Plants for an office with no window

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I am looking for plants to use in mini gardens for a cubicle area in our office...Any ideas?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 19, 2016
    Look for low light plants such as snake, chinese evergreen,pothos, some dracenas (not All)ZZplant.
  • Cottagegirls Cottagegirls on Mar 19, 2016
    or buy potted grocery store hyacinths, or florist lilies by the stem - they will open and bloom beautifully for you for at least a week and they make everyone smile. Lynda
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    • Cottagegirls Cottagegirls on Mar 21, 2016
      Hi Janet, I too work in an office with no windows, in fact I am underground in the PATH in Toronto, and cut flowers last a week, sometimes two, which is why I replied. My latest a potted hyacinth so tight that I couldn't tell the colour, opened beautifully and gave me 2 weeks of happiness for $4.99. A single Iris in a small vase makes people stop and stare, we have guessing games on the names of the flowers. I just wanted the Think tank to explore options. :)
  • Liliana Joint Liliana Joint on Mar 19, 2016
    Small cactus.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Mar 19, 2016
    Actually some craft shops like Michael's carry artificial terrarium plants that look real but require zero work other than dusting them. Or if you care to have live blooms, alstroemerias are a long lasting cut flower beautiful for an office vase. They'll last at least two weeks and don't need light.
  • TwoPlusCute TwoPlusCute on Mar 19, 2016
    Succulents are both pretty and - very - low maintenance. They are usually soft, interesting to look at and provide color. They require very little room.
  • Jonnie Hammon Jonnie Hammon on Mar 20, 2016
    Snake plant, aka Mother in Laws Tongue, New, Pothos, any of them, Rubber Tree, the list is too long. They filter the air, which is needed.
  • I have had indoor plants for 40 years and all plants need some sort of light- so with that- is there a way you can add a light just for the plants where they are going to be? There are LED grow lights that you could have on during work hours and turn off when you leave. Or if the lighting in the office stays on 24/7 the plants may not thrive either because just like humans, plants need rest. I agree that snake plant could do well under the office lighting and even trailing philodendrons. You could even try a Peace lily but you will never get blooms. Plants are living things and they do need some sort of sun/artificial light to be alive
  • KatAych KatAych on Mar 21, 2016
    Air plants.
  • Teresa Teresa on Mar 30, 2016
    Here are some good ideas I think they will give me some good ideas too. http://www.bhg.com/gardening/houseplants/projects/top-plants-for-terrariums/
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