Did you know that office plants aren’t just for appearances, but can also provide a number of wellness benefits? Incorporating nature into your office space can reduce stress, boost productivity, and even reduce air pollutants. Happier, healthier employees work harder, so it’s no surprise that a little touch of nature makes for a better office environment. You might be thinking that tending for plants is a lot of work, but there are quite a few low maintenance greens that are perfectly suited for the office. Here’s a look at some of the best office plants.
The Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is one of the most popular office plants, and it’s easy to see why. It features vibrant green and white stripes, and its spiderette leaves look beautiful from a hanging pop. Spider plants are highly effective at cleaning the air, which can be great for allergy-prone workers. The best part? It’s also one of the easiest plants to grow indoors.
Philodendrons are one of the best plant varieties for freeing indoor air of volatile organic compounds and reducing carbon dioxide, both of which can result in headaches, drowsiness, and loss of concentration. Adding the lushy, leafy philodendron to your office space is a great way to return some life to your office. They are nearly impossible to kill, so minimal maintenance is needed.
You might recognize the classic Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) from visiting hotels, malls, and other business locations. That’s because Peace Lilies love the shade and require little in the way of water. And according to NASA research, this cute plant is another great choice for improving indoor air quality. You can even use Peace Lilies as an eye-catching focal point.
It doesn’t get much easier than the snake plant when it comes to indoor fauna, as this plant will grow in a wide range of lighting conditions. The plant’s variegated leaves grow upright with beautiful yellow and white edges, and features white flowers that will occasionally bloom. Not unlike the spider plant, the snake plant is also great for absorbing toxins in the air.
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