Offices without pictures, plants, souvenirs or more are often hard places to work. In a paper published by a group of psychologists – it turns out we actually perform better when plants and other trinkets are added to workplaces.
In this post, we'll take a look at five different plants you can have in your office that will not only make you feel better about work, but will make you more productive.
1. English ivy
English ivy (also known as common ivy) reduces airborne contaminant particles. It has also been shown to filter out formaldehyde found in some household cleaning products – making it a fantastic plant to help clean up and freshen the air in your office.
Aloe is very easy to grow. Just place it in a sunny place, and it'll flourish. This succulent helps clear formaldehyde and benzene from the air. Besides its air-clearing abilities, the gel inside the plant can help heal cuts and burns.
3. Weeping fig
Any type of ficus in your office can help with filtering out air pollutants that cleaners might use on furniture and carpets. Easy to maintain, these plants are seen in many offices that get lots of natural sunlight.
4. Peace lily
The peace lily tops NASA's list for removing airborne particles including formaldehyde benzene, and more. On top of that, it also helps combat toluene and xylene.
5. Spider plant
Spider plants battle benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene – which are quite prominent in offices considering some of these chemicals are used in leather cleaners.
As an added bonus, this plant is considered safe for pets if you have a pet-friendly office!