The air you breathe in the office is not as clean as you think, and no amount of purifiers can completely clean it – plus these purifiers are really expensive as well. Most respiratory diseases start inside an office with no proper ventilation in the office, inhaling allergens and pollutants that are stuck inside. It doesn’t go away – it stays in the room and circulates inside the office until someone opens the window. However, it can be changed and saved – you can simply bring in the natural purifiers in the room, the plants.
The real power of plants
Since the old days, the plants have done a good job in purifying the air from the past. It has then created an all natural filtering system to carefully remove the toxins in the air. However, it doesn’t mean that it lost its ability to purify, it’s just that in this current civilisation, there’s not enough plants to keep the air clean in the area. You can make the air cleaner by placing specific plants on the room. Below are the plants you can place in the office to make the air cleaner and fresher.
The different plants you will need:
- Aloe Vera. Aside from the miraculous gel it contains inside, it’s also an effective air purifying plant in the office. What’s also good about this fleshy plant is that it occupies a small space – it can be a table or on the floor – and is easy to maintain. Its gel can cure minor burns and skin irritations. It even lightens the scars and makes skin hydrated and plump – no wonder it’s such a famous plant in Korea!
- Ficus. This plant can grow as tall as 10 ft., and is not really that hard to maintain. Since this plant doesn’t like to be moved a lot, make sure you place it near a window with enough light to absorb to keep it healthy and happy. A thriving ficus plant will even be a good looking decor for the lobby and add colour in the office. Plus, it gives off clean and healthy air to whoever waits in the lobby.
- Spider plant. This is probably the easiest plant to take care of – they can thrive in a bright room without being in direct sunlight. They sprout in different directions and needs to be watered only once a week – make sure that the soil is not damp before you do water. It can be hanged and it will add a certain accent in the room, plus a splash of life in otherwise bland lobbies and office rooms.
- Boston fern. This lush plant creates a great accent in any minimal or simple rooms – it adds sophistication and class in every table and desk. Aside from the aesthetic side, this is also an effective natural filter and can survive in a cool environment and indirect sunlight. Make sure that your office room has high humidity to make sure that it thrives well and gives off vibrance in the room.
- Bamboo palm. This plant is one of the easiest to maintain, plus it looks good in every bare corner of the room. It doesn’t need much to grow taller and it doesn’t have to be in direct sunlight. You can water this plant when the soil gets dry – meaning you don’t have to remind yourself to water it everyday!