This blog was really hard to figure out due to everyone’s likes and dislikes. Do I want put a small plant or do I want to put a big floor plant in my cubicle or next to my desk. As I am well aware of, they all have their pros and cons. So I decided to just list the plants that we can set on top of our desk tops. Again, as with my last couple blogs, you can click on the picture and it will take you straight to the site where you can purchase them.
First is the Zamioculcas Zamiifolia, most commonly called the ZZ Plant. This is nice due to the cat that all of the plants listed will thrive and grow in dim or low light areas around the office. The most notable feature on the ZZ Plant include: it is an easy to grow house or office plant, will grow in lower light areas and it also makes an unusual indoor bonsai plant if you keep it trimmed.
The Aglaonema, most commonly known as the Chinese Evergreen Plant, is a favorite of almost anyone. In fact I will lay odds that everyone has received one of these as a gift. These are mostly sent as a gift from a florist. I have gotten these perfect office plants on my wedding and on the birth of our daughter. And they live forever and ever. The things we have to remember about the Algaonema is that they are a very easy to grow house or office plant, low maintenance, 7 water when dry & grows in dim or low light conditions, These would also be great in a apartment as well due to being easy to take care for and being a low light plant.
There is a lot of things that cane be said about our next office or desk plant. It is the Tropical Aloe Vera or tropical medicine plant. I remember seeing this on our warehouse mangers desk so that he could use it to help someone who cut or scraped their hands. It is very easy to grow and only needs water when the soil is completely dry. Some people use the leave (after they are cut in half to expose their gel liquid) to treat burns and minor scrapes. They also produce some very neat color variations on the leaves.
For the people that love to grow plants at work, this would be perfect. It is a Mini Hydro Greenhouse. It is small and would fit in a nice corner of your desk or cubicle. The Mini Hydro Greenhouse is fully self contained and uses the latest advanced hydroponic technology. You can grow vegetables, herbs, plants, and flowers. Just think of the herbs you can take home after work and use them in your dinner when you get home. The kit includes planting bed, greenhouse incubator, auto feed system, 24 ounce nutrient reservoir, refill indicator, inert growing gravel, nutrient mix, and gardening tools. Everything to be an office or cubicle farmer. I think it would be a perfect gift for someone in your office that plays the online game – Farmville.
Having a plant at your desk or in your cubicle is all about personal taste. But remember to get one that is for low light or dim light. They are also good for the office and planet environment as the purify our air that we breathe. You can be “green” without being a “Green Thumb”. And plants also calm our surroundings and as we all know, we need “calm” at the office. I hope everyone has a Happy Holiday Season.