Plants That Thrive in Office Spaces
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Most office spaces are indoor spaces – but that doesn’t mean the benefits of nature can’t be brought inside the workplace. Live plants present many benefits to those who decide to incorporate them into their space. Plants can help employees relax and reconnect with nature, add style and beauty, and help remove toxins from the air. To bring these benefits to your company’s workspace, try incorporating the following six office plants.
African violets (Saintpaulia) flourish in the same temperatures and humidity levels as we do, and they’re easy to maintain indoors. They need ample light to bloom, but an office lamp or ceiling light will do the trick if you don’t have windows in your office. Place a few potted African violets around your office if you’re short on space — some grow only as wide as 6 inches. Use them when you want to add a pop of color that complements your office furniture.
English ivy (Hedera helix) plants are low-maintenance climbing vines that will give your office a natural vibe. They don’t require much light or water, and you don’t have to worry about forgetting to care for them during times of busy deadlines or long holidays. Plus, they filter out airborne pollutants, including formaldehyde found in some building materials.
Corn plants (Dracaena), which usually grow 4 to 5 feet tall in pots, can help fill empty room corners or spaces between office furniture. They tolerate indoor conditions well and need only a minimal amount of light. Corn plants also help remove toxins from the air.
Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) are lovely foliage plants that make for popular office decor because they’re low-maintenance plants, grow well in low light, and filter out air toxins. They grow quickly and produce white blooms. Smaller peace lily plants make for excellent desk accents, while larger plants can serve as floor plantings in waiting rooms or office corners.
Tall-stalked snake plants (Sansevieria trifasciata) are the ultimate low-maintenance office plants. You can keep them in low light and not have to water them for weeks. They’ll still remain green and upright. Snake plants also have air-purifying effects since they help remove chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene, which can be found in some plastics and synthetics.
The ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is another tenacious option for your office. It can withstand months of low light and lack of water — an ideal choice if you don’t have windows in your space. These glossy, green plants also have air-purifying qualities.
Use potted plants to boost the mood in your office, enhance aesthetics, and purify the air. Contact Beaux-Arts Group to find office furniture that complements your green pieces.