Is stress killing your cubicle plant?

Posted: November 5, 2017 at 1:29 a.m.

With its forgiving nature, the pothos vine is among a handful of ironclad houseplants that put up with the abuse of the dry and gloomy environment of the office cubicle. Even the toughest plants, however, benefit from attention to soil moisture and a periodic repotting.

Many of us work in open-plan offices where our allotted cubicles are small but our own, so to speak. We personalize them with baubles that mean little to others but a lot to us. A colleague, for instance, has a little blue glass dolphin that reminds her of a sun-drenched vacation on the Greek island of Paros. Another has a snow globe of San Francisco, a city where he used to work. There are pictures of his kids, then small, now grown.

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