Snake plant pictured. It sounds like easy-care, drought-resistant types, such as snake plant (Sansevieria), ZZ plant (Zamioculcas), and corn plant (Dracaena), are best for you. These varieties all tolerate low light well and are great picks for growing in the office under desk lights.
The snake plant: tolerant of low light levels and irregular watering. As a matter of fact, during winter it only needs to be watered every couple of months! And NASA found the snake plant to be one of the best plants for improving indoor air quality.