The best office plants to brighten up your working day

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Filling your workspace with the best office plants can have a real positive impact. By brightening up where you work and create, you'll feel energised, inspired and stress-free. In fact, buying a few plants for your office may be some of the best money you'll spend.

At CreativeBloq, we've spent years testing and using all manner of tools and gadgets to help find the best products to help creative professionals. And, while we mainly look at ways technology can help creatives, we know that the environment you live and work in is also incredibly important.

In this guide, you'll find our picks for the best office plants that will brighten up where you work, while also being relatively low-maintenance. That means you don't need to have particularly green fingers to keep these plants looking healthy and well. We've picked the best indoor plants for low light conditions, which makes them perfect for decorating your home office or studio, alongside the best desk lamps and best desk accessories. Also look at our guide to the best ergonomic office chairs if you're on a health binge. 

The best office plants of 2023

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What office plants don't die?

Some plants need a lot of care and attention to thrive, and that doesn't always make them the best office plants, as you'll understandably be working, and a dead or dying plant is more depressing than having no plants at all. Look for plants that don't need much watering - succulents and cacti are very hardy, for example. If you really have trouble looking after plants, you might be better off with a realistic artificial plant. 

What are the most beautiful office plants?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so this is a question that depends on what sort of style you're going for. While it may be tempting to get something with gorgeous blossom or leaves, remember that these will fall, leaving a lot to clean up. An evergreen may not be so eye-catching, but the subtle colors will be less distracting, and they'll look great all year-round.

Matt Hanson

Matt has been a technology journalist for over 15 years, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He's a managing editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq's sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.