Just because your workspace lacks windows or access to natural light, doesn’t mean that your office area has to be devoid of life. Low-light, easy-maintenance houseplants are the perfect addition to add interest and brighten up your space. Welcoming leafy friends into your area does more than just make it look good—they also add a peaceful slice of the outdoors to your everyday life. Below are five of our favorite indoor plants for an office with no windows.
Snake plants (Sansevieria trifasciata) are one of the hardiest houseplants available, making them perfect for a beginner enthusiast or low-light environments. Their distinctive upright, dark green leaves add height and dramatic flair to any interior space. While they do prefer a bit of indirect light, snake plants are tough enough to withstand some neglect.
The glossy, rounded leaves and long stems of the ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) give the impression you spend a lot of time maintaining its health. However, ZZ plants are incredibly low maintenance, perfect for even the most forgetful plant owner. These plants thrive in dimmer spaces—excessive sunlight leads to curled, yellowed leaves. With minimal light and occasional watering, ZZ plants will reward you with lush, vibrant foliage.
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) bring a touch of wild with their cascading vines and heart-shaped leaves, giving jungle-esque vibes to windowless spaces. These hardy plants are very adaptable and flourish in both brightly lit areas and darker, shadowy spaces. Check out our pothos care guide for more detailed information on how to properly care for this plant.
Cast Iron Plant
A friend of the shadows, the cast iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) loves darker spaces. Its elongated, glossy, dark green leaves add a pleasant ambiance to any area. Remarkably low maintenance, this plant only requires occasional care. Just allow the soil to dry out between waterings, shield it from direct sunlight, and watch it thrive.
One of the more popular houseplants, dracaena (Dracaena) are adaptable, low-maintenance plants that are content in a variety of environments. Slender, pointed leaves—often with variegation—in beautiful shades of green make dracaena plants a charming addition to any space. While there are several species of dracaena to choose from, most varieties are well-suited for low-light conditions. Paired with limited watering needs, these dracaena plants are perfect for spots with little natural light.
We hope this guide has given you ideas for indoor plants for an office with no windows. Remember, a lack of natural light doesn’t have to limit the vibrancy of your space. With these resilient, low-light-loving plants, you can transform any room into a green oasis.