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New year, new work plants!

New year, new work plants!

What's a new year without a couple of new plants to set the tone for a fresh chapter? Don't wait to be given a plant, shop them on your terms with your tastes and environment in mind. 

Work spaces are evolving, be it working remotely, at a company building, a dorm room or working from the comforts of your own home! This is your guide to must-have plants for a super inspiring space to grind in. 

Now that you’ve gotten back into the swing of things at work and worn off vacation mode, you can focus on making your work space zen and conducive to reaching all your goals. 

The Remote Worker

If you're a travel blogger working from a tiny home on wheels or an artist in residency, you'll appreciate the grounding feeling that plants bring to any space! Sure, you're a non-conformist who isn't confined to a single building to call home and that's really cool, but don't forget to keep some plants with you! They'll bring a sense of stability and home in those moments when you're a little homesick. 

Having the pleasure of socialising with colleagues is something you've forfeited when you have this work environment. So add a few plant pals instead! They'll be a constant reminder of growth, endurance and good cheer! Plus, they don't judge. 

Here are our top picks for nomadic living. 

  1. Philodendron birkin

Water: every 7 - 10 days. 

Light: indirect light.

  1. Stromanthe triostar

Water: every 5-7 days. 

Light: bright, indirect light.

The Everyday Commuter 

Don't let the pressure of being in an office everyday hinder you from the joy of having and caring for plants! In fact, having to deal with traffic, pressures in the workplace and getting all your work done on top of it, is all the more reason to shower your working space with the calming effect of plants.

Whether you have a tiny desk or a spacious office, we have recommendations big and small. Count on these plants to cleanse the air, minimize stressful moments and be a constant reminder of inspiration. Plus, taking five minutes every other day to care for them may just be the moment of zen you never knew you needed. 

Here are our choice options for a more serene work space. 

  1. Delicious monster

Water: once a week, every second week in winter.

Light: low to bright indirect sunlight.

  1. Snake plant

Water: every 10 - 14 days.

Light: bright filtered light.

The Work From Homer

Your home is your oasis and your WFH desk or office should be treated no less. 

While everyone might think working from home means not working at all, you can prove them wrong and still have a space that looks like a holiday! 

With more time to save, you can dedicate more time to caring for your plants and have a few more of them too.

Here are our top picks for your WFH lifestyle! 

  1. Air plants 

Water: soak in water for 20 minutes once a week or mist twice a week.

Light: bright filtered light.

  1. Calathea orbifolia, otherwise known as a prayer plant. 

Water: every 5 - 7 days, increase humidity by placing it on a pebble tray.

Light: shade, partial sun.

The Working Student

Bring some good vibes to your dorm room by decorating it with a few easy-to-care for plants! Not only will your digs look Instagram-worthy but these plants will bring a bunch of other benefits to your space too. 

Let's be honest, varsity life can be stressful but with a plant or two to care for, you’ll find they care for you too. Having plants can reduce stress and improve your sense of well-being while you’re working and studying! 

Here are our top picks to decorate your digs with. 

  1. ZZ plant for lush minimalism on the gram. 

Water: every 10 - 14 days.

Light: can tolerate lower indirect light, thrives in medium to bright indirect light.

  1. Peperomia obtusifolia 'variegated', also known as baby rubber plant, shows off leaves in variegated shades of green that you can’t help but capture as it grows along.

Water: every 5-7 days.

Light: partial or full sun.

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