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Updated Mar 02, 2018 @ 12:36 pm
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As you’re reading this, take a look at the state of your desk. Is it littered with papers, folders, and other office supplies? Is it pathetically barren except for a laptop and a penholder? The way your desk is set up can make a big difference in your work life. Plants can help cheer up your surface and add some more character—and they’re an inexpensive addition. Here are some of our favorites below.

Echeveria Succulent Plant

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Everyone needs to own at least one succulent plant. They require very little care—make sure they have plenty of sunshine and give them a good soaking when the soil is dry. The gold color-block planter will transform your desk in a modern glam spot.

To buy: $24; amazon.com.

Beach Garden Live Plant Glass Terrarium

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You don’t have to have a green thumb to keep this terrarium alive. When it needs a watering (bout once a week), take your airplant and soak it in water for a few minutes. Shake the water off from the plant and let it dry fully.

To buy: $30; worldmarket.com.

Bromeliad Plant

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Add some color to your workspace with this bright red plant. The ceramic pot has an interesting patina that can make an eye-catching statement, too.

To buy: $27; amazon.com.

Succulent Garden

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Yes, you can have a full-fledged garden on your desk, even if it’s mini. This planter comes with a variety of succulents, but won’t take up too much space.

To buy: $25; 1800flowers.com.

Color Orchids in Ceramic Pot

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Orchids can be a bit high-maintenance, but even a novice gardener can keep them alive with some TLC. Give it bright, indirect light and water them once a week.

To buy: $30; amazon.com.

This article originally appeared in RealSimple.com.