Fronds with Benefits: Plants for a Healthy and Bright Workspace

There’s a word for the ancient, abiding love of nature that lives in humans: Biophilia. However far your office space feels from the woods, you can always bring a little bit of life back to your desk with a potted plant.

Beyond aesthetics, plants reduce stress, create better quality air, and increase productivity. Below are some great plants from Etsy, selected for their durability and bright colors–exactly what you need in an office space.

Succulents and Cacti

Succulents and Cacti are both plant groups best known from their hardiness. Their natural home is dry climates like deserts, so they require little watering (about once a week). For an amazing selection of some of the most strange and beautiful plants you’ll ever see, check out the shop SucculentOasis. Below is just a small piece of their huge collection.

From top to Bottom: Echeveria Minima, Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus, Moon Cactus




Air Plants

Air Plants are so called because of their remarkable ability to grow without soil. Nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. Because of this, the plants are often a favorite for hanging designs. Below are some beautiful specimens from AirPlantShopCom.

Fuego Air Plant, Funckiana Air Plant, Ionantha Mexican Air Plant


flower airplant



Carnivorous plants derive their nutrients from trapping insects, and they can be a bit trickier to care for. The two species featured below are allegedly among the easier to maintain.

Nepenthes ventricosa from HirtsGardens, Drosera intermedia ‘Cuba’ from NGCarnivorousPlants




Bonsai trees are somewhat of a leap in the opposite direction. Care for these trees can be time-consuming, but that’s the point. A bonsai is a baby tree, so it is also something that, if properly maintained, increases with beauty ever year. Below are some of the mature bonsai you can buy online.

Mature Heavenly Nandina Bamboo Bonsai Tree Forest,  Red Blooming Bougavilla Bonsai Tree from LiveBonsaiTree
 Sushi Bonsai from Bonsai4life



sushi bonsai

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