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Best plants and gardening accessories to turn your home office into a green oasis

You'll have an urban jungle in no time

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Perhaps one of the best things about working from home is being able to get creative with your home office and choosing exactly how to decorate.

Plants and flowers are the easiest way to spruce up your working area, especially if you're short on space or don't want to splash out on new furniture. Keep scrolling for our pick of the best plants and accessories to turn your home office into a dreamy green oasis.

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Small plants for your desk

This white Stephanotis plant, which comes in a trendy grey ceramic pot, will not only look beautiful on your desk but it smells gorgeous too, making it a great home office plant addition. 

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White Stephanotis, £26, Bunches

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Add a pop of bright colour to your home office with this pink hyacinth planter. Enjoy watching them bloom from bud to beautiful flowers.

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Pink hyacinth planter, £43, Floward

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Why buy one office plant, when you can have three? This set of houseplants is perfect for anyone who's looking for minimal fuss. The two snake plants and accompanying fiddle-leaf fig plant are low maintenance and can be positioned together to make a nice trio, or separated depending on the space in your home office. Plant pots not included.

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Thompson & Morgan easy care plant collection, £22.50, QVC

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Another very sweet trio is the aptly named Love Heart Succulent Gang, which includes heart-shaped succulents. These mini plants love a bright spot, so they'd be perfect on a table in your home office or on the windowsill. They only need minimal watering too and like to be watered with a teaspoon, directly into the moss. The plants are delivered in gorgeous pink pots - perfect for adding a spot of colour to your study.

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Love Heart Succulent Gang, £39, The Little Botanical

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Named 'Foxy' after its silver leaves, this striking plant is perfect for your home office. It has air-purifying qualities and isn't too fussy when it comes to lighting conditions; Foxy is happiest in part shade or part sun, or can also thrive under artificial lighting. Plant pot not included.

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Foxy plant, £24.99, Pointless Plants

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Fancy something really low maintenance but very pleasing to the eye? A terrarium might be for you. They make a stunning addition to any home office, and this one counts a bonsai tree as its showstopper.

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Terrarium by NIWA Design, Roots, £169, FourStore

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Or maybe you want to make your own desk plant? A great hobby for plant parents or those who want to try something new, this Grow it - Air Filtering Plant kit contains everything you need to create your own beautiful plant, including seeds, growing pots, natural coconut husk compost discs and wooden plant markers. All you need is a little patience.

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Grow it - air filtering plant, £12.99, Prezzybox

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Talk about a statement plant. If you have a bigger space to play with in your home office, then fill it with this beautiful Monstera plant. Known more commonly as a 'cheese plant' because of its large green leaves, it helps purify the air around you – a win, win!

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Cheese plant, £37, Bunches

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If they're good enough for Mandy, they're good enough for us! These gorgeous faux succulents, which come already arranged in a trendy, galvanised windowsill planter, are from QVC's Bundleberry by Amanda Holden collection. They certainly look like the real deal, so while they may not breathe oxygen into your home office, you won't have to worry about forgetting to water them. Also suitable for the outdoors.

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Indoor/outdoor succulents in windowsill planter, £49, Bundleberry by Amanda Holden

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Pots for your home office plants

You've got your mini desk plant and now you need a home for it. This abstract pink and gold pot has chic written all over it.

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Abstract pink plant pot, £8, Dunelm

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This plant pot is for the Queen Bee in your life. Sturdy yet pretty and finished in a slate grey colourway, it'll certainly bring the buzz to your plant collection.

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Queen bee cement planter, £11, Sass & Belle

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A pot that will suit every home office no matter what your colour scheme, this monochrome statement 'Zebra' piece is jazzed up with a slick of on-trend copper.

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Zebra pot, from £39.99, Pointless Plants

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If you sit by a window to work or have some extra space on your window sill, then check out this very stylish three-piece ceramic plant pot set – perfect for storing your herbs or smaller plants.

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Hicksley three-piece ceramic plant pot set, £21.99, Wayfair

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This nifty storage basket can also double up as a chic plant pot and makes a nice change in texture if your home office is already filled with ceramic pots. And, it's made by fair trade company Artisanne, who work with weavers in remote villages in Senegal to produce these eco-friendly, handwoven items.

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Small round storage basket, £27, Artisanne

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Or fancy one with pom poms? Also handmade using traditional methods, this basket hails from Vietnam and dresses a plant perfectly.

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Rainbow pom pom seagrass basket, £19.99, Oxfam

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Gardening accessories for your home office plants

Beware of overwatering your plants – it's a number one killer for your green friends! Make use of a jazzy sprayer to ensure you aren't overdoing it.

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Kaléïdo Sprayer, £9.99, Hozelock

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Or make use of a handy soil tester. It may not be the most eye-catching product, but plant parents will soon become addicted to this little tool which tells you exactly when you need to water your babies.

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Soil tester, £9.99, Amazon

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This cute accessory is sure to make you smile whenever you glance over at your plants. This Gina Giraffe plant watering spike will let the water naturally seep through the terracotta at its own pace to hydrate your plants.

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Gina giraffe plant watering spike, £7, Sass & Belle

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Do your plants need a little pick-me-up? Help them thrive with a liquid plant food which is suitable for plants, flowers, herbs and vegetables. It's Amazon's Choice for a reason.

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Miracle-Gro liquid plant food, £4, Amazon

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Who says a watering can has to be purely functional? Oliver Bonas offers dreamy interiors items and their earthenware watering can is almost too pretty to use.

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Mini green earthenware watering can, £19.50, Oliver Bonas

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Where to buy home office plants online

Patch Plants have a great range of indoor and outdoor plants, and while more pricey than your average garden centre, the plants are amusingly given human names like Ben and Susie. Their specific qualities, needs and caring instructions are listed.

Bunches may not be as well known as Patch nor is their selection of house plants as vast, but the plants are generally cheaper and come in beautiful pots, so no need to spend extra on the planters.

The Nunhead Gardener is a dreamy urban jungle and its two shops in south London are a must-visit for any local resident.

Good old IKEA has a strong selection of plants, flowers, pots and growing accessories.

Freddie's Flowers are a nationwide flower delivery service. Each box of flowers, which you assemble yourself (very therapeutic!) costs £25 and lasts for around two to three weeks - not bad value at all.

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