Adding plants to the office can create a welcoming atmosphere in the workplace. But aesthetics aren’t the only reason to bring more greenery to your office. Here are just a few of the benefits of adding plants to your work environment:
More Comfortable Spaces
The suggested humidity for optimal health and comfort is about 30-60 percent, but a lot of work environments don’t even come close to these numbers. Low humidity in the workplace can increase tiredness and cause respiratory problems, leading to a substantial drop in office morale. What to do about this problem? Add some plants! There are many types of plants suitable for office environments. And the added greenery will increase humidity, increase oxygen levels, and boost morale by improving the look and feel of your workplace.
Plants Good For The Office:
Not all plants are good options for the office. Consider things like the amount of natural light provided throughout the day, how often they require watering, and how often they may need to be repotted. Here are a few great options for indoor spaces:
There is some evidence that orchids offer stress relief because of the soothing smells they produce—and if not, they still smell great! Orchids also naturally reduce toxins in the air. They can, however, be a bit tricky to keep healthy. Make sure your office fits the light, humidity, and temperature requirements for orchids to thrive.
English Ivy plants can help in stuffy offices with bad ventilation. They also have a curious knack for removing ammoniac and other odors from the air. You might be able to think of the perfect room for this plant!
Pothos, or Devil’s Ivy, is a useful, no-fuss option for the office. Easy to care for, inexpensive, and low-light tolerant, it’s great for beginners. If you want something a little understated, the soft, heart-shaped leaves of the Pothos may just fit the bill.
Whatever plants you choose for your office, as long as you maintain them you’re sure to see benefits to both morale and air quality!