5-Shade Loving Succulents for Your Desk at Work

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The pandemic has undoubtedly made work from home the new normal. Still, many of us find it difficult to stay positive and productive during these uncertain times. Numerous scientific studies have shown the positive effects of having greenery in our workspace. Living plants instinctively make us at ease with our surroundings, creating a sense of well-being and providing the quiet stimuli needed to get the job done!

Whether you’re in the office or working from home, nothing creates a happier vibe than living greens in your workplace! 

Here are 5-prettiest and easiest shade-loving succulents for your desk at work that will lessen your stress overwork by just taking a look at them.   

1. Rhipsalis 

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Rhipsalis is one of the most exciting houseplants that can handle just about anything: low light, high light, and even extreme temperatures. It’s beautiful wispy, mysterious trailing stems can definitely add some interesting texture to your space. It’s a type of cactus so, quite sensitive to overwatering, water once a week, or when the soil feels dry to touch.

  • Height: It reaches up to 6 feet in length.
  • Light: Thrives best in bright, indirect light. 
  • Water: Water once a week when soil becomes dry.
  • Nutrients: Fertilize once a month with a half diluted cactus fertilizer.

2. Haworthia

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Haworthia is exciting and super easy succulent to care for. It takes up minimal space and is low-maintenance so, perfect for your study and office desk. It is tolerant of a variety of light conditions depending on the species. Its interest lies in its ability to change color: in cooler weather the plant blush bronze-red. For all of us who struggle with plants from time to time. This is also the best plant to convince your friends, who aren’t into plants yet, to give it a try again.

  • Height: It reaches up to 2 inches in height.
  • Light: Thrives in bright indirect light to direct light
  • Water: Water once every 2-3 weeks when soil becomes bone dry.
  • Nutrients: Fertilize once a month during spring & summer.

3. Snake plant

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If your green thumb is still ripening, The Snake plant is a plant that thrives on neglect. They’re not impossible to kill, but we think even the laziest of gardeners could manage to keep them alive. It is a NASA recognized plant for its air-purifying properties. Plus its dark green foliage with those beautiful yellow lines is just striking! It not only beautify the place but also adds some cheer with their vibrant colors, boosting productivity and improving air quality around you. 

  • Height: It reaches up to 1-3 feet in height.
  • Light: It loves bright, indirect light. 
  • Water: Water once every 10 days during the growing season.
  • Nutrients: Fertilize once a month with a slow-release houseplant fertilizer. 

4. Aloe vera

Patch plants

Aloe vera is among the most popular succulents.  It’s in limelight for its medicinal properties. It is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe vera plants are useful too as their juice can be used to relieve burns and heals wounds. Keep the aloe vera plant in a pot near your work desk. 

  • Height: It reaches up to 2-3 feet in height.
  • Light: Thrives best in bright indirect light to direct light.
  • Water: Water once every two weeks.
  • Nutrients: Fertilize once a month with a half-strength houseplant fertilizer.

5. Portulacaria 

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Portulacaria is a graceful small-leaved shade-tolerant succulent that grows well in shade.  It resembles a jade plant in its structure. It’s a good plant for beginners. It loves bright filtered light. It does well with good draining soil. You can kill this plant only if you care too much for them and overwater. 

  • Height: It reaches up to 6-12 feet in height.
  • Light: Thrives in bright, direct light to partial shade. 
  • Water: Water once every 7-10 days.
  • Nutrients: Fertilize once a month with a half diluted of specially designed succulent and cactus fertilizer.

All of these plants may thrive in the shade but if give them just a little more light they’ll grow and flourish like crazy! Even we need a bit of sunshine every day! 

So, which succulent would you love for your work desk? Let us know in the comment section! 

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Happy Growing! 

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