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What are the best plants for your desk?
When thinking of ways to brighten up your desk space, we often reach for any old potted plant to just add some much-needed colour to our work area.
But, if you carefully consider the types of office plants available, you could actually be helping to improve your productivity, mental wellbeing and the quality of the air you breathe in.
The Jade Plant, or Crassula Ovate as it is technically referred to, is a great addition to an office plant collection.
Remembering to water or maintain a plant won’t be on the top of your to-do list. So choosing a plant that needs very little maintenance or watering is key, and the Jade Plant is one of them.
It’s very durable, and can withstand harsh office lighting, so will be very happy simply placed on your windowsill or desk, and of course, it’s thick, shiny leaves will bring some colour to your workspace.
Our other go-to office plants are the Peace Lily, Snake Plant, Aglaonema Maria and the Devil’s Ivy.
These plants are on the top of our list for the office as, just like the Jade Plant, they are very durable, and need very little upkeep to ensure they last over the weekend, and in harshly lit workspaces.
Why are plants good for the office?
You may think office plants are just an effective way of adding greenery to a commercial space.
But, they have, in fact, got many more uses than simply adding some colour to your desk. From purifying the air, to balancing the temperature of your office space, we believe plants should be given a lot more credit for what they can bring to a workplace.
We all know how offices can be a breeding ground for illnesses.
And with offices separated from any outdoor greenery, people can often experience symptoms such as drowsiness, nausea, headaches and eye and throat irritation. This is also known as Sick Building Syndrome, which affects many people working in office spaces.
As plants are able to clean the air, they are able to remove the build-up of toxins, to ensure that the air is filtered and less likely to cause the spread of illnesses.
Plants are also a welcomed addition to any office looking to improve productivity and wellbeing. It’s believed that workplace productivity can increase by 15% when plants are incorporated into an office space, as the environment becomes brighter, and therefore more inspiring to the workforce.
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