so misting them regularly with a spray bottle is the best way to keep them happy and hydrated.


This tranquil plant needs very little light. It is traditionally known for the luck it brings and can easily spruce up any low-light office.


These plants are among the easiest to care for! Cacti thrive in natural light and only have to be watered once a week during the spring and summer and every three weeks in the fall and winter.

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