Indoor Plants: Growth Requirements and their Benefits in Office Spaces


Office hours require someone to be indoors from sunrise to sunset and this can be very depriving. Plants in offices have benefits such as improving workers’ productivity and satisfaction while they are at their workplace. The plants also purify the air, raise humidity levels in the office and create an appealing view and style in the workspace. Before choosing an office indoor plant, research and consultation with plant experts may be required to help discover the best indoor plants for your office and the conditions that will favor their growth.

Indoor office plants require a room to have a window which is the light source. Before deciding on what plant, you need to parent indoors you must account for all the conditions in the room and the requirements of a specific plant of interest. The amount of light in a room is determined through observation of how the sun and light transition. Just by standing by the window, you can be able to tell the intensity of the heat and the presence of direct light. Indoor plants do not require direct sunlight.

Examples of good starter indoor plants include.

  • Snake plants
  • ZZ Plants
  • Succulents
  • Philodendrons
  • Pothos
  • African violet
  • English ivy

The starter indoor plants normally show observable symptoms whenever there is a lacking requirement. Some of them respond immediately to treatments such as watering them. There are essential factors that should be considered before growing a plant. The growth medium and equipment used should be suitable for the plant’s growth needs. Below are some of the conditions required by various types of plants.

  1. Herbs require the use of organic soil and a lot of light.
  2. Edible plants such as mint, strawberry, and basil can use any soil mixture.
  3. The type of planting pot used should allow a plant to grow without restrictions. Some plants may require to be transferred once they have overgrown the first pot. The pots may need to be perforated to make drainage holes.

Watering Plants

Extremely limited amounts of water or large amounts of water can result in yellowing on the plant’s leaves as a sign of moisture stress. An underwatered plant or overwatered plant can be fixed by altering the watering schedule. Frequent watering of plants makes the soil extra wet meaning the plant is overwatered. Less frequent watering leads to soil dryness meaning the plant is most likely being watered correctly, but if it gets too dry it will result in underwatering. 


Indoor plants are a creative way of decorating office spaces. Other than their aesthetic value in office spaces, they filter air naturally and have a positive impact on the psychology of the workers in the building. The greenery feels created by placing plants in offices makes the work environment calm. The employees in turn are relaxed and have improved moods leading to productivity and high concentration levels. Different office indoor plants have different growth requirements that need to be considered to avoid killing the plants. The amount of soil, sunlight, water, and space are also important factors to check before planting an interior plant.

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