Great Plants for the Office

This is a quick list of a few plants that tolerate low light and a bit of neglect, in fact most of them do prefer to be left alone.

May require more dusting than water. For the safety of small children and pets that may be tempted to ingest house plants, the toxicity and skin reactions these plants may cause is listed beside it.

Aglaonema (Chinese evergreen plant) – toxic to ingest
Dieffenbachia (dumbcane)- toxic to ingest
Chlorophytum comosun (spider plant) – non- toxic, but not recommended for ingestion
Dracaena fragrans (Corn plant/Bamboo) – toxic to ingest
Pothos (devil’s ivy) – toxic to ingest
Maranta leuconeura (prayer plant) – non-toxic
Phalaenopsis (moth orchid) – nontoxic
Sansevieria (mother n law’s tongue or snake plant) – toxic to ingest
Spathiphyllum (peace lily) – mildly toxic
Zamioculcas zamiifolia (Zee-zee plant) – very toxic to ingest
Asplenium nidus (bird’s nest fern) – non-toxic
Monstera (multiple types) – toxic
Platycerium (Staghorn fern) – non-toxic
Ficus pumila (Creeping Fig) – Toxic will cause Dermatitis
Peperomia obtustifolia (Peperomia/ baby rubber plant) – non-toxic
Dracaena sanderiana (Lucky Bamboo) – Toxic
Aspidistra elatior (Cast Iron Plant) – Non-toxic
Hedera helix (English Ivy) – Mildly toxic
Tradescantia- (multiple types; wondering jew, Purple Queen, Moses in a cradle) – all toxic
Kokedama- (suspended moss ball) – non-toxic
Hoya – (Multiple types; Hindu rope, honey plant) – all toxic and contains latex
Marino balls- non-toxic
Begonia rex- toxic
Euphorbia (pencil tree, poinsettias, croton) – All toxic and contain latex.
Ludisia (Jewel orchid) – non-toxic
Bromeliads (Tillandsia, pineapple, neoregelia, Vriesea) – all non-toxic
Fittonia argyroneura (Nerve plant) – non-toxic
Syngonium podophyllum (American Evergreen/ Arrowhead plant) – Very Toxic, do not ingest.




Posted: May 23, 2023

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,

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