Easy Office Plants to Grow in Small Garden Rooms
13th April 2020
Small garden rooms make lovely work-from-home offices. If all you need is your own corner of the earth to do you work (along with a WiFi connection and place to rest your coffee), then a garden office is right up your street.
The good news is, it’s really simple to transform any garden outbuilding into an office. It’s especially easy now that most professions can be done anywhere. If all you need is a desk, a chair and a laptop, there’s nothing stopping you from setting up your office in your outside room.
Once you’ve moved in to your new place of work, it’s time to add some finishing touches. It’s been suggested that being surrounded by plants can increase productivity and improve your general well-being. They’re nice to look at, can help keep plenty of oxygen in the air and can make small garden rooms look like something special.
Great Indoor Plants for Small Garden Rooms
When it comes to choosing plants for small garden rooms, it’s important to choose wisely. What might look like a cute potted plant in the garden centre, could grow so big it overpowers your small space.
Choosing plants for a home office also needs some consideration. Are you willing to head out there on a Sunday to water your high maintenance herbage? Probably not – which is why it’s best to go for something that’s easy to care for.
Anything from this list of plants will look great in your garden office, and they shouldn’t take up too much of your time when it comes to caring for them.
Money Tree Plant
Could there be a plant with a more fitting name for display in your office? A money tree plant is said to bring luck and wealth, which is great for business if you believe that sort of thing. If not, then it’s at least a plant that’s super easy to care for. It only needs watering intermittently, when the top two or so inches of soil feel dry to the touch. That’s an easy schedule to adhere to, as dry soil is usually the cue to water a forgotten plant.
Madagascar Dragon Tree Plant
This plant is known as one of the easiest indoor plants to care for. It can grow quite tall but is a great way to decorate a bare corner, or make a doorway look more interesting. The Dragon Tree Plant only requires very infrequent care, and can be revived if the care you give is a little too infrequent (within reason, if it looks like it’d been dead for a year, it’s probably a lost cause). Pet lovers beware – the plant can be toxic to cats and dogs, so steer clear if you think they might come into contact with it.
These cute little stubby plants make perfect desk-toppers if your workspace is looking a little plain. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes (and even colours) making them interesting to look at. You might even get sucked into collectors mindset and keep adding to your window ledge/desk/every available space in your office. Water them once the soil is completely dry by soaking the soil. Once soaked, leave the soil to dry out once again, repeating the process every time the soil is completely dry.