The 5 Best Tall Indoor Office Plants
Live indoor office plants add color and texture to any workplace. In open spaces, walkways and areas with high ceilings, interiorscapes that include tall plants create an interesting and dramatic design impact.
Many varieties of small trees flourish indoors, even under office lighting conditions. Here are our top five tall indoor plants for business interiorscapes.
No. 1: Dracaenas
Dracaenas come in a wide range of interesting shapes and sizes, but the variety known as the Madagascar dragon tree (Dracaena marginata) grows the tallest, at up to 15 feet. A popular choice for northern Utah businesses, this inexpensive tree features a long, slender trunk or cane adorned with masses of narrow, pointed green leaves.
These indoor plants are office-friendly because they can tolerate low-light conditions and indirect sunlight. And they don’t require much water.
No. 2: Palms
The Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana), with a slender trunk and a graceful crown of narrow, dark green leaves, grows well indoors. So does the lady palm (Rhapis excelsa), a densely-clustered, deep green fan palm. Both can grow at least 10 feet in height.
Palms like bright light, so they do best near windows or under skylights. These indoor office plants appreciate a regular watering schedule and well-drained soil.
No. 3: Ficus
The Ficus family is quite large, but a few varieties are most commonly grown indoors.
The rubber plant (Ficus elastic), with large, waxy leaves branching off a slim trunk, is a favorite for Utah offices. Businesses also like the fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata), which features enormous glossy leaves in a beautiful shade of dark green.
Most Ficus trees prefer bright, indirect light, but some varieties – like the fiddle-leaf fig – can tolerate low-light conditions. Ficus are heavy drinkers, and they need consistent watering to thrive.
No. 4: Schefflera
When most people think of Schefflera as indoor plants, the umbrella tree (Schefflera arboricola) is often the first variety that comes to mind. Featuring upright branching stems that bear spokes of large, smooth variegated leaves, the umbrella tree can be found in many office interiorscapes.
Schefflera actinophylla is a lesser-known variety, with large, banana-shaped, glossy green leaves.
Both of these indoor office plants need direct or bright, indirect light and regular, thorough watering.
No. 5: Norfolk Pine
The Norfolk Pine (Araucaria heterophylla) adds a unique touch to any office interiorscape. This evergreen conifer tree has long, horizontal branches that are densely packed with short, soft needles.
Though not a true pine tree, the Norfolk Pine does closely resemble them in appearance. So, these office plants are extra popular around the holidays.
Norfolk Pine trees benefit from bright or direct light, so they prefer a window location. Keep the soil evenly moist, and these indoor plants will be happy.
These are just a few of the beautiful options you can select for your business interiorscape. But, if the thought of designing and caring for your office plantscapes seems daunting, let the specialists at Living Creations bring your northern Utah office to life. For a complimentary consultation and recommendations for the perfect indoor office plants, contact us today.