Plants in the office do more than just look pretty! They help clean the air that we breathe. The humble pot plant efficiently mops up airborne chemicals, which are shed from plastic furniture and appliances in offices.
Strategically placed, plants can also reduce noise in an office. Research has found that there is a 12% increase in productivity and less stress suffered by employees who work in an environment with plants.
Common office plants & benefits:
Areca Palm – removes ammonia and formaldehyde
Peace Lily – removes acetone
Rubber Plant & Ficus Benjamina (weeping fig)
English ivy – eliminates moulds causing asthma
Boston ferns – improves air quality