1. Home
  2. Knowledge Centre

Greening Your Workspace: Best Office Friendly Plants In The UK for 2024

Written by: phs Greenleaf

Why Office Plants are More Important Than Ever in 2024

In the evolving workspace, the presence of plants is not just aesthetic but a necessity for well-being. The benefits of having plants in the office are manifold - from purifying air to enhancing employee morale and productivity. As we embrace 2024, let's explore the best office friendly plants that can revitalise your workspace. With over 25 years of experience, phs Greenleaf is your go-to expert for all your office planting needs.

The landscape of office work has undergone significant changes, especially post-pandemic. A focus on creating a healthy and vibrant work environment is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Studies have shown that plants in the office can reduce stress, clean the air, and even lower background noise levels.


Best Plants For The Office

Low Maintenance Plants For The Office

Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa):

Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa): Indirect Light Office Plant
The Monstera Deliciosa is the most popular member of the Monstera family, due to its attractive and dramatic looking leaves. Its popularity keeps increasing every year, as more and more people choose to bring a tropical vibe to their office. With its distinctive leaves, the Monstera is a striking addition to any office. It thrives in indirect light and requires minimal care, making it perfect for busy work environments.

Why we love this plant:

  • vibrant leaves that are very Instagram friendly
  • it’s size and shape easily fill up empty spaces

Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica):

Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica):  Elegant Office Plant

This classic 70s houseplant has made a comeback in recent years, due to its low maintenance and high impact offering.  The central stem of this plant tends to grow straight without any off shoots; allowing your desired shape and presence to be easily maintained. Known for its robustness, the Rubber Plant is an excellent air purifier. It's adaptable to various lighting conditions and adds a touch of elegance to any office space.

Why we love this plant:

  • it provides a classic look and feel
  • it easily adapts to new environments


Air-Purifying Office Plants

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum Wallisii):

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum Wallisii):  Low Light Office Plant

This compact and pretty plant fits seamlessly into any office environment.  Its vibrant and colourful flowers add extra brightness during the spring and summer months. This plant not only boasts beautiful white flowers but is also a champion in purifying the air. It's effective in removing toxins and thrives in low light.

Why we love this plant:

  • perfect for use on desks or on waiting areas tables
  • tend to grow to a maximum of 12 inches

Golden Evergreen (Aglaonema Commutatum):

Golden Evergreen (Aglaonema Commutatum): Air Filtering Office Plant 
Algaonema are a much loved choice for indoor plant enthusiasts due to their decorative leaves. The Golden Evergreen has deep green leaves that are covered with creamy green patches, instantly adding texture and depth to any environment.

Why we love this plant:

  • they’re very good at cleaning the air
  • they thrive in low light areas


Small Space Friendly Modern Office Plants

Mexican Gem (Echeveria Elegans):

Mexican Gem (Echeveria Elegans): Perfect Desk Office Plant

This beautiful succulent grows in a way that resembles a rose.  In the winter leaves are pale green, but these turn pinker during the spring and summer.  These cute little plants can be combined with other succulents to create an impressive display. Perfect for desk tops, this succulent requires little space and minimal care, while adding a splash of color to your workspace.

Why we love this plant:

  • suitable for even the smallest of office environments
  • very low maintenance and slow growth


Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron Scandens):

Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron Scandens): Popular Office Plant

This popular office plant is known for its adorable heart shaped leaves.  It’s ideal for adding depth to offices with high ceilings, as it can be used to create a lively and vibrant environment. With its cascading vines, this plant is ideal for small spaces and can be easily hung or placed on shelves.Real-Life Success Stories

Why we love this plant:

  • can be grown as a trailer or climber
  • luscious looking green leaves


Choosing the Right Plants for Your Office

When selecting plants, consider factors like natural light in your office, space availability, and local climate. For example, the Flamingo Flower (Anthurium Scherzeranium) thrives in bright, indirect light, while the Spanish Bayonet (Yucca Aloifolia) is perfect for sunny spots and brings a bold statement to any room.

From transforming startups to royal palaces, phs Greenleaf's expertise in plant installation and maintenance is unparalleled, as evidenced by our royal warrant. Discover more about our award-winning services.

At phs Greenleaf, we understand that one-size doesn't fit all. Our tailored planting services cater to your specific needs and budget. Contact us today to learn more about our indoor and outdoor planting services, including living walls and Christmas decorations.

Thank you for reading our guide to the best office-friendly plants for 2024. We hope this has inspired you to green your workspace. For more information or to browse our collection, please visit our website. Don’t forget to share this blog with others who might find it helpful!

Click here to request a call back

or get in touch via:  0800 090 2325 / greenleafenquiries@phs.co.uk

Contact Us
Category Icon Calendar