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Office plants can transform a workplace

Hooray for office plants. Not only do they bring colour and life to the greyest workspaces, they potentially do wonders for air cleanliness. What is more, they have been shown to improve the wellbeing of office workers.

But choosing a desk plant from the bewildering array of houseplants is not just a case of choosing one you like the look of.

From an estimated 400,000 + plant species, only a small number make good houseplants and even fewer will cope with the rigors of office life. Poor lighting, ventilation and a lack of space means some plants should be avoided, especially if you want it for your desk.

To make it easy, we’ve done the research and identified 10 of the best indoor plants that will thrive on just about any desk. All of them are low-light indoor plants that need minimal care.

As so many of you are looking out for air-cleaning office plants, our list is heavy on plants proven to remove airborne pollutants.

4 reasons to get an office plant 

Cleaner Air – Harness the power of nature’s own air-recycling specialists.

Houseplants are widely believed to remove airborne toxins, especially harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Modern offices are laden with VOCs. This includes harmful gases emitted from everyday products, such as paint, printers and cleaning supplies. Volatile organic compounds are closely linked to ‘sick building syndrome‘ and other health problems.

If you want to know more, you can read about the possible health benefits of plants here.

And check out our Top 10 below which includes 5 indoor plants proven to remove airborne toxins. Just bear in mind, it might take more than 1 or 2 desk plants to make a real difference.

Stress Relief – Studies show that plants enhance wellbeing, reduce stress & boost both productivity & creativity. One notable study from researchers at the University of Exeter stated that office plants can boost wellbeing “by up to 47%“.  Too good to be true, find out more here?

Humidity Control – Air-con too much? Eyes irritable, throat scratchy? Plants naturally generate moisture and raise humidity levels, contributing to a more comfortable and less irritating working environment.

Individuality – Studies show that personalising your desk can improve your wellbeing at work and may even boost your creativity. Plants are simply one way of the best ways to give your desk a bit of colour and personality. Learn more about the benefits of a personalised workspace here.

A few things to think about whe selecting a desk plant

You’ll find all the plants in our list are ideal for beginners and busy workers. But even the least demanding plants require some care and attention.

These are the most important things you should consider:



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Water/Feed Requirements

Do desk plants need repotting

Other Care Requirements


Office Colleagues

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If you’re looking for a bit more detail, we go into these factors a bit more down below (skip there now).

Otherwise, read on for our list of the Top 10 office plants. We’ve included a care guide for each one, so you can quickly check what’s required.

If you’re on the lookout for standout air -cleaning plants that clean air, look out for our clean air symbol.

5 of the plants on our list have been scientifically proven to remove a range of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Now, it’s likely that all plants remove toxins to some degree, but this 5 have proven their air-cleaning credentials in scientific studies.

NASA logoThe most useful study was a famous and ground-breaking NASA study. For info about which VOCs the plants remove, look out for the NASA symbol.

10 of the best office plants

with care instructions

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#Peace Lily

Air cleaning plants iconAttractive low maintenance plant with strong air-cleaning credentials. Produces a stunning white flower (pedant alert…it’s technically a leaf).

You should look out for the Spathiphyllum wallisii variety, which will not grow too tall (unlike the ‘Sensation‘ variety, which can grow to 6 feet tall!).

NASA logoClean Air -A stand-out plant from early NASA studies, removing all VOCs it was tested against. Acts against benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene, xylene & ammonia! Quite the performer…

Warning Icon - Plant is toxic for petsPet owner AlertToxic to dogs & cats.

Peace Lily in white vase


Partial sun. Semi-shaded areas are fine, although a dose of indirect sunlight will aid growth. Avoid direct sunlight. It will grow in the direction of the strongest light source, so rotate as necessary to spread the solar love.  

Nb. If leaves do not grow in an upward direction, it’s usually a sign your lily is receiving too little sunlight.

At home in normal office temperatures, but does not like extremes. Avoid placing near doorways and air-con outlets.                                                                                

Does not require frequent watering. Allow the top 1-2″ (2-4 cm) of soil to dry out before ensuring the soil is fully soaked and fully drained. Use tap water.

It is not essential to fertilize, although feeding 2-3 times during its growth season will help the blooms flourish. Use an everyday water-soluble plant food with a balanced formula, such as 15-15-15. Never exceed the manufacturers recommended dosage.

They’re usually sold in suitable soil, but if you need to change the soil then get a well-draining, all-purpose soil. It should contain sand or perlite to add drainage.

To accommodate your growing plants, you can pot-up every couple of years, although skip this if you want to restrict growth.

It should produce new shoots regularly which can be removed or potted for new plants. Removing them will help your plant stay healthy.

#Spider Plant

Air cleaning plants iconIf you want the lowest maintenance plant possible, this could be the one for you. It copes well with low light and comes in several good-looking varieties.

Look out for the ‘Variegatum’, which tend to be more compact and perfect for desks.

As a bonus, this plant produces ‘babies’ or ‘spiderettes’, which if showing roots can be planted in another pot to add even more greenery around the workplace.

NASA logoClean Air – NASA studies show this plant removes formaldehyde, xylene & toluene.


Warning Icon - Plant is toxic for petsPet owner AlertHallucinogenic if ingested by cats (although not toxic for either cats or dogs).

A spider plant

Chlorophytum Comosum

Shade. Spider Plants are perfect for darker offices and should be kept out of direct sunlight.

At home in normal office temperatures – avoid doorways and air-con outlets.

Does not require frequent watering. Allow the top 1-2″ (2-4 cm) of soil to dry out before ensuring the soil is fully soaked and fully drained. Use tap water. Once matured, spider plants may require more frequent watering.

Fertilize sparingly. Feed every 2-4 weeks during Spring and summer with an everyday, water-soluble fertilizer (e.g. 15-15-15). 

No specialist soil required but make sure the water drains through well.

Does not need regular potting-up, although if the roots are highly visible a new, a larger pot will help the plant continue growing bigger [if that is what you want – avoid pruning if you want to restrict the height].

Pruning dead leaves will improve the appearance and keep the plant healthy – simply use a pair of sharp scissors.

Leaf tips turning brown? This could be due to scorching from:

  • excessive direct sunlight
  • excess fluoride in the water
  • over-fertilizing

Try feeding less fertilizer and move the plant away from direct sunlight. If that doesn’t work, try using distilled water to eliminate fluoride issues. 

#3  Jade Plant 

A desktop classic; loved for its ease of care and its global reputation as a ‘lucky’ plant. Particularly popular with Feng Shui fans.

Small, sturdy and attractive, the Jade plant almost did not make this list because it does require a decent amount of light. Plus, care must be taken to water correctly. However, it can be ideal for window desks and those who don’t mind checking the soil regularly.

Clean Air– Great at removing Toluene. But not an all-round air-cleaner like Golden Pothos or Dracaena plants. That said, toluene is very common VOC, found in paint and therefore most buildings.

Pet owner Alert – Toxic for dogs and cats (and horses).

Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)

Crassula ovata

Partial sun. A spot near a well-lit window is ideal, as too little sunlight will stunt the plant’s growth.                                                              

Jade plants can be sensitive to temperature, normally preferring a change of temperature at night. But if you ensure it has a healthy dose of sunlight during the day, the plant should cope with a steady office temperature. 

A bit of attention is required when watering your Jade plant. Avoid allowing the soil to become dry, but also be careful to avoid over-watering as this can cause root-rot. Check the soil daily and if the top 1″ (2-3 cm) of soil is dry, it’s time to water. Check the water has thoroughly drained to prevent your plant sitting in a puddle

Feed very sparingly. Use a balanced (15-15-15), diluted fertilizer (50% dilution) just a couple of times a year, during spring and summer.

#4  Cactus

Cacti, or cactuses (you decide) are much loved, both for their unique appearance and their hardiness. There are many varieties to choose from and most are tough, self-sufficient plants that are accustomed to surviving in the harshest conditions.

From the succulent family [like the Jade Plant], they store an abundance of water and can be forgiving of the most forgetful owners.

There are many desk sized varieties, although a desk with some natural light is recommended.

Some of the best indoor cactus to look out for include:

Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera) – noted for its colourful flowers

Angel Wings cactus (Opunta albispina) – stays short, covered in hairs rather than spikes and displays distinctive oval/wing-shaped branches

Pincushion cactus (Mammillaria) – numerous varieties, including ball-shaped ones and some that even flower indoors. The spines are difficult to remove due to their hook shape, so choose the location wisely.

4 different cactus


Selection of cute Cactus

The following are general care recommendations for a cactus – as there are so many varieties, you should check for specific care instructions.

Partial sun: Some will handle shady parts of the office. Most cacti grow from Spring to Autumn/Fall and any extra light you can give them during this period will help them thrive.


At home in normal office temperatures, although most will tolerate higher temperatures if you work in an uncomfortably warm office.


Needs watering about once a week when growing (Spring-Autumn/Fall). Office temperature tap water is recommended.  During the dormant period (Winter), water infrequently, allowing the top couple of inches of soil to dry out in between

A small and infrequent feeding can help your cactus thrive. A balanced, water-soluble fertilizer (15-15-15) can be used, although it is better to find something higher in phosphorous and nitrogen (such as a 5-10-5 solution). Although you can also find specialist cactus fertilizer or use highly-diluted tomato fertilizer if preferred.

Aim to feed during the growth period, around every 2-3 months from spring-Fall. Another option is to buy a time-release fertilizer which means the food is taken when the plant needs it. 

Cacti prefer soil that drains well. Ideally, your cactus will have been sold in the right growth medium, but if it does not drain effectively you can add perlite to the soil mix. An even easier option is to buy specialist cactus soil.

#5  ZZ Plant/’Zanzibar Gem’ 

Air cleaning plants iconAn attractive plant that’s super easy to care for. A real desktop survivor, which stands out as a plant you won’t find in too many offices. A good choice for anyone looking for a low-maintenance but distinctive looking plant

Clean Air– Found to be excellent at removing Xylene (found in solvents) while also removing lower levels of toluene and benzene

Warning Icon - Plant is toxic for petsToxic/irritant for pets AND humans – The toxicity level is a source of debate, with many stating the harm has been exaggerated. However, its sap may cause unpleasant irritation, so best to keep away from pets and children. Use gloves when handling it

Desk plant (ZZ plant)

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

Partial Sun/Shade. Most at home in moderate light, but will cope with shaded locations. Be warned, they can grow tall.  However, low light locations will help keep the growth under control. Keep out of strong, direct sunlight

Temperature IconIndoor ambient temperatures are ideal – avoid cold or drafty spots, like doorways or air-con outlets


Watering can iconCan go long periods without getting thirsty, drawing upon the abundance of stored water in its leaves. Check the soil periodically. Allow the top 1-2″ (2-4 cm) of soil to dry out before ensuring the soil is fully soaked and fully drained

No fertilizer is required if you want your plant to remain at a manageable height. If you want it to reach full growth, a diluted (50% strength), balanced fertilizer (15-15-15) can be added once or twice during the summer months

Does not require a special potting soil and will usually be at home in the pot and soil it was sold in

#6 Aloe Vera

This succulent is a real desktop survivor with a striking appearance. It is very low maintenance, although does prefer a location with good natural light.

Although they have a reputation for removing airborne pollutants, studies are unclear. NASA studies have highlighted other plants that perform far better.

However, this plant does have another use. The gel found in the leaves has been used to heal burns and other skin conditions. Helpful for coffee accidents perhaps?

Warning Icon - Plant is toxic for petsPet owner AlertToxic to dogs & cats

Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera

Partial Sun. The more access to sunlight you can provide the better. Avoid direct sunlight though. Branches will grow towards sunlight, so rotate as necessary. If leaves are not growing upwards, it may not be receiving enough sunlight

Although they prefer warmer temperatures 21°C/70°F – 26°C/80°F) , they get on just fine in typical office temperatures.  Does not like extremes so avoid doorways and air-con outlets

Does not require frequent watering. Allow the top 1-2″ (2-4 cm) of soil to dry out before ensuring the soil is fully soaked and fully drained

 Fertilizer is not required for an indoor Aloe Vera plant

Prefers soil that drains well. If the water is not draining though well enough, consider repotting using a soil mixed with perlite [or soil sold as suitable for cacti] 

May need potting-up every couple of years if you want it to grow larger [if you want it to stay desk-sized, don’t pot up]. Can produce new shoots which can be removed and even potted for new plants. Removing them will help the mother plant grow better. 

#7  Janet Craig Dracaena

Air cleaning plants iconAnother top performer from early NASA studies. This popular houseplant is from the Dracaena family, which produces a number of great office plants. Janet Craig requires little attention, but prefers a bit more sunlight than some plants.

Other Dracaena to look out for are Dracaena Michiko, which grows upwards in a tight formation making it ideal for desks. Plus, the aptly named Janet Craig ‘Compacta’.

NASA logoClean Air– A top performer in early NASA studies, with a notable impact on formaldehyde, benzene & trichloroethylene

Warning Icon - Plant is toxic for petsPet owner AlertToxic for cats and dogs

Janet Craig Dracaena

Dracaena deremensis

Photo by Abaddon1337 CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Partial Sun. Likes plenty of filtered light, but avoid direct sunlight. Lower light conditions will inhibit growth, which may be helpful as this plant can grow very tall.

Happy at normal room temperatures, but does not like extremes. Avoid doorways and air-con outlets.                                                                    

Does not require frequent watering. Allow the top half of soil to dry out first. Tap water is normally ok, but if brown leaves start to appear this may mean there is too much fluoride in the water. Try distilled water instead

Use a balanced [15-15-15], diluted houseplant fertilizer [50% of recommended dosage]. Feed a couple of times per year, during spring and summer

Can grow tall and will likely benefit from a good pruning in spring. You can cut the cane too and new shoots will spring up at the cut point.

No special soil required. Does not mind a root bound pot, so potting-up is only required every 2-3 years, and only if you want it to grow taller.

#8 Golden Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)

Air cleaning plants iconThis popular plant is ideal for desks and anyone with brown thumbs. It earned the name ‘Devil’s Ivy’ due to its near indestructibility. This makes it terrible for back yards but ideal for plant owning newbies. What’s more, it prefers to be out of direct sunlight, making it suitable for poorly-lit offices.

You can even grow the plant in a jar of water, rather than soil. This will look good and remove the need for regular watering.

NASA logoAnother stand-out performer from those famous NASA studies, proven to reduce levels of formaldehyde, acetone and xylene

Warning Icon - Plant is toxic for petsPet owner Alert – Poisonous for pets AND humans

Golden Pothos - Devil's Ivy

Epipremnum aureum

Partial Sun/Shade. Prefers indirect sunlight and will cope with lower light conditions.

Leaf color is affected by light:

  • not enough light and any color markings (variegated) may disappear, although you should still have a leafy, green plant
  • too much sun and the leaves may turn yellow

Comfortable at a wide range of temperatures (60-85 ºF ;15-29 ºC), making it perfect for indoor growing                                                                                                 

Does not require frequent watering but, unlike many plants, it is not recommended to fully soak the soil, but simply apply water around the edges. Check the soil, if it is feeling dry on the surface, apply water

They can go long periods without feeding, although for an extra healthy plant a balanced (15-15-15), water-soluble houseplant fertilizer can be applied monthly during its growth season (spring-summer) 

Prefers soil that drains well. Will usually cope well in the soil it was sold in 

They grow well in small pots, so potting-up is not required 

Trimming unattractive or discoloured leaves will help maintain the aesthetic appeal and control excessive growth 

#9 Chinese Evergreen

Air cleaning plants iconAnother variegated plant with NASA recognized air-cleaning properties. You need to make sure they’re planted in well-draining soil, but otherwise they are very forgiving plants that tolerate lower light conditions. If well cared for, they may even produce lily-like flowers

NASA logoFound to remove both formaldehyde and benzene in early NASA tests. These plants can last years. Reportedly, more mature plants are even more effective at removing airborne pollutants

Warning Icon - Plant is toxic for petsPet owner AlertToxic for pets

Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema


Shade. A real low-light stalwart, suitable for just about any location indoors but best kept out of direct sunlight. A great choice for dark and dingy corners 

Prefers temperatures no lower than  16 °C (60 °F) and thrives at standard room temperature 21-22 °C (70-72 °F)


Does not require frequent watering. Allow the top 2-3 cm of soil to dry out before ensuring the soil is fully soaked and fully drained

A balanced (15-15-15), water-soluble fertilizer one or twice a year (spring-summer) will help your Chinese Evergreen stay healthy 

Prefers soil that drains well. If yours did not arrive in suitable soil, consider re-potting with a mixture of soil, sand and perlite (equal parts).

Although the leaves can accumulate dust, a quick wipe with damp cloth will spruce them up.

#10  Dragon Tree

Resilient, forgiving and distinctive looking, this is a popular member of the Dracaena family. If you have the space, you can grow multiple stems in the same pot, which looks fantastic. For desktops, a single stem plant will still look good.

You’ll find they grow best in indirect sunlight, although if they have one drawback as a desktop plant it is just how tall they will grow if unchecked. Ruthless pruning may be required…

Warning Icon - Plant is toxic for petsPet owner AlertPoisonous for pets and children

'Dragon Tree' - Dracaena Marginata

Dracaena Marginata

Partial sun. It will cope with lower light conditions, although this may result in less developed foliage. Direct sunlight will ‘bleach’ the leaves.

Thrives at typical room temperatures, with an ideal range between 18°- 24 °C (65°- 75°F).   

Does not require frequent watering. Follow the general rule of checking that the top 1-2″ (2-4 cm) of soil is dried out, before ensuring the soil is fully soaked and fully drained

Marginata are notoriously sensitive to fluoride in water, so if the leaves are turning yellow try using distilled water. Be sure to check it is not in direct sunlight, as this could be another factor ‘scorching’ the leaves

Fertilizer is not essential for these hardy plants. However, a small dose of diluted fertilizer (roughly half-strength) will aid growth if applied monthly during the spring and summer months

This plant can grow tall and can easily outgrow a desk. If it’s getting too big, remove a few branches. They will grow back, but it will help keep the height in check. Dead leaves can be plucked or pruned

To maintain height, you can remove the entire foliage top. You’ll have an odd-looking cane for a while, but 2 new shoots will appear fairly quickly 

Wiping the leaves with a damp cloth will remove any dust that accumulates

Choosing an Office Plant - Essential Considerations


Nothing matters more than matching a plant to the light conditions in your office. Plants can be categorized according to the following criteria.

  • Shade – Ideal for poorly-lit offices, especially those with limited natural light
  • Partial-sun – Suitable for offices with windows and natural light
  • Full-sun – Better suited for the outdoors and greenhouses.

The best office plants are those suited to the shade, although ‘partial-sun’ plants can do ok, especially if you’re able to move them into the sun whenever possible. Even a temporary stint on a window ledge every day will make a difference.

All the plants in our Top 10 are either suited to ‘shade’ or ‘partial-sun’.


Some plants are temperature-sensitive, but most houseplants cope well with the steady thermostat-controlled temperatures typically found in offices.

Inconsistent temperatures are generally best avoided. Plants should be located away from drafty spots, air-con outlets and overheating PC fans etc. Inconsistent temperatures can cause leaves to drop off and the plant to grow too slowly.

Some plants may prefer a more humid environment, absorbing the moisture to help their growth. Because office air is often dry and warm, humidity can be in short supply. Most plants will actually help increase humidity. However, you may need a few plants before you will really notice an improvement.

Increased humidity can help reduce symptoms associated with dry air; eye and skin irritation, dehydration and even more serious problems such as asthma and other respiratory illnesses.


A good watering method can really help a plant thrive.

It is well-known that plants need regular watering, but over-watering can kill a plant as surely as under-watering. It’s important to check your plant actually needs watering.

Many plants benefit from drying out a little between watering, so a good rule of thumb is to actually use your thumb (or finger) to prod the soil. If you can feel some dampness in the first 1-2″ (2-4 cm), delay watering. If it’s dry, it’s usually a good time to water. This does not apply to all plants but is good practice for most plants.

When watering, ensure that all the roots are quenched, without leaving them sitting in a rot-inducing puddle.

Another good practice is to water your plant with the following technique: 

  • Apply water continuously to the entire soil surface until water starts to drain through the bottom hole(s)
  • Once watered, allow to drain until the base of the pot is dry – this prevents roots becoming mouldy
  • Room temperature tap water is usually fine, although some plants can be sensitive to fluoride commonly found in tap water. This would likely lead to discoloured leaves and droopy branches. Distilled water can be a solution

Some plants will appreciate a misting in the summer months, although it’s rarely essential.


Appropriate, timely feeding can help a plant thrive. Especially once the roots have filled the pot and the soil has been leached of nutrients.

When: Plants get hungry when flowering and growing. Many plants appreciate a feed every 10-14 days from early spring through summer. But many others need feeding less frequently, some preferring a feed just once or twice during their growth season.

How: A diluted, balanced household fertilizer is a safe general fertilizer. Balanced means the key ingredients (nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium) are present in equal measures, indicated by numbers like 15-15-15 or other variations.

Take note of the manufacturer instructions, the strength of the formula can vary significantly. Dilute with clean, room-temperature water.

Err on the cautious side in the early days. Over-fertilizing will harm your plant. Start out with a 50% diluted mixture. You can always feed again in a couple of weeks if needed, but it can take much longer for a plant to recover from over-feeding.

Pruning & maintenance

Common office plants are generally low maintenance. But even so, they may require a bit of floral nip and tuck from time to time.

There are no hard and fast rules about when to trim. It’s up to you to determine when and where. Usually it will depend on the plant, the growing environment (especially light and container) and the size and appearance you’re aiming for.

The only rule is do not prune when your plant is flowering.

Pruning your plant like a bonsai gardener can be relaxing. But if you would rather avoid it, there are plenty of suitable plants that grow slowly and don’t require any pruning.

Also, don’t go crazy pruning everything at once – give your plant a breather to help it regenerate. This will also help you manage new growths into a desirable shape, taking your time to see where it is most needed.

To re-pot or not?

Re-potting: changing the soil/container….Potting-up: moving to a larger growing medium

Neither of these needs may be something you want to do for a simple office plants. The good news is, many houseplants will grow well without ever being re-homed.

But re-potting your plant can be more than just an opportunity to get rid of an unsightly plastic pot.

If the plant is not growing as healthy as expected it may help to refresh the compost. This can be of particular benefit if the plant needs better drainage [such as cactus, Chinese Evergreen and Aloe Vera].

A soil including perlite and/or sand can improve the aeration with charcoal or other suitable products, particularly useful for plants that need well-draining soil

You can use just about any container as a plant pot

Although it will need a proper drainage outlet at the bottom to allow the water to flow through.

  • Classic clay pots are ideal, as they allow moisture to move more freely
  • Metal pots should be avoided as they rust.  Consider placing your plant in a standard plastic pot within a metal container, if you still want a metal container

Feeding your plant a suitable fertilizer at the right times should reduce the need for re-potting.

Potting-up is something you should consider if the roots of your plant are poking through the bottom. This is a sign your plant is rootbound, restricting growth.

Tip: You should only pot-up if you want a bigger plant. Keeping your plant rootbound is an effective way to prevent your desk becoming a jungle.

Be sure to check your plant’s needs before potting-up. Some plants appreciate being rootbound. The Peace Lily, for example, will only reward you with flowers once it becomes rootbound.

Warning Icon - Plant is toxic for petsToxicity

If you’re lucky enough to be able to bring your pet to work [an increasingly popular way to engage employees] or work from home, poisonous plants may be a concern. Many popular houseplants are known to be harmful to pets and children if ingested. Some re particularly toxic.

We’ve included toxicity info in our Top 10 but any plant can be checked online easily. The ASPCA website is particularly useful, as it covers most common indoor plants. You can also get practical info on what to do if you believe your pet has consumed plant leaves.

Don’t hesitate to seek medical help if you fear a plant has been consumed.

Your work colleagues

Should this be left to last?

One important consideration you won’t read about on your average gardening website is whether your new desk plant could be a problem for your colleagues. If you work from home this probably doesn’t matter, although you might need to worry about kids and pets.

Most desk plants should be a non-issue for your colleagues. But, assuming your boss allows it, you may need to consider:

  • Allergies – Pollen allergies are common and colleagues may be concerned your plant will cause further irritation. Some plants can be an issue for people with rubber allergies.
  • Toxic plants – Toxic work relationships are one thing. Plants that can actually make you sick though are very common and often found in public spaces. Look out for plants that are toxic or can cause irritation if pets or children are likely to be around
  • Bugs – Although it’s unlikely your little old desk plant will be a magnet for insects, it is possible. If there is a bug infestation in your office, your plant may fall immediately under suspicion
  • Vacation and holidays – Will your plant be cared for when you’re sunning yourself in the Caribbean? Will you need to butter up your colleagues with coffee and donuts? Can you take your plant home with you if not?

The safest option if you work in a shared workspace? Ask your colleagues/boss first…

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