We all love plants. In fact, caring for plants has become something of a hobby in for many, with some people even referring to themselves as “plant parents”. In an office setting, plants offer certain benefits. For one thing, the addition of commercial interior plants can make an office more comfortable and homey. Employees can relax and enjoy their setting more that setting includes plants. For another thing, office plants can actually improve the air quality of enclosed spaces. NASA reports that plants can remove 87% of toxins in a building within just 24 hours.

But it’s one thing to know that you need to add plants to your office. It’s another to make that addition. With that in mind, let’s look into some types of commercial interior plants that would best suit an office environment.

1. Aloe Vera

Why choose aloe vera over the many other plant options you have to choose from? For one thing, aloe vera is a succulent, which is easier to care for than many other alternatives. It only needs to be watered every two to three weeks, and only requires indirect sunlight. But for another, this plant can actually help in a pinch if someone at the office suffers a minor burn or bruise. Aloe vera’s gel has known soothing and healing properties. So if you come back to work from a vacation with a sunburn, your desk plant may help!

2. Modern Bamboo

Bamboo is a fascinating plant, and it outpaces plenty of other commercial interior plants in terms of office suitability. As long as this plant gets indirect sunlight and regular watering (but only once the soil is dry to the touch) it will grow easily. Furthermore, bamboo symbolizes good luck!

3. The Snake Plant

A classic office plant, the snake plant doesn’t need much sunlight or water. In fact, it just needs to be watered every two to three weeks, with watering being restrained in order to prevent root rot.

4. Monstera

This leafy plant is pretty to look at, but hardier than it seems. Requiring very little light, this plant, known sometimes as the Swiss cheese plant, only needs to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry. That, and monthly food, goes a long way.

Choose your plant wisely; it could be your office companion for years!