What are the Best Office Plants that Will Benefit Your Work Space and How?
Best Office Plants to Spruce up Your Home Office
Peace Lilies are a great plant to have in your home office, they add a stunning tropical vibe to your workspace and a bright dash of white bringing connotations of purity and calmness. Peace Lilies also work to help to purify the air at the same time. What’s not to love?
Small and sturdy, Succulents make the perfect desk buddies. Their small bodies will limit the amount of space on your desk and Succulents are natural survivors, so minimal watering is required. Our Trio of Succulents makes the perfect addition to any desk and home office space, they are also easy to look after for people with busy schedules. Feel relaxed knowing that you can get on with your work worry-free because these guys are not going anywhere.
Parlour Palms make the best home office plants. Their vibrant green, feathery foliage and large presence in a room turn your home office into the budding green jungle you always wanted. Create a gorgeously green corner that will improve your stress and tension levels and positively influence your general mental health and wellbeing.
One of the easiest and best office plants to look after, Spider plants will thrive in indirect sunlight and don’t require too much attention. Spider plants produce many sprouting buds, so just one can become the many. You might just get 2...3...or even 6 for the price of one.
In our opinion, one of the cutest plants you can get, the Chinese Money Plant has small round, plate-like leaves bouncing on top of their stems and are the perfect size for a desk or study windowsill. These are non-toxic and pet-friendly plants that thrive in indirect sunlight or light shade.
Benefits of Home Office Plants
1. Increased Productivity
Firstly, adding plants to your workspace will create a more aesthetically pleasing environment that will help turn working from home into a much nicer experience. The more comfortable you feel, the more driven and connected to your work you will be. Office plants have also been known to spark higher levels of creativity, so first step...treat yourself to some new leafy friends!
2. Reduced Stress
The second benefit of having home office plants is that they are actually known to reduce stress. Many research shows that home office plants can reduce stress and tension in people up to almost 40%. Ever had times in your job where you’ve felt stressed or anxious? I think everyone just answered yes here, so this small addition is a no-brainer! Plants and greenery are proven to remind people of the outdoors and a peaceful, calming environment, who wouldn’t want that at work?
3. Air Purifying Qualities
Some of the best office plants also have purifying abilities, removing toxins from the air and allowing you to breathe better. Air purifying plants provide cleaner air space and make the perfect pals as home office plants. We benefit from the oxygen and they benefit from the CO2 we release, it’s a win-win if you ask me. Whilst you’re helping your plants to grow, they are helping clear your space of toxins and allow you to focus on the tasks ahead.
The Best Office Plants to AVOID
Some of the best office plants to avoid will depend on your surroundings and the environment you have created for yourself in your home. You should take a moment to ask yourself a few questions before choosing the right plants to spruce up your office.
Do I Have any Pets that Wander into my Office?
If you have furry little friends wandering in and out of your office then making sure you choose pet-friendly plants is a must. Plants not suitable for curious pets who like to nibble your lovely greenery, include Pothos, English Ivy, Dieffenbachia, Cyclamen, Monsteras and unfortunately Peace Lilies too. These are just a few of the popular indoor plants that are toxic to pets if ingested - there are still more than these listed so please do your research before selecting the best office plants for your home.
Am I Prone to Hay Fever, Allergies or Sensitive Skin?
Home office plants that flower can potentially cause extra trouble for sufferers of hay fever. If you know that you are one of these people, then plants such as Orchids, Stephanotis, other flowering plants and notorious dust collectors like the African Violet, will be ones to avoid. Weeping Figs, Marigolds and Chrysanthemums have also been known to cause skin reactions in some people, so we would advise avoiding those too.
Do I Have the Time to Take Care of Something else?
Some plants require a lot of attention - if you’re just looking for a low-maintenance or let’s be honest... an unkillable plant? Then choosing easy-care plants such as the many listed above is a must. Shop our range of low maintenance indoor plants here.
Is my Home Office Suitable for Certain Plant Needs?
Understanding your environment is an important step before choosing the plants you will spend most of your time with. Are you lucky enough to work in a sun-prone office? Or did you pick a shadier spot to focus? Plants that don’t fit the climate of your home office will be the ones to avoid. There are many home office plants flexible in their needs, so pick the best office plants for your environment.
Why Home Office Plants are a Worthwhile Investment When You Work From Home
The best office plants for your home all depend on the space you have created for yourself. Whether you’re looking for plants your cats can snuggle up next to or wishing to create a vibrant jungle full of flowering plants - turning your home office into a place you feel most comfortable in is an important and worthwhile step to enjoy working from home. By investing in indoor plants for your home office you will reap the benefits of their magic. From air purification to reducing stress levels, finding the right plants for you will only benefit your workflow.
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