This month, we find out the best plants to help purify the air in your office!
Most office workers spend a lot of time indoors. Often, there are a lot of people in a confined space and the air quality can be worse inside than outside. When you think of cleaning your office, consider how you can also clean the air.
There are many plants that can assist in clearing the air in your office. Don’t just pick plants that you like the aesthetics of. Instead, you will need to find out what plants are suitable for your space. How much light will it receive? Is there heating or air conditioning nearby? How much maintenance does it need?
Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina)
The Weeping Fig is one of the best plants to remove toxins from the air. It is also a beautiful looking plant, with glossy leaves and slender branches. The trunks can also be braided to give it a decorative appeal. It may need a little pruning every now and then to keep it at a reasonable size.
English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
This beauty has a fairy tale air about it and can be useful in removing harmful chemicals found in the office. It can improve respiratory issues as well. You can train your ivy to grow in different shapes as well. Just be careful where you put it, as, if left to its own, it can attach to walls and potentially damage paintwork.
Bamboo Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)
The Bamboo Palm, or Reed Palm likes shady areas and could thrive in your office space. It can remove harmful elements such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air. The Bamboo Palm can also give a tropical vibe to your office area with its delicate fronds and slender trunk.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Another beautiful looking plant, the Peace Lily has bright glossy leaves with a striking white flower. It is also renowned for its ability to reduce toxic gases like carbon monoxide from the air. More light for this plant will mean more of those beautiful white leaf bracts.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
The Spider Plant or Ribbon Plant is a hardy indoor plant that is easy to care for. It can also remove toxins like benzene and formaldehyde from the air. Its “pups” can also be lopped off and made into new plants, allowing you to spread more of these dainty plants around your office.
Plants have huge benefits to the health of your office workers and visitors.
They also bring a lovely aesthetic to an otherwise dull interior.