Best Zen Plants

Paul Gonzalez
• Sunday, 03 January, 2021
• 7 min read

The many stressors of urban life have led the way to a growing urgency among city dwellers to seek peace, calm, and solitude. After all, we all need some Zen in our lives to create that perfect harmony and balance, both at home and in the workplace.

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Image by Mamma from PixabayCamellia is an excellent choice if you want to include a blossoming variety in your Zen garden. It’s an outdoor plant that blossoms with beautiful large-petalled flowers, typically in red, pink, or white.

Image by DAE Jung Kim from PixabayThis is another low-maintenance plant that’s commonly seen in traditional Japanese gardens. Image by Roland Seaman from PixabayOften called the Heavenly Bamboo, Landing is a plant with a shrubbery growth.

Its lush foliage is longer and can often turn into beautiful shades of pink and red during fall, adding a charming touch of color to a Zen garden. And during Summer, it’ll be adorned with tiny white flowers and red berries, making the shrub even more beautiful.

Image by stub from PixabayAnother popular variety for designing Zen landscapes, the Japanese maple is a highly versatile option with a distinct bonsai-like structure. So, whether you have limited space or looking for a focal point for your backyard Zen garden, rest assured, you will find a good choice of options.

The beautiful leaves come in a range of colors including green, orange, and red shades. Whether you work from home or in an office building, you need some type of decoration to brighten your day and help you unwind while in the daily grind.

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You need to feel comfortable where you're working, and make your space your own. Plants are awesome decorations, and if you take good care of them, they last a long time.

Also known as Malabar Chestnut (or Pechora Aquatic), the Money Tree is known to bring prosperity and good luck. The braiding of the tree is what's said to be the symbol of money and luck locking together.

This plant will grow while in indirect sunlight, but if you notice it starting to wither, you may need to place in a better lit area. Money Trees thrive in humid weather, and need to be watered every six to ten days.

Junipers are known to create deadwood, due to live veins getting trapped under dying branches. This tree thrives better when you mist the soil, and needs humidity in order to grow.

If you heavily water the plant, it will become stressed out and grow tiny needle-like foliage again. Junipers are gorgeous, and many people decorate the soil with painted rocks to add that extra Zen.

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You could use fishbowls, clear birdhouses, coffee pots, even lightbulbs! However, some people use pebbles, shells, sand, or limestone for the base of their Terrarium (it's okay to mix pebbles with coconut husk fiber, but mixing anything else will clash with the PH balance of the fiber).

Lucky Bamboo (also known as Dracula Andriana) comes from West Africa. Lucky Bamboo plants would be happy with an artificial light, such as a lamp.

If you take good care of your Lucky Bamboo plant, it will thrive and prosper for a long time. They are part of the Arum family and there are over 900 species of this plant that grow in North, South, and Central America.

These beauties can be found on the ground in rainforests and swamps and are able to survive in low light conditions, which makes them perfect for office spaces! They can grow anywhere from 3-6 feet, and have a normal lifespan of two years if you take good care of them.

Philodendrons also create a sugary liquid that attracts ants. Venus fly traps need to be in direct sunlight for over four hours each day in order to flourish.

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Also, Ficus trees are fast growers, but will need lots of nutrients in order to grow well. When your Ficus isn't feeling the best, you'll notice leaves starting to fall.

When taken care of, these trees will flourish and leave you feeling satisfied. They flourish beautifully, add a nice focal point, and look super classy.

Many bugs (spiders included) HATE this plant and will steer clear of them. The Psychotic Elate (also known as Hot Lips), is known to attract butterflies and humming birds.

These plants grow as shrubs at first and can turn into a small tree. They can be found in Costa Rica, South Africa, or any tropical rainforests.

In order for these plants to flourish, you'll need to treat your office like a rainforest. You'll need temperatures over 70 degrees Fahrenheit, lots of humidity, and bright lighting.

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It's a lot of work, but if you're willing to show this plant some steamy love, it's the right one for you! If you treat cacti like a normal plant, you'll end up killing them.

Cacti are really cute plants, and they'll make your office space look sophisticated and Zen -like! Spider plants can flourish with indirect light, and love cooler temperatures around 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

The only reason your Spider plant will get brown leaves is if you're feeding it water mixed with fluoride. I'm sure by now everyone knows about the awesome benefits Aloe Vera has to offer.

If your Aloe plants leaves start to brown, it means it's getting too much sunlight. Their scent is quite strong, so if you're sensitive to smells, I wouldn't suggest this plant.

These flowers require as much sunlight as possible in the summer and winter months. Hyacinths come in many colors from white to blue and pink to purple.

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Peace Lilies can grow anywhere from 16 inches to 6 feet, depending on how large their pot is. Because Peace Lilies cleanse the air, they will also collect dust on their leaves.

When this happens, you'll want to place the plant in a sink and gently rinse off the leaves with cool water. If you're not able to access a sink, you can take a damp towel and handwash the leaves yourself.

These plants flourish with medium to low light, and only need to be watered once a week. Peace Lilies look amazing no matter where in your office you put them.

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