Indoor plants always seem to exude a very peaceful beauty and can aid greatly in sprucing up the interior aesthetic of a boring office environment, but did you know that some plants bring with them incredible health benefits and other advantages as well? We’ve compiled a list of some surprising shrubs and fascinating flowers that are sure to not only brighten your day, but help you breathe easier, literally!
Potted plants and flowers are almost always aesthetically pleasing, but they can serve dual purposes. Some plants are fantastic for detoxifying and cleansing VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds that are harmful to your health. Did you know that according to studies, indoor air can be 5 to 7 times as polluted as outside air? That means indoor air quality should be a major health concern for everyone. Kentia Palms and Lady Palms are beautiful, but also make fantastic “air scrubbers” for your indoor air health concerns.
No one likes a dry and stuffy work environment. Without proper air moisture or circulation, dust tends to accumulate and can exacerbate allergies and cause sinus issues and breathing complications for employees. There are few things more distracting than constant sneezing or coughing! Areca Palms, or Yellow Palms, as well as Bamboo Palms, make excellent indoor air moisturizers, as they can produce incredible amounts of air moisture, but also assist in removing airborne toxins as well. These are another great choice for indoor planting if you want to maintain a comfortable level of moisture in the air of your office.
Removal of Air Toxicity
One of our favorite clean air plants is the snake plant. You may also know this plant also as mother-in-law’s tongue. The snake plant is quite resilient and does well in low level lighting. If air toxicity is something you want to address, the snake plant is an excellent choice as it not only lowers carbon dioxide but it also cleans the air of toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air environment. Other clean air plants include english ivy, peace lily, red-edged dracaena, and lady palm. For more clean air plants, be sure to read over the NASA Clean Air Study.
If you want the benefits of having indoor plants, but don’t have a lot of time for maintenance, the Dracaena Janet Graig is a good choice. While tropical by nature, don’t let that deter you from caring for this plant. These tough little plants can tolerate neglect and dim lighting plus require very little water. This plant is also a clean air plant and does well in removing toxins from the air such as trichloroethylene. The only downside to these particular plants is their slower growth rate.
If you’re looking for an addition to your indoor plant collection to round it out, the Peace Lily is the perfect choice. It does a great job of removing air pollutants, is fairly easy to maintain, and does well in low light environments. It’s also aesthetically pleasing in appearance, producing several appealing white spathes that accentuate its verdant green leaves. The Peace Lily does a wondrous job of removing formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, benzene, acetone, and other alcohols, making it an all-around great choice for any working atmosphere.Plants are one of the easiest ways to improve the workplace! Check these 5 benefits! Click To Tweet
We hope these 5 advantages to placing plants in your office/workplace have shown you just why you should give plants a try.
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