The work environment is one of the places where we spend most of our time during our day, for this reason, it is important to guarantee the optimal conditions of comfort inside, both psychophysically and environmentally. And then who would not like to work in a more colorful, welcoming, healthy environment? There are several scientific studies published in recent years that show how office plants help to clean the air from pollutants with many benefits for those who use these spaces, in fact:-
They improve the mood. Taking care of the plants during the working day is a great break to break the routine.
They clean the air. Plants, in addition to being decorative, are a formidable weapon for absorbing electromagnetic waves and capturing pollutants in the air, improving our health.
They reduce stress. The release of oxygen from plants helps us reduce stress and make us feel more relaxed.
They increase productivity. Having plants in the office improves our attention and concentration on what we are doing, thus making us more productive.
Choosing the right plants, therefore, has a positive effect on our well-being and mood. Let’s see which are the 6 ideal plants to enrich desks and office corners that need a green touch.
Aloe is a very simple plant to grow and is particularly suitable for purifying the air from formaldehyde and benzene. It is also known for its excellent soothing properties. Ideal to be positioned in a rather illuminated area where moderate watering will suffice and where it will ensure an atmosphere of tranquility.
Spathiphyllum is a plant with beautiful white flowers whose great property is to fight against benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene. It needs regular watering, at least once / twice a week so that the soil is never completely dry. Its graceful bearing will give a touch of elegance to the environment.
Known as the “mother-in-law’s tongue”, this indoor plant is one of the most effective in purifying the air. Its long fleshy leaves particularly absorb formaldehyde found in cleaning products or personal care fabrics. It can also be placed in the shade or in less bright areas. It does not need special care and is very resistant. Its appearance is also very decorative.