Post pandemic, people have become more health and ambience conscious. Living and breathing in natural surroundings is the new in-thing and that brings the concept of bringing the outdoors in. And the best way to do that is to include plants in the office interiors.
Plants have extraordinary powers to heal the soul, add freshness to your indoor or outdoor spaces and add an organic touch to your otherwise boring and mundane environment at work. Placing small indoor plants helps to improve the air quality and removes impurities sprucing up your work environment. You can also use large house plants to create separate boundaries between workplaces.
WeWork has agreed on the concept of “The benefits of indoor plants in the office”
Let’s look at some of the indoor plants that can be kept in an office environment.
Jade Plant: Jade plants are small, succulent plants with small flowers which require minimal watering. In Japanese folklore, the jade plant is also known as the “money plant” known to bring in financial success.
Peace Lily: The peace lily is a large plant that not only fills in spaces but is also effective to clean the air. It can even grow in low office lighting and is ideal for an office without big windows.
English Ivy: English Ivy is a clinging evergreen vine that is efficient in reducing airborne faecal matter particles and filters out the formaldehyde. The English Ivy is ideal for such offices with a stale environment and lack of fresh air circulation.
Parlour Palm: The parlour palm is a small palm tree that doesn’t need much light and is ideal for creating a natural separation of space in your workplace. It adds a tropical feel and is perfect to amp up an office.
Snake Plant: The snake plant is an attractive plant that has tall leaves of bright yellow and green hues which are not only eye-catching but also are well-known as air-purifiers.
Philodendrons: Philodendrons are large climbers and can add some height to small areas and open up the space visually in cramped areas. They also survive without a lot of maintenance.
Spider Plant: This is one of the easiest plants to grow indoors. It is often displayed in hanging baskets, so it can also create some visual interest in an office space.
ZZ Plant: The ZZ Plant is one of the most low maintenance plants which add a tropical feel to your space and also produce flowers.
Aloe: Aloe plants are small and can easily fit into office desks. It also has air filtering qualities and can efficiently remove things like formaldehyde and benzene from the air. The gel inside the aloe plant is also used to treat cuts and burns. Just cut your finger with that paper-knife? Just break an aloe leaf and apply the gel in the cut area. It’s useful, isn’t it?
Fittonia: This Fittonia, also referred to as the nerve plant or mosaic plant, is ideal for offices since it thrives on fluorescent light. The oversized, inside outlook on its leaves can be quite attractive and eye-catching.
Pothos: The Pothos Plant is a flowering plant that can easily fit into desktops and requires occasional trimming. It’s a low maintenance plant and can be kept at the desks aside for long periods without needing much care.
Azalea: Azalea is visually appealing and quite efficient in filtering the air to combat formaldehyde. This plant thrives mainly in cool environments, so you must ensure that the thermostat is low.
Do you love plants in your office space? What kind of plant do you prefer?
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