7 Houseplants To Keep In Your Home Office

As I write this, I feel very guilty. See, I love greenery and plants. However, I’m the opposite of a green thumb. I am on my fourth home office plant! At least it’s the first of this year. Fingers crossed, it stays that way.

Plants have been proven to improve productivity, and even help you be happier in your home office. Certain plants can even help with allergy relief, naturally purifying the air and relaxation.

When you are shopping for a new plant to bring into your home office, you should keep a few important things in mind. Think about the actual space you can dedicate to a plant. Even the tiniest cactus can make a difference and breathe some life into your workspace. Also, think about the kind of time you can dedicate to this plant, and what aesthetic you’re going for.


via Plants.com

One of the easiest plants to care for, but still aesthetically pleasing and very chic. A styled array of cacti can serve as a great statement piece in your office area. Plus, they are pet-friendly…just be sure your fur babies don’t get pricked by them.


via Lula’s Garden

Succulents are very low-maintenance plants. They tend to thrive with a little neglect. They brighten up any space and add fresh oxygen into their environment.


via Etsy

This plant is very easy to maintain and doesn’t depend on soil. You can easily weave it into your décor.

Tiny Roses

via Urbanstems

I have these at my desk right now! They help to purify the air and are also pet-friendly. Plus, it’s hard to get over how beautiful these actually are. They help elevate the look and feel of my home office. What’s more, they soak up all the sun they need right from my desk.

Philodendron Green

via the Sill

You may already recognize this trendy plant. It’s originally a tropical plant, so it is known for cleaning the air around it. They tend to do best in warm, moist areas.

Crispy Wave Fern

via Lowe’s

Water this baby one to two times a week and you’re all set. It’s known as the natural air purifier! However, it can be prone to pests, so it’s a plant that you should keep an eye on.


via Wayfair

Add some color and light with a bromeliad plant. This one in particular is artificial, but no one can tell the difference. Plus, it’s perfect for feng shui purposes, and are usually drought-resistant. (This should probably be my next plant, if needed!)


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Author: Wendy Vazquez

Wendy is the Editorial Assistant here at the Glitter Guide. She has a background in PR and marketing, but her true passion is editorial. She enjoys all things beauty and lifestyle.