Add a little bit of green to your workplace & watch as the leafy magic enlivens the space
Plants can transform a barren-looking space into a lively one. Investing in some green beauties not only enhances the look of a place but also serves an abundance of benefits. In today’s busy lifestyle, a major part of our day is spent at work. This leaves us with little to no time to spend with nature. But how do we work and spend time with nature as well? Having indoor plants in the workplace is the solution to this dilemma.
When the stress of a deadline or a new project is getting to you, plants are the ideal companions to have nearby. Several studies and research have been conducted to identify the benefits of plants in the office. In 2014, a study was conducted at the University of Exeter that found a 15% rise in productivity levels in the presence of plants. Dr. Stephanie Lichtenfeld identified the positive impact of looking at the color green for 2 seconds on creativity. This was termed the “Green Effect”. Another theory suggested that time spent with or around nature reduces fatigue and boosts concentration, known as Kaplan's Attention Restoration Theory (ART).
The world of indoor plants has a wide number of beautiful plants, each unique in its own manner. The conundrum in this scenario is the plant to pick for your office. To make it easier for you to choose a plant for your workplace, we have listed the top 5 low-maintenance indoor plants for the workplace…
Peace Lily, also known as Spathiphyllum Green, is a great communicator. The plant conveys its need for water with droopy leaves. But just a little amount of water can restore those droopy leaves to health. It can be placed in a well-lit area in the office, or on a window sill.
Zamia Green (ZZ)
What makes ZZ a good leafy companion for the office is its ability to survive with minimal care. It can tolerate low light and needs little water to grow. The tall stems with shiny leaves will look great beside your work computer.
Sansevieria Golden Hahnii Snake Plant
The Sansevieria Golden Hahnii Snake Plant is a hardy plant that can survive on little water and indirect sunlight. It grows in nest-like foliage which creates an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The golden border on emerald green leaves reflects class making it an ideal plant for your office.
Aglaonema Lipstick has adorning green leaves with pink edges that will add a pop of color to your office interior. This plant can survive in less humid environments and does not require much sunlight. It can be placed on your work desk to brighten up the space.
Spider Plants are non-demanding indoor plants. They can thrive on little TLC. These plants grow well in warm environments where they can get filtered sunlight. However, be cautious to not place the Spider Plant near an AC vent as the dry air might affect its growth.
Having plants in the office can add life to a formerly lifeless space. These plants will grow and you will grow with them. Increased productivity, creativity, and concentration; are what you’ll experience in the presence of plants in the office. All of these factors are essential to achieving your goals at work. Office plants not only serve multiple benefits but also create a beautiful workspace.