5 Best Plants for Your Office Desk

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The work desk in the office will be very boring if there are no decorations. Every day you will only look at the computer screen, keyboard, and mouse. One of the things you can do to decorate your table is to put small plants on the table. We will review 5 Best Plants for Your Office Desk.

Plants for Your Office Desk

1. Devil’s Ivy

Devil's Ivy. Plants for Your Office Desk
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This plant is quite popular, so it is often found in cafes or offices. The scientific name for Devil’s Ivy is Epipremnum Aureum. This plant is a type of vine with a leaf shape like a betel leaf. The leaves are large and sometimes heart-shaped, and come in a variety of light and dark colors.
Epipremnum aureum is a species of flowering plant in the arum family Araceae, native to Mo’orea in the Society Islands of French Polynesia. The plant has a multitude of common names including golden pothos, Ceylon creeper, hunter’s robe, ivy arum, house plant, money plant, silver vine, Solomon Islands ivy, marble queen, and taro vine. It is also called devil’s vine or devil’s ivy because it is almost impossible to kill and it stays green even when kept in the dark.

2. Peace Lily

Peace Lily. Plants for Your Office Desk
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Peace lily plants including ornamental plants that can be placed indoors or indoor ornamental plants. The white flowers grow on their oval green leaves. Peace Lily can be placed on the table or in a pot and placed on the floor. This Peace Lily plant is able to absorb pollution in the air, so it is good to place it in another room or room.
Despite the name Peace Lily, this plant actually belongs to the genus Spathiphyllum in the Aracea family. These plants are native to tropical regions of the Americas and Southeastern Asia.

3. Aglaonema

Aglaonema. Plants for Your Office Desk
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Aglaonema is a very popular plant. Aglaonema can be grown in pots and placed outdoors or indoors. The original habitat of this plant is under tropical rainforests, grows well in areas with low radiation intensity and high humidity. This plant has root fibers and stems that are not cambium. The leaves are pinnate and have transport vessels in the form of xylem and phloem which are arranged randomly.

Aglaonema is a popular ornamental plant from the taro tribe or Araceae. The genus Aglaonema has about 30 species. Now a wide variety of Aglaonema hybrids have been developed with very attractive plant appearances with a wide variety of leaf colors, shapes and sizes so they differ greatly from natural species.

Popular types of Aglaonema are aglonema pictum tricolor, aglaonema silver bay, aglaonema prestige, aglaonema silver queen, aglaonema creta, aglaonema red valentine, aglaonema maria, aglaonema red anjamani, aglaonema pride of sumatra, aglaonema moonlight, aglaonema adelia, and aglaonema aglaonema.

4. Cacti

Plants for Your Office Desk
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Cacti is a plant that is often used as a work table decoration, especially mini cactus. In general, there are two types of cactus, namely indoor and outdoor. Indoor cactus can be small, do not require abundant sunlight, and grow relatively slowly.

Types of cactus that can be placed indoors are Bunny Ears Cactus (Opuntia microdasys), Chin Cactus (Gymnocalycium), Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantea), Old Lady Cactus (Mammillaria hahniana), Star Cactus (Astrophytum asteria), Easter Cactus ( Hatiora gaertneri), Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii), Moon Cactus (Gymnocalycium mihanovichii).

5. Sansevieria

Plants for Your Office Desk
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The fifth plant that we will discuss in this article is Sansevieria or Tongue-in-Law. Sansevieria is quite popular for indoor and outdoor decoration because it is easy to care for, and can be grown in conditions of little water and light.

Sansevieria does not produce flowers, the most interesting thing about this plant is its leaves, apart from having an aesthetic shape, Sansevieria leaves also have the benefit of absorbing toxic substances such as carbon dioxide, benzene, formaldehyde, and tricholoroethylene. Sansevieria can also be used to absorb unpleasant odors in the room.

Sansevieria leaves also have health benefits, namely to nourish hair, treat diabetes, hemorrhoids, and cancer.

Sansevieria is divided into two types, namely the type that grows upward lengthwise with a size of 50–75 cm and the type of short leaf circular in the form of a rosette with a length of 8 cm and a width of 3-6 cm. The long group has tapered leaves like the blade of a blade, and because of this some call Sansevieria a swordsman plant.

This plant has thick leaves and contains succulent water, making it drought tolerant. However, in damp or wet conditions, sansiviera can thrive.
Sansevieria leaf color varies, from dark green, light green, gray green, silver, and a combination of white yellow or green yellow. The pattern of grooves or lines found on leaf blades also varies, some follow the direction of the leaf fibers, are irregular, and some are zigzagged.

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