Plants By Room: Office Plants

Plants can instantly beautify and energize a space, boost your mood, reduce your stress levels, bring you tranquility, produce oxygen and naturally filter air pollutants. Our Room Mates series explores the possibilities for placing plants at home and at the office, in common areas and some places you may have overlooked.

Plants By Room: Office Plants

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Plants can instantly beautify and energize a space, boost your mood, reduce your stress levels, bring you tranquility, produce oxygen and naturally filter air pollutants. Our Room Mates series explores the possibilities for placing plants at home and at the office, in common areas and some places you may have overlooked.

Bringing plants into your workspace – whatever that looks like – is a mood booster. Not only will they enhance the look of your office space, but they can also reduce stress and eliminate air pollutants, creating a happy and healthy, and consequently productive environment.

Studies have shown that where indoor plants have been installed, work performance increased, staff wellbeing improved, and sick-leave absences were reduced!

See 'Green vs Lean' office space experiment. Then, seek a shrub to stimulate your senses.

Like making a good hire, you’ll want to screen plants that are the right fit for the office. Choose plants that require minimal care – you have enough work to do already. Choose plants that reduce pollutants – shared spaces can breed germs. Avoid plants that require high humidity, since most offices tend to have drier indoor air. Read on for our em-plant-ees of the month.

Pothos

Otherwise known as the ‘cubicle plant‘, Pothos is our go-to for office spaces with less than ideal conditions. Like the similar-looking Philodendron, the Pothos’ trailing vines can grow to over 10 feet long. Pothos have been shown to filter benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene.

Philodendron

In the right indoor conditions, the Philodendron’s heart-shaped leaves and trailing vines can trail to over 10 feet long much like the Pothos. It’s a perfect plant for a high shelf. It is also one of the easiest houseplants to grow. Philodendrons have been shown to filter formaldehyde.

Rubber Tree

Gorgeous. A popular indoor plant, this variety of ficus has thick upright stems with glossy, oversized leaves that can store water in case of drought. They prefer bright to moderate indirect light. Rubber Trees have been shown to filter formaldehyde.

Snake Plant

This no-fuss tropical plant has thin, upright leaves with irregular banding that resemble the skin of its namesake reptile. Its adaptations for surviving drought make it a suitable plant choice for everyone, everywhere. Snake Plants have been shown to filter benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene.

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