Keep These Low-Maintenance Plants on Your Desk at Work

Looking for creative ways to liven up your desk at work? A little foliage can go a long way! There are plenty of low-maintenance plant species that you can keep on your desk without adding a lot of extra work to your day-to-day schedule. Let’s take a look at a few of our favorites.

Keep These Low-Maintenance Plants on Your Desk at Work

Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen) are so named because they have been grown in China for centuries. Today there are so many cultivars available with leaf variations including designer colors such as greens, yellows, silver, white, reds and pinks. You can have a small aglaonema, perfect for your desk or a corner filling floor plant. All are easy to care for and most thrive under office lighting. And, they don’t need a lot of water so you can leave that plant on your desk for over a week, then a cup or two is all it takes to keep your aglaonema happy. An added bonus? The Chinese say the aglaonema brings good luck, and you can skip the added calories from that fortune cookie.

Snake Plants

These plants can survive just about anything. Snake plants flourish in low light conditions and even in droughts, so they’re ideal for people who have trouble remembering to water their plants every day. You’ll need to give them some light and water periodically, but if you forget, it’s not a big deal. These plants can keep on growing, even when you don’t maintain them as often as you should.


If you’ve struggled to care for thirsty plants in the past, consider trying a succulent like jade, aloe or a cactus. These hardy plants only require water about once every week in the spring and summer, and once every two or three weeks in the fall and winter. Just make sure they get some natural light during the daytime. Succulents are about as low maintenance as it gets.

At Foliage Design Systems Orlando, we can design custom indoor plantscapes for your office, and even maintain them for you! Check out some of the work we’ve done in the past, or give us a call today to learn more.

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