Indoor plant for my office
July 10, 2014 4:42 AM Subscribe
About 12 months ago I started work at a new workplace. The office fit-out is ordinary; beige cubicles for the workers, (mostly) windowless little offices for the big-salary earners. We all work in a low-rise building a few ks out of the CBD. A few nice things about the environment struck me when I was new: the lovely Indo-pacific artefacts decorating the place and the abundance of lovely tropical plants everywhere.
posted by evil_esto to Home & Garden (18 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Flash-forward to now: turns out the office-plants contract was costing AUD5000 a year. They've ceased the contract because now we have US-corporate masters who demand savings. They have offered the following deal: Each employee can buy a plant to a total value of AUD50 and take the receipt to the office manager and have it reimbursed in our salary. One time only plus up-keep/survival of office plant is our own problem.
OK. Cool. My question is... What plant? What plant works for you with little natural sunlight, a basically dry environment, and may be left unattended for weekends (of course) but also for weeks (if I'm on leave)? I've considered Succulents and my boss has gone that route with a Bromeliad and an Orchid (both of which I feel will disappoint her eventually). Bonzai? Cactus? Daciena? Fern? Some arrangement of of moss/lichen on rocks? Edible herbs under a grow light?
A terrarium? I really love my office plants. Thanks guys.