15 small office desk plants to liven up your workstation

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Cool desk plants to place on your office desk today

Work can be stressful at times especially when your focus is on the computer screen all day long. Which is why you are encouraged to take a break every once in a while to rest your eyes. Although there are contradicting thoughts about whether looking at greenery would actually help you feel better, there is no denying how small cool desk plants can make a difference by dressing up a boring stressful office table.

21 cool desk plants for your workstation

1. Money tree plant

 

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Let's start with the most common cool desk plants like the money tree. You see this in most offices mainly because they are so easy to maintain. Besides, who doesn't want a little good fortune in the workplace?

2. Plant terrarium

 

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Not a very easy desk plant to start, especially if you are designing the layout and planting the plants yourself. You will also need to purchase quite a fair bit of materials and having a green thumb would be useful, but wow what a show stopper!

3. Bamboo

 

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Another popular choice is the lucky bamboo. Reason being that it is one of the most popular feng shui cures for both home and office. They can be found everywhere and purchased easily from decorative shops and plant nurseries especially around Chinese New Year.

4. Mini succulents

 

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These are oh so cute and perfect for desks with minimal space. Select different succulents in separate pots. Or select a couple to mix into one pot. The choice is yours. Either way, they will still look great with minimal maintenance.

5. Aquaponic Fish Tanks

 

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An upcoming trend of cool desk plants are these mini aquaponic fish tanks! The plant gets water and nutrients from the fish. Plus the office gets to have a pet!

6. Mini bonsai

 

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Having a bonsai tree is usually an acquired choice because for it to look good, one has to know how to keep nurturing it. But to make the bonsai pleasing to the eye is also therapeutic to the owner, so one has to know how to maintain it. Just make sure it doesn't distract you too much from work!

7. Air plants

 

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Air plants make really cool desk plants because they are able to absorb nutrients from the air, water, dust and debris around them. Typically they tend to co-exist with other plants in a harmonious and harmless way and require very little maintenance. They are almost as hardy as cacti but the best part is that if there's no soil, no problem! They'll still thrive!

8. Cacti

 

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Cacti are extremely durable and easy to keep alive with minimal maintenance. As long as you spritz it with water every once in a while, it shouldn't die on you.

9. Spider plant

 

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Did you know that spider plants make really cool desk plants because of its ability to absorb radiation? Put one on your desk today.

10. Philodendron

 

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Even though the Philodendron is toxic to pets and small children, they can filter out certain harmful compounds in the air and make it much healthier to breathe. What better way than to have one by your desk!

11. Mini orchids

 

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Aside from providing you with cleaner air, decorating your desk with orchids can actually help you relax and reduce stress. They are also pretty to look at, durable and can be neglected for weeks and still survive!

12. Kokedama or moss ball

 

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How about making your own kokedama and switch out the usual miniature pots? A kokedama is essentially a ball of dirt that is covered with moss on which your plant of choice grows. Usually a hanging plant, it can also be placed on a small plate and put on the desk.

13. Crystal plants

 

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Not literally a crystal plant but a pairing of plants with crystal. Not only does this combo look aesthetically pleasing and are cool desk plants to have, but some people believe they will bring on the good vibes. Crystals have long been popular for healing properties, so place this near you and start feeling rejuvenated.

14. Fern

 

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There's just something about the tropical vibe that they provide in the office. Whether they are delicate or big leafed, they definitely add some green to your desk.

15. Marimo mossball

 

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But the coolest one of them all has got to be these Marimo moss balls. Aren't they the cutest? Great for the minimalist look, these Marimo moss balls can absorb pollutants such as phosphates, nitrates, ammonia, and other waste solid debris in the surrounding water.

And now that you have some really cool desk plants ideas, make it yours in your workplace today!