Desktop Plants: The Search Begins

Jade Plant Stem Cutting

{Stem cutting from a Jade plant ready to start rooting}

I was seriously inspired by the recent posts from the Gardenista blog.  They have been centering around the fact that having plants in your office (or home-office) boost productivity whilst diminishing stress.

Hurrah for plants!

This particular post highlights the best species that fit the bill.

Naturally, I wanted to grow them all right away and experiment to see which ones work in lower light levels, colder office spaces etc. I had visions of presenting friends with little pots of my favourites that I had planted up in chic containers. (My imagination completely took over -I love a new project)!

Firstly, I decided to experiment with a few succulents and trimmed down a rather sad looking, forgotten Jade plant (above) to make miniature versions. Echeveria also caught my eye and I ordered some seeds to try my hand at growing… I promise to keep you updated on how that project goes… sounds a bit tricky as the seeds are very tiny.

Hopefully, my cuttings should start to show signs of new growth within the next month.

Please get in touch if you have any interesting ideas to add to my investigation… meanwhile I’ll keep you posted!

Have a great day!


2 thoughts on “Desktop Plants: The Search Begins

  1. Echeveria are so pretty! I’m looking forward to seeing your progress with growing them. As far as desk plant ideas go, I’ve had quite a bit of success with African violets in low light environments. They can be propagated by cuttings so it’s easy to grow a lot of them to give to friends. 🙂

    1. Hello and thank you for your lovely comment. I have my fingers firmly crossed that I have success with the Echeveria – I think they would make the most beautiful desktop plants. I will investigate African Violets, especially if they are easy to propagate… I’m all for sharing the flower-love with friends and family! 🙂


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