When it comes to making an office space your own, there are lots of little touches that can help: photos on a desk surface, interesting prints on a bulletin board. But there’s one addition that can benefit your workspace and your health: office plants.
Office plants have a number of hidden benefits. They’re great to give definition to an office space—and they reduce stress. They add color—and remove air pollutants. But not every plant works well in an office environment. Think about the amount of sunlight that you get and the care you’ll be able to give.
Your plant should also have a respectful growing pattern for the space you have; a super-fast, super-aggressive grower probably isn’t a good fit. Luckily, many plants don’t require much care, water, or light, making them a good fit for cubicles or other enclosed spaces.
A lot of researches has been made to see if plants have any impact on humans’ health and state of mind and I will write about them. I will also list plants that are suitable for each situation. I will try to cover everything you should know about house plants and their impact on health and mind.
Day by day we are starting to spend our days deeper and deeper into the city life and miles away from forest, fields, and nature. It’s not only bad for our health but also for our mind, soul, and lifestyle.
Most of us, casual people, think that living without anything green around us is nothing bad, it’s just a plant, but I can truly say that even the smallest plant in your house or working space can change your thinking, health, and state of mind. Living in a modern and energy-efficient building can have unintended side effects.
Less airflow is one of the side effects. And if there is a lack of airflow it’s highly possible for air pollution to build up and it can cause asthma or sick building syndrome. Years ago everything was made with fewer chemicals, but in this century even your carpet has more chemicals than expected. And these furnishings can make almost 90 percent of indoor air pollution. That’s the reason why house plants are so necessary.
Plants have a very great feature to make you feel calm and relaxed, and also they are great air purifiers. Plants have a tremendous impact on our subconscious. That’s the reason why I decided to talk about plants for de-stress and air purification. Research shows that plants have psychological benefits.
Plants can reduce fatigue, boost mood levels, improve your reaction time, lower stress, and increase pain tolerance. Also, they look good and make the boring interiors better!
Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee, you might want to pot a plant, instead!
Plants and trees are the best gifts to all living things by nature. Houseplants are useful in many ways to de-stress and purify the air in your home and surroundings. If you spend your time with nature that will reduce the stress and tension, Dutch researcher team found that patients in hospitals with indoor plants having less stress than patients without them.
Houseplants are giving more medical benefits in de-stress and purifying the air in the home. Let us see the top 10 best plants which are cleaning the air in homes and offices.
Aloes is the best house and office plant because it’s de-stressing and purifying the air in the home like no other plant does. This houseplant is not only used to cure skin burns, pimples, and other skin diseases but also helps to detect air pollution in the room and purifies it.
The gel in Aloe Vera is used for different medical purposes; if you use the Aloe Vera at the home or office you can monitor your air. If on the Aloe Vera leaves are brown dots it indicates that air in your room is polluted or having too much harmful chemicals in the air. By the way – Aloe Vera prefers to grow in direct sunlight!
English Ivy is number one in the list of best air-filtering houseplants which was discovered by NASA. It also helps humans in absorbing formaldehyde. In most houses, it is used as a hanging or floor plant and it grows in medium sunlight and moderate temperatures.
Rubber Trees grow in less sunlight, it is one of the best house plants to clean the air and de-stress you in your busy life. It grows fast in dim lighting and cooler climates, and it needs low maintenance.
Peace Lily reduces the pollutions and toxins in the air and also requires low maintenance and grows well in cooler temperatures and shades.
Snake Plant consumes less water and light to grow, it is the best house plant which absorbs carbon dioxide and gives oxygen in night time ( a specialty of this plant). So, you can place this plant in the corner of your home, or you can place this houseplant in the bedroom for peaceful and pollution-free sleep.
Bamboo Palm is also listed as the best air-filtering houseplant by NASA but it is a well-watered plant and also needs indirect sunlight and shade.
Philodendron is a popular houseplant available in different varieties like finger-like leaves, heart-shaped leaves, and other types of leaves. It is similar to English ivy in maintenance, it absorbs formaldehyde and it likes indirect sunlight and moderate water.
Spider Plant is one of the best house plants which are also listed in NASA’s best air-filtering houseplant. It absorbs air pollutants like carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene, these plants need shade and a moderate amount of water.
Dracena grows to ceiling height which is up to 15 feet and looks beautiful. It absorbs xylene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde, it likes a moderate amount of water and little sunlight.
Pothos is also listed in NASA’s list which absorbs formaldehyde and purifies the air. You can place this house plant in the kitchen or living room or as a hanging plant and it needs plenty of water, a low level of sunlight, and cool temperatures.
Thus you can de-stress and purify the air in your house by using these varieties of houseplants which are suitable for you. Houseplants provide the best way to avoid stress and polluted air in your house and make you feel fresh every day, and it brings more positive feelings. Another way to purify the air in the house is to grow shrubs.
Shrubs help humans to make their surroundings more beautiful and polluting-free by planting varieties of shrubs around their houses.