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Issue 13 · Rite of Spring · March 28, 2012

Hardworking Houseplants

Issue 13 · Rite of Spring · March 28, 2012

When I recently started working full-time in a publishing company's midtown Manhattan office, the boss joked I should make myself at home and bring in a plant.

I reported to work with a fern in a terracotta pot and realized I was going to fit right in; my house plant joined three dozen other plants in the office. The effect is lush and uplifting. To achieve a similar look, consider these suggestions.

Above: Potted plants not only brighten any office, they also naturally freshen the air. Image via Home Designing.

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Above: Try grouping a trio of simple white Mini Rose Garden Pots from Guy Wolff Garden Pottery ($7.50 each at the Garden Gates) that all contain the same variety of dwarf bamboo, such as Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini' or Pleioblastus pygmaeus, both available from Bamboo Garden.

Above: Office Plant No. 37: I brought in a lemon button fern to adorn my own desk. My Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Duffi' now lives next to a succulent and a money tree. Image via Cry Leaf.



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