Benefits of having houseplants in your office

Plants on a desk.

People are spending 8 hours almost every day in the office. Some people are spending more time there than in their living room. It is important to have a clean and organized office space, but that is not all. It should look nice and stylish too. Houseplants in your office can be a pretty decoration and it is not the only benefit.

Some of the best plants for office are:

  • Bonsai
  • Neon pothos
  • Tillandsia
  • Snake plants
  • African violet
  • English ivy
  • ZZ plant
  • Philodendron
  • Rex Begonia
Houseplants in your office.
Add plants in your office, meeting room and make work environment more beautiful

Why add houseplants in your office space?

What are the pros of having plants in a space where you work? They are not just pretty to look at. They actually offer a lot of advantages, here are some of them. If you need to organize office relocation or you are setting up your new office, have these tips in mind.

Reducing stress

Stress is unfortunately common when working. A study shows that houseplant can reduce a stress level by 34%. The green color is relaxing and calming. They can reduce anger, tension, depression, and anxiety. An office job can be very stressful, and your job is to make the environment more friendly to your employees.

A stressed man.
Stress can decrease productivity and creativity. It can also affect your health, and plants can help with this problem

Increasing productivity

Productivity can jump up to 15% when people are not stressed out. For instance, if you add one plant per square meter, you will get improved memory retention. When people are happier, they will do more work for the same amount of time. The goal of every business is to be more productive and have more jobs (which means more money).

Reducing sickness

Studies show that people that don’t have plants in their offices are sicker. One plant per office can decrease symptoms of ill health such as fatigue dry skin, nose irritation, eye irritation, by 25%.

Making office more attractive

Plants and flowers are beautiful to look at. Decorate your office and make it more attractive. If you work from home, you can transform your attic into an office or a basement into a modern and stylish place. No one wants to work in a depressive, dark, and gray office. Design inspired by nature can even attract more clients and potential workers.

Clean the air

Plants absorb a gas we don’t need, so they will clean the air. Some of the plants that clean the air the best are pothos, dwarf date palm, peace lily, philodendron, and spider plants. These indoor plants can help reduce carbon dioxide levels by 10%. More oxygen can positively affect concentration.

Reducing noise

Not so many people know that houseplants in your office or in your home can reduce the noise levels. Position bigger plant pots, in multiple locations in the edges and corners of an office. Noise from streets, other offices, halls, can distract people that are working.